Three Gators earn All SEC basketball honors; Patric Young Scholar-Athlete of Year
Florida sophomore forward Patric Young has been named the SEC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and teammates Kenny Boynton and Bradley Beal were named first team All-SEC selections, the league office announced today. Senior guard Erving Walker is a member of the All-SEC second team. Beal was also named to the All-Freshman team.
Beal is the first player in Florida history to be named first-team All-SEC and SEC All-Freshman in the same season.
Young is the third Gator to earn SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honors, joining two-time winner Lee Humphrey (2006 and 2007) and Ray Shipman (2010). Young holds a 3.37 GPA in telecommunications.
Boynton and Beal are the first Florida teammates to receive first-team honors in the same season since Al Horford, Corey Brewer and Joakim Noah in 2007. Udonis Haslem and Brett Nelson also accomplished the feat in 2001, and Dan Cross and Andrew DeClerq in 1995.
Walker earned second-team accolades for the third straight year, becoming the first Gator since Haslem to be named all-conference in at least three consecutive seasons.
Here is the full list of All-SEC honors:
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.
Bradley Beal, Florida; Kenny Boynton, Florida; Anthony Davis, Kentucky;Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky; Dee Bost, Mississippi State; Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State; John Jenkins, Vanderbilt; Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt.
JaMychal Green, Alabama; Trevor Releford, Alabama; BJ Young, Arkansas; Erving Walker, Florida; Terrence Jones, Kentucky; Doron Lamb, Kentucky; Justin Hamilton, LSU; Terrance Henry, Ole Miss; Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee.
SEC All-Freshman Team
BJ Young, Arkansas; Bradley Beal, Florida; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia; Anthony Davis, Kentucky; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky; Anthony Hickey, LSU; Rodney Hood, Mississippi State; Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee.
SEC All-Defensive Team
Anthony Davis, Kentucky; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky; Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss; Damontre Harris, South Carolina; Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt.