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Kevin Knox named SEC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-SEC


Kentucky’s Kevin Knox has been named Co-Freshman of the Year in the Southeastern Conference, along with Alabama’s Collin Sexton, the league announced on Tuesday. Knox is the ninth Wildcat to win the SEC’s Freshman of the Year award and the eighth in John Calipari’s nine seasons in Lexington.

Knox was also named First Team All-SEC, while teammate Shai Gilgeous-Alexander earned Second Team All-SEC honors.

All-SEC First Team
Jaylen Barford, Arkansas
Chris Chiozza, Florida
Yante Maten, Georgia
Kevin Knox, Kentucky
Kassius Robertson, Missouri
Chris Silva, South Carolina
Grant Williams, Tennessee
Tyler Davis, Texas A&M

All-SEC Second Team
Collin Sexton, Alabama
Daryl Macon, Arkansas
Bryce Brown, Auburn
Jared Harper, Auburn
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky
Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi State
Admiral Schofield, Tennessee
Jeff Roberson, Vanderbilt

Knox and Gilgeous-Alexander were also among the eight freshmen named to the All-SEC Freshman Team.

The All-SEC teams were voted on by the league’s 14 coaches; ties were not broken.

Go Cats.

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

8 responses to “Kevin Knox named SEC Freshman of the Year, First Team All-SEC”

  1. DelrayCat

    Two names not on these lists…Diallo and Vanderbilt.
    Yet, ESPN still has them going first round on the upcoming draft.
    Add in Knox and Alexander…and we have 4 looming first rounders this year!
    Put up a banner!

    1. Eazy

      6 elite 8s and 4 final 4s in 8 years and people are complaining? Unbelievable the ignorance of some of our “fans”. Not to mention a national title.

    2. ClutchCargo

      DelrayCat, nice job making it about you and your expectations when the story is about Kevin Knox getting recognized for having a great year. Get a hobby, dude. SMH…

    3. Booby Petrino

      well congrats to them if they all go first round! I’m sure you don’t want Diallo back anyway.

  2. Graczyk

    How is it a tie when one made first team and the other made second team?

    1. Bourbon and Blue

      Likely because the guards that beat Sexton out for first team are upperclassmen. While the SEC was weaker at the forward position than it was at the guard position, allowing Knox to be on first team.

  3. maximumscott

    Its gonna be funny after Cal these fans complaining are gonna be the ones to say come back come back

    1. 4everUKblue

      Too ignorant to realize how good we’ve got with Cal. He not only coaches them, he teaches them to be men and the importance of giving back. I don’t see any other coach doing that.