March 6, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- University of Georgia guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, who averaged 13.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game during the regular season, was named to the 8-man Southeastern Conference All-Freshman team, as voted by the SEC's 12 head coaches, the league office announced today.
Caldwell-Pope, a native of Greenville, Ga., led Georgia in scoring for much of the season. He also had team-high numbers in minutes played (32.2/game), steals (55), 3-pointers (64) and defensive rebounds (112). He enters the postseason as the SEC's fourth-leading scorer among freshmen, its sixth-leading rebounder. Among all players in the SEC, Caldwell-Pope ranks 11th in scoring, fourth in steals and fifth in 3-pointers made per game.
Kentucky forward Anthony Davis was named the SEC Player of the Year and its Freshman of the Year.
The entire 2009 Coaches’ SEC All-Freshman team includes (listed alphabetically by school):
BJ Young, Arkansas; Bradley Beal, Florida; Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia; Anthony Davis, Kentucky; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kentucky; Anthony Hickey, LSU; Rodney Hood, Miss. State; Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee.
Georgia plays Mississippi State in the SEC Tournament first round this Thursday night at 10:00 p.m. in New Orleans, La.