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Georgia's J.J. Frazier, Yante Maten named to coaches' All-SEC second team

Jason Butt

jbutt@macon.com

Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier were named to the coaches' All-SEC second team.
Yante Maten and J.J. Frazier were named to the coaches' All-SEC second team.

Junior guard J.J. Frazier and sophomore forward Yante Maten were named the All-SEC second team by the league's coaches.

Frazier and Maten finished the regular season as Georgia's top two scorers. Frazier averaged a team-best 16.4 points per game, and also dished out 4.3 assists and 4.8 rebounds each time out. This recognition follows the Atlanta Tipoff Club naming Frazier the state's top men's basketball player.

Maten is averaging 15.9 points and a team-best 8 rebounds per game. Since a scoreless first half against Auburn on Feb. 24, Maten has accounted for 61 points over his past seven halves of basketball. Maten was also named to the SEC Community Service Team.

Georgia will begin postseason play on Thursday as the No. 6 seed in the SEC Tournament. Its second-round opponent will be No. 11 seed Mississippi State.

Here are all of the SEC coaches' awards, as announced by the conference on Tuesday:

First Team All-SEC

Retin Obasohan, Alabama – G, 6-2, 210, Sr., Antwerp, Belgium

Jamal Murray, Kentucky – G, 6-4, 207, Fr., Kitchener, Ontario

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky – G, 5-9, 160, So., Chicago, Ill.

Ben Simmons, LSU – F, 6-10, 240, Fr., Melbourne, Australia

Stefan Moody, Ole Miss – G, 5-10, 179, Sr., Kissimmee, Fla.

Michael Carrera, South Carolina – F, 6-5, 214, Sr., Anzoátegui, Venezuela

Jalen Jones, Texas A&M – G/F, 6-7, 220, Sr., Dallas, Texas

Damian Jones, Vanderbilt – C, 7-0, 245, Jr., Baton Rouge, La.

Second Team All-SEC

Moses Kingsley, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 230, Jr., Abuja, Nigeria

Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida – F, 6-8, 220, Sr., Portsmouth, Va.

J.J. Frazier, Georgia – 5-10, 155, G, Jr., Glennville, Ga.

Yante Maten, Georgia – 6-8, 240, F, So., Pontiac, Mich.

Kevin Punter Jr., Tennessee – G, 6-2, 190, Sr., Bronx, N.Y.

Alex Caruso, Texas A&M – G, 6-5, 186, Sr., College Station, Texas

Danuel House, Texas A&M – G, 6-7, 212, Sr., Fresno, Texas

Wade Baldwin IV, Vanderbilt – G, 6-3, 194, So., Belle Mead, N.J.

SEC All-Freshman Team

KeVaughn Allen, Florida – G, 6-2, 183, Fr., Little Rock, Ark.

Jamal Murray, Kentucky – G, 6-4, 207, Fr., Kitchener, Ontario

Antonio Blakeney, LSU – G, 6-4, 190, Fr., Sarasota, Fla.

Ben Simmons, LSU – F, 6-10, 240, Fr., Melbourne, Australia

Quinndary Weatherspoon, Mississippi State – G, 6-4, 202, Fr., Canton, Miss.

Kevin Puryear, Missouri – F, 6-7, 236, Fr., Blue Springs, Mo.

Tyler Davis, Texas A&M – C, 6-10, 265, Fr., Plano, Texas

DJ Hogg, Texas A&M – F, 6-8, 216, Fr., Plano, Texas

SEC All-Defensive Team

Retin Obasohan, Alabama – G, 6-2, 210, Sr., Antwerp, Belgium

Moses Kingsley, Arkansas – F, 6-10, 230, Jr., Abuja, Nigeria

Tyler Ulis, Kentucky – G, 5-9, 160, So., Chicago, Ill.

Sindarius Thornwell, South Carolina – G, 6-5, 215, Jr., Lancaster, S.C.

Alex Caruso, Texas A&M – G, 6-5, 186, Sr., College Station, Texas

Luke Kornet, Vanderbilt – F, 7-1, 240, Jr., Lantana, Texas

SEC Coach of the Year: Billy Kennedy, Texas A&M

SEC Player of the Year:  Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year:  Retin Obasohan, Alabama

SEC Freshman of the Year:  Ben Simmons, LSU

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Duane Notice, South Carolina

SEC Defensive Player of the Year:  Tyler Ulis, Kentucky

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