Jan 11, 2014; Athens, GA, USA; Alabama Crimson Tide guard Trevor Releford (12) tries to get to the basket past Georgia Bulldogs guard Kenny Gaines (12) and forward Donte

Trevor Releford Selected First-Team All-SEC, Hale All-Freshman

Although Alabama senior guard Trevor Releford fell short of the SEC Player of the Year crown, he was honored in a big way on Tuesday.

Releford was honored as a first-team All-SEC selection by various members of the press and SEC coaches.

Releford finished his final year in conference play averaging 18.9 points, 3.4 rebounds, 3.1 assists and 2.2 steals.

This year’s first-team All-SEC selection marks Releford’s second-straight year to reach the prestigious mark. He was also selected as a second-team All-SEC member his sophomore season and All-Freshman his first year at the Capstone.

Releford wasn’t the only Crimson Tide player to be recognized on Tuesday. Freshman forward Shannon Hale was named to the All-Freshman team after a solid first year.

Hale averaged 8.8 points per game on the year, but was very impressive in conference play averaging 11.6 points.

Florida senior guard Scottie Wilbekin was named SEC Player of the Year and Gators’ coach Billy Donovan was honored as the Coach of the Year.

Wilbekin is just the second Florida player to win the award. Forward Chandler Parsons became the first Gator to take home the title in 2011.

Alabama will face the LSU Tigers (18–12, 9–9 SEC) on Wednesday night in Atlanta in the second round of the SEC Tournament. Tip-off is scheduled for 6 p.m. CT. Television coverage will be provided by ESPN3 and via the WatchESPN app. Radio coverage, as always, will be provided by your local CTSN affiliate.

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