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Robert Williams named SEC Defensive Player of the Year

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Tyler Davis and Williams were named All-SEC Second Team, and Williams made an appearance on the All-Freshman team as well.

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In an overwhelmingly “meh” Texas A&M Basketball season, we had one outstanding bright spot.

Robert Williams capped a spectacular freshman season by cleaning up at today’s SEC post-season award announcement.

Here’s the final tally:

  • SEC Defensive Player of the Year
  • SEC All-Freshman Team
  • SEC All-Defensive Team
  • Second Team All-SEC

Williams was certainly worthy of the accolades, averaging 12 points, 56% shooting, 8 rebounds, and 2.5 blocks (2nd in the SEC and 19th in the nation) per game. Tyler Davis made an appearance in the awards as well, garnering Second Team All-SEC honors.

Full awards results are listed below

First Team All-SEC

  • KeVaughn Allen, Florida
  • J.J. Frazier, Georgia
  • Yante Maten, Georgia
  • De'Aaron Fox, Kentucky
  • Malik Monk, Kentucky
  • Sebastian Saiz, Ole Miss
  • Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina
  • Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt

Second Team All-SEC

  • Moses Kingsley, Arkansas
  • Kasey Hill, Florida
  • Bam Adebayo, Kentucky
  • Antonio Blakeney, LSU
  • Quinndary Weatherspoon, Miss State
  • Robert Hubbs III, Tennessee
  • Tyler Davis, Texas A&M
  • Robert Williams, Texas A&M

All-Freshman Team

  • Braxton Key, Alabama
  • Mustapha Heron, Auburn
  • Bam Adebayo, Kentucky
  • De'Aaron Fox, Kentucky
  • Malik Monk, Kentucky
  • Lamar Peters, Mississippi St.
  • Grant Williams, Tennessee
  • Robert Williams, Texas A&M

All-Defensive Team

  • Moses Kingsley, Arkansas
  • Kasey Hill, Florida
  • Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina
  • Robert Williams, Texas A&M
  • Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt

Coach of the Year: Mike White, Florida

Player of the Year: Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt

Freshman of the Year: Malik Monk, Kentucky

Sixth-Man of the Year: Canyon Barry, Florida

Defensive Player of the Year: Robert Williams, Texas A&M