Final Hoops Commitment: Derrick Williams, PF

To round out Arizona's 2009 basketball recruiting class, La Mirada High School power forward, Derrick Williams, a 3-star rated recruit by Rivals.com, will join Sean Miller in his first season as head coach of the Wildcats along with four other top rated recruits. A former USC recruit, who was let out of his letter of intent, Williams chose Arizona over Memphis so he could stay West - increasing the total number of USC defections to Arizona at three (Solomon Hill and Lamont Jones as the other two). 

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Although he was not among the top 150 players rated in this 2009 class according to Rivals but a top 100 recruit by Scout.com, Derrick Williams, a 6-8", 215-pound Power Forward, is a welcome addition to Arizona's team. With Jordan Hill having left for the NBA, power forward was a position that was most depleted entering the off-season. With Jamelle Horne as the only player penciled in to play the four, Williams will provide some much needed depth along with some scoring and rebounding. As a senior at La Mirada High School, Williams averaged 25 points to go with over 10 rebounds a game and led his team in steals and blocks.

 

From wildaboutazcats.com, here's a look at how the 2009 roster is shaping up:

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