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Sindarius Thornwell Named to Freshman All-SEC Team

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The SEC announced coaches awards today. Sindarius Thornwell was among those honored.

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The SEC announced post-season coaches awards today. Among those honored was South Carolina's Sindarius Thornwell, who was named to the All-Freshman team. Thornwell's selection was unsurprising considering that Thornwell won SEC Freshman of the Week three times this season.

Here's the list of awardees:

First Team All-SEC
Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.
Casey Prather, Florida – F, 6-6, 212, Sr., Jackson, Tenn.
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.
Julius Randle, Kentucky – F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU – F, 6-9, 256, Jr., Cleveland, Miss.
Jabari Brown, Missouri – G, 6-5, 214 Jr., Oakland, Calif.
Jordan McRae, Tennessee – G, 6-6, 185, Sr., Midway, Ga.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 260, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
Second Team All-SEC
Bobby Portis, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 242, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.
Chris Denson, Auburn – G, 6-2, 181, Sr., Columbus, Ga.
Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Charles Mann, Georgia – G, 6-5, 210, So., Alpharetta, Ga.
James Young, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich.
Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss – G, 6-2, 177, Sr., Hurst, Texas
Jarvis Summers, Ole Miss – G, 6-3, 186, Jr., Jackson, Miss.
Jordan Clarkson, Missouri – G, 6-5, 193, Jr., San Antonio, Texas
Rod Odom, Vanderbilt – F, 6-9, 212, Sr., Central Islip, N.Y.
SEC All-Freshman Team
Shannon Hale, Alabama – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Johnson City, Tenn.
Bobby Portis, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 242, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.
Julius Randle, Kentucky – F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas
James Young, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich.
Jarell Martin, LSU – F, 6-9, 241, Fr. Baton Rouge, La.
Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina – G, 6-5, 205, Fr., Lancaster, S.C.
Damian Jones, Vanderbilt – C, 6-10, 235, Fr., Baton Rouge, La.
SEC All-Defensive Team
Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.
Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky – F, 7-0, 244, So., Olathe, Kan.
Jordan Mickey, LSU – F, 6-8, 220, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Josh Richardson, Tennessee – G, 6-6, 196, Jr., Edmond, Okla.
SEC Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida
SEC Player of the Year: Scottie Wilbekin, Florida
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Patric Young, Florida
SEC Freshman of the Year: Julius Randle, Kentucky
SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida
SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Patric Young, Florida

Needless to say, Florida cleaned up at these awards, much as the South Carolina Lady Gamecocks did for the women's awards. Some Carolina fans will likely be disappointed not to see Brenton Williams among those honored. While Williams had an excellent season, it's hard to argue too much with the coaches' selections. All of those selected were certainly deserving, particularly in that many of them have more well-rounded games than Williams. Gamecocks fans won't have to wait long to see one of our guys on the All-SEC lists again, as I suspect Thornwell will achieve the feat next year after having gained some seasoning this go-around.