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Three Basketball Tigers Earn SEC Postseason Honors
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Published: March 11, 2014, 10:47 AM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE – LSU junior forward Johnny O'Bryant III became the ninth LSU player to earn first-team All-SEC honors in consecutive years Tuesday when the league announced the coaches' selections for All-Southeastern Conference honors.

O'Bryant III led LSU in scoring and rebounding with his career best scoring average of 15.6 points per game and 7.9 rebounds a game. O'Bryant III, of Cleveland, Miss., is ranked ninth in the league in scoring and fourth in rebounds. He became during the season the 40th player in school history to score over 1,000 career points and he is the 21st to have both 1,000 points and 500 rebounds. He has eight double-doubles going into Thursday night's SEC Tournament second round game with Alabama at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta (6 p.m. CDT, SEC-TV | Affiliate List). His 25 career double doubles is second in the league among active players.

Others who have made All-SEC first team in consecutive years – Sparky Wade (1934, 1935); Bob Pettit (1952, 1953, 1954); Dick Maile (1964, 1965); Pete Maravich (1968, 1969, 1970); Durand “Rudy” Macklin (1978, 1980, 1981); Chris Jackson (now known as Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf) (1989, 1990); Shaquille O'Neal (1990, 1991, 1992); and, Glen “Big Baby” Davis (2006, 2007).

Also, two of LSU's freshmen were honored by the league coaches. Jordan Mickey was named Coaches second-team All-SEC and he was named to the league's All-Defensive team and the All-SEC Freshman Team.

Jarell Martin of Baton Rouge was also named to the All-SEC Freshman team.

Mickey, from Dallas, averaged 13.0 points per game and 7.6 rebounds with a league leading 96 blocks during the year.  He leads the league in block average both overall and in the SEC and his shooting percentage of 53.3 percent is second in the SEC. His rebound average is fifth overall in the SEC.

Martin averaged 10.2 points during the 2013-14 season, but averaged 11.4 points in the 18 conference games, 12.5 points in the last 11 league games with eight games in double figures. He finished the season extremely strong after spraining his ankle 33 seconds into the opening game which forced him to miss the remainder of that game and two more.

The last time two LSU freshmen made the first-year team was 2006 when Tasmin Mitchell and Tyrus Thomas were selected.

First Team All-SEC
Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.
Casey Prather, Florida – F, 6-6, 212, Sr., Jackson, Tenn.
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.
Julius Randle, Kentucky – F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU – F, 6-9, 256, Jr., Cleveland, Miss.
Jabari Brown, Missouri – G, 6-5, 214 Jr., Oakland, Calif.
Jordan McRae, Tennessee – G, 6-6, 185, Sr., Midway, Ga.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 260, Jr., Memphis, Tenn

Second Team All-SEC
Bobby Portis, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 242, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.
Chris Denson, Auburn – G, 6-2, 181, Sr., Columbus, Ga.
Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Charles Mann, Georgia – G, 6-5, 210, So., Alpharetta, Ga.
James Young, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich.
Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss – G, 6-2, 177, Sr., Hurst, Texas
Jarvis Summers, Ole Miss – G, 6-3, 186, Jr., Jackson, Miss.
Jordan Clarkson, Missouri – G, 6-5, 193, Jr., San Antonio, Texas
Rod Odom, Vanderbilt – F, 6-9, 212, Sr., Central Islip, N.Y.

SEC All-Freshman Team
Shannon Hale, Alabama – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Johnson City, Tenn.
Bobby Portis, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 242, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.
Julius Randle, Kentucky – F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas
James Young, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich.
Jarell Martin, LSU – F, 6-9, 241, Fr. Baton Rouge, La.
Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina – G, 6-5, 205, Fr., Lancaster, S.C.
Damian Jones, Vanderbilt – C, 6-10, 235, Fr., Baton Rouge, La.

All-Defensive Team
Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky – F, 7-0, 244, So., Olathe, Kan.
Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Josh Richardson, Tennessee – G, 6-6, 196, Jr., Edmond, Okla.

SEC Coach of the Year
Billy Donovan, Florida

SEC Player of the Year
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.

SEC Sixth Man of the Year
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida – F, 6-8, 212, R-So., Portsmouth, Va.

SEC Defensive Player of the Year
Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.

SEC Freshman of the Year
Julius Randle, Kentucky – F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas

 

Also on Tuesday, the United States Basketball Writers announced their All-District teams and O'Bryant III was named to the District 7 team covering Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. Here is that team:

USBWA All-DISTRICT 7 Team
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Cory Jefferson, Baylor

COACH OF THE YEAR
Larry Brown, SMU

ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Jaye Crockett, Texas Tech
Jonathan Holmes, Texas
Cory Jefferson, Baylor
Shawn Long, Louisiana-Lafayette
Aaric Murray, Texas Southern
Nic Moore, SMU
Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU
Jacob Parker, Stephen F. Austin
Bobby Portis, Arkansas
Cameron Ridley, Texas

 

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