Grant Williams named to Naismith Defensive Player of the Year watch list

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. Tennessee forward Grant Williams has been named to a midseason watch list of players in contention for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award.

Williams joins players like Duke's Zion Williamson and Ashton Hagans of Kentucky on the 15-name list.

Williams is currently averaging 1.5 blocks, 1.1 steals, and 5.5 defensive rebounds per game.