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Kentucky Wildcats rack up SEC Coaches’ Awards

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Highlighted by Quickley being named SEC Player of the Year.

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The Kentucky Wildcats are once again racking up the SEC’s postseason awards.

On Tuesday, the league coaches named Immanuel Quickley SEC Player of the Year, while John Calipari was named SEC Coach of the Year. Quickley and Nick Richards were First-Team All-SEC picks as well.

In addition, Tyrese Maxey was a Second-Team All-SEC selection while also making the All-Freshman Team.

Finally, Richards and Ashton Hagans both made the SEC All-Defensive Team.

Quickley is the ninth players in program history to win the coaches’ SEC Player of the Year award and the fifth in 11 seasons under Calipari, who won his fourth SEC Coach of the Year award in Lexington.

With four players and a coach totaling eight SEC honors, UK won more conference awards than any other school.

SEC Coaches’ Awards

All-SEC First Team

Kira Lewis Jr., Alabama

Mason Jones, Arkansas

Samir Doughty, Auburn

Keyontae Johnson, Florida

Immanuel Quickley, Kentucky

Nick Richards, Kentucky

Skylar Mays, LSU

Breein Tyree, Ole Miss

Reggie Perry, Mississippi State

All-SEC Second Team

John Petty Jr., Alabama

Isaac Okoro, Auburn

Kerry Blackshear Jr., Florida

Anthony Edwards, Georgia

Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky

Maik Kotsar, South Carolina

John Fulkerson, Tennessee

Saben Lee, Vanderbilt

All-Freshman Team

Jaden Shackelford, Alabama

Isaac Okoro, Auburn

Scottie Lewis, Florida

Anthony Edwards, Georgia

Tyrese Maxey, Kentucky

Trendon Watford, LSU

Jermaine Couisnard, South Carolina

Scotty Pippen Jr., Vanderbilt

All-Defensive Team

Herbert Jones, Alabama

Isaac Okoro, Auburn

Ashton Hagans, Kentucky

Nick Richards, Kentucky

Yves Pons, Tennessee

Coach of the Year: John Calipari, Kentucky

Player of the Year: Immanuel Quickley, Kentucky

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Skylar Mays, LSU

Freshman of the Year: Anthony Edwards, Georgia

Sixth Man of the Year: Tyson Carter, Mississippi State

Defensive Player of the Year: Yves Pons, Tennessee