T-Will plans to thrill fans with dunking ability

Just a quick glance at Louisville-bound <b>Terrance Williams'</b> sculpted body will tell you everything you need to know about the talented Seattle native – that's he's one of the nation's most gifted athletes.

Just a quick glance at Louisville-bound Terrance Williams' sculpted body will tell you everything you need to know about the talented Seattle native – that's he's one of the nation's most gifted athletes.

And Williams knows it, too. In fact, he doesn't even hesitate when asked what his best attribute is.

"Jump," Williams immediately said.. "Jump from anywhere. And play hard. At the next level, you've got to play defense. And I'd say (my best attribute) is a tie between jumping and playing defense because I love playing defense."

Williams also knows what he needs to improve before lacing them up at U of L next season.

"Shooting," he said. "I need to be consistent with my shooting."


Williams entered the gym Thursday sporting
his Louisville head gear.

Apparently, Williams isn't afraid to put in the work he'll need to become a great player. That's why he chose to sign with Louisville and play for Rick Pitino, a coach known for putting his players through rigorous individual workouts, and practice sessions.

"That's what it takes at the next level," Williams said.

A versatile player in high school, Williams played virtually every position on the court at Rainier Beach High School. He nearly averaged a triple-double last season, and says he'll do whatever he has to contribute next season.

"I can do whatever," Williams said. "If it takes diving on the floor one game, or getting an assist, or stepping on somebody that's what I'll do."

The 6-5, 215-pound Williams also is enjoying spending time and getting to know his future teammates this week.

"I'm having fun with them, and getting to know their names, their backgrounds, and where they want the ball at," Williams said.

A noted slam-dunk artist, Williams figures to be 6-7 Brandon Rush's top competition for this year's adidas Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic dunk title. Asked if he had a secret weapon up his sleeve for the event, Williams said, "I wouldn't say I've got something up my sleeve, but I've got a dunk I call the ‘Cardinal. Hopefully, if I do the ‘Cardinal' I can win."

Any chance we could get a sneak preview before the dunk contest or at least a simple description of what the ‘Cardinal' looks like in action?

"That's a wait to see (dunk)," Williams said. "Because if somebody sees it, they might try to steal it."

Fans will get a chance to see the Williams ‘Cardinal' dunk this evening at Bellermine University. The Night of the Future Stars begins at 7:00.


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