Troy Williams makes opening night roster for Memphis
Former Indiana forward Troy Williams, who left after his junior season and was undrafted in June’s NBA draft, has found a home in the league.
After a terrific preseason for the Memphis Grizzlies, Williams has earned a spot on the team’s 15-man opening night roster.
The news was reported Saturday afternoon by Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical.
Sources: Undrafted Indiana U. forward Troy Williams will make the Memphis Grizzlies opening night roster.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) October 22, 2016
In six preseason games for the Grizzlies, Williams averaged 13.2 points, four rebounds and 1.7 steals in 25.4 minutes per game. He shot 52.1 percent from the field and 42.1 percent from behind the 3-point line.
After playing with Phoenix in the NBA Summer League, Williams signed a guaranteed deal for $150,000 with Memphis to come to training camp. Entering camp, Williams was expected to end up with the D-League affiliate for Memphis, the Iowa Energy.
In 99 carer games for the Hoosiers, Williams averaged 11.3 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game.
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