SEC coaches name Tennessee’s Williams player of the year

March 6, 2018
FILE - In this Feb. 21, 2018, file photo, Tennessee forward Grant Williams (2) drives the ball around Florida forward Kevarrius Hayes (13) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Knoxville, Tenn. Williams was selected to the AP All-SEC team on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. (AP Photo/Crystal LoGiudice, File)

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — SEC coaches have selected Tennessee forward Grant Williams is the Southeastern Conference player of the year and Volunteers coach Rick Barnes is the coach of the year.

The coaches also named Alabama’s Collin Sexton and Kentucky’s Kevin Knox as co-freshmen of the year. South Carolina’s Chris Silva and Texas A&M’s Robert Williams were co-defensive players of the year.

First-team all-SEC picks included Williams, Knox, Arkansas’ Jaylen Barford, Florida’s Chris Chiozza, Georgia’s Yante Maten, Missouri’s Kassius Robertson, South Carolina’s Chris Silva and Texas A&M’s Tyler Davis.

The second team includes Sexton, Arkansas’ Daryl Macon, Auburn’s Bryce Brown and Jared Harper, Kentucky’s Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon, Tennessee’s Admiral Schofield and Vanderbilt’s Jeff Roberson.

Missouri’s Jontay Porter and Tennessee’s Lamonte’ Turner are co-sixth men of the year.


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