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Daily double: Tyler Ulis SEC Player of Year as well as SEC Defensive Player of the Year

Tyler  Ulis (Vicky Graff Photo)

Tyler Ulis (Vicky Graff Photo)

Birmingham, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its men’s basketball coaches’ postseason awards Tuesday to cap off another exciting season of SEC basketball.

Texas A&M’s Billy Kennedy earned SEC Coach of the Year honors while Kentucky sophomore Tyler Ulis was selected the SEC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Ulis was also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Alabama’s Retin Obasohan earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, LSU’s Ben Simmons was tabbed SEC Freshman of the Year and South Carolina’s Duane Notice was voted SEC Sixth Man of the Year.

First-team and second-team All-SEC honorees, All-Freshman team, All-Defensive team, along with Player, Coach and Freshman, Defensive, Sixth-Man and Scholar-Athlete of the Year were chosen by the league’s 14 coaches. Ties were not broken.

A complete list of the 2016 SEC Men’s Basketball postseason awards follows:

First Team All-SEC

Retin Obasohan, Alabama – G, 6-2, 210, Sr., Antwerp, Belgium

Jamal Murray, Kentucky – G, 6-4, 207, Fr., Kitchener, Ontario

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky – G, 5-9, 160, So., Chicago, Ill.

Ben Simmons, LSU – F, 6-10, 240, Fr., Melbourne, Australia

Stefan Moody, Ole Miss – G, 5-10, 179, Sr., Kissimmee, Fla.

Michael Carrera, South Carolina – F, 6-5, 214, Sr., Anzoátegui, Venezuela

Jalen Jones, Texas A&M – G/F, 6-7, 220, Sr., Dallas, Texas

Damian Jones, Vanderbilt – C, 7-0, 245, Jr., Baton Rouge, La.

Second Team All-SEC

Moses Kingsley, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 230, Jr., Abuja, Nigeria

Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida – F, 6-8, 220, Sr., Portsmouth, Va.

J.J. Frazier, Georgia – 5-10, 155, G, Jr., Glennville, Ga.

Yante Maten, Georgia – 6-8, 240, F, So., Pontiac, Mich.

Kevin Punter Jr., Tennessee – G, 6-2, 190, Sr., Bronx, N.Y.

Alex Caruso, Texas A&M – G, 6-5, 186, Sr., College Station, Texas

Danuel House, Texas A&M – G, 6-7, 212, Sr., Fresno, Texas

Wade Baldwin IV, Vanderbilt – G, 6-3, 194, So., Belle Mead, N.J.


SEC All-Freshman Team

KeVaughn Allen, Florida – G, 6-2, 183, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.

Jamal Murray, Kentucky – G, 6-4, 207, Fr., Kitchener, Ontario

Antonio Blakeney, LSU – G, 6-4, 190, Fr., Sarasota, Fla.

Ben Simmons, LSU – F, 6-10, 240, Fr., Melbourne, Australia

Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi State – G, 6-4, 202, Fr., Canton, Miss.

Kevin Puryear, Missouri – F, 6-7, 236, Fr., Blue Springs, Mo.

Tyler Davis, Texas A&M – C, 6-10, 265, Fr., Plano, Texas

DJ Hogg, Texas A&M – F, 6-8, 216, Fr., Plano, Texas

SEC All-Defensive Team

Retin Obasohan, Alabama – G, 6-2, 210, Sr., Antwerp, Belgium

Moses Kingsley, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 230, Jr., Abuja, Nigeria

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky – G, 5-9, 160, So., Chicago, Ill.

Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina – G, 6-5, 215, Jr., Lancaster, S.C.

Alex Caruso, Texas A&M – G, 6-5, 186, Sr., College Station, Texas

Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt – F, 7-1, 240, Jr., Lantana, Texas

SECCoach of the Year: Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M

SECPlayer of the Year:  Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

SECScholar-Athlete of the Year:  Retin Obasohan, Alabama

SECFreshman of the Year:  Ben Simmons, LSU

SECSixth-Man of the Year: Duane Notice, South Carolina

SECDefensive Player of the Year:  Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

 

1 comment

  1. KingGhidora

    Wow! But Murray should have won freshman of the year IMO.

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