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Indiana Basketball: Troy Williams Picks the Hoosiers

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Jon HancockSenior Analyst IOctober 28, 2012

Troy Williams, a 6'7" forward from Hampton, VA., committed to the Indiana Hoosiers Sunday, according to Jeff Rabjohns of

Indiana moved to the top of his list after he made a visit for Hoosier Hysteria early this month. Williams told Justin Albers of after his visit:

I didn’t know that their basketball meant that much to them. It was a great campus and everything. All the people and all the fans were nice, the kids were nice. If I were to decide to go there, the recruits that are going there next year are real cool too.

Indiana head coach Tom Crean made a visit to watch Williams play earlier this week.

Williams is considered the ninth-best small forward and the 32nd-best player in the 2013 class according to He chose Indiana over North Carolina, Louisville, Ohio State, Arkansas and several other elite Division I schools. says of Williams:

Williams is a very athletic player with a non-stop motor. He can score going to the rim and with his bounce above the rim. Also he is so athletic and has very long arms which allows him to be a lock down defender on the defensive end. Williams needs to get better shooting the basketball, but the tools are there for him to be an elite wing.

Williams, who played at Phoebus High School last year, led Oak Hill Academy with 21 points to a 99-54 win over Princeton Day School yesterday in their first game of the season.

Williams is the Hoosiers' fifth 2013 commit. He joins talented SG Stanford Robinson, center Luke Fischer, PF Devin Davis and SF Collin Hartman.

Indiana currently has the 23rd best recruiting class according to (subscription required). Williams should propel them to a top-10 recruiting class.

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