Troy Williams is a 6’7” two hundred fifteen pound Small Forward with a Big Dream. He wants to become a professional basketball player with a team, any team, in the National Basketball Association (NBA).
It could happen because scouts for professional basketball teams are starting to pay more attention to him than they have in the past. In truth, this player who will be starting his junior year when the season begins in a few weeks has shown improvement in each of the past two seasons.
Williams, now just twenty years old, was born on December 30, 1994 in Hampton, Virginia. He attended Phoebus High School in the city of his birth through his junior year. Prior to the becoming a senior, the young and already dynamic basketball player transferred to Oak Hill Academy.
He played his last high school year as a Small Forward and averaged 16.2 points per game, 7.5 rebounds per game and 4.0 assists per game. Those numbers were an indication of consistent production and helped him capture the attention of college scouts.
In 2013, Troy Williams ended his high school career and was named the fifty-fourth best player in the 2015 Class of graduates by ESPN. He was also proclaimed the second best player in the state of Virginia.
Several universities offered a basketball scholarship to him, including some with solid and successful programs. Williams opted to accept a scholarship from the University of Indiana because of his close relationship with Head Coach Tom Crean.
The young Shooting Guard has now played two seasons for the Hoosiers. As a freshman, he started thirty-two games and averaged 7.4 points per game while pulling down 4.4 rebounds per game. Most notable about his play was the fact that his shooting percentage topped out at fifty percent.
Troy Williams showed significant improvement last year in the 2014-2015 Season. He was a sophomore and netted 13.0 points per game along with 7.4 rebounds per game. Importantly, he played in all of his team’s thirty-two games, starting twenty eight of them.
A quick look at his two years of play indicates that he registered lots of improvement in his game from his freshman year to his sophomore year. That is what coaches like and what scouts for professional basketball teams want to see.
His solid performance earned him a great honor. He received Honorable Mention to the All Big Ten team last year.
Troy Williams needs to continue what he started as a freshman. That is to say that he needs to keep getting better. Scouts are watching and his career as a professional basketball player may hinge on his play as a Small Forward for the University of Indiana Hoosiers.
Courtesy of Fansided.com