2012 NBA Dunk Contest: Derrick Williams Brings The Hammer To Orlando

Feb 22, 2012; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams (7) shoots during the first quarter against the Utah Jazz at the Target Center. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-US PRESSWIRE

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams will be participating in the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday.

Minnesota Timberwolves rookie Derrick Williams will be participating in the Sprite Slam Dunk Contest on Saturday.

The second overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft has amassed an impressive highlight reel during his first season in the NBA, and he'd like the opportunity to show his skills to the rest of the world. The 2011 Pac-10 Player of the Year is looking to grow his legacy, something that winning the dunk contest can facilitate.

Get a taste of Williams headed into the 2012 Sprite Slam Dunk Contest in this video:


Williams brings a powerful dunk to the contest, as illustrated here in the hammer-drop he lays on Charlotte:

Massive dunks in the face of danger are nothing new for Williams, who has been doing it for years before he got to the NBA.

The Sprite Slam Dunk Contest will be the final event held during All-Star Saturday Night festivities, which begin 8 p.m. ET on TNT.

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