Donovan and Parsons Sweep SEC Honors

Donovan cuts down proverbial net with COY honor

The SEC announced the all-conference teams and other awards for Men's Basketball on Tuesday. The Florida Gators can claim more than an SEC title this year. They can also claim the player of the year and the coach of the year. Billy Donovan won his first SEC Coach of the Year honor at Florida and Chandler Parsons was voted the Player of the Year. It was a clean sweep for Florida basketball.

The vote for Billy Donovan is something that has eluded him for quite a while. The Dean of SEC coaches, Donovan has four SEC titles to his name and two national championships, but has been snubbed for the award throughout his tenure. It was a well-deserved honor that was long overdue for a coach that has made Gators basketball into a perennial power and annual post season participant.

Senior forward Chandler Parsons has been the glue for the Gators in the 2010-2011 SEC title run. The Gators won only their fifth SEC title ever this year and Parsons 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals per game were a big reason why.

It has been a very successful season for Florida and it all doesn't fall on just Donovan and Parsons. Junior guard Erving Walker and sophomore guard Kenny Boynton were named to the second team all-SEC as well. Boynton averages 13.7 points, 1.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game while Walker averages 14.5 points, 3 rebounds, and 3.5 assists per game.

Patric Young, coming off the bench all year, was named to the SEC's Freshman all-conference team as well. Young is a bruiser inside and has averaged 3.3 points, 3.4 rebounds, and nearly one blocked shot per game in only 18.1 minutes a game.

Here are the SEC's awards that were handed out on Tuesday by a vote of the coaches.

First Team All-SEC

JaMychal Green, Alabama – F, 6-8, 228, Jr.

Chandler Parsons, Florida – F, 6-1-, 218, Sr.

Trey Thompkins, Georgia – F, 6-10, 245, Jr.

Terrence Jones, Kentucky – F, 6-8, 244, Fr.

Brandon Knight, Kentucky – G, 6-3, 185, Fr.,

Chris Warren, Ole Miss – G, 5-10, 168, Sr.

Scotty Hopson, Tennessee – G, 6-7, 200, Jr.

John Jenkins, Vanderbilt – G, 6-4, 215, So.



Second Team All-SEC

Tony Mitchell, Alabama – F, 6-6, 210, So.

Rotnei Clarke, Arkansas – G, 6-0, 184, Jr.

Kenny Boynton, Florida – G, 6-2, 183, So.

Erving Walker, Florida – G, 5-8, 171, Jr.

Travis Leslie, Georgia – G, 6-4, 205, Jr.

Dee Bost, Mississippi State – G, 6-2, 176, Jr.

Tobias Harris, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 226, Fr.

Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt – C, 6-11, 255, R-Jr.

Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, 225, Jr.



SEC?All-Freshman Team

Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 180, Fr.

Patric Young, Florida – F/C, 6-9, 245, Fr.

Terrence Jones, Kentucky – F, 6-8, 244, Fr.

Brandon Knight, Kentucky – G, 6-3, 185, Fr.

Doron Lamb, Kentucky – G, 6-4, 195, Fr.

Ralston Turner, LSU – G, 6-6, 193, Fr.

Bruce Ellington, South Carolina – G, 5-9, 194, Fr.

Tobias Harris, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 226, Fr.



SEC?All-Defensive Team

Delvon Johnson, Arkansas – F, 6-9, 220, Sr.

DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 210, Jr.

Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss – F, 6-8, 233, So.

Sam Muldrow, South Carolina – F/C, 6-9, 222, Sr.

Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, 225, Jr.



SEC?Coach of the Year:?Billy Donovan, Florida

SEC?Player of the Year:?Chandler Parsons, Florida

SEC?Scholar-Athlete of the Year:?Riley Benock, Mississippi State

SEC?Freshman of the Year:?Terrence Jones, Kentucky

SEC?Sixth-Man of the Year: Brian Williams, Tennessee

SEC?Defensive Player of the Year:?Sam Muldrow, South Carolina

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