Midseason All-SEC Teams

secWith the start of conference play behind us we thought it was time to give out some midseason college basketball awards. We are going to start out by selecting the all-conference teams for the major conferences and finish by announcing our midseason All-Americans. We will we begin our all-conference selections with the SEC. The SEC is currently experiencing a “down year” according to most people who follow college basketball. The SEC has been very strong the last few years and the eventual NCAA Champion the past two years, Florida, has come out of the SEC. This year the experience of the players and the amount of household names in the SEC may be down compared to past years, but it is not short on talent. The SEC is a conference that will bring you great offense with teams like Vanderbilt (84.9 ppg), Tennessee (84.9 ppg), and Mississippi (84.5) who are 7th, 8th, and 9th in the nation in scoring. But the SEC will also give you great defense with teams like Mississippi State (35.9 FG% against), Kentucky (38.8 FG% against), and Georgia (40.9 FG% against) which are 2nd, 19th, and 55th in the nation in field goal percentage against. As you can see, although the experience might be lacking in the SEC, the talent is still there. Without further ado here is the midseason all-conference teams for the SEC.

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(Vanderbilt’s Shan Foster)

First Team All-SEC

F- Richard Hendrix– Alabama (19.3 ppg, 10.3 rebounds, 2.2 blocks)

F- A.J. Ogilvy– Vanderbilt (18.5 ppg, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks)

G/F- Shan Foster– Vanderbilt (20.1 ppg, 4.9 rebounds, 4.0 3ptm)

G- Jamont Gordon– Mississippi State (17.8 ppg, 6.6 rebounds, 4.9 assists)

G- Devan Downey– South Carolina (19.6 ppg, 5.1 assists, 3.5 steals)

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(Kentucky’s Patrick Patterson)

Second Team All-SEC

F- Patrick Patterson-Kentucky (16.8 ppg, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks)

F- Jarvis Varnado– Mississippi State (7.2 ppg, 8.7 rebounds, 5.2 blocks)

G/F- Marcus Thornton– LSU (18.7 ppg, 6.0 rebounds, 2.6 3ptm)

G- Nick Calathes– Florida (15.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.9 assists)

G- Chris Lofton– Tennessee (13.8 ppg, 3.2 rebounds, 3.0 3ptm)

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(Mississippi’s Chris Warren)

All-SEC Freshman Team

F- A.J. Ogilvy– Vanderbilt (18.5 ppg, 6.5 rebounds, 1.3 blocks)

F- Patrick Patterson-Kentucky (16.8 ppg, 8.0 rebounds, 1.5 blocks)

F- Anthony Randolph– LSU (13.8 ppg, 8.6 rebounds, 2.4 blocks)

G- Nick Calathes– Florida (15.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, 5.9 assists)

G- Chris Warren– Mississippi (15.9 ppg, 5.3 assists, 2.9 3ptm)

This article has 4 comments

  1. chris lofton second team all-sec? he might not average tho most points but come on he has ice in his veins. clutch shot after clutch shot. i would say his numbers are down bc he has other good players around him. you’re putting jamont jordan(who?) and devan downey (again who?) over a potential all-american candidate? no way.

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  2. I definitely agree that Lofton’s supporting cast is a lot better this year. For example, last year he had to take 30.2% of Tennessee’s shots while on the court, this year he’s shooting only 24.9% of the team’s shots while on the floor. Lofton’s effective FG% has dropped from 60.3% down to 47.3% this year. That’s a huge decline from last year. You gotta expect Lofton to be in his super stud form come Tourney time, but after 18 games he has only looked like an above average player.

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  3. Lofton is not putting up anywhere near All-American numbers this year. Reputation can only get you so far, in this case it was his reputation that earned him second-team honors, not his play. He has not been putting up the stats that some thought he would this year, and there was a couple other guys that I could’ve put on the second-team instead of him, but his reputation got him in. I don’t disagree that he has ice in his veins, and he is a great shooter, but so far he is not deserving of a first-team selection. By the end of the year he could be putting up first-team numbers, I don’t doubt that, but so far this year he does not have first-team numbers.

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  4. yea it doesnt help that iowa alum tyler smith transfered there are alford left, cause thats really all iowa had going for them, dont get me wrong, lofton is sick and has the ncaa record for 3 pt shots made, but downey is averaging 3.5 steals a game…thats just silly

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