Derrick Williams one year after his life changed

slider generic_basketballFormer Arizona Wildcat star Derrick Williams returned to Arizona Thursday to face the Phoenix Suns from US Airways Center. When entering the game he received an loud cheer from the opposing crowd who seems to remember vividly what a memorable run he had with the Wildcats. 

Last March, Williams entered the NCAA tournament as a local fan favorite. After advancing all the way to the elite eight, Williams became known on a national level and shot up the NBA draft charts after amazing performances throughout March Madness. It was a month that Williams said, “changed his life.”

Pros2preps.com caught up with Derrick Williams exclusively after the game with the Suns and talked about how much his life has changed over the past year, the dunk contest and his experience so far in Minnesota. 

For more on the NBA and college hoops, follow Jared Cohen on Twitter at @JaredPros2preps. 

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