The Associated Press All-SEC men’s basketball team was released Monday with Tennessee’s Jordan McRae landing on the five-man first team, just as he did on the eight-man SEC coaches’ All-SEC team one week ago.
UT sophomore Jarnell Stokes was voted second team AP All-SEC, same as he was in the coaches’ ballots.
Georgia’s Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was the only unanimous selection to the AP first team and he was named SEC player of the year. Florida’s Billy Donovan was voted coach of the year, while Marshall Henderson, who arrived at Ole Miss from a junior college, earned newcomer of the year honors.
McRae averaged 19.2 points, playing a league-best 37.7 minutes per game in SEC conference play. He ranked fifth in the league shooting 39.2 percent on 3-point attempts.
The junior guard was joined on the first team by Caldwell-Pope, the media’s only consensus selection, Florida’s Erik Murphy, Alabama’s Trevor Releford and Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel.
Stokes was the lone player in the conference to average a double-double in league play, averaging 13.1 points and 10.7 rebounds per game.
The second team was rounded out by Henderson, Texas A&M’s Elston Turner, LSU’s Johnny O’Bryant III, Missouri’s Phil Pressey and Murphy Holloway of Ole Miss.
The Associated Press All-SEC men's basketball team released Monday, with name, school, position, height and class (u-unanimous choice to first team):
u-Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, G, 6-5, So.
Erik Murphy, Florida, F/C, 6-10, Sr.
Trevor Releford, Alabama, G, 6-0, Jr.
Jordan McRae, Tennessee, G, 6-5, Jr.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, F, 6-10, Fr.
Marshall Henderson, Mississippi, G, 6-2, Jr.
Elston Turner, Texas A&M, G, 6-5, Sr.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee, F, 6-8, So.
Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU, F, 6-9, So.
Murphy Holloway, Mississippi, F, 6-7, Sr.
Phil Pressey, Missouri, G, 5-11, Jr.
Laurence Bowers, Missouri, F, 6-8, Sr.; Kenny Boynton, Florida, G, 6-2, Sr.; Alex Oriakhi, Missouri, F, 6-9, Sr.; Marshawn Powell, Arkansas, F, 6-7, Jr.; Mike Rosario, Florida, G, 6-3, Sr.; Scottie Wilbekin, Florida, G, 6-2, Jr.; BJ Young, Arkansas, G, 6-3, So.; Patric Young, Florida, C, 6-9, Jr.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
COACH OF THE YEAR — Billy Donovan, Florida
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR — Marshall Henderson, Mississippi