Report: Williams to sign with Memphis #iubb

Troy Williams may have found a new home.

According to a report by pro basketball writer David Pick, the former Hoosier forward has agreed to a partially-guaranteed deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. Williams, who went unselected in last month’s NBA Draft, boosted his stock with an outstanding finish to his stint in the NBA Summer League.

While playing on a summer league contract with the Phoenix Suns, Williams averaged 12.3 points and 4.3 rebounds across six games in Las Vegas this month. He started the final three games, averaging 20.3 points per game during that span. Following Phoenix’s final summer game last Sunday, Williams became a free agent.

Williams shot 54.3 percent from the field and was connecting at a 35 percent rate from 3-point range until going 0-for-5 beyond the arc in his summer finale. At the free throw line, Williams shot 79 percent for Phoenix.

A Third Team All-Big Ten selection in 2016, Williams elected in May to forego his senior season and enter the NBA Draft. Williams started 34 of the 35 games he played as a junior at IU last season, averaging 13.3 points and 5.8 rebounds.

Partially-guaranteed contracts are commonly offered to undrafted players, who are afforded at least a chunk of money and a chance to join a team for preseason camp. Partially-guaranteed contracts do not guarantee a roster spot for the regular season.

Terms of Williams’ deal have not been announced.