Davis Named First-Team All-SEC by AP, Coaches

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ATLANTA -- The Southeastern Conference announced its coaches choices for the 2007 All-SEC Team and LSU junior forward Glen Davis earned consensus All-SEC honors by being named to the coaches and Associated Press first teams.

Vanderbilt University doubled up on 2007 SEC coaches’ postseason awards as Kevin Stallings was chosen SEC Coach of the Year by his peers and senior guard/forward Derrick Byars was selected SEC Player of the Year by the league’s coaches. Florida teammates Lee Humphrey and Chris Richard earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year and SEC’s Sixth Man of the Year honors, respectively. Arkansas’ duo of Patrick Beverley and Steven Hill earned the SEC Freshman of the Year award and SEC Defensive Player of the Year honors, respectively.

Stallings led Vanderbilt (20-10, 10-6) to a second place finish in the SEC East Division and a first-round bye at the SEC Tournament.  The Commodores are a No. 2 seed for the first time since the league expanded prior to 1992. Byars garnered SEC Player of the Year honors in leading Vanderbilt to a 20 win season and a 10-6 mark in SEC play. Byars was also a unanimous All-SEC First Team selection. Byars finished second in scoring during SEC play with 19.1 ppg.

Joining Davis on the first team were Corey Brewer, Al Horford and Joakim Noah of Florida, Randolph Morris of Kentucky, Jamont Gordon of Mississippi State and unanimous choices Tre' Kelley of South Carolina, Chris Lofton of Tennessee and Derrick Byars of Vanderbilt.

A complete list of the 2007 SEC Men’s Basketball postseason awards follows.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC      Pos.    Ht.     Wt.     Cl.     Hometown
Corey Brewer, Florida   F       6-9     185     Jr.     Portland, Tenn.
Al Horford, Florida     C       6-10    245     Jr.     Puerto Plata, D.R.
Joakim Noah, Florida    F       6-11    232     Jr.     New York, N.Y.
Randolph Morris, Kentucky       F/C     6-11    259     Jr.     Atlanta, Ga.
Glen Davis, LSU F       6-9     295     Jr.     Baton Rouge, La.
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State        G/F     6-4     225     So.     Nashville, Tenn.
Tre’ Kelley, South Carolina#    G       6-0     188     Sr.     Washington, D.C.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee#        G       6-2     200     Jr.     Maysville, Ky.
Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt#      G/F     6-7     230     Sr.     Memphis, Tenn.

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC     Pos.    Ht.     Wt.     Cl.     Hometown
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama      F       6-10    230     Sr.     Atlanta, Ga.
Richard Hendrix, Alabama        F       6-8     265     Fr.     Athens, Ala.
Patrick Beverley, Arkansas      G       6-1     172     Fr.     Chicago, Ill.
Taurean Green, Florida  G       6-0     177     Jr.     Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia        G       6-1     205     Jr.     Jamaica, N.Y.
Todd Abernethy, Ole Miss        G       6-1     190     Sr.     Carmel, Ind.
Clarence Sanders, Ole Miss      G       6-2     180     Sr.     Phenix City, Ala.
Charles Rhodes, Mississippi State       F/C     6-8     240     Jr.     Jackson, Miss.
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt G/F     6-6     200     Jr.     Kenner, La.

SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM   Pos.    Ht.     Wt.     Hometown
Patrick Beverley, Arkansas#     G       6-1     172     Chicago, Ill.
DeWayne Reed, Auburn    G       6-1     175     Houston, Texas
Derrick Jasper, Kentucky        G       6-6     213     Paso Robles, Calif.
Jodie Meeks, Kentucky#  G       6-5     206     Norcross, Ga.
Ben Hansbrough, Mississippi State       G       6-3     200     Poplar Bluff, Mo.
Barry Stewart, Mississippi State        G       6-2     165     Shelbyville, Tenn.
Dominique Archie, South Carolina        F       6-7     204     Augusta, Ga.
Wayne Chism, Tennessee# F       6-9     245     Bolivar, Tenn.
Duke Crews, Tennessee   F       6-7     233     Hampton, Va.
Ramar Smith, Tennessee# G       6-2     185     Mt. Clemens, Mich.

SEC COACH OF THE YEAR          
Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt    

SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt      

SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Lee Humphrey, Florida

SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR       
Patrick Beverley, Arkansas     

SEC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR      
Chris Richard, Florida 

SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Steven Hill, Arkansas

#-Unanimous Selection; Ties are not broken

The 2007 Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference men's basketball team released Tuesday, with name, school, position, height and class:

FIRST TEAM
Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt, G-F, 6-7, Sr.
Al Horford, Florida, F-C, 6-10, Jr.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee, G, 6-2, Jr.
Glen Davis, LSU, F, 6-9, Jr.
Tre' Kelley, South Carolina, G, 6-0, Sr.

SECOND TEAM
Richard Hendrix, Alabama, F, 6-8, So.
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State, G-F, 6-4, So.
Joakim Noah, Florida, F-C, 6-11, Jr.
Corey Brewer, Florida, F, 6-9, Jr.
Clarence Sanders, Mississippi, G, 6-1, Sr.

HONORABLE MENTION
Todd Abernethy, Mississippi, G, 6-1, Sr.; Jermareo Davidson, Alabama, F, 6-10, Sr.; Shan Foster, Vanderbilt, G-F, 6-6, Jr.; Sundiata Gaines, Georgia, G, 6-1, Jr.; Taurean Green, Florida, G, 6-0, Jr.; Randolph Morris, Kentucky, F-C, 6-11, Jr.; Brandon Wallace, South Carolina, F, 6-9, Sr.

Player of the Year: Chris Lofton, Tennessee

Coach of the Year: Andy Kennedy, Mississippi

Newcomer of the Year: Patrick Beverly, Arkansas

 

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