Georgia had two players named to the 2016 Associated Press All-SEC men’s basketball team. J.J. Frazier and Yante Maten both were named to the third-team All-SEC men’s basketball team by the AP on Monday.
Last week, Frazier and Maten were named second-team All-SEC in balloting of league coaches.
J.J. Frazier is a 5 foot 10 and 155 lbs junior guard from Glennville, GA. He led the Bulldogs in scoring at 17.0 points per game, assists at 4.3 per game and steals at 1.5 per game. Earlier this season, he joined G.G. Smith as the only two Georgia players to record 100 assists and fifty 3-pointers in two seasons. In addition, Frazier was named the State of Georgia College Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club and earned a spot on the All-SEC Tournament team.
Yante Maten is a 6 foot 8 and 280 lbs sophomore forward from Pontiac, Michigan. He is averaging 16.0 PPG and sports team-high averages of 8.0 rebounds per game and 1.8 blocks per game. He also has produced team-best tallies of 28 double-digit scoring outputs, 10 double-figure rebounding performances and nine double-doubles.
Here is a complete listing of the 2016 Associated Press All-SEC men’s basketball team:
Tyler Ulis, Kentucky, G, 5-9, So. (unanimous selection)
Ben Simmons, LSU, F, 6-10, Fr. (unanimous selection)
Stefan Moody, Mississippi, G, 5-10, Sr.
Jamal Murray, Kentucky, G, 6-4, Fr.
Jalen Jones, Texas A&M, G-F, 6-7, Sr.
Retin Obasohan, Alabama, G, 6-2, Sr.
Michael Carrera, South Carolina, F, 6-5, Sr.
Damian Jones, Vanderbilt, C, 7-0, Sr.
Kevin Punter, Tennessee, G, 6-2, Sr.
Moses Kingsley, Arkansas, F, 6-10, Jr.
Yante Maten, Georgia, F, 6-8, So.
J.J. