Monday March 17, 2014Gators Claim Associated Press SEC Honors
Florida men’s basketball head coach Billy Donovan and senior guard Scottie Wilbekin picked up Associated Press SEC Coach of the Year and SEC Player of the Year honors on Monday, sweeping those categories after winning the same awards from the league’s coaches last week.
Wilbekin earned unanimous first-team All-SEC placement, and senior forward Casey Prather also earned first-team All-SEC recognition. Senior center Patric Young was named AP second-team All-SEC. The trio earned the same All-SEC team placement from the coaches, as well.
This marks the first time since 2001 that the Gators have placed two players on the AP first team (Brett Nelson and Udonis Haslem). It is the first time since 2007 that UF has had three players on the first and second teams (Al Horford first team, Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah second team).
Florida’s journey to the SEC Tournament title last weekend took them up against each of the other three members of the first team, Missouri’s Jabari Brown, Tennessee’s Jarnell Stokes and Kentucky’s Julius Randle.
Florida opens the 2014 NCAA Tournament on Thursday at 4:10 p.m. against the winner of Tuesday’s Albany vs. Mount St. Mary’s game.
2014 Associated Press All-SEC
Casey Prather, Florida, F, 6-6, Sr.
u-Scottie Wilbekin, Florida, G, 6-2, Sr.
u-Julius Randle, Kentucky, F, 6-9, Fr.
Jabari Brown, Missouri, G, 6-5, Jr.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee, F, 6-8, Jr.
Trevor Releford, Alabama, G, 6-0, Sr.
Patric Young, Florida, C, 6-9, Sr.
Jordan Mickey, LSU, F, 6-8, Fr.
Johnny O’Bryant, LSU, F, 6-9, Jr.
Jordan McRae, Tennessee, F, 6-6, Sr.
Chris Denson, Auburn, G, 6-2, Sr.
Kenny Gaines, Georgia, G, 6-3, So.
Charles Mann, Georgia, G, 6-5, So.
James Young, Kentucky, G-F, 6-6, Fr.
Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss, G, 6-2, Sr.
Jarvis Summers, Ole Miss, G, 6-3, Jr.
Rod Odom, Vanderbilt, F, 6-9, Sr.
Player of the Year – Scottie Wilbekin
Coach of the Year – Billy Donovan
Newcomer of the Year – u-Julius Randle
Florida Associated Press All-SEC Honors Under Donovan
First Team – Casey Prather, Scottie Wilbekin
Second Team – Patric Young
First Team – Erik Murphy
Honorable Mention – Kenny Boynton, Mike Rosario, Scottie Wilbekin, Patric Young
Second Team – Bradley Beal, Kenny Boynton
Honorable Mention – Erving Walker
First Team – Chandler Parsons
Second Team – Erving Walker
Honorable Mention – Kenny Boynton
First Team – Nick Calathes
Second Team – Nick Calathes
First Team – Al Horford
Second Team – Corey Brewer, Joakim Noah
Honorable Mention – Taurean Green
First Team – Joakim Noah
Second Team – Taurean Green
Honorable Mention – Al Horford
First Team – Anthony Roberson
Second Team – David Lee
First Team – Anthony Roberson
Second Team – Matt Walsh
Third Team – David Lee
First Team – Matt Bonner
First Team – Udonis Haslem
Second Team – Matt Bonner, Brett Nelson
First Team – Udonis Haslem, Brett Nelson
Second Team – Mike Miller
Third Team – Teddy Dupay, Udonis Haslem, Kenyan Weaks
Honorable Mention – Jason Williams