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Damontre Harris Selected To SEC All-Defensive Team

 

March 6, 2012


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March 6, 2012
Damontre Harris
NEW ORLEANS, La. - South Carolina sophomore forward Damontre Harris has been selected to the SEC All-Defensive Team, as voted on by the league coaches. It was announced on Tuesday in advance of the 2012 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 8-11, in New Orleans, La. The honor is the first All-SEC honor of Harris' career.

Harris has had a stellar season thus far on the defensive end during his sophomore campaign. Entering tournament play, Harris has posted 70 blocks this season and ranks second in the SEC with 2.3 blocks per outing, which ranks 29th in the nation. Harris has tallied 17 games with at least two blocks and six games with at least five blocks in 2011-12. The sophomore from Fayetteville, N.C., averages 6.8 points and a team-high 5.6 rebounds per game.

South Carolina begins SEC Tournament play on Thursday, March 8, vs. fifth-seeded Alabama. Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET, with the contest to be televised on the SEC Network.

Below is a complete list of the All-SEC awards:

First Team All-SEC
Bradley Beal, Florida - G, 6-3, 207, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
Kenny Boynton, Florida - G, 6-2, 189, Jr., Pompano Beach, Fla.
Anthony Davis, Kentucky - F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky - F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
Dee Bost, Mississippi State - G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Concord, N.C.
Arnett Moultrie, Mississippi State - F, 6-11, 249, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
John Jenkins, Vanderbilt - G, 6-4, 215, Jr., Hendersonville, Tenn.
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt - F, 6-7, 225, Sr., Norkopping, Sweden

Second Team All-SEC
JaMychal Green, Alabama - F, 6-8, 228, Sr., Montgomery, Ala.
^Trevor Releford, Alabama - G, 6-1, 180, So., Kansas City, Mo.
BJ Young, Arkansas - G, 6-3, 175, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
Erving Walker, Florida - G, 5-8, 177, Sr., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Terrence Jones, Kentucky - F, 6-9, 252, So., Portland, Ore.
Doron Lamb, Kentucky - G, 6-4, 210, So., Queens, N.Y.
Justin Hamilton, LSU - C, 7-0, 260, Jr., Alpine, Utah
^Terrance Henry, Ole Miss - F, 6-9, 210, Sr., Monroe, La.
Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee - F, 6-7, 265, Jr., Madison, Wis.

SEC All-Freshman Team
BJ Young, Arkansas - G, 6-3, 175, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
Bradley Beal, Florida - G, 6-3, 207, Fr., St. Louis, Mo.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia - G, 6-5, 200, Fr., Greenville, Ga.
Anthony Davis, Kentucky - F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky - F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
Anthony Hickey, LSU - G, 5-11, 182, Fr., Hopkinsville, Ky.
Rodney Hood, Mississippi State - G, 6-8, 204, Fr., Meridian, Miss.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee - F, 6-8, 250, Fr., Memphis, Tenn.

SEC All-Defensive Team
Anthony Davis, Kentucky - F, 6-10, 220, Fr., Chicago, Ill.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky - F, 6-7, 232, Fr., Somerdale, N.J.
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss - F, 6-9, 225, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
Damontre Harris, South Carolina - F, 6-9, 214, So., Fayetteville, N.C.
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt - F, 6-7, Sr., 225, Norrkoping, Sweden

SEC Coach of the Year: John Calipari, Kentucky
SEC Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky
SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Patric Young, Florida
SEC Freshman of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky
SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Darius Miller, Kentucky
SEC Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, Kentucky

 

 

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