Williams Makes Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List

CHAPEL HILL, NC - DECEMBER 11, 2016 - Forward Grant Williams #2 of the Tennessee Volunteers during the game between the North Carolina Tar Heels and the Tennessee Volunteers at Dean Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Photo By Craig Bisacre/Tennessee Athletics

Knoxville, Tenn. (WVLT)-- Tennessee standout Grant Williams is one of 20 players across the country selected to the Oscar Robertson Trophy watch List.
The Basketball Writers Association votes on these National Player of the Year candidates. The award will be presented at the Final-4 in Minneapolis. Vol fans would love nothing more than for Grant to win that hardware while accompanying his team to to college basketball's grandest stage!

Through 10 games this season, Williams is the Southeastern Conference's leading scorer (19.4 ppg). The reigning SEC Player of the Year e is the only player to rank among the league's top 10 in scoring, rebounding (8.3 rpg, 4th) and assists (4.4 apg, 7th). His .571 field-goal percentage ranks second in the conference.

Williams has a team-high three double-doubles and has scored 10 more points in every game this season.

He also is a candidate for the Citizen Naismith Trophy Men's Player of the Year, the Wooden Award, NABC Division I Player of the Year, the Karl Malone Power Forward of the Year Award and the Lute Olson Award.

The Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List includes six seniors, seven juniors, three sophomores and four freshmen.

In March, the USBWA will announce its 2018-19 All-America Team. At that time, finalists will also be chosen for the player of the year. Once finalists are announced, the entire USBWA membership will vote for the winner of the Oscar Robertson Trophy.