T-Will plans to attack foes at the rim

Rick Pitino and Louisville fans will be glad to hear what junior forward Terrence Williams recently had to say about the improvement he's made in his game since the end of the 2006-07 season.

Rick Pitino and Louisville fans will be glad to hear what junior forward Terrence Williams recently had to say about the improvement he's made in his game since the end of the 2006-07 season.

"I don't settle for the three anymore," Williams told InsideTheVille.com "I feel like I could count how many times I shot the ball at the (Adidas) camp or in pickup games. Now I'm utilizing my abilities to get to the rim."

The out-spoken Williams had a great summer. Playing against some of the top collegiate players in the country, Williams impressed onlookers at the Adidas camp in Philadelphia in July, taking his man off the dribble instead of settling for contested three-point shots.

"I think my biggest improvement is making the 16-18 footer consistently and going to the hole because that's what my best game is," said Williams.


Williams made big improvements
during the off-season.
The 6-foot-5 junior is excited about the upcoming season. With virtually everybody returning from last year's 24-10 squad that advanced to the second-round of the NCAA Tournament, Williams believes this team can go along way next spring.

"I think the team can be as great as the team wants to be," Williams said. "There may be teams out there that can beat us but when it gets down to it it's about us beating ourselves. If the team that showed up at Pitt comes every night it's going to be tough to beat us."

Primarily a small forward his first two seasons, Williams figures to see his role expanded this season.

"I'm transitioning everywhere," Williams said. "I can play some point this year or some three. I can play some two or some four. It all depends on who our opponent is or how Coach Pitino is feeling to determine my position."

With practice officially beginning this week, Williams said this is the most excited he's seen Pitino during the preseason since he arrived at U of L three years ago.

"He's very excited," Williams said. "I think he's very happy because everybody is working hard and nobody is half-assing it. Everybody is going hard. I think we're giving him what he wants right now."

Check out our in-depth interview with Terrence Williams in the November issue of Inside The Ville Magazine. Don't get the magazine, call 888-501-5752 today and upgrade your subscription.


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