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THE WINNER: Troy Williams
School: Oak Hill Academy (Mouth of Wilson, Va.)
Weight: 190 pounds
Athletic achievement: Williams has led the Warriors to a 33-5 record and a berth in the National High School Invitational, scheduled to begin April 4. Williams is averaging 16.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 steals through 38 games. A Jordan Brand Classic selection, Williams has recorded a pair of triple-doubles this season, including 22 points, 14 rebounds and 10 assists in a 98-58 win over Quality Education Academy (Winston-Salem, N.C.).
Academic excellence: Williams has maintained a B average.
Exemplary character: He has volunteered at the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Virginia Peninsula in his hometown of Hampton in addition to donating his time as a youth basketball coach and counselor.
“Troy Williams is a very aggressive defensive and offensive player,” said Marvin Reed, head coach of Mount Zion Christian Academy (Durham, N.C.). “This young man really makes a difference for his team. He always get his teammates involved and has great leadership skills.”
THE FUTURE: Williams has signed with Indiana.