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There’s a reason why Tennessee Volunteers forward Grant Williams is the two-time reigning SEC Player of the Year.

Purdue’s Carsen Edwards found that out first-hand during the early stages of Thursday’s Sweet 16 affair between the two teams.

Just look at Williams recover after an initial drive by Edwards, sending his smaller counterpart back on a block before stealing the ball from the backboard.

That’s some Zion Williamson-esque stuff right there from Williams. The junior entered this game averaging 14.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 2.0 steals and 2.0 blocks thus far in the NCAA Tournament.

Williams continues to do it all for a 31-win Volunteers squad that’s hoping for a spot in this weekend’s Elite 8.

Vincent Frank
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