Seniors Brodziansky and Williams earn Big 12 preseason honors


By Robbie Vaglio

Two major catalysts for TCU basketball’s success last season were honored by the Big 12 Thursday and received preseason honors from the conference.

Senior Vladimir Brodziansky was named preseason All-Big 12 and senior Kenrich Williams was named All-Big 12 honorable mention.

Brodziansky’s record-setting junior season was flooded with accolades from the conference. Averaging 14.1 points, 5.7 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game, Brodziansky earned 82 blocked shots on the season, good for second in school history over the span of a single season. Brodziansky was a member of the Big 12 All-Defensive team, All Big-12 honorable mention and the NIT All-Tournament team.

Brodziasnky is joined by Jevon Carter of West Virginia, Jeffrey Carol of Oklahoma State, Devonte’ Graham of Kansas and Zach Smith of Texas Tech.

Brodziansky’s honor is the first time a Horned Frog has received an All-Big 12 credit and the first time since 2011-12 season that a Frog was rewarded preseason conference honors. Hank Thomas was awarded preseason All-Mountain West Conference honors during the 2011-12 season.

Williams averaged 11.4 points and 9.7 rebounds over his junior season and recorded a conference-best 19 double-doubles on the season. The statistic was also good for 11th nationally. The Texas native played exceptionally throughout the postseason, recording a double-double in all five games of the NIT, including a triple-double performance against Richmond in the final game of the season at Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena.

The Frogs will look to continue their momentum from last season as they begin the season in Ed and Rae Schollmaier Arena against the University of Louisiana Monroe. Tip-off is set for 8:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 10.