Source: Troy Williams agrees to sign with Memphis Grizzlies

Williams after 13.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists his junior year at IU.

Williams after 13.3 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 2.0 assists his junior year at IU.

After three years in Bloomington, forward Troy Williams chose to skip his senior season to go pro. Though he went undrafted, he had several teams interested in bringing him in for summer league play.

A week after impressing at the Las Vegas Summer League while playing for the Phoenix Suns, Williams has agreed to sign with the Memphis Grizzlies, a league source confirmed to VigilantSports.com.

Overseas reporter David Pick first reported Williams and the Grizzlies had reached an agreement.

Williams’ decision to forgo his final season at Indiana University came with a backlash, saying he wasn’t ready and that he needed more time to developed. The 6-foot-7 small forward shared a few weeks ago that he had made his mind up to enter the draft after his junior season … one year prior, at the conclusion of his sophomore year.

The athleticism is obviously there but the big questions were whether he could defend at the next level, could he improve in his decision-making and keep his turnovers to a minimum.

In six games out in Las Vegas over the last two weeks, including three starts, Williams averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds per game.

His final three games stood out, scoring 15 or more points in each game after just 13 points total in the first three contests. In those latter three games, Williams averaged 20.3 points and 6.6 rebounds per game and he made 19-of-35 (54.2 percent) field goals. And, by the way, he averaged 1.5 turnovers per game.

Williams worked out for the Pacers on May 17th.

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