By Paul Newberry/The Associated Press
ATLANTA — Georgia sophomore Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been named Southeastern Conference player of the year by The Associated Press.
The awards announced Monday also included Florida’s Billy Donovan as coach of the year and Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson as newcomer of the year.
Caldwell-Pope ranked second in the SEC in scoring at 18.5 points. The 6-foot-5 guard was a unanimous choice to the All-SEC first team, joined by Florida’s Erik Murphy, Alabama’s Trevor Releford, Tennessee’s Jordan McRae and Kentucky’s Nerlens Noel.
Henderson led the SEC in scoring at 20.1 points after joining the Rebels. He also was named to the second team.
Donovan received the coaching honor after guiding Florida to the regular-season championship and a spot in the NCAA tournament.
The 2013 Associated Press All-SEC team
The Associated Press
The 2013 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference men’s basketball team released Monday, with name, school, position, height and class (u-unanimous choice to first team):
u-Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, G, 6-5, So.
Erik Murphy, Florida, F/C, 6-10, Sr.
Trevor Releford, Alabama, G, 6-0, Jr.
Jordan McRae, Tennessee, G, 6-5, Jr.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, F, 6-10, Fr.
Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss, G, 6-2, Jr.
Elston Turner, Texas A&M, G, 6-5, Sr.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee, F, 6-8, So.
Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU, F, 6-9, So.
Murphy Holloway, Ole Miss, F, 6-7, Sr.
Phil Pressey, Missouri, G, 5-11, Jr.
Laurence Bowers, Missouri, F, 6-8, Sr.; Kenny Boynton, Florida, G, 6-2, Sr.; Alex Oriakhi, Missouri, F, 6-9, Sr.; Marshawn Powell, Arkansas, F, 6-7, Jr.; Mike Rosario, Florida, G, 6-3, Sr.; Scottie Wilbekin, Florida, G, 6-2, Jr.; BJ Young, Arkansas, G, 6-3, So.; Patric Young, Florida, C, 6-9, Jr.
PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
COACH OF THE YEAR — Billy Donovan, Florida
NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR — Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss