Men's Basketball
Coaches' All-SEC Team Commodore-laden

March 9, 2010

The Coaches' All-SEC ballots have been tallied, and the great regular season Vanderbilt has had is reflected in the voting, with four Commodore players, Jermaine Beal, Jeffery Taylor, A.J. Ogilvy, and John Jenkins, receiving honors and Vanderbilt mentor Kevin Stallings being named the league's Coach of the Year. Beal led the player parade with a first-team, unanimous, All-SEC selection for his stellar play in 2009-10.

Beal, who made his first postseason All-SEC team with the selection, led the Commodores in scoring with 14.7 points per game and will depart the Vanderbilt program as the all-time winningest player. Beal becomes the 51st Vanderbilt player to make the All-SEC First Team since voting began in the 1948 campaign, and the Commodores have had a player on the first team in four out of the last five years. Vanderbilt's last first-team selection was Shan Foster in 2008 - Foster also claimed the league's Player of the Year honor.

Sophomore forward Jeffery Taylor and junior center A.J. Ogilvy were named to the All-SEC Second team for their exploits this season. Taylor, who was named to the All-Freshman team a year ago, averaged 13.9 points per game this season and led the team in steals. Taylor was also named to the league's All-Defensive team. Ogilvy grabs his third career All-SEC Second team honor in as many years after averaging 13.9 points per game and leading the team in rebounding with 6.2 rebounds per contest.

Newcomer John Jenkins, who averaged 10.5 points per contest and became one of the league's top perimeter marksman this year, was named to the All-Freshman team and was honored as the league's Sixth Man of the Year. Jenkins became the second Commodore player to win the Sixth Man of the Year honor - Scott Hundley was also awarded with the honor in 2004.

And finally, Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings was honored by SEC coaches with the Coach of the Year award, his second in his 11-year tenure with the Commodores. Stallings, who also claimed the honor from the league's coaches in 2007, commandeered the 2009-10 team to his fifth 20-win season as Vanderbilt coach and led the team to 23 regular season wins, which ties for third most in school history with the 1965 and 1974 teams. Only the 1993 and 2008 teams had more regular season victories (25).

"We're really proud of our players and the recognition they received from the SEC coaches," said Stallings. "They are all very deserving and justly awarded. When you have team success, that lends itself for guys to be rewarded for their play. We're very proud of what our team has accomplished this year and the recognition that our players have received because of that success."

A complete list of the 2010 SEC Men's Basketball postseason awards follows.

First Team All-SEC
*Trey Thompkins, Georgia - F, 6-10, 247, So., Lithonia, Ga.
*DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky - F 6-11, 270, Fr., Mobile, Ala.
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky - F 6-9, 235, Jr., Huntington, W.Va.
*John Wall, Kentucky - G 6-4, 195, Fr., Raleigh, N.C.
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State - F, 6-9, 230, Sr., Brownsville, Tenn.
*Devan Downey, South Carolina - G, 5-9, 170, Sr., Chester, S.C.
Wayne Chism, Tennessee - C, 6-9, 246, Sr., Jackson, Tenn.
*Jermaine Beal, Vanderbilt - G, 6-3, Sr., 205, DeSoto, Texas

Second Team All-SEC
Mikhail Torrance, Alabama - G, 6-5, 210, Sr., Eight Mile, Ala.
Courtney Fortson, Arkansas - G, 5-11, 180, So., Montgomery, Ala.
Erving Walker, Florida - G, 5-10, 171, So., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU - F, 6-7, 238, Sr., Denham Springs, La.
Chris Warren, Ole Miss - G, 5-10, 168, Jr., Orlando, Fla.
Dee Bost, Mississippi State - G, 6-2, 170, So., Concord, N.C.
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt - C, 6-11, Jr., 255, Sydney, Australia
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt - F, 6-7, So., 210, Norrkoping, Sweden


SEC All-Freshman Team
Tony Mitchell, Alabama - F, 6-6, 185, Fr., Swainsboro, Ga.
*Marshawn Powell, Arkansas - F, 6-7, 220, Fr., Newport News, Va.
Kenny Boynton, Florida - G, 6-2, 183, Fr., Pompano Beach, Fla.
*Eric Bledsoe, Kentucky - G, 6-1, 190, Fr., Birmingham, Ala.
*DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky - F 6-11, 270, Fr., Mobile, Ala.
*John Wall, Kentucky - G 6-4, 195, Fr., Raleigh, N.C.
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss - F, 6-8, 233, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.
*John Jenkins, Vanderbilt - G, 6-4, 215, Hendersonville, Tenn.

SEC All-Defensive Team
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky - F 6-9, 235, Jr., Huntington, W.Va.
*Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State - F, 6-9, 230, Sr., Brownsville, Tenn.
Devan Downey, South Carolina - G, 5-9, 170, Sr., Chester, S.C.
Sam Muldrow, South Carolina - F, 6-9, 220, Jr., Florence, S.C.
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt - F, 6-7, So., 210, Norrkoping, Sweden

SEC Coach of the Year: Kevin Stallings, Vanderbilt

SEC Player of the Year: John Wall, Kentucky

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Ray Shipman, Florida

SEC Freshman of the Year: DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: John Jenkins, Vanderbilt

SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State*  

*-Unanimous selection
^-Ties are not broken


 

 

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