Less than a week after scoring 24 points in his final regular season Southeastern Conference game, Ole Miss senior Chris Warren was named to the 2011 All-SEC Coaches team on Tuesday. The 5-foot-10 Warren was named to the first team and was a candidate for the annual SEC Player of the Year award, which went to Florida’s Chandler Parsons.Florida coach Billy Donovan won SEC Coach of the Year, his first since joining the league, while Kentucky guard Terrence Jones was named SEC Freshman of the Year. South Carolina’s Sam Muldrow won SEC Defensive Player of the Year, while Tennessee’s Brian Williams was named SEC Sixth Man of the Year.
Mississippi State’s Riley Benock was named SEC Scholar Athlete of the Year for his 3.97 grade point average as a Kinesiology major.
Warren finished the regular season second in the SEC in scoring with a 18.4 points per game average. He also averaged 2.3 rebounds and a team-high 3.8 assists per game for the Rebels, who went 7-9 in the SEC and finished third in the West.
Joining Warren on the first team were Alabama’s JaMychal Green, Parsons, Georgia’s Trey Thompkins, Jones, Kentucky’s Brandon Knight, who also made the All-Freshman team, Tennessee’s Scotty Hopson and Vanderbilt’s John Jenkins, who was also a serious contender to win the top player award this season.
Mississippi State was represented on the second team by guard Dee Bost. Ole Miss’ Reginald Buckner was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team where he was joined by Muldrow, who led the SEC in blocked shots with 3.9 per game, Arkansas’ Delvon Johnson, Kentucky’s DeAndre Liggins and Vanderbilt’s Jeffrey Taylor.
A complete listing of players who made the first, second and freshman teams can be found in the Scoreboard section on Page 8. (March 9, 2011, Page 6)