MBB: Finney-Smith, Allen Earn SEC Accolades

Dorian Finney-Smith
GAINESVILLE, Fla. – For the third straight season, Dorian Finney-Smith has earned
postseason honors from the Southeastern Conference. On Tuesday, the senior was named second-team All-SEC for the second year in a row after being the SEC Sixth Man of the Year in 2014.

Allen earned placement on the SEC All-Freshman team, making eight of the past nine years that a Gator freshman has earned that honor.

The pair were Florida’s top two scorers in SEC action this season, as Finney Smith averaged 15.4 points and Allen scored 12.3 points per game. Finney-Smith is also the
Gators’ top rebounder for the third straight year, averaging 8.2 boards per game this season.

The Gators (18-13, 9-9 SEC) open SEC Tournament action in Nashville on Thursday at 1
p.m. Eastern (noon local), facing Arkansas at Bridgestone Arena. The winner of that
game gets a date with co-SEC champion Texas A&M on Friday.

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.
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

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