Troy Williams

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Troy Williams
No. 14 – Houston Rockets
Position Small forward
League NBA
Personal information
Born (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 22)
Hampton, Virginia
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Listed weight 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
High school Phoebus (Hampton, Virginia)
Oak Hill Academy
(Mouth of Wilson, Virginia)
College Indiana (2013–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present
Career history
2016–2017 Memphis Grizzlies
2016–2017 Iowa Energy
2017 Iowa Energy
2017–present Houston Rockets
2017 Rio Grande Valley Vipers
Career highlights and awards
Stats at NBA.com

Troy Williams (born December 30, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Indiana Hoosiers.

High school career[edit]

Williams played his first three seasons at Phoebus High School in Hampton, Virginia before transferring to Oak Hill Academy for his senior season. As a senior in 2012–13, he averaged 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.0 blocks during the regular season, compiling nine double-doubles. He was named Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of Virginia and led Oak Hill to a regular season record of 34–5 and an appearance in the National High School Invitational.[1]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Troy Williams
G
Hampton, VA Oak Hill Academy 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Oct 28, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 67   Rivals: 47  247Sports: 35  ESPN: 54
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

College career[edit]

As a freshman at Indiana in 2013–14, Williams started all 32 games, averaging 7.3 points and 4.4 rebounds while shooting 50.9 percent from the floor. On March 10, 2014, he was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week.[1][2]

As a sophomore in 2014–15, Williams played in 32 games, making 28 starts. He was named Big Ten Player of the Week on December 22, Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week on December 23,[3] and honorable mention All-Big Ten at the season's end. He averaged 7.4 rebounds per game to lead the team, while his 13.0 points per game ranked third on the team.[1] He recorded 11 points, 12 rebounds and four assists in the second round of the NCAA Tournament against Wichita State, marking his sixth double-double of the season.[1]

Following his sophomore season, Williams considered entering the 2015 NBA draft, but decided to return to the Hoosiers for his junior year.[4]

As a junior in 2015–16, Wiliams earned third-team All-Big Ten honors. He played in 35 games and made 34 starts, averaging 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds per game.[1]

On May 25, 2016, Williams declared for the NBA draft, forgoing his final year of college eligibility.[5]

College statistics[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2013–14 Indiana 32 32 21.5 .509 .207 .675 4.4 .9 .8 .4 7.3
2014–15 Indiana 32 28 27.6 .540 .462 .742 7.4 2.0 1.0 .5 13.0
2015–16 Indiana 35 34 26.2 .513 .347 .691 5.8 2.0 1.1 .8 13.3
Career 99 94 25.1 .522 .325 .705 5.9 1.6 1.0 .6 11.3

Professional career[edit]

Memphis Grizzlies (2016–2017)[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2016 NBA draft, Williams joined the Phoenix Suns for the 2016 NBA Summer League.[6] In six games at Las Vegas, he averaged 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 steals in 22.2 minutes per game. On August 8, 2016, he signed with the Memphis Grizzlies.[7] Williams secured an opening-night roster spot after impressing the Grizzlies during training camp and preseason.[8] He made his debut for the Grizzlies in their second game of the season on October 29, 2016, recording three points, one assist and two steals in nine minutes off the bench in a 111–104 loss to the New York Knicks.[9] On November 26, 2016, he had an 18-point effort in a 110–107 win over the Miami Heat.[10] On January 30, 2017, he was waived by the Grizzlies.[11] During his time with Memphis, Williams received multiple assignments to the Iowa Energy of NBA Development League.[12]

Iowa Energy (2017)[edit]

On February 3, 2017, Williams was acquired by the Iowa Energy of the NBA Development League.[13] On February 18, 2017, Williams won the 2017 D-League Dunk Contest.[14]

Houston Rockets (2017–present)[edit]

On March 10, 2017, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the Houston Rockets, and was immediately assigned to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.[15] On March 20, 2017, he signed with the Rockets for the rest of the season, despite having not appeared in a game during his 10-day contract.[16] On April 2, 2017, he was recalled from the D-League and went on to score 18 of his career-high 21 points in the first half of the Rockets' 123–116 win over the Phoenix Suns.[17]

NBA career statistics[edit]

Legend
  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2016–17 Memphis 24 13 17.4 .415 .244 .6 1.8 .7 1.0 .3 5.3
2016–17 Houston 6 3 23 .5 .381 .857 4.0 1.0 0.5 .1 9.6

Playoffs[edit]

Year Team GP GS MPG FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
2017 Houston 5 0 3.8 .000 .000 .500 1.4 .2 .0 .0 .2
Career 5 0 3.8 .000 .000 .500 1.4 .2 .0 .6 .2

Personal life[edit]

Williams was raised by his mother, Patty, and his guardian (uncle) Marcellus Spencer "Boo" Williams Jr., who played collegiately for Saint Joseph's University and now runs the Boo Williams AAU program and Boo Williams Nike Invitational in his native Hampton, Virginia.[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Indiana Hoosiers – Troy Williams – 2015–16". IUHoosiers.com. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Michigan, Nebraska and Indiana Earn Weekly Men's Basketball Honors". BigTen.org. March 10, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  3. ^ "INDIANA'S WILLIAMS IS OSCAR ROBERTSON NATIONAL PLAYER OF THE WEEK". SportsWriters.net. December 23, 2014. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ Osterman, Zach (April 8, 2015). "Troy Williams will return to IU for junior season". IndyStar.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 
  5. ^ Hughes, Michael (May 25, 2016). "Troy Williams officially declares for NBA draft". IDSNews.com. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  6. ^ Bozich, Alex (June 24, 2016). "Troy Williams signs summer league deal with Phoenix". InsideTheHall.com. Retrieved July 24, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Grizzlies sign Wayne Selden Jr., D.J. Stephens, Troy Williams and Tony Wroten". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. August 8, 2016. Retrieved August 8, 2016. 
  8. ^ Wallace, Michael (October 22, 2016). "Grizz rookie Williams securing opening-night roster spot". NBA.com. Turner Sports Interactive, Inc. Retrieved October 22, 2016. 
  9. ^ "Grizzlies vs. Knicks – Box Score". ESPN.com. October 29, 2016. Retrieved October 30, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Conley's late flurry lifts Grizzlies over Heat, 110-107". ESPN.com. November 26, 2016. Retrieved November 27, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Grizzlies re-sign Toney Douglas to 10-day contract". NBA.com. January 30, 2017. Retrieved January 30, 2017. 
  12. ^ "2016-17 NBA Assignments". NBA.com. Retrieved January 28, 2017. 
  13. ^ "Iowa Energy Acquire Troy Williams". oursportscentral.com. February 3, 2017. Retrieved February 4, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Troy Williams Brings the Thunder to Win NBA D-League Dunk Contest". NBA.com. February 18, 2017. Retrieved February 19, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Rockets Sign Troy Williams to 10-Day Contract". NBA.com. March 10, 2017. Retrieved March 10, 2017. 
  16. ^ Agness, Scott (March 20, 2017). "Rockets sign Troy Williams for the rest of the season". vigilantsports.com. Retrieved March 20, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Rockets, without Harden, send Suns to 12th straight loss". ESPN.com. April 2, 2017. Retrieved April 2, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Marcellus Spencer "Boo" Williams Jr. (b. 1958–)". LVa.virginia.gov. Retrieved July 1, 2015. 

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