Troy Williams

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Troy Williams
Troy Williams (cropped).jpg
Williams in March 2018
No. 5Taoyuan Leopards
Position Small forward
League T1 League
Personal information
Born (1994-12-30) December 30, 1994 (age 26)
Hampton, Virginia
NationalityAmerican
Listed height2.01 m (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight95 kg (209 lb)
Career information
High school
College Indiana (2013–2016)
NBA draft 2016 / Undrafted
Playing career2016–present
Career history
2016–2017 Memphis Grizzlies
2016–2017Iowa Energy
2017Iowa Energy
20172018 Houston Rockets
2017–2018Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2018 New York Knicks
2018–2019 Sacramento Kings
2018–2019Stockton Kings
2019–2020 Carpegna Prosciutto Basket Pesaro
2021–present Taoyuan Leopards
Career highlights and awards
Stats at Basketball-Reference.com

Troy Williams (born December 30, 1994) is an American professional basketball player for the Taoyuan Leopards of the T1 League.

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High school career

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]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
NameHometownHigh school / collegeHeightWeightCommit date
Troy Williams
G
Hampton, VAOak Hill Academy6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)190 lb (86 kg)Oct 28, 2012 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout: 4 stars.svg     Rivals: 4 stars.svg     247Sports: 4 stars.svg     ESPN: 4 stars.svg
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:

  • "Indiana Commit List for 2013". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  • "2013 Indiana Basketball Commits". Scout.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  • "Indiana Hoosiers". ESPN.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  • "Scout.com Team Recruiting Rankings". Scout.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.
  • "2013 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved July 1, 2015.

    College career

    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

    YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
    2013–14 Indiana 323221.5.509.207.6754.4.9.8.47.3
    2014–15 Indiana 322827.6.540.462.7427.42.01.0.513.0
    2015–16 Indiana 353426.2.513.347.6915.82.01.1.813.3
    Career999425.1.522.325.7055.91.61.0.611.3

    Professional career

    Memphis Grizzlies (2016–2017)

    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)

    On February 3, 2017, Williams was acquired by the Iowa Energy after being waived by the Grizzlies. [13] On February 18, 2017, Williams won the 2017 D-League Dunk Contest. [14]

    Houston Rockets (2017–2018)

    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]

    On July 25, 2017, Williams re-signed with the Rockets. [18] He was waived on February 14, 2018 to make room for newly acquired Joe Johnson. [19]

    New York Knicks (2018)

    On February 21, 2018, Williams signed a 10-day contract with the New York Knicks [20] and on March 13, he signed a multi-year contract. [21] On April 2, the Knicks announced he would miss the rest of the season with a broken jaw. [22] On July 16, 2018, he was officially waived by the Knicks.

    Sacramento/Stockton Kings (2018–2019)

    On July 27, 2018, Williams signed with the New Orleans Pelicans, [23] but was later waived by the New Orleans Pelicans on October 17, 2018. [24]

    On October 20, Williams signed with the Sacramento Kings, on a two-way contract with their G League affiliate, the Stockton Kings. [25]

    On October 27, 2019, Williams was included in the training camp roster of the Northern Arizona Suns. [26]

    Carpegna Prosciutto Basket Pesaro (2019–2020)

    On December 12, 2019, Williams signed with Carpegna Prosciutto Basket Pesaro in the Italian Serie A until the end of the season. [27] But after the interruption of all the basketball competitions due to the outbreak of the coronavirus, [28] he decided to quit the team few months later, on March 9. [29]

    Taoyuan Leopards (2021–present)

    On November 21, 2021, Williams signed with the Taoyuan Leopards of the T1 League. [30]

    NBA career statistics

    Legend
      GPGames 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

    YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
    2016–17 Memphis 241317.4.415.244.6001.8.71.0.35.3
    2016–17 Houston 6323.5.500.381.8574.01.0.5.19.6
    2017–18 Houston 404.3.222.000.3331.0.3.3.01.3
    2017–18 New York 17117.1.490.333.7043.5.91.1.27.5
    2018–19 Sacramento 21014.9.449.299.6002.8.5.5.45.3
    Career721716.3.449.299.6492.7.7.8.36.0

    Playoffs

    YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGPPG
    2017 Houston 503.8.000.000.5001.4.2.0.0.2
    Career503.8.000.000.5001.4.2.0.6.2

    Personal life

    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. [31]

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