Chris Denson named All-SEC by coaches, All-District by USBWA

Chris Denson was named Second Team All-SEC by the league's coaches and All-District by the USBWA on Tuesday. (Lauren Barnard/Auburn University)

Chris Denson was named Second Team All-SEC by the league’s coaches and All-District by the USBWA on Tuesday. (Lauren Barnard/Auburn University)

AUBURN – Tigers guard Chris Denson received a pair of accolades on Tuesday for his play this season.

He named Second Team All-SEC by the conference’s coaches as well as being named a member of the All-District IV team by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association.

Denson finished the regular season second in the SEC in scoring (19.2 points). The Columbus, Ga. native was named the team MVP at the Auburn basketball banquet Monday night.

He was the only Auburn player recognized and is the first Tiger named All-SEC since 2009 (Korvotney Barber).

There were eight first team selections and 10 second team honorees.

Florida’s Scottie Wilbekin was named the SEC Player of the Year with Gators teammates Patric Young (Defensive Player of the Year, Scholar-Athlete of the Year) and Dorian Finney-Smith (Sixth-Man of the Year) also being recognized. Kentucky’s Julius Randle was named the SEC Freshman of the Year.

Billy Donovan was named SEC Coach of the Year.

Auburn opens play in the SEC Tournament against No. 13-seed South Carolina at 6 p.m. CT Wednesday at the Georgia Dome.

Full All-SEC coaches’ teams and the USBWA All-District team are below.

First Team All-SEC

Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.

Casey Prather, Florida – F, 6-6, 212, Sr., Jackson, Tenn.

Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.

Julius Randle, Kentucky – F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas

Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU – F, 6-9, 256, Jr., Cleveland, Miss.

Jabari Brown, Missouri – G, 6-5, 214 Jr., Oakland, Calif.

Jordan McRae, Tennessee – G, 6-6, 185, Sr., Midway, Ga.

Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 260, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.

Second Team All-SEC

Bobby Portis, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 242, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.

Chris Denson, Auburn – G, 6-2, 181, Sr., Columbus, Ga.

Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.

Charles Mann, Georgia – G, 6-5, 210, So., Alpharetta, Ga.

James Young, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich.

Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas

Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss – G, 6-2, 177, Sr., Hurst, Texas

Jarvis Summers, Ole Miss – G, 6-3, 186, Jr., Jackson, Miss.

Jordan Clarkson, Missouri – G, 6-5, 193, Jr., San Antonio, Texas

Rod Odom, Vanderbilt – F, 6-9, 212, Sr., Central Islip, N.Y.

SEC All-Freshman Team

Shannon Hale, Alabama – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Johnson City, Tenn.

Bobby Portis, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 242, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.

Julius Randle, Kentucky – F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas

James Young, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich.

Jarell Martin, LSU – F, 6-9, 241, Fr. Baton Rouge, La.

Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas

Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina – G, 6-5, 205, Fr., Lancaster, S.C.

Damian Jones, Vanderbilt – C, 6-10, 235, Fr., Baton Rouge, La.

SEC All-Defensive Team

Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.

Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.

Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky – F, 7-0, 244, So., Olathe, Kan.

Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas

Josh Richardson, Tennessee – G, 6-6, 196, Jr., Edmond, Okla.

SEC Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida

SEC Player of the Year:  Scottie Wilbekin, Florida

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Patric Young, Florida

SEC Freshman of the Year: Julius Randle, Kentucky

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida

SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Patric Young, Florida

USBWA DISTRICT IV (KY, TN, MS, AL, GA, FL)
PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Russ Smith, Louisville
COACH OF THE YEAR
Billy Donovan, Florida
ALL-DISTRICT TEAM
Chris Denson, Auburn
Montrezl Harrell, Louisville
Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss
Jordan McRae, Tennessee
Casey Prather, Florida
Julius Randle, Kentucky
Trevor Releford, Alabama
Russ Smith, Louisville
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida