Kentucky's Davis, Calipari sweep AP SEC honors

By Paul Newberry/The Associated Press

ATLANTA — After a dominating run during the regular season, top-ranked Kentucky made it a clean sweep of the awards on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team.

Freshman forward Anthony Davis was a unanimous choice Monday for player of the year and newcomer of the year, while John Calipari took the coaching honor for the second time in three seasons at Kentucky.

Davis is joined on the first team by another unanimous selection, Vanderbilt junior guard John Jenkins, the only player to repeat from last year’s AP All-SEC team. The remainder of the first team includes Kentucky freshman forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and two players from Mississippi State, junior forward Arnett Moultrie and senior guard Dee Bost.

The team was selected by a 12-member media panel.

The 2012 Associated Press All-SEC team
The Associated Press

The 2012 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference men’s basketball team released Monday, with name, school, position, height and class (u-unanimous choice to first team):

FIRST TEAM

u-Anthony Davis, Kentucky, F, 6-10, Fr.

u-John Jenkins, Vanderbilt, G, 6-4, Jr.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky, F, 6-7, Fr.

Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi St., F, 6-11, Jr.

Dee Bost, Mississippi St., G, 6-2, Sr.

SECOND TEAM

Kenny Boynton, Florida, G, 6-2, Jr.

Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt, G-F, 6-7, Sr.

Bradley Beal, Florida, G, 6-3, Fr.

Terrence Jones, Kentucky, F, 6-9, So.

JaMychal Green, Alabama, F, 6-8, Sr.

Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee, F, 6-7, Jr.

HONORABLE MENTION

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, 6-5, Fr.; Murphy Holloway, Mississippi, F, 6-7, Jr.; Doron Lamb, Kentucky, G, 6-4, So.; Trevor Releford, Alabama, G, 6-1, So.; Erving Walker, Florida, G, 5-8, Sr.; B.J. Young, Arkansas, G, 6-3, Fr.

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PLAYER OF THE YEAR — Anthony Davis, Kentucky

COACH OF THE YEAR — John Calipari, Kentucky

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR — Anthony Davis, Kentucky