MILWAUKEE Buzz Williams had no voice. He never does following practices, scrimmages or games. This time he lost it in a closed scrimmage against Virginia.
As the Marquette coach returned to his office at the Al McGuire Center, sitting in front of him was Derrick Wilson and his father. The two were in Milwaukee on a recruiting visit, so Williams had them come to his office to get a grasp on how it went.
Williams asked Wilson's father Dennis what he thought of everything he had seen.
He responded, "I like it."
Williams then turned to Wilson and asked for his take, expecting maybe just a bit more of a response than what his father gave.
Wilson's answer was the same. "I like it."
And with a handshake, he was committed to Marquette. That was it. No games, no run around, it was a done deal. Wilson comes from a military family. Things are done differently. A commitment is a commitment. A handshake is your word and your word is everything.
Growing up, Wilson moved around the world, ...