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Crimson Tide has three named to men's basketball All-SEC teams

Birmingham, Ala. The University of Alabama men's basketball team had three representatives named to the Southeastern Conference's postseason all-conference teams as voted on by the coaches the league office announced Tuesday.

Junior JaMychal Green collected first team All-SEC honors while sophomore Tony Mitchell was named to the second team. Freshman point guard Trevor Releford earned all-freshman team accolades.

Green picked up the second all-conference honor of his career as one of eight student-athletes selected to the first team. Green has led the Crimson Tide with 16 points, 7.5 rebounds and 2.1 blocks per game and ranks in the top 10 in the league in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage, blocks and steals. Green is UA's first student-athlete to earn first team honors since Richard Hendrix in 2008.

Mitchell also collected his second career SEC honor after averaging 15.5 points and 7.2 rebounds per outing while shooting 52.7 percent from the floor and leading the team and the league in steals.

Releford is the latest UA standout to earn all-freshman honors as just the fourth true freshman to ever start the season at point guard for Alabama. In his first season, Releford scored 10.4 points with 3.4 assists per outing. He is the 10th Alabama student-athlete to earn SEC all-freshman accolades since 2000 and joins current teammates Green and Mitchell in having earned all-freshman status.

The three along with their teammates will open up SEC Tournament play in Atlanta on Friday afternoon at noon CST against the winner of Thursday's Georgia vs. Auburn contest.

First Team All-SEC

JaMychal Green, Alabama – F, 6-8, 228, Jr., Montgomery, Ala.

Chandler Parsons, Florida – F, 6-1-, 218, Sr., Casselberry, Fla.

Trey Thompkins, Georgia – F, 6-10, 245, Jr., Lithonia, Ga.

Terrence Jones, Kentucky – F, 6-8, 244, Fr., Portland, Ore.

Brandon Knight, Kentucky – G, 6-3, 185, Fr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

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

Scotty Hopson, Tennessee – G, 6-7, 200, Jr., Hopkinsville, Ky.

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

Second Team All-SEC

^Tony Mitchell, Alabama – F, 6-6, 210, So., Swainsboro, Ga.

^Rotnei Clarke, Arkansas – G, 6-0, 184, Jr., Verdigris, Okla.

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

Erving Walker, Florida – G, 5-8, 171, Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Travis Leslie, Georgia – G, 6-4, 205, Jr., Decatur, Ga.

Dee Bost, Mississippi State – G, 6-2, 176, Jr., Concord, N.C.

Tobias Harris, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 226, Fr., Dix Hills, N.Y.

Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt – C, 6-11, 255, R-Jr., Benin City, Nigeria

Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, 225, Jr., Norrkoping, Sweden

SEC All-Freshman Team

Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 180, Fr., Shawnee Mission, Kan.

Patric Young, Florida – F/C, 6-9, 245, Fr., Jacksonville, Fla.

Terrence Jones, Kentucky – F, 6-8, 244, Fr., Portland, Ore.

Brandon Knight, Kentucky – G, 6-3, 185, Fr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Doron Lamb, Kentucky – G, 6-4, 195, Fr., Queens, N.Y.

Ralston Turner, LSU – G, 6-6, 193, Fr., Muscle Shoals, Ala.

Bruce Ellington, South Carolina – G, 5-9, 194, Fr. Moncks Corner, S.C.

Tobias Harris, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 226, Fr., Dix Hills, N.Y.

SEC All-Defensive Team

Delvon Johnson, Arkansas – F, 6-9, 220, Sr., Chicago, Ill.

DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 210, Jr., Chicago, Ill.

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

Sam Muldrow, South Carolina – F/C, 6-9, 222, Sr., Florence, S.C.

Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, 225, Jr., Norrkoping, Sweden

 SEC Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida

SEC Player of the Year: Chandler Parsons, Florida

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Riley Benock, Mississippi State

SEC Freshman of the Year: Terrence Jones, Kentucky

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Brian Williams, Tennessee

SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Sam Muldrow, South Carolina

^-Ties are not broken

INFORMATION SOURCE: UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA ATHLETICS

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