Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
On a night the Kentucky basketball program lost five underclassmen, they got some good new on the recruiting front.
Troy Williams, a 6-foot-6 2013 wing, officially cut Georgetown from his list and is now down to Kentucky and North Carolina.
“Georgetown was dropped because they didn’t play my style. They didn’t keep in touch as much as Kentucky and North Carolina,” Williams, out of Phoebus (VA), told NationofBlue.com by text Tuesday night.
Williams will now pick between traditional powerhouses Carolina and Kentucky.
“I like both schools’ playing styles and coaches,” he told Nation of Blue. “I also like how I get along with the players.”
Kentucky coach John Calipari, always working on the top recruits in each class, called Williams recently to touch base.
“Coach Calipari told me I would fit well in their program,” Williams said. “He asked me if I was ready to work hard because that is what it is going to take to play at UK. He also said I have a high-motor like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but he is bigger and stronger.”
Williams will be at the Nike EYBL stop in Minnesota and could pull the trigger anytime in the next month.
“I have no clue as far as a decision yet, but I know it will be between now and May,” he said.
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Adam Zagoria is a New York Times contributor and Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
A veteran Ultimate Frisbee player, he has competed in numerous National and World Championships and, perhaps more importantly, his teams won the Westchester Summer League (WSL) championships in 2011 and 2013.
He lives in Manhattan with his wife and children.