March 30, 2010
TUCSON, Ariz. - University of Arizona men's basketball player Derrick Williams was named to the collegeinsider.com Freshman All-America team, the web site announced Tuesday.
Williams was one of 20 players named to the team, as voted on by NCAA Division I coaches and NBA scouts
A 6-foot-8, 235-pound forward from La Mirada, Calif., Williams earned a sport on the freshman All-America team after posting team-leading totals of 15.7 points, 7.1 rebounds and a .574 (162-of-282) field goal percentage. He finished in double figures 28 times and had nine 20-point games and four double-doubles to his credit. Williams closed the regular season ranked eighth in the Pacific-10 Conference in scoring (15.7), sixth in rebounding (7.1), fourth in FG percentage (.574), and third in defensive rebounds (4.9). He scored a season-high 28 points on Dec. 2 vs. UNLV and set a school record with 21 free throw attempts on Nov. 23 vs. Wisconsin. He was a first team all-Pac-10 selection and the conference's Freshman of the Year in addition to garnering second team all-District 20 honors from the NABC.
Arizona closed the 2009-10 campaign with a 16-14 record overall, including a 10-8 mark in Pac-10 play.
Collegeinsider.com Freshman All-America Team
Avery Bradley 6-3 Texas Alec Burks 6-6 Colorado Eric Bledsoe 6-1 Kentucky D.J. Cooper 5-11 Ohio DeMarcus Cousins 6-11 Kentucky Derrick Favors 6-10 Georgia Tech Chris Gaston 6-7 Fordham Elias Harris 6-7 Gonzaga Xavier Henry 6-6 Kansas Desmar Jackson 6-5 Wyoming Kawhi Leonard 6-7 San Diego State C.J. McCollum 6-3 Lehigh Reggie Moore 6-1 Washington State Derek Needham 5-11 Fairfield Greg Smith 6-10 Fresno State Lance Stephenson 6-5 Cincinnati Brandon Triche 6-4 Syracuse John Wall 6-4 Kentucky Hassan Whiteside 7-0 Marshall Derrick Williams 6-8 Arizona