In the 2013 class, 6′-6″ wing forward Troy Williams of Phoebus (VA) is one of the elite prospects, as most sources, including the Hoopniks consenus rankings, consider him to be among the top-10 prospects in the country.
Williams named his top-5 schools on Friday, his 17th birthday, giving a list on Twitter that included North Carolina, Kentucky, Georgetown, Virginia Tech and Villanova. Williams is the nephew of Boo Williams, a legend on the grassroots basketball circuit, and former college player at Saint Joseph’s. Not surprisingly, Williams plays for his uncle’s AAU team, also named Boo Williams, on the Nike Elite Youth Basketball League circuit.
Clearly from a family with basketball bloodlines, Williams’ aunt, Terri Williams-Flournoy, is the women’s coach at Georgetown. As a sophomore in the tough Hampton Roads area, Williams averaged better than 16 points per game at Phoebus.
According to Bluegrass Hoops, Williams will be taking in Saturday’s clash between Kentucky and Louisville. He also recently picked up a scholarship offer from North Carolina.
He still has room to fill out, but the lanky wing is a deadly scorer and extremely effective in transition. It takes only a brief observation period to come to the conclusion that Williams is a high-level talent in the class, as evidenced by his college list. He has the opportunity to make one college basketball fan base extremely happy with his collegiate decision.