Williams wins MVP as IU signees prevail in Derby Festival Classic

  • 04/19/2013 9:34 pm in

041913wsdLOUISVILLE, Ky. — Troy Williams scored a game-high 21 points and captured MVP honors as the black team, featuring five Indiana signees, won the 2013 Derby Festival Basketball Classic 124-113 Friday night in Freedom Hall.

Williams shot 9-of-13 from the field, hit both of his 3-point field goal attempts and also had five rebounds, four assists and a block.

It was the 40th year for the event, which drew 10,205 fans, including many IU supporters.

The black team trailed 68-64 at halftime, but took control early in the second half as Williams set the tone with seven quick points.

Two other IU signees — Devin Davis and Luke Fischer — also scored in double figures. Davis finished with 14 points and eight rebounds and Fischer added 12 points, six rebounds, three steals and two blocks.

Collin Hartman, who committed to Indiana in November of 2010, had seven points, four rebounds and two steals and Stanford Robinson, chipped in six points, four rebounds and four assists.

In total, the five Indiana signees scored 60 of the black team’s 124 points.

Indiana has been well represented in the game in recent years with Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Maurice Creek, Christian Watford, Jordan Hulls, Austin Etherington, Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Jeremy Hollowell among the players from last year’s Big Ten championship team who previously participated.

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  • WhatsUpKnight

    caught some of the game online. i swear, the kid was a step faster than everyone else on the floor. i won’t be surprised if he cracks the starting lineup at some point next year

  • Where is the Box score Alex? LOL From what Mr Williams had to say, it sounds like we better start taking a stap at guessing how big of a role Devon Davis will play at IU.

  • southport65

    This kid is the real deal and could become a starter or 1st off the bench. He adds some muscle and watch out!

  • BluegrassHoosier

    I was there and agree with you. He is fast and athletic. Great dribbler too.

    Also, the Big Fish will aid us tremendously to get over the post-Zeller depression.

  • shknqk

    Davis is a four year gold mine.

    Fisch catches and scores against athletes.

    Stanford doesn’t score but he defends.

    Troy… Won’t be as easy to get to the rim in big ten but he will get there in glorious fashion many many times.

  • HoosierTrav

    I agree. Look out for us late.

  • Alex, I was just being greedy, but thank you kind sir. You really know how to run a buisness. I’m ready to pay my forum fees for next season and they are not even due until Dec. -Signed Trivk-

  • HoosierCruz

    Luke Fischer had very effecient Cody-esq numbers 5/7 from the field and 2/3 from the line.

    And how about Devin Davis going 7/8 from the field!!

  • I’m saying we shouldn’t sleep on DD, I think he is going to be a “stat sheet stuffer”

  • SCHoosier

    I’m likin’ the rebound numbers from these guys..Davis is gonna be a worker..and HELL-lo Troy

  • Big D

    Does anyone know if this game will be on TV later?

  • tmessIUfan

    The fact these guys dominated the rebounding is awesome. Imagine Vonleh on the court with them, he’s a beast on the glass! I see a lot more offense coming from put backs and second chance opportunities. Can’t wait to see them all get together! Go Hoosiers!

  • kewaynes

    I like him. I like him a lot. I might even let him become Facebook friends with me.

  • dtfreed

    The Star article about Greg G. and DD left me to believe GG was so busy winning games he postponed DD’s shooting development and worked him on the block during his high school years. And now Eric Gordon senior is working with him on shooting. Hopefully DD turns out to be the Calbert Cheaney of this class, not expected to be but turns out to be special.

  • HoosierCruz

    Well GG definitely did his job bc DD killed it on the block


    Agree, DD’s best chance of increasing his minutes will be directly tied to how much he is able to increase his make able shooting range.

  • WhatsUpKnight

    i think it was coach cal


    The Hoosiers will get better as the year progresses, a lot of good young talent coming in. Expect Yogi to work hard this summer and Yogi and Sheehey should be the leaders of the team.