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Kentucky recruit Troy Williams claims there is no current favorite

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Troy Williams' list of schools was once trimmed to two finalists — North Carolina and — he has added Louisville, Alabama, Memphis, Indiana, Ohio State, Arkansas, South Carolina and Georgetown. And maybe Kansas, though the Jayhawks had not officially offered as of Friday.  Williams, who will play his senior season at Oak Hill Academy, claims there is no current favorite — “everybody's neutral,” he said. But he acknowledges the possibilities when it comes to close friend and former Peninsula District rival Anthony Barber of Hampton.  Three schools on Williams' list (Alabama, Louisville and Kansas) also are on Barber's much shorter list. Williams says there's a “50-50” chance they'll end up signing with the same school, though he adds it's not something they spend a lot of time talking about.  “If it works out, it works out,” Williams said. “We're not forcing anything.”


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