Top Recruit Troy Williams to Join Indiana Hoosiers Next Season

By jasongreenberg

Tom Crean had a great weekend. First, Indiana was ranked no. 1 in the AP preseason poll released Friday. Then, on Sunday, Crean received a commitment from forward Troy Williams.

Williams, a long and athletic 6-foot-7 forward from Oak Hill Academy, chose the Hoosiers over North Carolina, Louisville and Ohio State. He is ranked 32’nd in the class of 2013 by ESPN and will join guard Stanford Robinson in what is transpiring to be another strong recruiting class for the Hoosiers.

Williams is long, lanky and athletic, which makes him a terror in the open court. However, he needs to add muscle to be able to bang in the Big 10. Williams is highly skilled and that makes him best suited for the small forward position at the next level. Indiana just brought in a highly touted small forward in Jeremy Hollowell so it will be interesting to see how long it takes for Williams to crack the rotation. Regardless of when that is, it is clear that Crean is racking up the talent in Bloomington.

Crean especially honed in on the forward position so far in the class of 2013. In addition to Williams and Robinson, Indiana also holds commitments from forwards Luke Fischer, Devin Davis and Collin Hartman.

There remains some highly touted recruits who are still considering Indiana. Most notably, Noah Vonleh has the Hoosiers on his radar. Kennedy Meeks and BeeJay Anya are also well thought of and considering Indiana. The point is, Indiana fans are very pleased with Tom Crean at the moment and the future looks bright in Bloomington.


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