Despite injuries, Thompkins is first-team All-SEC; Leslie second team

Despite an injury-plagued junior season, Georgia forward Trey Thompkins was named first-team All-SEC by the league’s coaches Tuesday.

Travis Leslie, also a Georgia junior, was named second-team all-conference by the coaches.

Thompkins leads the Bulldogs in scoring and rebounding; he’s averaging 15.8 points per game, eighth best in the SEC, and 7.6 rebounds, fourth best in the league.  Voted the league’s preseason player of the year by the media in October, Thompkins has battled ankle, shin and toe injuries.

“He’s had a real tough go,” Georgia coach Mark Fox said on his weekly radio show Monday night, referring to Thompkins’ injuries. “Maybe once or twice all year, I felt like I saw him move around like he was healthy. That’s unfortunate because he’s a great player. And it has impacted him, it really has; he has not been as powerful because his lower body hasn’t been healthy.

“But hopefully we can continue to try to make him a little bit better every day so he can go into the postseason here with as good a chance to play well as he can.”

Georgia opens SEC tournament play at 1 p.m. Thursday against Auburn in the Georgia Dome.

Joining Thompkins on the coaches’ All-SEC first team, which has eight members,  are Florida forward Chandler Parsons, who was named the league’s player of the year;  Kentucky forward Terrence Jones, named the freshman of the year; Alabama forward JaMychal Green; Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins, the league’s leading scorer;  and guards Brandon Knight of Kentucky, Chris Warren of Ole Miss and  Scotty Hopson of Tennessee.

This is Thompkins’ second consecutive season on the All-SEC first team.

Florida’s Billy Donovan, whose team won the league’s regular-season championship with a 13-3 record (24-6 overall), was voted coach of the year by his colleagues.

Here’s the full list of award winners as voted by the league’s coaches:

First Team All-SEC

JaMychal Green, Alabama – F, 6-8, 228, Jr., Montgomery, Ala.

Chandler Parsons, Florida – F, 6-10, 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

(*- ties are not broken)

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

36 comments Add your comment

Delta Stewardess

March 8th, 2011
12:42 pm

Good for them both.

dawg gone

March 8th, 2011
12:42 pm

Well I never

Delta Stewardess

March 8th, 2011
12:44 pm

Does this mean Trey is going pro for sure now? I still don’t see him as a big time NBA player just yet. There are too many good players at his size and position for the draft this year. I do think he would be better served with 1 more season and a degree.

Delta Stewardess

March 8th, 2011
12:46 pm

dawg gone just because WE can’t get our flights on time doesn’t mean I can post fast. Here are your peanuts and would you like a sprite or something stronger for this flight.

phil

March 8th, 2011
12:46 pm

More excuses for not playing well in the SEC this year. It’s not as though it never happens, however. Same old losing every year…out in the 2nd round in the SEC tourney…bank on it. NIT, bank on it too, yet again.

BB

March 8th, 2011
12:48 pm

The problem isn’t talent, it’s coaching.

DawginLex

March 8th, 2011
12:50 pm

Trey needs to come back and get his toenails clipped regularly.
Travis definitely needs to come back.

Doron Lamb not getting the 6th man award is a joke. He is instant offense and is a lot better than Brian williams.

dawg gone

March 8th, 2011
12:50 pm

phil kindly bank this..trolling trolling

DawginLex

March 8th, 2011
12:53 pm

phil,

Have you been keeping up with UGA basketball?

We had a winning record in the SEC this year and did it without cheating. Getting to the NCAA’s would be a year ahead of schedule in my book. NIT would be fine and they could probably even win it.

No cheating.
No scandals.
No players getting arrested.
20 wins
9 conference wins.

What are you seeing? I’m seeing vast imporvement and a coach who can actually teach the game.

Delta Stewardess

March 8th, 2011
12:56 pm

dawg gone has called out the 1st TPR of the day. I am giving my 1st call for SHPR to DawginLex.
Scoring starts now.

BB

March 8th, 2011
12:56 pm

Georgia b-ball just like the football teams, beat the losing teams, lose to the winning teams. Never win championships.

DawginLex

March 8th, 2011
12:59 pm

What are you talking about stewardess?

UGGA

March 8th, 2011
1:02 pm

“did it without cheating”

And how do you know this? Just because you were not caught?

Delta Stewardess

March 8th, 2011
1:03 pm

Why did the baseball player(Taylor) have the surgery at St. Mary’s and not just go to Shepherd Spinal for all of the work? Shepherd should be better than St. Mary’s right?
No matter here is hoping all goes well and he will be back playing soon.

