When school resumes in a week, the UOA basketball squad will be doing some individual work-outs with official practice for UOA beginning October 15th.

Williams, and fellow local freshmen, Solomon Hill of Fairfax High, join returning sophomores from Brea, Kyle Fogg (Brea-Olinda High) and Alex Jacobson (Mater Dei High).

Of course Williams and his teammates will be playing with first-year head coach Sean Miller. Miller replaces Lute Olson after 25 years at the helm. All of Miller's assistants are first-year Arizona coaches and the Director of Basketball Operations is also in his first year at Arizona.

Check out the Universities web-site to keep up with Derrick's progress at http://www.arizonawildcats.com/sports/m-baskbl/ariz-m-baskbl-body.html

Also keep checking back right here to Derrick Williams hometown newspaper, the La Mirada Blog, for interesting perspectives as the season unfolds.