Troy Williams Biography
Troy Williams is an American basketball player from Hampton, Va. that played for Indiana University. Williams was a forward for the Hoosiers for three seasons between 2013 and 2016. He played high school basketball for three seasons at Phoebus High School and then his final season at Oak Hill Academy. He was recruited by Tom Crean to play for the Hoosiers and went on start in all but five games while scoring over 1,000 points. After his time at Indiana, Williams went on to play three seasons in the NBA for four teams. He currently plays for Carpegna Prosciutto Basket Pesaro in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A.
- Name: Troy Williams
- Position: Forward
- Age: 28 years old
- Birthday: December 30, 1994
- Nationality: USA
- Hometown: Hampton, VA
- High School: Oak Hill Academy
- Height: 6’7″ (200 cm)
- Weight: 215 pounds (97 kg)
- Seasons: 3 (2013-2014, 2014-2015, 2015-2016)
- Jersey: #5
- Professional Career: 2016 – Present
Awards and Accolades
- Virginia High School Gatorade Player of the Year
- Honorable Mention All-Big Ten (2014-2015)
- Third Team All-Big Ten (2015-2016)
- NBA D-League Slam Dunk Contest Champion (2017)
Troy Williams High School Recruiting Profile
- 247 Composite Ranking: 4-Star (0.9809) / 53rd Nationally, 16th Shooting Guard, 6th in Virginia
- ESPN: 4-Star / 54th in ESPN 100 / 2nd in Virginia
- Committed: October 28, 2012
- Other Offers: Alabama, Florida, Georgetown, Kentucky, Louisville, Memphis, NC State, North Carolina, Ohio State, Villanova, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Arkansas, Kansas, South Carolina
Troy Williams High School Career
Troy Williams played high school basketball at Phoebus High School in Virginia for his first three seasons. As a junior, he averaged 18.1 points per game and more than 16 points per game during his tenure at Phoebus.
Williams transferred to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season. Under the direction of head coach Steve Smith, Williams led Oak Hill to a 34-5 regular season record with an appearance in the National High School Invitational. The four-star recruit averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks during the regular season. The senior recorded nine double-doubles and two triple-doubles for Oak Hill.
Troy Williams Seasons with the Hoosiers
17-15 (7-11 Big Ten)
20-14 (9-9 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA RO64
27-8 (15-3 Big Ten)
🏅 NCAA Sweet Sixteen
Indiana University Career Statistics
(Source: Indiana University Athletics)
Troy Williams Indiana University Basketball Career
After receiving 16 total offers, Williams committed to play for Indiana on Oct. 28, 2012. The Hampton, Va. native joined an Indiana squad that was coming off a 29-7 season with a Sweet 16 appearance.
As a talented recruit, Williams was inserted right into the starting lineup for the Hoosiers. Playing alongside Yogi Ferrell and Will Sheehey, Williams started all 32 games as a freshman and was fourth on the team in minutes per game. He averaged 7.3 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 50.9% from the field. The freshman forward finished the season with 26 steals giving him a tie for second place on the team.
The 2013-2014 Hoosiers went 17-15 on the season and finished 8th in the Big Ten. They finished the season with a 10-point loss against Illinois in the Big Ten Tournament.
As a sophomore, Williams started in 28 out of 32 games and almost doubled his scoring output. His average jumped to 13.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per game while scoring in double figures 24 times on the year. He recorded 15 blocks and 32 steals during his second season.
At the end of the season, Williams was awarded with an Honorable Mention for the All-Big Ten teams. His performance ranked him high amongst conference players in multiple categories. He ranked 18th in scoring, third in rebounding, fourth in field gaol percentage, fifth in offensive rebounds, and third for defensive rebounds.
Indiana’s season improved from the last with a record of 20-14. However, they were knocked out of the tournament in the second round by Wichita State.
Williams was named Third Team All-Big Ten by both the coaches and media for his performance in his third season. He finished second on the team in scoring averaging 13.3 points per game. Indiana won 27 games on the season and brought their 22nd Big Ten title to Bloomington.
The Hoosiers were a five seed in the NCAA Tournament and won their first two games against Chattanooga and Kentucky respectively. The game against Kentucky was the Hoosiers’ first matchup with the Wildcats since the 2012 NCAA Tournament. Williams finished fifth amongst all scorers with 13 points while shooting 33% from the floor with four rebounds and three assists.
Williams ended his Indiana career with 21 points in a 101-86 loss against number one seed North Carolina.
For his career, Williams recorded 1115 points, 582 rebounds, 163 assists, 56 blocks, and 97 steals. He started in 94-of-99 games and shot 52 percent overall.
Troy Williams Career after IU
After not getting drafted, Williams made his NBA debut for the Memphis Grizzlies on Oct. 29, 2016 against the New York Knicks. He recorded three points, one assist, and two steals in just over nine minutes of action.
Throughout his three seasons in the NBA Williams played for Memphis, the Houston Rockets, the New York Knicks, and the Sacramento Kings. For his career in the league he averaged 6.0 points 2.7 rebounds, and 0.7 assists.
Williams went to play basketball overseas in the Italian Lega Basket Serie A. The former Hoosier plays for Carpegna Prosciutto Basket Pesaro. On Dec. 29, 2019 he recorded a season high 26 points against Venezia.
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