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    2012 SEC Men’s Basketball Awards Announced

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

    Kentucky’s John Calipari earned SEC Coach of the Year honors while Kentucky freshman forward Anthony Davis was selected the SEC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Davis also took home SEC Freshman of the Year and SEC Defensive Player of the Year accolades. Kentucky’s Darius Miller was tabbed SEC Sixth Man of the Year while Florida’s Patric Young earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors.

    This is the first SEC Coach of the Year honor for Calipari, who led the Wildcats to a perfect 16-0 mark in league play, a 30-1 overall record and a No. 1 national ranking. It is just the third time that a team has posted an unblemished mark in conference play when playing a league schedule consisting of 16 games or more.

    Davis garnered the multiple honors after leading the Wildcats in scoring (14.4 ppg) and rebounding (9.8 rpg). The Chicago, Ill., native is leading the nation with 4.71 blocks per game and is second nationally in field goal percentage (.663). He becomes the  seventh Kentucky player to be named SEC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. 

    Young earned the SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year award, sporting a 3.37 grade-point average in Telecommunications. The sophomore from Jacksonville, Fla., is averaging 10.5 points and 6.5 rebounds for the nationally-ranked Gators.

    Miller won the SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year award after averaging 10 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game.

    Coaches voted on eight member teams for First Team All-SEC, Second Team All-SEC and for the SEC All-Freshman Team. They voted on a five-player squad for the SEC All-Defensive Team. They were not permitted to vote for their own players and ties were not broken.

    A complete list of the 2012 SEC Men’s Basketball postseason awards follows.

    First Team All-SEC
    Bradley Beal, Florida – G, 6-3, 207, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
    Kenny Boynton, Florida – G, 6-2, 189, Jr., Pompano Beach, Fla.
    Anthony Davis, Kentucky – F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky – F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
    Dee Bost, Mississippi State – G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Concord, N.C.
    Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State – F, 6-11, 249, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
    John Jenkins, Vanderbilt – G, 6-4, 215, Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn.
    Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, 225, Sr., Norkopping, Sweden

    Second Team All-SEC
    JaMychal Green, Alabama – F, 6-8, 228, Sr., Montgomery, Ala.
    ^Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 180, So., Kansas City, Mo.
    BJ Young, Arkansas – G, 6-3, 175, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
    Erving Walker, Florida – G, 5-8, 177, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.
    Terrence Jones, Kentucky – F, 6-9, 252, So., Portland, Ore.
    Doron Lamb, Kentucky – G, 6-4, 210, So., Queens, N.Y.
    Justin Hamilton, LSU – C, 7-0, 260, Jr., Alpine, Utah
    ^Terrance Henry, Ole Miss – F, 6-9, 210, Sr., Monroe, La.
    Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee – F, 6-7, 265, Jr., Madison, Wis.

    SEC All-Freshman Team
    BJ Young, Arkansas – G, 6-3, 175, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
    Bradley Beal, Florida – G, 6-3, 207, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia – G, 6-5, 200, Fr., Greenville, Ga.
    Anthony Davis, Kentucky – F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky – F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
    Anthony Hickey, LSU – G, 5-11, 182, Fr., Hopkinsville, Ky.
    Rodney Hood, Mississippi State – G, 6-8, 204, Fr., Meridian, Miss.
    Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 250, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.

    SEC All-Defensive Team
    Anthony Davis, Kentucky – F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky – F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
    Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss – F, 6-9, 225, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
    Damontre Harris, South Carolina – F, 6-9, 214, So., Fayetteville, N.C.
    Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, Sr., 225, Norrkoping, Sweden

    SEC Coach of the Year: John Calipari, Kentucky
    SEC Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky
    SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Patric Young, Florida
    SEC Freshman of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky
    SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Darius Miller, Kentucky
    SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky

    ^-Ties are not broken