ESPN.com last week went through its college basketball “Way-Too-Early Top 25” and picked out the most exciting player for each of the 25 teams.

For Tennessee, that player was Grant Williams.

“The SEC Player of the Year isn't afraid to throw his 6-foot-7, 241-pound frame into the lane,” ESPN’s Myron Medcalf wrote on Thursday, “and do his best Shawn Kemp impersonation as he tries to rip the rim off its foundation.

“He averaged 15.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season, and he reportedly has adopted a new diet that could help him cut some of the body fat and grow into a more potent weapon for the Vols.”

The stats certainly backup the argument.

During his standout sophomore season, Williams led Tennessee in scoring and minutes and was second in rebounding, while the Vols went 26-9, won a share of the SEC’s regular-season title and played as a No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

But Williams getting the nod sparked a friendly debate on Twitter among Tennessee players.

“Does this mean (Williams) has more swag than us, Admiral?,” redshirt junior Lamonte Turner wrote on Twitter, tagging teammate Admiral Schofield in the tweet. “I’m appalled. Lol”

Williams replied to Turner saying he was just as surprised by being picked as any of his teammates were.

“Who knew that a lil chubby kid would be fun to watch?” Williams wrote, adding that his vote would go to either redshirt sophomore Jalen Johnson or sophomore Yves Pons.

While Pons and Johnson are arguably the best athletes on roster, Williams had his share of big dunks last season.

There was the coast-to-coast flush at Arkansas in late December. Another one came against Wright State in the NCAA Tournament.

Schofield had a dominating dunk of his own against Wright State and a momentum-changing slam in the regular-season finale against Georgia.

He was arguably Tennessee’s most important player during the stretch run of the season, too, finishing with 20 or more points more often than not while helping the Vols clinch the share of the league title and play for the SEC Tournament title.

Schofield was second on the team in scoring (13.9 points per game) and minutes (28.1 per game) while leading in rebounding (6.4 per game).

Turner — Tennessee’s No. 1 option when the Vols needed a big shot in a big moment last season — has his own argument for being labeled the team’s most exciting player.

He hit the ice-cold 3-pointer to give Tennessee the lead with under 30 seconds left in a win over Kentucky at Rupp Arena, arguably the biggest shot of the season while the Vols completed the regular-season sweep of the Wildcats. He hit the late 3-pointer to force overtime as the Vols ultimately upset No. 18 Purdue in the Bahamas in November.

Both are just a snapshot of the many big buckets Turner supplied over the course of the season.

Turner led the Vols in made 3-point shots (70) and, alongside Schofield, was Tennessee’s most consistent threat from deep.

As for Pons and Johnson, the suggestions made my Williams, there were big dunks too.

Johnson provided the exclamation point on a late break against Wright State, which can be seen here. Pons had the show-stopping dunk --- watch here, around the 1:30 mark --- at the Rocky Top Tip-Off event during the preseason.

Long story short: The Vols have plenty of players fitting the description of the roster’s most excitin