Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas-Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers.
Powell, Young named to SEC second team
Arkansas junior forward Marshawn Powell (33) attempts to make a move around Kentucky freshman forward Alex Poythress during the first half of play Saturday, March 2, 2013, in Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Arkansas forward Marshawn Powell and guard BJ Young were voted second-team all-Southeastern Conference on Tuesday by league coaches.
The Razorbacks placed multiple players on the all-SEC team for the first time in seven years. Young leads the team with 15.1 points per game, while Powell is second with 14.5 points and leads the team with 5.3 rebounds per game.
Both had previously been named to the all-SEC freshman team - Powell in 2010 and Young last season.
Georgia's Kentavious Caldwell-Pope won SEC player of the year honors Tuesday and Florida's Billy Donovan was named coach of the year. Kentucky's Nerlens Noel earned freshman of the year and defensive player of the year, and the Wildcats' Kyle Wiltjer earned the league's sixth man of the year award.
Caldwell-Pope and Noels were two of eight players named first-team all-SEC. The others were Missouri guard Phil Pressey, Texas A&M guard Elston Turner, Tennessee guard Jordan McRae, Alabama guard Trevor Releford, Florida forward Erik Murphy and LSU forward Johnny O'Bryant III.