Georgia's Mann named second-team All-SEC

semerson@macon.comMarch 11, 2014 

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Georgia guard Charles Mann reacts after a Georgia 3-point basket in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina on Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, in Athens, Ga. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)


ATHENS - Charles Mann has made the SEC coaches postseason team for a second straight year.

The Georgia point guard was named to the coaches all-SEC second team, a year after being named to the all-freshman team. Mann was the only Georgia player to be honored by the coaches' postseason awards, which also included all-defensive and all-freshmen teams.

The coaches' first team does not break ties, and therefore is very large: Eight players made first team, and 10 made second team.

Mann leads Georgia in scoring with 13.4 points per game, and also leads the team in minutes (30 per game), assists (3.2 per game) and steals (1.1 per game). He also leads the SEC in free throws attempted (246) and made (170). Mann currently ranks third all-time in Georgia single-season history in free throws attempted, and fourth in made free throws.

Florida's Billy Donovan was named SEC coach of the year, after his team finished unbeaten in the regular season. Vote totals are not released. Mark Fox would have earned at least one vote - from Vanderbilt's Kevin Stallings - had Donovan's team not gone unbeaten.

"It was unbelievable what Mark's team was able to do this year," Stallings said. "Mark would have been the Coach of the Year this year, in my opinion, if a guy doesn't go undefeated like Billy did. But, Billy going 18-0 doesn't detract from what Mark accomplished and what his team accomplished. It's easily one of the most impressive jobs that's been done in college basketball in the entire country and especially in our league."

The AP all-SEC teams are set to be announced later.

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