March 10, 2009
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NASHVILLE - Vanderbilt sophomore center A.J. Ogilvy was named to the 2009 All-SEC Second Team and freshman Jeffery Taylor was selected to the All-Freshman team by the league's 12 coaches in an announcement made today by the SEC Office in Birmingham.
Ogilvy, who leads the Commodores with 15.7 points and 7.1 rebounds per game this year, was named to the second team for the second time in his career. The 6'11 sophomore from Sydney, Australia, has been especially good as of late, tallying career highs in scoring in two out of his last three games. Included in that stretch was a 33-point, 10-rebound performance in a road win over 2009 SEC Regular Season Champions LSU. Ogilvy was joined on the second team by Alonzo Gee of Alabama, Michael Washington of Arkansas, Korvotney Barber of Auburn, Garrett Temple of LSU, David Huertas and Terrico White of Ole Miss, Dominque Archie and Zam Fredrick of South Carolina, and Wayne Chism of Tennessee.
Taylor has had an impressive freshman campaign for the Commodores, and is the fifth highest scoring rookie in the league at 12.0 points per game. He has three double-doubles on the season, and has started in every game this year. Taylor also adds 6.2 rebounds per game. Also joining Taylor on the team were JaMychal Green of Alabama, Courtney Fortson of Auburn, Erving Walker of Florida, Trey Thompkins of Georgia, Terrico White of Ole Miss, Dee Bost of Mississippi State, and Scotty Hopson of Tennessee.
Oglvy's selection marks the 12th time in the Kevin Stallings era that Vanderbilt has had a player on an All-SEC postseason team, and Taylor is the fifith player VU has had on the All-Freshman team in the Stallings era. In Stallings' 10 years at the helm of the Commodore program, there has also only been one year (2001) when Vanderbilt has not had a player on an All-SEC postseason team.
Coaches voted on eight member teams for First Team All-SEC, Second Team All-SEC and for the SEC All-Freshman Team. They voted on a five-player squad for the SEC All-Defensive Team. They were not permitted to vote for their own players and ties were not broken.
For a complete list of the 2009 SEC Men's Basketball postseason awards, click here.