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NBA Draft 2016: Troy Williams struggles at NBA Combine as decision date looms

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Troy Williams did not have a strong performance at the NBA Combine, which could create issues for Tom Crean and IU's scholarship situation

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--Sam Vecenie, CBS Sports


Troy Williams' draft status has shifted a few times in the past couple of weeks. First, a report came out saying his decision had been made and that Williams would remain in the draft. Then Williams himself said he was still "50-50" on whether or not he would stay in the draft. Now that the combine has come and gone, Williams has seen his stock dip and his decision may have become even more difficult. All of the complaints regarding Troy out of the combine are all things IU fans have become all too familiar with--characteristics of "Bad Troy". Vecenie went on to say that "it's tough to see a team investing a draft pick in him,"--which, if that is an opinion that NBA team personnel share, could force Williams to return to school.

That's where Tom Crean would have a problem. With the recent signing of Freddie McSwain Jr., Indiana doesn't have enough available scholarships for both Williams and James Blackmon Jr. to return to school (JBJ has already indicated it's likely he'll return). Crean has been adept at sorting out scholarship issues in the past, but this would potentially be his biggest challenge yet. Of course, this is all still hypothetical. A bad combine does not ruin someone's draft stock--it's simply too small of a sample size. Troy still has a decision to make, and we will be monitoring his situation closely.

"Deane played nine games for Dayton last season, her season cut short by a left leg injury. The 5-foot-9 guard averaged a team-best 15.3 points per game when healthy."

--Jon Blau, Hoosier Scoop

Teri Moren and the Indiana women's basketball team received a commitment from graduate transfer Amber Deane last night, just hours after Deane took an official visit. Deane brings her potent scoring ability to a backcourt that already includes First Team All-Big Ten selection Tyra Buss, and it's not difficult to imagine those two starting together next season. In her time at Dayton, Deane tallied 1,194 points on 48.6 percent shooting, and shot it at an 80 percent clip from the charity stripe. Moren has one more scholarship available for 2016-17.

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— Indiana Baseball (@HoosierBaseball) May 15, 2016

Thanks to the IU baseball seniors for everything they've contributed to the program, including a trip to the College World Series in 2013. It's fitting that a dominant pitching performance from senior Evan Bell allowed the senior class to win its final game at BKF.

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