Troy Williams out with right hand injury

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6-foot-7 freshman forward Troy Williams is out for “the next few weeks” after suffering a right hand injury during a workout, Indiana’s announced late Monday afternoon.

No other details were disclosed, though Indiana coach Tom Crean called the injury “a setback.”

Below is the entire release, via IU media relations:

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 rankings. He 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.

(Photo credit: Mike Dickbernd/IU Athletics)

  • Rie

    A little more aggressive than my response would have been, but yeah, totally random and unsubstantiated by anything anywhere ever.

  • Rie

    His play in all of March was awful, both before and during the tournament. As a player, of course he wanted to play and I could never fault his heart or desire. As a coach though, Crean should have stepped up and reconsidered his role/playing time before it was too late, which it was.

  • Andrew

    Yep. Unfortunately we didn’t have many options, the bench being what it was all year. Altho Remy should have gotten more time against Cuse, either in favor of JH or Yogi (who was the worst player on the court, far worse that nite than JH). Remy even scored IU’s first basket that game, like 6 minutes in. He matched up much better and I was surprised he didn’t play more than the 10 minutes he got.

  • Ole Man

    Agree. I really liked that kid and the energy and attitude he brought to the game.

  • The Big Handsome

    Just curious, is there a place where I can see more photos of the new players like this?

  • CrimsonandCreamFraiche

    I was replying to this line from steve: “Is it just me or does IU always seems to have alot of injuries?” I wan’t referring to Troy’s hand injury when I t

  • CrimsonandCreamFraiche

    I responded to steve saying “Is it just me or does IU always seems to have alot of injuries?” Not directly talking about Troy’s injury.

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