Wilbekin, Donovan, Randle Take AP SEC Honors
ATLANTA (AP) Scottie Wilbekin has been picked as The Associated Press Southeastern Conference player of the year, while Billy Donovan took the coaching award after No. 1 Florida completed a perfect run through the league.
The AP announced its honors Monday, one day after the No. 1 Gators defeated Kentucky 61-60 for the SEC tournament championship. Florida (32-2) was rewarded with the top overall seed in the NCAAs and will face either Albany or Mount St. Mary's in the South Regional on Thursday.
Wilbekin, a senior guard, averaged 13 points and 3.8 assists a game. Donovan took his second straight SEC coach of the year award as Florida became the first team to go 18-0 in the league during the regular season.
Kentucky freshman Julius Randle was voted newcomer of the year.