Tennessee's Stokes, McRae Earn AP All-SEC Basketball Honors

Tuesday, March 18, 2014 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com
- photo by UT Athletics

Less than 24 hours after officially landing a spot in the NCAA Tournament, the Tennessee basketball team received more good news Monday, as junior Jarnell Stokes and senior Jordan McRae earned All-SEC status from the Associated Press.

Stokes was a first-team selection, and McRae was named to the second team. Last week, Stokes and McRae both received first-team All-SEC honors from the league’s head coaches.

Tennessee joined Florida and LSU as the only league teams with multiple AP first- or second-team All-SEC selections.

A forward from Memphis, Tenn., Stokes averages 14.7 points and a team-best 10.3 rebounds this season. He has a career-best 19 double-doubles on the year and also leads the team in blocks with 34.

McRae, a guard from Midway, Ga., leads the Vols in scoring (18.6 ppg), assists (2.5 apg) and 3-point percentage (.371). His 32 blocked shots are second-most on the team, trailing only Stokes.

McRae (1,442) and Stokes (1,057) both joined UT’s 1,000-point club this year.

The Volunteers (21-12, 11-7 SEC) face Iowa (20-12, 9-9 Big Ten) in an NCAA Tournament first-round clash Wednesday at 9:10 p.m. ET in Dayton, Ohio. The game will be televised nationally on TruTV.

2014 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC TEAMS

First Team

u-Julius Randle, Kentucky

u-Scottie Wilbekin, Florida

Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee

Casey Prather, Florida

Jabari Brown, Missouri

Second Team

Jordan McRae, Tennessee

Trevor Releford, Alabama

Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU

Patric Young, Florida

Jordan Mickey, LSU

Honorable Mention

Chris Denson, Auburn

Kenny Gaines, Georgia

Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss

Charles Mann, Georgia

Rod Odom, Vanderbilt

Jarvis Summers, Ole Miss

James Young, Kentucky

Player of the Year - Scottie Wilbekin, Florida

Coach of the Year - Billy Donovan, Florida

Newcomer of the Year - u-Julius Randle, Kentucky

u – unanimous selection

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)


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