The SEC released their award winners today and so did the Associated Press. While Malik Monk lost the SEC Player of the Year award to Sindarius Thornwell, the AP recognized Monk as it’s SEC Player of the Year.
Monk also won the AP’s Newcomer of the Year. Mike White won Coach of the Year much like he did for the SEC itself.
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Monk, a 6-foot-3, guard, is leading the SEC in scoring at 21.2 points a game. The latest stellar freshman for the Wildcats , he burst to national prominence in his 11th college game when he scored 47 points to lead the Wildcats past North Carolina 103-100 in Las Vegas.
Monk edged South Carolina senior guard Sindarius Thornwell for player of the year and was an overwhelming choice as the top newcomer.
Good for him. Keep checking back to ASOB for more on Monk and he continues to rack up awards heading into the tournament.