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Hamilton, Hickey on All-SEC Coaches' Teams
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Published: March 06, 2012, 12:34 PM (CT)
by Kent Lowe (@LSUkent), Sr. Associate SID

BATON ROUGE - LSU junior center Justin Hamilton was named second-team All-Southeastern Conference member and Anthony Hickey was named to the league's All-Freshman team announced Tuesday by the league after a vote of the league coaches.
 
The voting was based on nominations from the league teams. Coaches could not vote for their own players.
 
LSU plays on Thursday at noon in the New Orleans Arena against the Arkansas Razorbacks in the opening game of the 2012 Southeastern Conference Tournament. The game will be televised on the SEC Network (WBXH-TV in Baton Rouge) and broadcast on the LSU Sports Network (New Country 100.7 The Tiger in Baton Rouge).
 
The Tigers are 17-13 and 7-9 overall in the SEC and the eighth seed in the tournament.
 
Hamilton made the most of his first season back to play after transferring from Iowa State and sitting out last year. The 7-0 junior from Alpine, Utah, averaged 13.0 points per game, 7.2 rebounds per game and 1.3 blocks. He posted four double doubles and enters the league tournament 14th in scoring, ninth in rebounds, ninth in free throw percentage (77.4%), 9th in blocks and second in offensive rebound average (3.3).
 
Hickey, the 2011 Mr. Basketball in Kentucky, had a strong opening season for the Tigers averaging 9.2 points per game, 3.7 rebounds per game, 3.7 assists per game and 2.0 steals per game. His eight-foot floater with 1.4 seconds to play in overtime was the difference in the 69-67 win over Mississippi State in the Maravich Center. Hickey is seventh in the SEC in assists and third in steals.
 
More importantly, he had a nearly 2.0 assist-to-turnover ratio (110 assists, 56 turnovers) that was third best in the league. He scored in double figures 13 times and had 12 games with five assists or more.
 
It marks the second straight year that LSU has had a member of the SEC freshman team (Ralston Turner in 2011).
 
Also, the league has announced its annual community service team as the league continues its effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition. This marks the 14th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men's basketball as well as for women's basketball. All 20-league sponsored sports have had a Community Service team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.
 
LSU's Hamilton was selected as LSU's member of the team. He presently is in his second year as men's basketball's representative on the Student-Athletes Activity Council at LSU. He also was involved in many of the activities of the Cox Communications Academic Center's Shaquille O'Neal Life Skills Program including the American Heart Association's Go Healthy Challenge that helped teach youth learning exercises and nutritional guidelines.
 
Hamilton also joined his fellow team members at such events as the Halloween Boozar which brings several hundred area kids together for a night of fun and trick-or-treating with the LSU Student-Athletes. Hamilton also took part in "Roaring into the Halls" in which various students and group help freshman move into their new dorms by helping unpack cars and carrying furniture. He also joined the team in the annual Christmas trip to Our Lady of the Lake Children's Hospital where the team sang carols and brought smiles to those who needed it most.
 
The 2012 Southeastern Conference Coaches Team

First Team All-SEC
Bradley Beal, Florida - G, 6-3, 207, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
Kenny Boynton, Florida - G, 6-2, 189, Jr., Pompano Beach, Fla.
Anthony Davis, Kentucky - F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky - F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
Dee Bost, Mississippi State - G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Concord, N.C.
Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State - F, 6-11, 249, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
John Jenkins, Vanderbilt - G, 6-4, 215, Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn.
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt - F, 6-7, 225, Sr., Norkopping, Sweden
 
Second Team All-SEC
JaMychal Green, Alabama - F, 6-8, 228, Sr., Montgomery, Ala.
^Trevor Releford, Alabama - G, 6-1, 180, So., Kansas City, Mo.
BJ Young, Arkansas - G, 6-3, 175, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
Erving Walker, Florida - G, 5-8, 177, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Terrence Jones, Kentucky - F, 6-9, 252, So., Portland, Ore.
Doron Lamb, Kentucky - G, 6-4, 210, So., Queens, N.Y.
Justin Hamilton, LSU - C, 7-0, 260, Jr., Alpine, Utah
^Terrance Henry, Ole Miss - F, 6-9, 210, Sr., Monroe, La.
Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee - F, 6-7, 265, Jr., Madison, Wis.
 
SEC All-Freshman Team
BJ Young, Arkansas - G, 6-3, 175, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
Bradley Beal, Florida - G, 6-3, 207, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia - G, 6-5, 200, Fr., Greenville, Ga.
Anthony Davis, Kentucky - F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky - F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
Anthony Hickey, LSU - G, 5-11, 182, Fr., Hopkinsville, Ky.
Rodney Hood, Mississippi State - G, 6-8, 204, Fr., Meridian, Miss.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee - F, 6-8, 250, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.
 
SEC All-Defensive Team
Anthony Davis, Kentucky - F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky - F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss - F, 6-9, 225, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
Damontre Harris, South Carolina - F, 6-9, 214, So., Fayetteville, N.C.
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt - F, 6-7, Sr., 225, Norrkoping, Sweden
 
SEC Coach of the Year: John Calipari, Kentucky
SEC Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Patric Young, Florida
SEC Freshman of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky
SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Darius Miller, Kentucky
SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky
 
^-Ties are not broken
 
SEC Men's Basketball Community Service Team
Alabama - Trevor Releford
Arkansas - Michael Sanchez
Auburn - Kenny Gabriel
Florida - Will Yeguete
Georgia - Matt Bucklin
Kentucky - Darius Miller
LSU - Justin Hamilton
Ole Miss - Nick Williams
Mississippi State - Charles Parker
South Carolina - Malik Cooke
Tennessee - Cameron Tatum
Vanderbilt - Steve Tchiengang
 

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