The SAA Player of the Year award was captured by Hank Aldous of Hendrix. The SAA Defensive Player of the Year award went to Tyler Gee of Rhodes while Centre's Perry Ayers was named the SAA Newcomer of the Year. Rhodes Head Coach Mike DeGeorge earned the SAA Coach of the Year award after he led the Lynx to the 2016-17 SAA Regular Season title.
In his final season as a Tiger, Williams earned his third All-SAA honor after he averaged 16.3 points per game. His scoring averaged ranked second only to Aldous, who averaged 16.8 pgg. Additionally, Williams ranked third in total field goals made (130), second in made threes (77), and first in free throw percentage (90.2). The Chattanooga, Tenn., native also ranked 29th in assists (38), and eighth in three-point field-goal percentage (39.7).
Along with Williams, Stone ranked in the top-five in scoring. The Knoxville, Tenn., native averaged 15.2 ppg and a league-leading 10.9 rebounds per game. In fact, Stone was the only player in the SAA to average double-digit rebounds and a double-double for the season.
Additionally, Stone ranked first in minutes played, 12th in field goal percentage (50.5), first in total rebounds (273), and 10th in assists (67).
Throughout the season, the now two-time All-SAA selection scored in double figures 17 times and had double-digit rebounds in 15 games.