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Florida's Donovan named SEC coach of the year

Florida coach Billy Donovan

Florida coach Billy Donovan

GAINESVILLE — After leading his team to a 24-6 record and its second outright SEC regular-season championship in three seasons, Florida coach Billy Donovan was named SEC coach of the year Tuesday. Donovan also earned the honor in 2011.

The Gators had four players named to the All-SEC team, and UF guard Michael Frazier II, from Tampa, was named to the SEC all-freshman team.

Senior forward Erik Murphy was an All-SEC first-team selection. Senior guards Kenny Boynton and Mike Rosario and junior center Patric Young were All-SEC second-team selections. It is the first SEC honor for Murphy, Rosario and Young, third for Boynton. Young was also named scholar-athlete of the year for the second straight season, and he and guard Scottie Wilbekin were named to the SEC all-defensive team.

Antonya English, Times staff writer

SEC awards

League coaches voted for eight members on the first and second teams. They were not permitted to vote for their own players and ties were not broken.

First team

Trevor Releford, Alabama, G, Jr.

Erik Murphy, Florida, F/C, Sr.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, G, So.

Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, F, Fr.

Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU, F, So.

Phil Pressey, Missouri, G, Jr.

Jordan McRae, Tennessee, G, Jr.

Elston Turner, Texas A&M, G, Sr.

Second team

Marshawn Powell, Arkansas, F, Jr.

BJ Young, Arkansas, G, So.

Kenny Boynton, Florida, G, Sr.

Mike Rosario, Florida, G, Sr..

Patric Young, Florida, C, Jr.

Marshall Henderson, Mississippi, G, Jr.

Murphy Holloway, Mississippi, F, Sr.

Laurence Bowers, Missouri, F, Sr.

Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee, F, So.

All-Freshman team

Michael Frazier II, Florida, G

Charles Mann, Georgia, G

Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky, F

Archie Goodwin, Kentucky, G

Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, F

Alex Poythress, Kentucky, F

Craig Sword, Mississippi State, G

Gavin Ware, Mississippi State, F

Michael Carrera, South Carolina, F

All-Defensive team

Trevor Releford, Alabama, G, Jr.

Scottie Wilbekin, Florida, G, Jr.

Patric Young, Florida, C, Jr.

Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, F, Fr.

Anthony Hickey, LSU, G, So.

Reginald Buckner, Mississippi, F, Sr.

Coach of the year: Billy Donovan, Florida

Player of the year: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia

Scholar-Athlete of the year: Patric Young, Florida

Freshman of the year: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky

Sixth Man of the year: Kyle Wiltjer, Kentucky

Defensive player of the year: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky

Florida's Donovan named SEC coach of the year 03/12/13 [Last modified: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 12:45am]
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