Brodziansky, Williams Earn Preseason Conference Honors


Oct. 12, 2017

FORT WORTH, Texas – Seniors Vladimir Brodziansky and Kenrich Williams earned preseason All-Big 12 Conference honors Thursday.

Brodziansky was named Preseason All-Big 12 Conference and Williams was named Preseason All-Big 12 Conference honorable mention. The preseason honors were voted on by the league’s 10 head coaches.

Brodziansky, a second-team all-conference selection at the end of last season, averaged 14.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game. The Prievidza, Slovakia native totaled 82 blocked shots, the second most in school history for a single season. Other postseason awards for Brodziansky last season were the Big 12 All-Defensive Team, All-Big 12 Honorable Mention honors by the Associated Press, NABC All-District 8 and the NIT All-Tournament Team.

Williams, who was named All-Big 12 Honorable Mention after last season, averaged 11.4 points and 9.7 rebounds. His 19 double-doubles led the Big 12 and ranked 11th in the NCAA. The Waco native excelled during the NIT where he recorded a double-double in all five games, including a triple-double against Richmond, and was named the NIT Most Outstanding Player.

It was the first time TCU had a player represented on the Big 12 preseason team and the first to earn any preseason conference honors since Hank Thorns was named Preseason All-Mountain West Conference during the 2011-12 season.

Brodziansky was joined on the preseason team by Jevon Carter (West Virginia), Jeffrey Carrol (Oklahoma State), Devonte’ Graham (Kansas) and Zach Smith (Texas Tech).

Others that were named honorable mention were Manu Lecomte (Baylor), Jo Lual-Acuil Jr. (Baylor), Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk (Kansas), Malik Newman (Kansas), Kameron McGusty (Oklahoma), Trae Young (Oklahoma), Mohamed Bamba (Texas), Keenan Evans (Texas Tech).

 

 

Graham was the Big 12 Conference Preseason Player of the Year. Kansas’ Malik Newman was named the Preseason Newcomer of the Year. The Preseason Freshman of the Year was Mohamed Bamba of Texas.

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