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2016 SEC Men's Basketball awards announced

80 days ago
SEC staff

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference unveiled its men's basketball coaches' postseason awards Tuesday to cap off another exciting season of SEC basketball.

Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy earned SEC Coach of the Year honors while Kentucky sophomore Tyler Ulis was selected the SEC Player of the Year by the league's coaches. Ulis was also named the SEC Defensive Player of the Year. Alabama's Retin Obasohan earned SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year, LSU's Ben Simmons was tabbed SEC Freshman of the Year and South Carolina's Duane Notice was voted SEC Sixth Man of the Year.

First-team and second-team All-SEC honorees, All-Freshman team, All-Defensive team, along with Player, Coach and Freshman, Defensive, Sixth-Man and Scholar-Athlete of the Year were chosen by the league's 14 coaches. Ties were not broken.

A complete list of the 2016 SEC Men's Basketball postseason awards follows:

First Team All-SEC
Retin Obasohan, Alabama - G, 6-2, 210, Sr., Antwerp, Belgium
Jamal Murray, Kentucky - G, 6-4, 207, Fr., Kitchener, Ontario
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky - G, 5-9, 160, So., Chicago, Ill.
Ben Simmons, LSU - F, 6-10, 240, Fr., Melbourne, Australia
Stefan Moody, Ole Miss - G, 5-10, 179, Sr., Kissimmee, Fla.
Michael Carrera, South Carolina - F, 6-5, 214, Sr., Anzoátegui, Venezuela
Jalen Jones, Texas A&M - G/F, 6-7, 220, Sr., Dallas, Texas
Damian Jones, Vanderbilt - C, 7-0, 245, Jr., Baton Rouge, La.

Second Team All-SEC
Moses Kingsley, Arkansas - F, 6-10, 230, Jr., Abuja, Nigeria
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida - F, 6-8, 220, Sr., Portsmouth, Va.
J.J. Frazier, Georgia - 5-10, 155, G, Jr., Glennville, Ga.
Yante Maten, Georgia - 6-8, 240, F, So., Pontiac, Mich.
Kevin Punter Jr., Tennessee - G, 6-2, 190, Sr., Bronx, N.Y. A
Alex Caruso, Texas A&M - G, 6-5, 186, Sr., College Station, Texas
Danuel House, Texas A&M - G, 6-7, 212, Sr., Fresno, Texas
Wade Baldwin IV, Vanderbilt - G, 6-3, 194, So., Belle Mead, N.J.

SEC All-Freshman Team
KeVaughn Allen, Florida - G, 6-2, 183, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.
Jamal Murray, Kentucky - G, 6-4, 207, Fr., Kitchener, Ontario
Antonio Blakeney, LSU - G, 6-4, 190, Fr., Sarasota, Fla.
Ben Simmons, LSU - F, 6-10, 240, Fr., Melbourne, Australia
Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi State - G, 6-4, 202, Fr., Canton, Miss.
Kevin Puryear, Missouri - F, 6-7, 236, Fr., Blue Springs, Mo.
Tyler Davis, Texas A&M - C, 6-10, 265, Fr., Plano, Texas
DJ Hogg, Texas A&M - F, 6-8, 216, Fr., Plano, Texas

SEC All-Defensive Team
Retin Obasohan, Alabama - G, 6-2, 210, Sr., Antwerp, Belgium
Moses Kingsley, Arkansas - F, 6-10, 230, Jr., Abuja, Nigeria
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky - G, 5-9, 160, So., Chicago, Ill.
Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina - G, 6-5, 215, Jr., Lancaster, S.C.
Alex Caruso, Texas A&M - G, 6-5, 186, Sr., College Station, Texas
Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt - F, 7-1, 240, Jr., Lantana, Texas

SEC Coach of the Year: Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M

SEC Player of the Year:  Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year:  Retin Obasohan, Alabama

SEC Freshman of the Year:  Ben Simmons, LSU

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Duane Notice, South Carolina

SEC Defensive Player of the Year:  Tyler Ulis, Kentucky