Troy Williams out with hand injury


Indiana freshman swingman Troy Williams injured his hand in a workout and will miss a few weeks, according to an IU press release. It follows.

Freshman Troy Williams (Hampton, Va./Oak Hill Academy), a 6-7 forward, will miss the next few weeks after suffering an injury to his right hand during a workout.

“Troy has been rising in all areas of his game,” said IU Coach Tom Crean.  “While this is a setback, it is a minor one in the scheme of things.”

Williams came to IU after playing for head coach Steve Smith at Oak Hill Academy.  He was ranked No. 47 by Rivals.com and No. 10 at his position, ranked No. 67 overall by Scout.com and No. 17 at small forward, and ranked No. 57 in the ESPN100 rankingsHe scored 21 points to go along with five rebounds and four assists in just 18 minutes at the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, where he was named MVP.   He was named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Virginia and led Oak Hill Academy to a regular season record of 34-5 and an appearance in the National High School Invitational.  He averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, and 2.0 blocks during the regular season, compiling nine double-doubles and played in the Jordan Brand Classic .

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  • Marshall #1


    Monday, September 23, 2013 - 6:03 PM EST

    Hoping for a speedy recovery.

  • Ben #2


    Monday, September 23, 2013 - 6:44 PM EST

    Tough break for Troy. Wishing for a speedy recovery. Looks like he won’t be able to participate in HH. Even if his is healed, I imagine they will hold him for precautionary reason for which I am all for.

    With that said, I am taking a break from The Scoop. I’ll be back on the day of the first exhibition basketball game. If I am impostered, it isn’t me.

    Not skipping out on Hoosier Football, but it drains me. I’ll leave it at that.

  • Harvard for Hillbillies #3


    Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:01 PM EST

    Just a heads-up..Beware of the same headline if similar injury occurs to Jurkin.

  • Aruss #4


    Monday, September 23, 2013 - 10:17 PM EST

    Ben – don’t leave. We are a community here that supports each other on the roller coaster ride that is IUFB as Jeremy accurately described.

    T-Will – all of the scoop is praying for your speedy recovery.

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