Posted by Jeff Borzello
HAMPTON, Va. – As the host program of the Nike EYBL Hampton event, the Boo Williams AAU program was under the microscope.
They consistently drew the biggest crowds and were involved in some of the most intense games of the weekend.
Luckily, the new wave of young talent in the program came to play.
Troy Williams, a 6-foot-6 wing, is a big-time scorer who can shoot from deep and uses his length and size to create match-up problems and score around the rim. The Phoebus (Va.) product is also solid defensively due to his athleticism.
Williams is a top-25 prospect in the class of 2013, and has the school list to prove it.
“Georgetown is coming strong,” he said. “North Carolina is in the mix.”
Williams also mentioned Virginia Tech, Virginia and South Florida as schools showing the most interest so far.
Anthony Barber is another rising junior who is ready to prove himself with the 17s this spring and summer. The 6-foot-2 point guard has a non-stop motor that gets after it defensively with his speed and length. Offensively, he loves pushing the ball in transition, using his aggressiveness to get into the lane and finish.
“I just want to play my game,” Barber said. “I don’t want to show any fear. When I have a shot, I’m going to make it.”
Although it’s early in the recruiting process, the Hampton (Va.) prospect seems likely to stay within the state for college. He mentioned Virginia and Virginia Tech as the two primary schools on his list right now.
Expect to hear a lot more from these two players in the next four months.