The hype is real for Tennessee basketball. On Monday, the Vols were predicted to finish 2nd in the SEC in 2018 by league media.
And on top of that favorable prediction, press members also gave accolades to UT forwards Grant Williams and Admiral Schofield.
Williams was chosen as the preseason SEC Player of the Year and was named to the All-SEC First Team while Schofield was named to the All-SEC Second Team.
Williams, a junior, is the current reigning SEC Player of the Year after he averaged 15.2 points and six rebounds per game in 2017-18. Schofield, a senior, averaged 13.9 points, 6.4 rebounds and became a consummate leader for the Vols a year ago.