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Troy Williams Highlights What's Wrong with High School Athletes and Twitter

Social media, and Twitter in particular, is an awesome tool with tons of different uses, but its ability to closely link fans and young athletes is alarming. This past week of Troy Williams' recruitment process has only highlighted that fact. First, some background. Williams, a six-foot-six explosive scorer out of Virginia, is rated as the second-best small forward and sixth-best player in the class of 2013 by ESPN.
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