Auburn junior guard Wendell Green Jr. (Detroit, Michigan) and sophomore forward Johni Broome (Plant City, Florida) were both honored on the All-Southeastern Conference Second Team as the league announced its postseason men’s basketball awards on Monday.
Green is the Tigers’ top playmaker, having recorded his third-straight 100-plus assist season averaging 4.2 per contest, which is third most in the SEC. He also ranks 15th in scoring (13.9 ppg), fourth in free throw percentage (.831) and 10th in steals (1.7).
Green has started and played in all 31 games this season, recording 21 double-figure games including seven 20-point outings — all but two of those in conference play.
A former two-time all-conference player in the Ohio Valley Conference, Broome quickly solidified himself as one of the top big men in the SEC this season. He is one of only nine league players to rank in the Top 15 in scoring (14th, 14.0 ppg) and rebounding (second, 8.4 rpg).
Broome also ranks No. 10 nationally, averaging 2.4 blocks per game. He has recorded nine double-doubles and is currently on a six-game, double-digit scoring streak entering this week’s SEC Tournament in Nashville.
Senior forward Jaylin Williams (Nahunta, Georgia) was named to the SEC Community Service Team for his volunteer work off the court. Throughout his four-year career, he has been active in team- and Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)-led community service projects. Last summer, he and his teammates volunteered at Our House, a local mission outreach program that assists children and families who live in Auburn Public Housing.
Williams also spent time at Oak Park Retirement Home visiting and playing bingo with residents as part of Tigers Give Back Community Service Day. Through the Jason Dufner Foundation, he helped stuff backpacks to aid in the organization’s mission to end child hunger in Lee County Alabama. Every week, volunteers pack over 1,400 bags of food for children in the county.
In addition to his involvement in the surrounding community, Williams had the unique opportunity to serve the campus community as an intern with Auburn Wheelchair Basketball, a wheelchair basketball team developed through a collaboration between the Auburn University Office of Accessibility and School of Kinesiology, which is his major. Every week during the fall semester, Williams would coach and motivate wheelchair student-athletes, who named the “J-Will Drill,” after him.