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Derrick Williams Has A Story To Tell In His New “Are You From Here?” Under Armour Commercial

Submitted by on December 2, 2011 – 12:58 pmOne Comment

Ever wonder how NBA players get to be so good? Watch the new Under Armour commercial from Minnesota Timberwolves forward Derrick Williams and you’ll get a much better idea of exactly how it happens. D-Will, who signed with Under Armour over the summer and will presumably have his own signature sneaker dropping through the company this season, didn’t have a tough upbringing like a lot of his fellow NBA players. He didn’t face a ton of adversity during his journey to the league. And he didn’t have anyone to stop him except, well, him.

That might not sound that exciting, but trust us: When that idea gets put into commercial form, it’s a hit. We walked away not only excited to see what else Under Armour has in store with their “Are You From Here?” series—but also excited to see Williams play this season. Judging by some of the drills he performs in this clip, he’s about to be the NBA’s next beast. And we’re going to be tuning into plenty of T’Wolves games this season to watch him grow as a player.

Props to UA for coming up with this concept. With Brandon Jennings running point on the idea and now Williams stepping in and playing his part in it, we really like the direction that the sportswear company is going with this. Keep it up, guys, ’cause we’re definitely going to be checking out the rest of the “Are You From Here?” series. And we can’t wait to see what kind of sneaker you’ve got in store for Williams, either.

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