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Florida Beats Kentucky To Win 2014 SEC Tournament

Florida defeated Kentucky by a final score of 61-60 to win the 2014 SEC Tournament.

Scottie Wilbekin was named Tournament MVP and was joined on the All-Tournament Team by Patric Young, Michael Frazier, Julius Randle, Aaron Harrison and Jarnell Stokes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Scottie Wilbekin, Julius Randle Headline SEC Awards

Scottie Wilbekin of Florida has been named SEC Player of the Year.

Wilbekin was joined on the First Team All-SEC by Jabari Brown, Jordan McRae, Johnny O'Bryant, Casey Prather, Julius Randle, Trevor Releford and Jarnell Stokes.

Randle was also named Freshman of the Year.

On the Second Team All-SEC are Jordan Clarkson, Chris Denson, Marshall Henderson, Charles Mann, Jordan Mickey, Rod Odom, Bobby Portis, Jarvis Summer, James Young and Patric Young.

Young was also named Defensive Player of the Year.

On the SEC All-Defensive Team along with Young are Willie Cauley-Stein, Jordan Mickey, Josh Richardson and Scottie Wilbekin.

Joining Randle on the SEC All-Freshman Team by Shannon Hale, Damian Jones, Jarrell Martin, Jordan Mickey, Bobby Portis, Sindarius Thornwell and James Young.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Cliff Alexander Reportedly Favoring Kentucky, Michigan State, Kansas

Kentucky, Michigan State and Kansas are considered to be the frontrunners in Cliff Alexander’s recruitment.

Alexander's girlfriend will be a freshman on the Kansas women's basketball team this season.

"They say he's going to Kansas because the girl he dates goes to Kansas," Alexander’s high school coach, Mike Oliver said. "People are always spouting rumors."

Oliver added that Alexander talks about Michigan State and Tom Izzo "all the time."

Via Ben Roberts/Lexington Herald-Leader

Louisville Hires Wayne Turner As Assistant

Wayne Turner has been hired as an assistant coach at Louisvillle, where he will reunite with Rick Pitino.

Turner played under Pitino at Kentucky from 1996 and 1998, helping the Wildcats reach three consecutive NCAA championship games.

Turner worked on John Calipari's staff in 2010-11 while earning his undergraduate degree.

Via Associated Press

Donovan Wants Patric Young To Lead By Example

Billy Donovan wants Patric Young to lead by example with his energy and work ethic.

“It’s very difficult to go out or tell people what to do or lead or direct him, when you aren’t doing all you need to do,” Donovan said. “That’s the biggest part of being of leader.

“I’m not so much worried about the leadership part, as I’m concerned about Patric continuing to grow, as he has. Patric is a great kid. And I think him every single day setting an example with his work ethic …  I will say this about Patric’s work ethic, he has done a really, really good job this summer. This has been the most consistent summer he’s had up to this point in time. Hopefully that will continue.”

Young is down nine pounds from this point last year.

“Patric has always tried to be a leader,” Donovan said. “He’s always been a really good team guy. He’s about the team. He’s about winning. And I think the best way for Patric lead is by his work ethic and by his example and doing all the things he can do leadership wise each and every day.”

Via Kevin Brockway/Gainesville Sun
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