Abernethy, Sanders Named All-SEC By Coaches

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Ole Miss senior guards Todd Abernethy and Clarence Sanders have been voted All-SEC by the league coaches, garnering second-team honors as announced Wednesday by the conference office. The duo helped the Rebels to their first SEC Western Division title since 2001.

Abernethy has also garnered AP Honorable Mention All-SEC and NABC All-District honors this season. The three-year Team Captain tops the SEC in assists per game and is second in the NCAA in assist/turnover ratio. He boasts two 20-point games with a pair of double-doubles and averaged 12.3 points in league play. 

Abernethy's career also features an SEC Sixth Man of the Year award as a sophomore and an SEC All-Freshman Team selection in 2004. The Carmel, Ind., native ranks top five all-time at Ole Miss in assists and 3-pointers.

A native of Phenix City, Ala., Sanders also picked up All-SEC second team distinction from the AP. He established a school record for single-season 3-pointers and finished first in the SEC in treys in league play.

Sanders leads Ole Miss and ranks fifth in the conference in scoring at 16.5 points per game and posted 10 20-point outings. He directed second-half, game-winning rallies against Tennessee, Alabama, LSU and Auburn.

The Rebels, led by AP SEC Coach of the Year Andy Kennedy, head to the SEC Tournament with a first-round bye and take on the winner of Tennessee and LSU Friday at 8:45 p.m. CT at Atlanta's Georgia Dome.

A complete list of the 2007 SEC Men's Basketball postseason awards follows.
  FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC       Corey Brewer, Florida    Al Horford, Florida      Joakim Noah, Florida   Randolph Morris, Kentucky        Glen Davis, LSU   Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State         Tre' Kelley, South Carolina#     Chris Lofton, Tennessee#      Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt#   
SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC    Jermareo Davidson, Alabama      Richard Hendrix, Alabama        Patrick Beverley, Arkansas     Taurean Green, Florida   Sundiata Gaines, Georgia         Todd Abernethy, Ole Miss       Clarence Sanders, Ole Miss      Charles Rhodes, Mississippi State       Shan Foster, Vanderbilt 
SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM    Patrick Beverley, Arkansas#     DeWayne Reed, Auburn     Derrick Jasper, Kentucky         Jodie Meeks, Kentucky#   Ben Hansbrough, Mississippi State Barry Stewart, Mississippi State       Dominique Archie, South Carolina     Wayne Chism, Tennessee#  Duke Crews, Tennessee    Ramar Smith, Tennessee# 
SEC COACH OF THE YEAR            Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt     
SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt       
SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR Lee Humphrey, Florida
SEC FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR         Patrick Beverley, Arkansas      
SEC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR        Chris Richard, Florida  
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR Steven Hill, Arkansas
#-Unanimous Selection; Ties are not broken

 


 

 

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