Gators Finish Off Regular Season With Awards

Patric Young

The Southeastern Conference announced its league awards, voted on by the coaches, on Tuesday. Befitting an unprecedented 18-0 record in SEC play, Florida hauled in an impressive amount of honors, including Billy Donovan’s second consecutive SEC Coach of the Year win and SEC Player of the Year accolades for senior point guard Scottie Wilbekin, the second Gator in team history to claim the award.

Patric Young earned a league-record third SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year honor and was named Defensive Player of the Year. In addition, Dorian Finney-Smith was named SEC Sixth Man of the Year for his impressive play off the bench.

This marks the first time since the current SEC awards format was introduced in 2004 that one team has had three different players honored with league-wide individual awards, and it is just the second time that one school has claimed five of the six major individual awards.

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