March 7, 2007
AUBURN-Auburn basketballs DeWayne Reed was selected to
the Coaches All-SEC Freshman team while sophomore Quantez Robertson was
named to the All-SEC second-team by The Birmingham News.
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.