“It is truly an honor to receive this and join such an elite list of former Blue Devils to have also won the award,” Williamson said in a statement. “There were so many great players who could have won this award this year. I can’t thank my teammates, coaches and family enough for helping me. This is a team award, and it’s an honor for me to accept this on behalf of my brothers.”
On Friday, Williamson was named Player of the Year by The Associated Press and U.S. Basketball Writers Association. He has also been recognized as the ACC Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year.
Williamson, 18, averaged 22.6 points and 8.9 rebounds per game while ranking second nationally by shooting 68 percent. He also ranked among the ACC leaders in steals (2.12) and blocks (1.79).
Duke was eliminated in the Elite Eight by Michigan State, and Williamson, the No. 1-ranked NBA draft prospect by ESPN.com, is expected to go pro.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.