Grant Williams named Citizen Naismith Trophy semifinalist

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Tennessee star forward Grant Williams has been named among the best players in the country.

Williams was included as a Citizen Naismith Trophy Men's Player of the Year Semifinalist. He's one of just ten players in the country included on the list.

He ranks in the top 10 of the SEC in scoring (1st), field-goal percentage (2nd), free-throw percentage (3rd), rebounding (5th) and assist/turnover ratio (9th).

The reigning SEC Player of the Year, Williams is averaging 19.1 points, 7.6 rebounds, 3.3 assists, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals per game.

Williams is joined by Kentucky's P.J. Washington as the only SEC players to make the team.

Teammate Admiral Schofield was also named as a finalist for the Julius Erving Award for Small Forward of the Year. Read more here.