ANAHEIM, Calif. — If the NCAA tournament needs a new star now that Jimmer mania has finally subsided, consider Saturday's West Regional title game in Anaheim an audition for the role.
That's where Arizona's Derrick Williams and Connecticut's Kemba Walker will square off to try to carry their teams to the Final Four.
You know all about Williams' rise from an under-the-radar prospect and Walker's penchant for late-game heroics. Click here for five little-known facts or colorful anecdotes about Walker that you may not have heard before and read on for five about Williams:
1. Williams could have played with Walker
When USC released Williams from his letter of intent after Tim Floyd resigned amid scandal in June 2009, one of the first schools to inquire about the forward was Connecticut.
"He was an athlete, he competed, he was long and he had skills," coach Jim Calhoun said. "So he really wasn't a hard evaluation. He was hard to get."
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