Williams tabbed all-league; Dogs picked 6th

Cobe Williams

Courtesy of LA Tech Athletic Communications

Louisiana Tech guard Cobe Williams was one of 10 players voted by the league head coaches as a 2022-23 Preseason All-Conference USA honoree, as announced by the league office on Thursday.

Williams was a C-USA Honorable Mention and All-Defensive Team member while starting all 34 games for LA Tech last season.  He averaged 11.3 points per game to go along with 103 total assists (ranked 13th in the league) and 42 total steals.

The Dallas, Texas native went from averaging 7.4 points per game in non-conference to 13.5 points per game in conference/postseason.

Williams is one of the most experienced Bulldogs on the roster, having played in 94 career games.  He becomes the ninth Bulldog to be voted Preseason All-Conference USA since 2014 (second most in the league).

LA Tech, who is coming off a 24-win season and a C-USA Tournament title appearance, was picked to finish sixth in the preseason poll.  The Bulldogs open the 2022-23 season at home on Nov. 7 versus Mississippi College.

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2022-23 C-USA Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll (first-place votes)
1. UAB (9)
2. WKU (1)
3. North Texas (1)
4. Middle Tennessee
5. Florida Atlantic
6. Louisiana Tech
7. Rice
9. Charlotte
10. FIU
11. UTSA

C-USA Men’s Basketball Preseason Player of the Year
Jordan Walker, UAB

C-USA Men’s Basketball All-Conference Team
Alijah Martin, Florida Atlantic
Cobe Williams, Louisiana Tech
Teafale Lenard, Middle Tennessee
Tylor Perry, North Texas
Quincy Olivari, Rice
Eric Gaines, UAB
Jordan Walker, UAB
Emmanuel Akot, WKU
Dayvion McKnight, WKU
Jamarion Sharp, WKU