Williams considering Louisville

Four-star Hampton, Va., small forward Troy Williams scheduled a date in May to decide between North Carolina and Kentucky. But Scout.com's No. 27 ranked prospect never pulled the trigger, electing to put his recruitment on hold. Now, other schools, including Louisville, are in the mix.

Troy Williams scheduled a date in May to announce his decision between North Carolina and Kentucky.

But Scout.com's No. 27 ranked prospect never pulled the trigger, electing to put his recruitment on hold until a later date. While the Tar Heels and Wildcats are still in the mix for the 6'6 forward from Hampton, Va., several other schools are now showing interest.

"Kentucky and North Carolina are my top two, but I've also been in touch with Florida, Louisville, Alabama, South Carolina and Georgetown," Williams said at the NBA Top 100 Camp. "Kentucky and Carolina are up here, and everybody else is down here. But the schools behind Kentucky and Carolina are even."

Louisville was one of five programs who reached out to Williams Thursday - the first day of the contact period. North Carolina, Kentucky, Alabama, Georgetown also made contact. Williams said Louisville sent a message at 12:10 a.m. Friday morning.

"Coach Pitino gets along well with my uncle [Boo Williams] and he's a very wise man," Williams said. "I feel like if I did go there we'd be able to get along and help me develop my game into a pro athlete and also off the court as a man."

Kevin Keatts, Pitino's able assistant with strong ties in the Virginia-Tidewater area, maintains a line of communication with Williams.

"We get along very well," Williams said. "He's a young coach and we understand each other. He's more hip to what us kids are doing and what are we up to. We get along well, almost like a brother-type relationship."

Despite nearly rushing to the alter last month, Williams seems content to allow the recruiting process to play out this summer.

"That day I was going to commit but I decided not to because I wasn't too sure about myself," Williams said. "I was 50/50 on it and decided to postpone it until after AAU season."

Next up for Williams, who finished No. 2 in scoring at the NBA Camp with a 13.8 scoring average, will be an unofficial visit to South Carolina.

"Me and my uncle are hoping to go down to South Carolina next week with Frank Martin," Williams said. "They like to get up and down [the court] and I like to get up and down. I like their playing style. They like to get out in transition and fast break, then again they're about defense, too. I think I could fit in their playing style."

Williams has visited Louisville, Kentucky, UNC and Georgetown. He says that Georgetown and Alabama told him that he's a top recruiting priority for their programs this summer.

"They said they really want me to come to their schools and that they'll be at every game in July," Williams said.


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