Indiana got good news when Thomas Bryant opted to return for his sophomore season rather than pursue a pro career. The news on Troy Williams might not be as pleasing.
According to a report from the Indianapolis Star's Gregg Doyel, Williams will forego his senior season with the Hoosiers and keep his name in the NBA Draft.
IU junior Troy Williams staying in the NBA draft, a source close to the former Oak Hill standout told me.— Gregg Doyel (@GreggDoyelStar) May 24, 2016
Williams averaged 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds for Indiana last season, ranking in the top 20 in the Big Ten in both categories. He was a big part of the Hoosiers' high-powered offense that led them to a regular-season conference title. His shooting numbers, though, were significantly lower than they were during his sophomore season. Williams shot 51.3 percent from the field and 34.7 percent from 3-point range after shooting 54 percent from the field and 46.2 percent from 3-point range during the 2014-15 season.
Williams' departure would mean the Hoosiers would lose arguably their two best players — graduated senior Yogi Ferrell being the other — from a team that went to the Sweet Sixteen in last season's NCAA tournament.
Still, Crean returns Bryant, as well as last year's breakout freshman O.G. Anunoby.