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UA's Torrance, Mitchell earn All-SEC Honors from Coaches

BIRMINGHAM, AL  – University of Alabama senior Mikhail Torrance and freshman Tony Mitchell garnered postseason all-Southeastern Conference honors as voted on by the league's men's basketball coaches, the conference office announced Tuesday. 

Torrance was named to the all-SEC second team while Mitchell earned all-freshman honors. It is the second consecutive season Alabama has had both an all-SEC and all-freshman selection. 

Torrance, a 6-5 senior guard from Eight Mile, Ala., earns his first all-SEC accolade after leading the Crimson Tide in scoring with 15.4 points per game in his senior season. He is also third in the league in assists with 5.3 per game and has converted on 47.7 percent of his field-goal attempts and an SEC-best 86.9 percent of his free-throw attempts. 

Mitchell, the reigning SEC Freshman of the Week, is joined by eight other freshmen on the all-freshman team. The 6-6 forward from Swainsboro, Ga., averaged 9.2 points and 5.6 rebounds for the Tide. Among all league freshmen he ranked seventh in scoring and third in rebounding. 

Coaches All-SEC Teams

First Team All-SEC

*Trey Thompkins, Georgia – F, 6-10, 247, So., Lithonia, Ga.

*DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky – F 6-11, 270, Fr., Mobile, Ala.

Patrick Patterson, Kentucky – F 6-9, 235, Jr., Huntington, W.Va.

*John Wall, Kentucky – G 6-4, 195, Fr., Raleigh, N.C.

Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State – F, 6-9, 230, Sr., Brownsville, Tenn.

*Devan Downey, South Carolina – G, 5-9, 170, Sr., Chester, S.C.

Wayne Chism, Tennessee – C, 6-9, 246, Sr., Jackson, Tenn.

*Jermaine Beal, Vanderbilt – G, 6-3, Sr., 205, DeSoto, Texas

 

Second Team All-SEC

Mikhail Torrance, Alabama – G, 6-5, 210, Sr., Eight Mile, Ala.

Courtney Fortson, Arkansas – G, 5-11, 180, So., Montgomery, Ala.

Erving Walker, Florida – G, 5-10, 171, So., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tasmin Mitchell, LSU – F, 6-7, 238, Sr., Denham Springs, La.

Chris Warren, Ole Miss – G, 5-10, 168, Jr., Orlando, Fla.

Dee Bost, Mississippi State – G, 6-2, 170, So., Concord, N.C.

A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt – C, 6-11, Jr., 255, Sydney, Australia

Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, So., 210, Norrkoping, Sweden

 

SEC All-Freshman Team

Tony Mitchell, Alabama – F, 6-6, 185, Fr., Swainsboro, Ga.

*Marshawn Powell, Arkansas – F, 6-7, 220, Fr., Newport News, Va.

Kenny Boynton, Florida – G, 6-2, 183, Fr., Pompano Beach, Fla.

*Eric Bledsoe, Kentucky – G, 6-1, 190, Fr., Birmingham, Ala.

*DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky – F 6-11, 270, Fr., Mobile, Ala.

*John Wall, Kentucky – G 6-4, 195, Fr., Raleigh, N.C.

Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss – F, 6-8, 233, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.

*John Jenkins, Vanderbilt – G, 6-4, 215, Hendersonville, Tenn.

 

SEC All-Defensive Team

Patrick Patterson, Kentucky – F 6-9, 235, Jr., Huntington, W.Va.

*Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State – F, 6-9, 230, Sr., Brownsville, Tenn.

Devan Downey, South Carolina – G, 5-9, 170, Sr., Chester, S.C.

Sam Muldrow, South Carolina – F, 6-9, 220, Jr., Florence, S.C.

Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, So., 210, Norrkoping, Sweden

 

SEC Coach of the Year: Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt

SEC Player of the Year: John Wall, Kentucky

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ray Shipman, Florida

SEC Freshman of the Year: DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: John Jenkins, Vanderbilt

SEC Defensive Player of the Year: *Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State

 

*-Unanimous selection

^-Ties are not broken

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