Indiana forward Troy Williams announced today via a statement from the university that he was declaring for the upcoming NBA Draft, but would not hire an agent so he could explore the possibility of returning to school.
“After much thought and family discussion, I’ve decided to declare for this year’s NBA Draft but will not hire an agent,” said Williams in the statement. “This gives me the opportunity to explore future possibilities, while keeping my options open. Coach Crean is always supportive and makes sure that you have the best information to help you make a decision like this and I value his input. I’m excited to go through this process.”
A former four-star recruit from Hampton, Virginia, Williams averaged 13.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game last season while shooting 52 percent from the field as Indiana won the Big Ten regular season title and made it as far as the Sweet Sixteen in the NCAA Tournament, eliminating Kentucky along the way. For someone 6-foot-7, 215 pounds, that’s not at all bad.
Despite that, his name has not popped up much in the NBA Draft conversation. That could change in the coming weeks as he prepares for team workouts and the NBA Scouting Combine, so be sure to stay tuned to Campus Sports for further updates on Troy Williams’ status!
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