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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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Troy Williams to Indiana: Hoosiers Land Coveted Basketball Recruit

Basketball / NCAA : Bleacher Report - College Basketball (2 years ago)

Top high school basketball recruit Troy Williams has chosen Indiana to play college basketball at next season, and his signing has dramatically increased the quality of the Hoosiers' recruiting class. Williams is a supreme athletic ... Read Post

Georgia dropped a recruit because of their tweets

Sports : Awful Announcing (7 months ago)

Twitter is a public space: A fact that many tweeters forget. In 2014, most high school football players are heavily active on social media and some use it better than others. Many highly touted recruits can use social media as a val... Read Post

Social Media Highlights, Day 3: Triumph and Disappointment in the Pool; ‘Lucky’ Shades Go Missing

Sports : The Daily Fix - (3 years ago)

The London Games have been dubbed the most social yet, with the organizers encouraging the athletes and fans to use social media. Here are the highlights from Day 3. Read Post

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