University of Kentucky forward Terrence Jones was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Year in a vote of the league's coaches announced Tuesday.
Jones was the only UK player chosen for an individual award, but teammates Brandon Knight, Doron Lamb and DeAndre Liggins were also recognized in the all-league voting.
Knight joined fellow freshman Jones on the All-SEC first team, and Lamb was honored along with that pair as part of the SEC All-Freshman team. Liggins, a junior, was named to the league's All-Defensive team.
Jones led the SEC in rebounding (9.2 rpg) in league games while ranking fifth in scoring with 17.1 points per game. He led the SEC with 11 double-doubles.
Florida, which won the regular-season Southeastern Conference title, swept the Coach of the Year (Billy Donovan) and Player of the Year (Chandler Parsons) awards.
Mississippi State junior guard Riley Benock — a graduate of Kentucky's Meade County High School — was named the SEC's Scholar-Athlete of the Year, posting a 3.97 grade-point average in kinesiology.
Tennessee's Scotty Hopson, a junior guard out of University Heights in Hopkinsville, was named to the All-SEC first team.
Donovan was named coach of the year by his peers for the first time after leading Florida to records of 24-6 overall and 13-3 in league play. The versatile Parsons, who averaged 11.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.0 steals, became the first Gator to be named player of the year by the coaches.
Coaches voted on eight-member teams for first- and second-team All-SEC and for the SEC All-Freshman team. They voted on a five-player squad for the All-Defensive team. They were not permitted to vote for their own players, and ties were not broken.