March 7, 2007
The Tigers are playing their best basketball of the season in the last four games when Reed was moved into the starting lineup. In the last five games, he is averaging 8.2 points and 3.4 assists. On the season, the Houston, Texas, guard is averaging 5.4 points and 3.0 assists and is 11th in the SEC with 1.37 steals per game. He is second among SEC freshmen in steals behind Arkansas Patrick Beverley.
DeWayne has been exceptional for us as a freshman, said head coach Jeff Lebo. He is getting better and better each day, and I love his work ethic.
Joining Reed on the SEC All-Freshmen team are Arkansas Patrick Beverley, Kentuckys Jodie Meeks and Derrick Jasper, Mississippi States Barry Stewart and Ben Hansbrough, South Carolinas Dominique Archie and Tennessees Wayne Chism, Duke Crews and Ramar Smith.
It is the second consecutive year that Auburn has had a player on the Coaches Freshman All-SEC team as Quantez Robertson and Rasheem Barrett were named to last years rookie squad.
Robertson was named to the News All-SEC second-team along with Floridas Joakim Noah and Taurean Green, Mississippi States Jamont Gordon and Kentuckys Randolph Morris. First-team members include Tennessees Chris Lofton, South Carolinas Tre Kelley, Vanderbilts Derrick Byars, LSUs Glen Davis and Floridas Al Horford. Ole Miss Andy Kennedy was the Coach of the Year, Lofton was the Player of the Year and Beverley the Freshman of the Year.
Tez does so many things for us that do not show up in the stat sheet, Lebo said. He is one of the most impressive player that has ever played for me. He comes to practice every day and gives it everything he has. He is never sick and never hurt and if he is, he always plays through it. I am very happy for him.
Robertson is the only Tiger to start all 31 games averaging 8.1 points, 3.9 rebounds and is fourth in the SEC with 5.1 assists and a 2.3 assist/turnover ratio and is seventh in the league with 1.7 steals.
The Coaches All-SEC first-team includes Floridas Corey Brewer, Al Horford and Joakim Noah, Kentuckys Randolph Morris, LSUs Glen Davis, Mississippi States Jamont Gordon, South Carolinas Tre Kelley, Tennessees Chris Lofton and Vanderbilts Derrick Byars. The second-team consists of Alabamas Jermareo Davidson and Richard Hendrix, Arkansas Patrick Beverley, Floridas Taurean Green, Georgias Sundiata Gaines, Ole Miss Todd Abernethy and Clarence Sanders, Mississippi States Charles Rhodes and Vanderbilts Shan Foster.
Vanderbilts Kevin Stallings was named the Coach of the Year
by the SEC Coaches while Byars was the Player of the Year, Beverley the
Freshman of the Year, Floridas Chris Richard as the Sixth Man of the
Year, Arkansas Steven Hill as the Defensive Player of the Year and
Floridas Lee Humphrey as the Scholar-Athlete of the Year.