Davis Named First-Team All-SEC by AP, Coaches
LSU Sports Interactive
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:
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.
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.
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