Lofton, Smith named All-SEC; Pearl coach of the year

Chris Lofton and Tyler Smith were both named first-team All-SEC by the Associated Press Monday, while Vols coach Bruce Pearl was named coach of the year for the second time in three seasons.

Vanderbilt senior Shan Foster won player of the year honors.

ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State
Richard Hendrix, Alabama
Chris Lofton, Tennessee
Tyler Smith, Tennessee
Devan Downey, South Carolina

SECOND TEAM
Charles Rhodes, Mississippi State
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky
Ramel Bradley, Kentucky
Marcus Thornton, LSU
Nick Calathes, Florida
Sonny Weems, Arkansas
Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss

HONORABLE MENTION
Joe Crawford, Kentucky
JaJuan Smith, Tennessee
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt
Anthony Randolph, LSU
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt

COACH OF THE YEAR:
Bruce Pearl, Tennessee

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR:
Nick Calathes, Florida


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