NBA player Derrick Williams will make an appearance today at the new Tucson store he co-owns to sign autographs and pose for photos with fans.

Williams co-owns VII Grand Premium Streetwear & Sneakers with his friend Mario Escalante. It opened Feb. 15 at 178 E. Broadway in downtown.

The former University of Arizona basketball star now plays for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

As part of the store's grand opening celebration today, VII Grand will also release a limited edition T-shirt, pullover hoodie and snapback hat that was made in collaboration with streetwear brand IMKING.

Co-owner Escalante said there will be some special guests in attendance as well, "but we will keep that a surprise."

Free refreshments will be served.

Angela Pittenger


• What: Derrick Williams, signing autographs and posing for pictures with fans.

• When: 5 to 7 p.m. today.

• Where: VII Grand, 178 E. Broadway.