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Indiana forward Troy Williams to return for junior season

Troy Williams

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Expected to be an improved team in 2015-16, Indiana received a nice boost Wednesday afternoon. Forward Troy Williams, has decided to return to school for his junior season, announcing the news on his Instagram page. According to multiple outlets, Williams came to his decision after consulting with both Indiana head coach Tom Crean and uncle Boo Williams.

This is an important piece of news for the Hoosiers, who are still awaiting NBA Draft decisions from guards Yogi Ferrell and James Blackmon Jr.

Williams led the Hoosiers in rebounding and was their third-leading scorer in 2014-15, averaging 13.0 points and 7.4 rebounds per contest. Williams started 28 of the 32 games he played in, shooting better than 54 percent from the field and reaching double figures in scoring in 20 contests.

His return means that Indiana will have the front court depth it lacked in 2014-15, with Williams being joined by Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Emmitt Holt as returnees and two quality prospects in Thomas Bryant, Juwan Morgan and O.G. Anunoby entering the program as well.