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Class of 2013 Virginia wing takes his time

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With most of 2012's top prospects signed, sealed and delivered, coaches are turning their attention to the class of 2013 and guys such as Troy Williams.
The 6-foot-6 high flyer from Hampton (Va.) Phoebus is one of the nation's top wing prospects and his recruiting reflects it.
After a recent viewing from North Carolina head coach Roy Williams, Williams drew an offer from the Tar Heels. On Wednesday night, he made the trip to Chapel Hill to watch the Heels beat Texas.
"It was exciting sitting courtside," Williams said. "Having all the fans know who you are and signing autographs, it was crazy."
According to Williams, he isn't done taking visits either. On New Year's Eve, the No. 14 player in the 2013 Rivals150 will make a trip to Lexington, Ky., to watch two other teams he's already visited, Kentucky and Louisville, duke it out.
On the floor, the four-star prospect feels as if his game is coming along nicely but there's still work to do.
"My strengths are rebounding, finishing at the basket, shooting and dribbling," Williams said. "My weaknesses are defense, shooting off the dribble and moving without the ball."
Coaches seem to have noticed most of the same things and love what he can do on the wing with his athleticism and energy.
"They talk about how I would fit in the program," said Williams of what happens when coaches make their pitch to him. "They say that I have a high motor and they would love that energy boost with their team."
Williams doesn't have a set top five yet and is also looking at Georgetown, Alabama, Virginia Tech, Florida, Texas and others.
However, look for Williams to slice schools off of his list in the next week or two to get down to a more manageable number. As for making a decision, he's not 100 percent sure of his timeline just yet and will be looking at something a little different than who produces the most pros.
"I'm still figuring that out," said Williams of his timeline. "What will matter most is what are the players who didn't go pro after college doing now with their life."
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