Kentucky's Calipari, Davis SEC coach, player of year

March 6, 2012 

UK coach John Calipari smiled as he took Anthony Davis out the first time in the second half of the Kentucky vs. South Carolina basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012 in Columbia , S.C. He later reinserted Davis into the game. Photo by David Perry | Staff

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  • SEC teams and awards

    Teams

    First Team

    Bradley Beal, Florida — G, 6-3, 207, Fr.

    Kenny Boynton, Florida — G, 6-2, 189, Jr.

    Anthony Davis, Kentucky — F, 6-10, 220, Fr.

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky — F, 6-7, 232, Fr.

    Dee Bost, Mississippi St. — G, 6-2, 176, Sr.

    Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi St. — F, 6-11, 249, Jr.

    John Jenkins, Vanderbilt — G, 6-4, 215, Jr.

    Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt — F, 6-7, 225, Sr.

    Second Team

    JaMychal Green, Alabama — F, 6-8, 228, Sr.

    Trevor Releford, Alabama — G, 6-1, 180, So.

    BJ Young, Arkansas — G, 6-3, 175, Fr.

    Erving Walker, Florida — G, 5-8, 177, Sr.

    Terrence Jones, Kentucky — F, 6-9, 252, So.

    Doron Lamb, Kentucky — G, 6-4, 210, So.

    Justin Hamilton, LSU — C, 7-0, 260, Jr.

    Terrance Henry, Mississippi — F, 6-9, 210, Sr.

    Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee — F, 6-7, 265, Jr.

    All-Freshman Team

    BJ Young, Arkansas — G, 6-3, 175, Fr.

    Bradley Beal, Florida — G, 6-3, 207, Fr.

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia — G, 6-5, 200, Fr.

    Anthony Davis, Kentucky — F, 6-10, 220, Fr.

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky — F, 6-7, 232, Fr.

    Anthony Hickey, LSU — G, 5-11, 182, Fr.

    Rodney Hood, Mississippi State — G, 6-8, 204, Fr.

    Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee — F, 6-8, 250, Fr.

    All-Defensive Team

    Anthony Davis, Kentucky — F, 6-10, 220, Fr.

    Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky — F, 6-7, 232, Fr.

    Reginald Buckner, Mississippi — F, 6-9, 225, Jr.

    Damontre Harris, South Carolina — F, 6-9, 214, So.

    Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt — F, 6-7, Sr., 225

    Awards

    Coach of the Year: John Calipari, Kentucky

    Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky

    Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Patric Young, Florida

    Freshman of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky

    Sixth-Man of the Year: Darius Miller, Kentucky

    Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky

  • Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky

    When: 7 p.m. Saturday
    Where: LP Field in Nashville
    TV: ESPNews
    Radio: WBUL-FM 98.1; WLAP-AM 630; WWRW-FM 105.5

The University of Kentucky men's basketball team cleaned up in the post-season awards announced Tuesday by the Southeastern Conference, rewards befitting their undefeated regular-season league finish.

The league's coaches voted Kentucky's John Calipari SEC Coach of the Year for the first time, after the Wildcats' third-year coach led his team to a 30-1 overall record and No. 1 national ranking.

Freshman Anthony Davis was named Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

Senior Darius Miller was named Sixth Man of the Year.

Coaches voted on eight-member teams for first team, second team and all-freshman team. They voted on a five-player squad for the all-defensive team. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players and ties were not broken.

Kentucky's Davis and fellow freshman Michael Kidd-Gilchrist were named to the All-SEC first, freshman and defensive teams. Sophomores Terrence Jones and Doron Lamb made the second team.

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