2013 Intro: Troy Williams

Troy Williams already had name recognition, as the heralded nephew of local AAU giant Boo Williams. But the 6-foot-5 wing from Hampton (Va.) Phoebus has turned heads over the last month with his impressive performances on the circuit.

An impressive scorer, the 2013 prospect described his game with one word.

"Explosiveness," Williams responded quickly.

"I have a quick first step," he added. "I get easy put backs, rebound and shoot. I just try to get players involved."

Despite not being able to evaluate prospects at AAU events in the spring, college coaches have heard the buzz about Scout.com's No. 3-ranked small forward.

Already Georgetown, Virginia Tech, South Florida, Texas, UNC, Virginia and Southern California have showed a considerable amount of recruiting interest.

Among the schools that have already offered are Georgetown, Virginia Tech, South Florida, Texas and Virginia Tech.

North Carolina reached out to Troy Williams recently and stopped by his school to watch a workout last month.

"It's been real good," Williams said of North Carolina's recruitment. "[Their interest] has been very high."

"I'm only a sophomore so they can only do so much," he said. "Interest is good there. They are highly interested."

Williams said there are no immediate plans to visit UNC. He did, however, talk about his mutual interest in the school.

"They bring in a lot of top players and stuff like that and a lot of them are guys that can play the same position I can," he said. "It's going in and playing with people that are just like me."

"They have just said their interest was high," he added.

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