Five-star '13 SF Williams visits Louisville

Troy Williams, a five-star 2013 forward from Hampton, Va., spoke with InsideTheVille.com Saturday at the John Lucas Midwest Invitational Camp about his visit to Louisville on Friday.

Troy Williams, a five-star 2013 forward from Hampton, Va., made unofficial visits to both Louisville and Kentucky Friday while in town for the John Lucas Midwest Invitational Camp.

Rated the No. 2 small forward prospect nationally in his class, the 6'6, 180-pound Williams hung out on Louisville's campus with assistant Kevin Keatts, touring the Cardinals facilities, including the KFC Yum! Center.

"It was good," Williams told InsideTheVille.com. "We got to see the Yum! Center for the first time, met the coaches and saw a little bit of campus and the dorms."

Williams was blown away by Louisville's 22,000-seat downtown riverfront arena.

"It's big, it's really amazing," Williams said. "I've never seen something like that in my life. The fact that it's only for their team and the girl's team is crazy."

Williams said Louisville is recruiting him hard and the talented forward believes he'd be a good fit for Rick Pitino's pressing, uptempo system.

"I have a high motor is what they said and I'd be able to fit in quickly," Williams said. "They (UofL coaches) like to get out and push it and so do I. They said I'd fit in great running down the wing for outlets and pushing the ball."

Besides Louisville, Williams also listed North Carolina, Georgetown, Florida, DePaul, Kentucky and Texas. Williams has already visited several schools and is taking an active role in his recruitment.

"I've already visited UNC and Duke and visited Kentucky and Louisville yesterday," Williams said. "I visit Georgetown next week for midnight madness."

This weekend, Williams is competing against several of the nation's top prospects at John Lucas' camp, including elite '13 prospects Jabari Parker, rated number one nationally, and Andrew and Aaron Harrison.

"It's a great camp," said Williams. "You get to learn new skills and the competition is great out here. You have a lot of top players out here and you're not just going against Nike players, you're going against Adidas and Reebok."

A versatile forward with outstanding athleticism and a non-stop motor, Williams continues to improve his overall game.

"I'm working on defense, ball handling and shooting off the bounce," Williams said. "My strengths right now are rebounding and (finishing ) fast breaks."


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