SEC Announces Coaches’ Postseason Awards

Posted on Mar 7 2017 - 1:26pm by Mike Strasinger

Birmingham, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its men’s basketball coaches’ postseason awards Tuesday.

 Florida’s Mike White earned SEC Coach of the Year honors while South Carolina senior Sindarius Thornwell was selected the SEC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Vanderbilt’s Luke Kornet earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Kentucky’s Malik Monk was tabbed SEC Freshman of the Year, Florida’s Canyon Barry was voted SEC Sixth Man of the Year and Texas A&M’s Robert Williams was named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year.

 First-team and second-team All-SEC honorees, All-Freshman team, All-Defensive team, along with Player, Coach and Freshman, Defensive, Sixth-Man and Scholar-Athlete of the Year were chosen by the league’s 14 coaches. Ties were not broken.

 A complete list of the 2017 SEC Men’s Basketball postseason awards follows:

Player of the Year – Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina

First Team All-SEC

KeVaughn Allen, Florida

J.J. Frazier, Georgia

Yante Maten, Georgia

De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky

Malik Monk, Kentucky

Sebastian Saiz, Ole Miss

Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina

Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt

First Team All-SEC, ALL Freshman Team- Malik Monk, Kentucky

 Second Team All-SEC

Moses Kingsley, Arkansas

Kasey Hill, Florida

Bam Adebayo, Kentucky

Antonio Blakeney, LSU

Quinndary Weatherspoon, Miss State

Robert Hubbs III, Tennessee

Tyler Davis, Texas A&M

Robert Williams, Texas A&M

All-Freshman Team

Braxton Key, Alabama

First Team All-SEC- Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt

Mustapha Heron, Auburn

Bam Adebayo, Kentucky

De’Aaron Fox, Kentucky

Malik Monk, Kentucky

Lamar Peters, Mississippi St.

Grant Williams, Tennessee

Robert Williams, Texas A&M

 All-Defensive Team

Moses Kingsley, Arkansas

Kasey Hill, Florida

Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina

Robert Williams, Texas A&M

Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt

 Coach of the Year: Mike White, Florida

Player of the Year: Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt

Freshman of the Year: Malik Monk, Kentucky

Sixth-Man of the Year: Canyon Barry, Florida

Defensive Player of the Year: Robert Williams, Texas A&M

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