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F Casey Prather, Florida, senior - Not many players in the country made strides as big as Prather, who went from averaging 6.2 points as a junior to a team-high 14.6 points as a senior. He also contributes 5.2 rebounds to a squad that went undefeated in the SEC. He averaged 18 points in non-conference games against Kansas, Florida State, Memphis and Connecticut.
F Julius Randle, Kentucky, freshman - Even during a season when he didn’t come close to reaching his ceiling, the future NBA lottery pick was highly productive. Randle averaged 15.4 points and 10.5 rebounds during the regular season. He had 18 double-doubles.
G Jabari Brown, Missouri, junior - Missouri’s second-half slide overshadowed a brilliant regular season by Brown, a three-point specialist who averages 19.7 points while shooting 41.7 percent from beyond the arc. During one seven-game stretch, Brown when 26-of-42 (62 percent) from three-point range.
G Trevor Releford, Alabama, senior - The standout point guard’s senior season has clearly been his best. Releford averages 18.8 points, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals for the underachieving Crimson Tide. He’s also shooting a career-high 50.3 percent from the field. The Kansas City native will enter the SEC Tournament with 1,838 career points.
G Scottie Wilbekin, Florida, senior - The catalyst for the No. 1-ranked team in America, Wilbekin showed resiliency after an offseason suspension by averaging 12.9 points and 3.9 assists. Wilbekin, who also averages 1.5 steals, is at his best in close games. He’s the main reason Florida hasn’t lost since Dec. 2.
F Johnny O’Bryant, LSU, junior
F Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee, junior
F Patric Young, Florida, senior
G Jordan Clarkson, Missouri, junior
G Jordan McRae, Tennessee, senior
F Jordan Mickey, LSU, freshman
G Chris Denson, Auburn, senior
G Michael Frazier, Florida, sophomore
G Jarvis Summers, Ole Miss, junior
G James Young, Kentucky, freshman
Player of the Year: Scottie Wilbekin, Florida
Coach of the Year: Billy Donovan, Florida
Freshman of the Year: Julius Randle, Kentucky
Transfer of the Year: Jordan Clarkson, Missouri
Defensive Player of the Year: Jordan Mickey, LSU
Sixth Man of the Year: Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida
Most Improved Player: Rashad Madden, Arkansas
Most Underrated: Kenny Gaines, Georgia