• Excited about these two!

  • shknqk

    Feeling like what I have seen from these two in the Allstar Games is the same as Yogi and Cody. Nothing too flashy or spectacular, just a clear sense they are great players who have a team first orientation.

    In other words, perfect Hoosiers!

  • WilliamTellOverture

    After seeing this I may be officially changing my mock starting 5 to include Troy. I think he and Sheehey at the wings can be pretty lethal after we get some weight on Troy and have him going against the ball of energy and trash talk i think Will probably is in practice.

  • WALT

    The entire freshman class looks like they can play bball. Just work on the upper body strength and whatever CTC and staff want and again, we will be treated to some Hoosier Hysteria in a big way.

  • VanPastorMan

    I hope they can play when it really counts. We are gonna need them.Next yrs team has a chance to be a lot better than people think right now. Go IU!!!!!!!

  • Evansville Hoosier

    I don’t know what it is that caused Troy to drop in the rankings, and frankly, it’s irrelevant. But I have a feeling he’s gonna really show up his freshman year and surprise a lot of people, especially if he can keep his jumpshot at the level it was in this video.

  • HoosierTrav

    This class is oozing with potential. I have no reason to believe that Coach Jackson won’t have their bodies ready to go. This class may be the class to hang #6. I’m not dismissing this team next year. Yogi is a freaking monster and next year he will be unleashed. We have a fiery senior leader in Sheehey, and the athleticism is up a notch. The big questions for me is can Hanner be who we thought he could be, can Jeremy be the scorer we know he can be, and can Luke give us solid numbers and minutes. We may be better than people think we’ll be. Don’t rip my head off but I truly feel like Troy will be better than Vic by his soph year. He’s got a special combo of size, athleticism, and a great edge on the court. The future is bright.

  • Walton

    Shot Blocker! Seems like it has been a while in Bloomington

  • q95

    this class looks great on paper, but can they defend?

  • Everyone shiots a high percentage in highlight videos 🙂

  • MillaRed

    I like it Trav. Not sure about the Vic part but i like the rest.

  • baukev55

    I can’t see him or anyone else replacing Vic’s intangibles and leadership in the next couple years, but I agree with you that Troy has the potential to be another All-American type.

  • b_side

    Noah: Looking good Billy Ray
    Troy: Feeling good Louis

  • SUNY_RIT_IU_Grad

    I have watched Stan, the man, Robinson play twice this past year and I am really looking forward to his contributions next year. He will surprise a lot of fans who have not seen him play yet. He is a heady player…

  • This looks to be the most athletic class IU’s had in a while. There might be some growing pains this next year as the team is getting younger, but man they’ll be fun to watch!

  • Oladipo’s motor will definitely be missed. I haven’t seen many skilled players go as hard as Vic did last year. That said, we’re definitely still in good hands this next year with Yogi & Will taking on leadership of this team. We’re not a preseason #1, but next year can be special if the team can gel. I’m thinking we’ll get a 3-4 seed in the NCAA Tourney next season, with Final Four still not out of the question.

  • I agree… We all know yogi and will are locks as starters. I think we all would be shocked if Noah doesn’t start. So, the last 2??? Does Jeremy make that leap? Does hanner’s ball handling and offense improve to be a starter? Will Williams be a starter? Will luke be as good as hoped? I’m going to guess the following start:

    Key contributors off the bench:

    Other wild card players I’m just not giving up on hoping may have a breakout season:

  • Joe B

    After watching this video, I feel alot more comfortable about the possibility of starting Troy at the 2 spot.. hope he keeps knocking down the outside jumper consistently, that’d be huge for us… And Vonleh, pretty much what I expected. Kid is a beast! Overall, this team is going to be sooo athletic next year. And we should, once again, thrive in the open court. Can’t wait to see some of those dunks next year!!

  • SCHoosier

    Doubt if there will ever be another VO..but Troy is got the tools to make the effort!

  • kewaynes

    Its from a single game

  • WilliamTellOverture

    are you putting Noah at the 2, or is this just a list of starters? i know he is a good ball handler for his size, but i thought he was a SF-PF hybrid. I said before i would love to see Hanner start because that would mean he really improved over the summer. I think IF he can protect the rim and rebound like he is capable of, we dont need him to score. My too-early starters are

  • HoosierFromCT

    I’m sure these two were pumped to see VO courtside.

  • calbert40

    I know that videos can show all the great things a player does and none of his weaknesses, but still, I didn’t realize that Troy was such a good outside shooter. I thought he was more like Vic – great off the bounce, but mediocre from the perimeter (at least as a freshman). If he can shoot like that, he will be on the floor a lot next year!

    Vonleh seems to have that knack of knowing where the ball will be and how to get to it before anyone else. That is an undervalued talent.

    I think these are the two crown jewels of a great class. If Robinson and Fischer are as good as I think (underrated nationally, imo), heads up B1G. We aren’t dropping as far as you hope we are!

  • calbert40

    News is that we may have to include Remy in next year’s plans after all! His mother met with CTC recently, and sounds like Remy is having second thoughts.

    I would be more than okay with that!

  • Just a list of starters, Yogi 1, Sheehey 2, Hollowell 3, Noah 4 & Luke 5

  • And if Hanner makes progress with ball handling skills, shooting, then I totally agree with your 5

  • And if Hanner makes progress with ball handling skills, shooting, then I totally agree with your 5

  • Geoff_85

    You’re not too familiar with this class are you? Robinson is a great defender on the wing. Vonleh is a good shot blocker in the middle, however I do think he will need some bulk to bang with some of the Big Ten bodies down low on defense. Luckily IU has Je’ney Jackson. I’m not worried about anyone bulking up as long as we have Jackson. Devin Davis is scrappy in every way. He can defend multiple positions. Luke Fischer can defend down low from day 1, I believe. I’m honestly not sure of Troy’s defensive prowess, but I’m not worried about his defense with his athleticism. Coach Crean will make him a good defender if he isn’t one at this point. Hartman is another one I’m not too sure of, but if he wants to compete for serious playing time, he will need to be a good defender because Coach Crean minimized the offense of bench players this year. Coming off the bench, Coach Crean is going to be emphasizng defense. I do expect Indiana to take something of a hit defensively this year simply becase they lost Victor Oladipo, who could shut down anyone’s best player, but they will be better defenders all around elsewhere.

  • Geoff_85

    Thank you. For some reason, people had the impression Troy can’t shoot. This is an absolutely ridiculous premise. He. Can. Shoot.

  • Geoff_85

    Hopefully this will put an end to anyone’s worry that Troy Williams can’t shoot. Most of which has been said by people who haven’t seen videos of the kid.