By Marcus Shockley
Troy Williams (SF, 6’7″, 2013) is a player who has flown somewhat under the radar, but that’s likely to change considering the class of 2011 will soon move on, and the fact that scouts already consider him an elite talent. There hasn’t been much reported yet on the specific schools looking at Troy, who plays for Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia. I caught up with Troy to get some idea of who he’s been considering for college choices, and what he’s working on to improve his game.
1. What’s your school list, and who’s offered that you are looking at?
So far, I’m trying to keep my options open. Virginia Tech, Virginia and Georgetown have been highly interested.
2. Since you are trying to keep your options open,
do you have a timetable for a decision, or just remaining patient for now?
Just being patient. I’m not going to narrow my choices [until] my junior year.
3. What parts of your game do you feel are the strongest?
Shooting and backdoor cutting.
4. What parts of your game are you currently working on right now?
On-ball defense, ball handling, and shooting off the dribble.
5. Do you feel, as some people are saying, that the recruiting process has become overhyped?
It causes some players to act big headed, but to me it’s not really a problem. Just can’t let it get to you.
6. Do you have a player (at any level) who’s game you admire?
For high school, I admire Harrison Barnes and for the NBA, it’s Kevin Durant.
7. If you could tell people one thing they don’t know about you, what would it be?
Even though my uncle is Boo Williams and my aunt is the head coach of the Georgetown girls basketball team, I worked hard to get where I am with their help, but it was mostly because of me.
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