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Q & A: Blackmon Jr., Williams and Johnson give preseason update


James Blackmon Jr., Troy Williams and Robert Johnson met with the media on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium during the IU-Rutgers football game and discussed a variety of topics.

A full transcript of their Q & A session is available below:

On expectations and next weekend’s Hoosier Hysteria:

Troy Williams: “All the expectations, we don’t really live by that. We know what we gotta do. We talk to coach (Tom) Crean every day, he tells us what we have to do. We just go out there and we do our thing. Hoosier Hysteria next week, we’re excited. This is my third year, but only my second time participating. Just go out there and have fun.”


2015-2016 Player Profile: Troy Williams


With the start of college basketball season on the horizon, we’re taking a long look at the conference at large as well as Indiana’s roster this month. Today, we continue our look at Indiana’s roster with Troy Williams.

Troy Williams isn’t just the guy doing cool dunks anymore.

The athletic junior developed his game noticeably during his sophomore season and is primed for a break out year.

The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 13 points and 7.4 rebounds per game last season. And as he enters what may be his final season in Bloomington, he’s looking to evolve as an offensive player beyond just slashing to the basket.


Ferrell, Blackmon Jr., Williams on watch lists for national awards


A trio of Indiana players are on award watch lists announced today by the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

Senior guard Yogi Ferrell is on the watch list for the 2016 Bob Cousy Award, which honors the nation’s top point guard. Other Big Ten point guards on the Cousy watch list include Wisconsin’s Bronson Koenig and Maryland’s Melo Trimble.


An early look at the 2015-2016 backcourt


With the official start of practice less than a month away, the 2015-2016 season is on the horizon. We’ll have comprehensive player-by-player previews later this fall, but here’s an early look at some of the storylines to keep an eye on with this season’s backcourt:

Previously: An early look at the 2015-2016 frontcourt

· This group should be special: After missing the postseason altogether in 2013-2014, Indiana returned to the NCAA tournament last season. The reason? Guard play.


Video: Troy Williams interview at adidas Global Nations

Indiana junior forward Troy Williams participated in adidas Global Nations earlier this month in California along with Hoosier teammates Yogi Ferrell and Thomas Bryant.

Williams sat down with Jonathan Givony of Draft Express for an interview, which is available after the jump:


Big Ten’s top 25 players: 10-6


With the official start of practice less than two months away, UM Hoops and Inside the Hall have again partnered to bring you a preseason breakdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten for the 2015-2016 season.

Our selection process involved much deliberation to arrive at a list we hope will provide plenty of reaction and debate. The series will be broken into five parts and our fourth installment of players 10-6 is available below: (Previously: 25-21, 20-16, 15-11)


Trio of Hoosiers participating in adidas Global Nations


Indiana will be well represented at this weekend’s adidas Global Nations in Long Beach, California.

Freshman Thomas Bryant, junior Troy Williams and senior Yogi Ferrell are serving as college counselors for the event, which runs today through Monday, August 3.


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