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Maymon, Stokes Earn SEC Honors
Jeronne Maymon


Jeronne Maymon

March 6, 2012

The Southeastern Conference announced its men's basketball postseason awards Tuesday, and Tennessee forwards Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes were among those honored. All awards were voted on by the league's head coaches.

Maymon, a native of Madison, Wis., landed on the coaches' All-SEC second-team after a breakout junior campaign. Maymon was Tennessee's top performer in conference play. He started all 16 SEC games and led the Vols in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (7.9 rpg), field-goal percentage (.573) and steals (1.2 spg).

Maymon had a team-high eight double-doubles this season, and he also drew a team-high 16 charges. He led the Vols in scoring seven times and led the team in rebounding 14 times.

His burst onto the national scene in November after exploding for a 32-point, 20-rebound performance against Memphis in the Maui Invitational. It was just the sixth 30-20 game in Tennessee history, and the 20 rebounds were a Maui Invitational record. Throughout the entire season, no SEC player managed to score more points or grab more rebounds in a single game.

Maymon had a 19-rebound game against Auburn, and his top scoring output in SEC play was a 20-point performance at Alabama.

Maymon's development under the staff of first-year head coach Cuonzo Martin has been remarkable, as Maymon averaged just 2.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 9.1 minutes off the bench a season ago.

Stokes - an 18-year-old power forward from Memphis, Tenn., who graduated early from high school and enrolled at UT in January - earned a spot on the coaches' SEC All-Freshman Team.

One of the most heralded signees in Tennessee basketball history, Stokes appeared in 14 games for the Vols, making 11 starts. He appeared in 13 SEC contests and was a difference-maker in UT's home win over defending national champion UConn.

 

 

In league play, Stokes shot .541 from the field while averaging 8.6 points, 7.2 rebounds (ninth in the SEC), 1.2 blocks (10th in the SEC) and 1.1 steals per game. He also ranked 11th in the conference with 2.5 offensive rebounds per game in SEC play.

Stokes was named the SEC Player of the Week in the final week of the regular season after averaging 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds, 3.0 blocks and 1.5 steals in key wins at LSU and against Vanderbilt - two teams with outstanding frontcourts. In fact, Stoke made a habit of starring against some of the nation's top big men. His first of two double-doubles on the year came against UConn, as he totaled 16 points and 12 rebounds against projected 2012 NBA Lottery Pick Andre Drummond and future pro big man Alex Oriakhi.

Stokes is Tennessee's 16th all-time SEC All-Freshman Team honoree.

Coaches voted on eight member teams for first-team All-SEC, second-team All-SEC and the SEC All-Freshman Team. They voted on a five-player squad for the SEC All-Defensive Team. Coaches were not permitted to vote for their own players, and ties were not broken.

A complete list of the 2012 SEC Men's Basketball postseason awards follows.

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

^-Ties are not broken

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