The SEC office released its official 2011 basketball awards yesterday, as voted on by the league coaches. There weren't many surprises when it came to First-Team All-SEC, Second-Team All-SEC and Freshman-Team All-SEC selections. Alabama's JaMychal Green became the first Tide player in three years to be named First-Team All-SEC, while Tony Mitchell was named Second-Team All-SEC and Trevor Releford was named Freshman-Team All-SEC.
There were two minor surprises however in Player of the Year and Coach of the Year selections, which were both swept by the SEC Champion Florida Gators. Florida's Chandler Parsons was chosen over Vanderbilt's John Jenkins for Player of the Year, and Florida's Billy Donovan was chosen over Alabama's Anthony Grant for Coach of the Year. Both selections generated varying degrees of disapproval from Vandy and Bama fans respectively, so tell us what you think about the Coach of the Year voting in the poll below.
Did Anthony Grant get hosed in SEC Coach of the Year voting by his fellow coaches?
No. Donovan had never won the award in 15 years. It was about time, and he had the best team. (207 votes)
Eh. Grant was deserving, but so was Donovan. (553 votes)
Yes. What a complete joke. Grant exceeded expectations more than any coach in the league. (435 votes)
1195 total votes