Three Rebels Earn SEC Postseason Awards From League Hoops Coaches

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Ole Miss senior center Dwayne Curtis was voted All-SEC second team by the league coaches, while guards Chris Warren and Trevor Gaskins represent the Rebels on the SEC All-Freshman team, the Southeastern Conference office announced Tuesday.

 

Curtis, who ranks second in the SEC in rebounding (9.3) and second on the team in scoring (14.7), earns All-SEC honors for the second time in his career. He was an All-SEC honorable mentison pick by the Associated Press as a sophomore. The Chicago native tied for the SEC lead with nine double-doubles in conference play and ranks second with 15 double-doubles in all games.

 

Warren was a unanimous selection to the SEC All-Freshman squad. The 5-foot-10 Orlando native pours in a team-high 15.7 points per game and ranked ninth in the league with 17.1 points per SEC contest. He ranks among the top five freshmen in the SEC in scoring, assists, three-pointers and steals.

 

Gaskins earned a spot on the All-Freshman team after averaging 6.5 points per game during the regular season. The long-ball threat was pivotal in the win over Florida, scoring a career-high 19 points and draining 3-of-5 from behind the arc. He also poured in 15 points and went 3-for-5 from long range versus Auburn.

 

Curtis and Warren also received the same honors from Rivals.com on Monday, while Curtis has been named to the NABC All-District second team as well.

 

With its NCAA Tournament hopes still very much alive, Ole Miss takes on Georgia on Thursday in the first round of the SEC Tournament in Atlanta at 9:45 p.m. ET. The game will be televised live from the Georgia Dome by Raycom Sports.

 

Below is a complete list of the 2008 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches Awards.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC
Richard Hendrix, Alabama*
Sonny Weems, Arkansas
Ramel Bradley, Kentucky
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State#
Charles Rhodes, Mississippi State
Devan Downey, South Carolina
Chris Lofton, Tennessee*
Tyler Smith, Tennessee
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt#

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC
Nick Calathes, Florida  G/F
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia
Joe Crawford, Kentucky
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky
Marcus Thornton, LSU
Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss
JaJuan Smith, Tennessee
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt

SEC ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
Nick Calathes, Florida#
Jai Lucas, Florida#
Chandler Parsons, Florida*
Jeremy Price, Georgia
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky#
Anthony Randolph, LSU#
Trevor Gaskins, Ole Miss*
Chris Warren, Ole Miss#
Mike Holmes, South Carolina*
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt#

SEC ALL-DEFENSIVE TEAM
Steven Hill, Arkansas
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia
Ramel Bradley, Kentucky
Garrett Temple, LSU
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State
JaJuan Smith, Tennessee

SEC CO-COACHES OF THE YEAR
Billy Gillispie, Kentucky
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee

SEC PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt

SEC SCHOLAR-ATHLETE OF THE YEAR
Dave Bliss, Georgia

SEC CO-FRESHMEN OF THE YEAR
Nick Calathes, Florida
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky

SEC SIXTH MAN OF THE YEAR
J.P. Prince, Tennessee

SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State#

#-Unanimous Selection; *-Ties are not broken


 

 

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