2009 Introduction: Derrick Williams

Derrick Williams, a 6-6 junior power forward from Southern California, is drawing interest from a variety of schools...

Derrick Williams, 6-6 JR PF La Mirada (Calif.) High, is a long and intriguing young prospect. Williams showed some promise last year and he has the potential to end up at the mid to high major level.

I spoke with Williams recently and he gave me a list of schools that have been in contact with him.

"USC, Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Loyola Marymount, Cal and Penn State," said Williams.

I asked Williams what he is looking for in a college.

"I'm not really sure yet," said Williams. "I'll have to sit down with my Mom and talk about it. I would like to stay in California."

I asked Williams if early playing time is an issue with him.

"Yes, I would like to get some time early," said Williams. "I want to play."

Williams said two programs, in particular, have been showing him a lot of interest.

"USC and Nebraska have been showing the most interest," said Williams. "I definitely want to visit Nebraska and probably Cal also."

Williams isn't looking to make his choice any time soon.

"I'll probably decide sometime after the summer," said Williams.

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