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Was Nick Calathes robbed of SEC award?

LSU's Marcus Thornton was named SEC Player of the Year over UF's Nick Calathes and UK's Jodie Meeks.

GAINESVILLE -- The Southeastern Conference announced its all-conference teams, coach of the year (Trent Johnson, LSU) and player of the year (Marcus Thornton, LSU) today.

UF guard Nick Calathes made first-team all-conference and freshman guard Erving Walker made the SEC all-conference freshman team. Let's review the numbers of the All-SEC first team.

Mthornton MARCUS THORNTON, LSU guard
PPG: 20.9, RPG: 5.5, APG: 1.8
Free-throw percentage: 75.1
Three-pointers: 57 (38.7 percent)
Team accomplishments: SEC regular-season champs; No.1 seed in SEC Tournament; lock for an at-large to the NCAA Tournament



Ncalathes NICK CALATHES, UF guard
PPG: 17.7, RPG 5.2, APG 6.4
Free-throw percentage: 71
Three-pointers: 65 (40.1 percent)
Team accomplishments: No.3 seed in the SEC Tournament; UF still needs a few more wins for NCAA Tournament consideration.






Ddowney DEVAN DOWNEY, USC guard
PPG: 20.2, RPG 2.8, APG 4.6
Free-throw percentage: 73
Three-pointers: 51 (36.2 percent)
Team accomplishments: No.2 seed in the SEC Tournament, USC is projected to receive an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament








Jmeeks JODIE MEEKS, UK guard
PPG 24.7, RPG 3.5, APG 1.6
Free-throw percentage: 89.4
Three-pointers: 107 (40.8 percent)
Team accomplishments: No.4 seed in the SEC Tournament, UK probably needs to win the SEC Tournament to make the NCAA Tournament





Ppatterson PATRICK PATTERSON, UK
PPG: 18.4, RPG 9.2, APG 1.9, BPG 2
Free-throw percentage: 77.6
Team accomplishments: See Jodie Meeks




 

Tmitchell TASMIN MITCHELL, LSU forward

PPG 15.4, RPG 7.4, APG 1.8
Free-throw percentage: 73.6
Three pointers: 10 (52.5 percent)
Team accomplishments: See Marcus Thornton

 

 

Tsmith TYLER SMITH, UT forward
PPG 17.1, RPG 5.0, APG 3.5
Free-throw percentage: 75.1
Three-pointers: 24 (29.6 percent; except, of course, when he plays Florida)
Team accomplishments: No.2 seed in the SEC Tournament, projected to receive an at-large bid into the the NCAA Tournament

 

 

Jvarnado JARVIS VARNADO, MISSISSIPPI STATE forward
PPG 13.0, RPG 9.0, 4.6 BPG
Free-throw percentage: 68.6
Team accomplishments: No.3 seed in the SEC Tournament, needs to win the SEC Tournament to make the NCAA Tournament






OK, just by looking at the numbers, Calathes or Meeks probably should have been the SEC Player of the Year. That's just my opinion. Of course, I have no problem with SEC coaches choosing the best player on the best team.

-jo-

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