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Derrick Williams declaring for NBA draft

Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Wildcat

The UCLA Bruins hosted the No. 10 Arizona Wildcats in a battle for a share of the Pacific 10 Conference lead Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. The Bruins dominated the visiting Wildcats 71-59.
Mike Christy
Mike Christy / Arizona Daily Wildcat The UCLA Bruins hosted the No. 10 Arizona Wildcats in a battle for a share of the Pacific 10 Conference lead Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011, in Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles, Calif. The Bruins dominated the visiting Wildcats 71-59.

Arizona Wildcats forward Derrick Williams has officially announced he will declare for the NBA draft and will sign with an agent, according to a statement released by Arizona Athletics.

The 6-foot-8-inch sophomore averaged 8.3 rebounds 19.5 ppg in the 2011-11 season.

Speculation over whether Williams would declare for the June draft became rampant due to his performances in the Wildcats’ second and third round games of the NCAA Tournament.

Williams also earned Pacific 10 Conference Player of the Year honors and was named an AP second team All-American.

— Check back with dailywildcat.com for more in-depth coverage of this developing story.

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