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Calathes named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year



After a disappointing past few weeks, a little good news for Florida.

Freshman guard Nick Calathes was named the SEC Co-Freshman of the Year, sharing the honor with Kentucky's Patrick Patterson.

The Gators landed three players on the SEC All-Freshman team, voted on by the SEC coaches and announced this morning: Calathes, guard Jai Lucas, and forward Chandler Parsons.

Calathes, who leads the team in scoring with 15.9 points per game, is the only Gator to also make the All-SEC team. He was a second-team selection.

Kentucky's Billy Gillispie and Tennessee's Bruce Pearl shard Coach of the Year honors, while Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado is the league's Defensive Player of the Year. He leads the nation in blocked shots (4.8 per game).

Vanderbilt's Shan Foster was named the SEC Player of the Year.

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:24pm]


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