DawginLex

March 8th, 2011
1:05 pm

My uncle’s next door neighbor’s cousin’s niece works in the building next door to the Athletic Offices and she has told me repeatedly that she never sees any cheating going on so that is my source.

DawginLex

March 8th, 2011
1:07 pm

BB wants Felton back

DawginLex

March 8th, 2011
1:07 pm

BB thinks Kentucky had a losing record this year since Georgia beat them.

Delta Stewardess

March 8th, 2011
1:08 pm

DawginLex somebody on one of these blogs started this TPR Troll Posting Ranking and the SHPR Stupid Homer Posting Ranking. Yourself and D A doubleU G were ranked at the top on both of the RANKINGS. I just had a nasty visual of Trey’s size 15’s with bunions and clipping his toe nails. SO I gave you 1 ranking point for the day. Sorry.

DawginLex

March 8th, 2011
1:09 pm

You do the ranking?

This goes back to my Troll reference list that I provided.

I was just trying to “go green” on the blogs and save the Trolls time and energy.

Question for Phil?

March 8th, 2011
1:17 pm

Are you a Georgia fan? When your best player is only at a full strength for a small portion of the schedule, that is a legitimate REASON, not an excuse. Even so, the Dogs are dancing in the NCAAs next week, which may or may not make you happy.

Delta Stewardess

March 8th, 2011
1:23 pm

DawginLex no I don’t do the rankings. I just think you and Phil each earned 1 point for the day in each of the Categories. No big deal. We all earn some points.

Gen Neyland

March 8th, 2011
1:52 pm

Allow me a quick moment to offer up my congrats to the UGA Men’s BB team on at least a 20 W season. Nice turn about in large because of Fox utilizing his guys 99.9% better than Felton did with the 2008 SEC Tourney being the lone exception in my memory of the Felton Era. Good luck to us all in the SEC Tourney…

Americus dawg

March 8th, 2011
1:53 pm

So, do the rest of you guys think we get in the dance if we beat AU on thursday, or do we need to beat them and ALA on Fri?

weezie

March 8th, 2011
1:57 pm

Dawgs are in w/ win vs Auburn. Alabama on road is suspect-all 16 wins at home does not bode well.
Tenn should be very worried as NCAA may further punish for violations-they really need 2 wins, regardless of who they have beat earlier-tourney is about what you have done for me lately

Brian F.

March 8th, 2011
2:00 pm

Good for you Tre. However, I still think you need one more year of seasoning to be a lottery pick.

UGASlobberknocker

March 8th, 2011
2:23 pm

I have to admit Im surprised..tho “1st team” has 9 people..same with the 2nd team..thats 18 players for 19 spots..

I think someone in the SEC office needs to take the Jim Harrick basketball exam..

Q: how many players per side allowed on the floor? A 5. unless we are talking about all conference…talk about a trick question..this is prob one that was missed a lot.

Was there honorable mention.?.I thought Robinson deserved that

UGASlobberknocker

March 8th, 2011
2:23 pm

above should read ” 18 people for 10 spots”

Delta Stewardess

March 8th, 2011
2:43 pm

Don’t feel bad UGASLOBBERKNOCKER people know this is a UGA blog and good Math is relative so to speak.

Will

March 8th, 2011
2:49 pm

I hope UGA does not overlook AU on Thursday. I think if they lose they are out of the NCAA.

puppydawg

March 8th, 2011
3:43 pm

Obviously, maturity isn’t a factor in determining who makes All-SEC. Frankly, Trey has a LOT of growing up to do to become the complete player that we’ve been waiting to see. I get so PO’d watching him whine and/or hang his head when things don’t go his way.

Max Dawg

March 8th, 2011
4:27 pm

Fox better step it up next year and start winning NCAA games or he can hit the road. I’m tired of this mediocrity in basketball every year.

Bawbie

March 8th, 2011
4:59 pm

Fire Dave Perno !

Floundering Fox Hounds Batman !

March 8th, 2011
5:06 pm

Dawgs aint focused enough. Just like football team and baseball team. UGA is a party school period.

VIRGIL SNODGRASS

March 8th, 2011
6:46 pm

WE NEED DENNIS FELTON!!!

Rabun Dawg

March 8th, 2011
7:13 pm

Virgil, no we don’t!!

Gary

March 9th, 2011
2:03 am

How soon we forget ,in 2 years Coach Fox has this program going in the right direction,a winning record ,recriuts are starting to want to be a DAWG,let say this this program is far better off than it was in past years,now again if we can get these two guys to return ,with he current recriuts ,plus maybe a couple others Coach is recriuting ,then the NCAA TOURNEYwill be a yearly thing,guys give Coach Fox time ,he doing an great jovb.