Collin Sexton named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year

Collin Sexton named SEC Co-Freshman of the Year

Collin Sexton earned SEC Co-Freshman of the Year honors after averaging 18.3 points per game this season.

Alabama basketball freshman Collin Sexton earned SEC Co-Freshman Player of the Year, the league office announced on Tuesday. Sexton is just the second player in Alabama history to earn the award with Mo Williams being recognized in 2002.

In addition to being player of the year, Sexton made the All-SEC second team and the All-SEC freshman team. Sexton ended the regular season second in the league in scoring. He led Alabama in the category with 18.3 points per game.

Sexton had 12 20-point games this season, including a 40-point performance in a loss against Minnesota. That made him the first Alabama player since 1979 to score 40 points and just the second freshman in Alabama history to do so.

Sexton was also honored by the Associated Press. He earned All-SEC first team honors and Newcomer of the Year.

Below is a the full list of players honored by the SEC league office.

First Team All-SEC

Jaylen Barford, Arkansas

Chris Chiozza, Florida

Yante Maten, Georgia

Kevin Knox, Kentucky

Kassius Robertson, Missouri

Chris Silva, South Carolina

Grant Williams, Tennessee

Tyler Davis, Texas A&M

Second Team All-SEC

Collin Sexton, Alabama

Daryl Macon, Arkansas

Bryce Brown, Auburn

Jared Harper, Auburn

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky

Quinndary Weatherspoon, Miss. State

Admiral Schofield, Tennessee

Jeff Roberson, Vanderbilt 

All-Freshman Team

Collin Sexton, Alabama

Daniel Gafford, Arkansas

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Kentucky

Kevin Knox, Kentucky

Tremont Waters, LSU

Nick Weatherspoon, Miss. State

Jontay Porter, Missouri

TJ Starks, Texas A&M

Coach of the Year: Rick Barnes, Tennessee

Player of the Year: Grant Williams, Tennessee

Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Juwan Parker, Georgia

Co-Freshman of the Year: Collin Sexton, Alabama & Kevin Knox, Kentucky

Co-Sixth-Man of the Year: Jontay Porter, Missouri & Lamonté Turner, Tennessee

Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Chris Silva, South Carolina & Robert Williams, Texas A&M

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