Troy Williams (20 points, eight rebounds) and Yogi Ferrell (21 points, eight rebounds and four assists) met with the media following Indiana’s 73-62 exhibition win over Bellarmine on Monday at Assembly Hall.
As Troy Williams stood next to Yogi Ferrell and Nick Zeisloft on Saturday night as they argued over who is the team’s best shooter after a three-way tie in the men’s 3-point shootout, the Hoosiers junior had one comment.
“I’m just here so I don’t get fined,” he said with a laugh.
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.”
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.
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.