Terrence Jones named SEC Freshman of the Year

Terrence Jones
Terrence Jones - photo by Walter Cornett | WildcatWorld.com

UK freshman was named the SEC Freshman of the Year according to league coaches, as announced by the league office on Tuesday.  Jones, a 6-8 forward from Portland, Ore., averaged 17.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.9 blocks in the regular season. He led the league in double-doubles (11) and rebounding and ranked sixth in scoring and blocked shots.  Jones is the second straight Wildcat to win the league’s Freshman of the Year honor, following the heels of DeMarcus Cousins. He is the third player in UK history to win in the award, joining Cousins and Patrick Patterson (2008).  Jones and Brandon Knight were both voted First Team All-SEC performers and the two were joined by on the SEC All-Freshman team. It marks the second straight season, and second time in program history, UK has placed three players on the Freshman All-SEC team.  Junior was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team.  returns to action Friday in Atlanta in the quarterfinals of the SEC Tournament. UK will take on the winner of the Ole Miss- game. The game is scheduled for a 3:30 p.m. ET tip and can be seen live on the SEC Network. 

   

First Team All-SEC 

JaMychal Green, Alabama – F, 6-8, 228, Jr., Montgomery, Ala.
Chandler Parsons, Florida – F, 6-1, 218, Sr., Casselberry, Fla.
Trey Thompkins, Georgia – F, 6-10, 245, Jr., Lithonia, Ga.
Terrence Jones, Kentucky – F, 6-8, 244, Fr., Portland, Ore.
Brandon Knight, Kentucky – G, 6-3, 185, Fr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Chris Warren, Ole Miss – G, 5-10, 168, Sr., Orlando, Fla.
Scotty Hopson, Tennessee – G, 6-7, 200, Jr., Hopkinsville, Ky.
John Jenkins, Vanderbilt – G, 6-4, 215, So., Hendersonville, Tenn. 

Second Team All-SEC 

Tony Mitchell, Alabama – F, 6-6, 210, So., Swainsboro, Ga.
Rotnei Clarke, Arkansas – G, 6-0, 184, Jr., Verdigris, Okla.
Kenny Boynton, Florida – G, 6-2, 183, So., Pompano Beach, Fla.
Erving Walker, Florida – G, 5-8, 171, Jr., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Travis Leslie, Georgia – G, 6-4, 205, Jr., Decatur, Ga.
Dee Bost, Mississippi State – G, 6-2, 176, Jr., Concord, N.C.
Tobias Harris, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 226, Fr., Dix Hills, N.Y.
Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt – C, 6-11, 255, R-Jr., Benin City, Nigeria
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, 225, Jr., Norrkoping, Sweden 

SEC All-Freshman Team 

Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 180, Fr., Shawnee Mission, Kan.
Patric Young, Florida – F/C, 6-9, 245, Fr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Terrence Jones, Kentucky – F, 6-8, 244, Fr., Portland, Ore.
Brandon Knight, Kentucky – G, 6-3, 185, Fr., Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Doron Lamb, Kentucky – G, 6-4, 195, Fr., Queens, N.Y.
Ralston Turner, LSU – G, 6-6, 193, Fr., Muscle Shoals, Ala.
Bruce Ellington, South Carolina – G, 5-9, 194, Fr. Moncks Corner, S.C.
Tobias Harris, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 226, Fr., Dix Hills, N.Y. 

SEC All-Defensive Team 

Delvon Johnson, Arkansas – F, 6-9, 220, Sr., Chicago, Ill.
DeAndre Liggins, Kentucky – G, 6-6, 210, Jr., Chicago, Ill.
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss – F, 6-8, 233, So., Memphis, Tenn.
Sam Muldrow, South Carolina – F/C, 6-9, 222, Sr., Florence, S.C.
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt – F, 6-7, 225, Jr., Norrkoping, Sweden 

SEC Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida 

SEC Player of the Year: Chandler Parsons, Florida 

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Riley Benock, Mississippi State 

SEC Freshman of the Year: Terrence Jones, Kentucky 

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Brian Williams, Tennessee 

SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Sam Muldrow, South Carolina