Five Cats Earn SEC Honors

03/12/2013 10:18 AM

UK freshman center Nerlens Noel was named SEC Defensive Player of the Year and the SEC Freshman of the Year today, as well as a member of the First Team All-SEC, as voted by the conference’s coaches. Noel is joined on the SEC All-Freshmen Team by teammates Archie Goodwin, Alex Poythress and Willie Cauley-Stein. Junior Kyle Wiltjer was tabbed as the conference’s Sixth Man of the Year.

Here are the winners

First Team All-SEC

Trevor Releford, Alabama
Erik Murphy, Florida
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU
Phil Pressey, Missouri
Jordan McRae, Tennessee
Elston Turner, Texas A&M

Second Team All-SEC

Marshawn Powell, Arkansas
BJ Young, Arkansas
Kenny Boynton, Florida
^Mike Rosario, Florida
^Patric Young, Florida
Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss
Murphy Holloway, Ole Miss
Laurence Bowers, Missouri
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee

SEC All-Freshman Team

Michael Frazier II, Florida
Charles Mann, Georgia
^Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky
Archie Goodwin, Kentucky
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
^Alex Poythress, Kentucky
Craig Sword, Mississippi State
^Gavin Ware, Mississippi State
Michael Carrera, South Carolina

SEC All-Defensive Team

^Trevor Releford, Alabama
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida
^Patric Young, Florida
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
Anthony Hickey, LSU
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss

^-Ties are not broken

SEC Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida
SEC Player of the Year: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year:  atric Young, Florida
SEC Freshman of the Year: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky
SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky
SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky

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