LSU’s KJ Williams earns spot on All-SEC preseason second team by league’s coaches

LSU forward KJ Williams was selected to the Southeastern Conference’s preseason second team the league’s coaches released Wednesday. Williams was also a preseason second-team choice by the league’s media.

Williams transferred to LSU for his fifth season from Murray State where last season he averaged 18.0 points per game, 8.4 rebounds and shot 53.8 percent from the field (245-of-455). He led the OVC in scoring, was second in the league in rebound average and sixth in field goal percentage.

Williams has 27 career double-doubles in 84 games during his career.

LSU opens the 2022-23 season Nov. 9, at 7 p.m. at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against Kansas City.

The complete coaches All-SEC preseason selections:

First Team Preseason All-SEC
Jahvon Quinerly – Alabama
Nick Smith Jr. – Arkansas
Colin Castleton – Florida
Oscar Tshiebwe – Kentucky
Sahvir Wheeler – Kentucky
Tolu Smith – Mississippi State
Kobe Brown – Missouri
Santiago Vescovi – Tennessee
Zakai Zeigler – Tennessee

Second Team Preseason All-SEC
Brandon Miller – Alabama
Wendell Green Jr. – Auburn
K.D. Johnson – Auburn
Kario Oquendo – Georgia
KJ Williams – LSU
Matthew Murrell – Ole Miss
Josiah-Jordan James – Tennessee
Henry Coleman III – Texas A&M

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