The Associated Press has revealed its All-SEC teams and regular season awards. In a surprising twist, P.J. Washington was the the only Wildcat named to an All-SEC team.
The Kentucky forward was a First Team All-SEC selection after scoring 14.9 points and grabbing 7.5 rebounds per game. He was the only one on an All-SEC team, but Washington wasn’t the only Wildcat to win some hardware.
Tyler Herro was named SEC Newcomer of the Year after the freshman averaged 14.2 points per game and led the conference in free throw shooting percentage. Herro is the seventh Wildcat to win the award in the John Calipari era, joining John Wall (2010), Terrence Jones (2011), Anthony Davis (2012), Julius Randle (2014), Karl-Anthony Towns (2015) and Malik Monk (2017).
Tennessee’s Grant Williams was named SEC Player of the Year, the Vols’ first winner since Chris Lofton in 2007. Will Wade was the likely frontrunner for SEC Coach of the Year until last week. The honor fell to Ole Miss’ Kermit Davis.
AP All-SEC First Team
Daniel Gafford, Arkansas, F, 6-11, Soph., El Dorado, Arkansas
PJ Washington, Kentucky, F, 6-8, Soph., Dallas
Tremont Waters, LSU, G, 5-11, Soph., New Haven, Connecticut
Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi State, G, 6-4, Sr., Canton, Mississippi
u-Grant Williams, Tennessee, F, 6-7, Jr., Charlotte, North Carolina
AP All-SEC Second Team
Jordan Bone, Tennessee, G, 6-3, Jr., Nashville, Tennessee
Jared Harper, Auburn, G, 5-11, Jr., Mableton, Georgia
Admiral Schofield, Tennessee, G, 6-6, Sr., Zion, Illinois
Breein Tyree, Mississippi, G, 6-2, Jr., Somerset, New Jersey
Chris Silva, South Carolina, F, 6-9, Sr., Libreville, Gabon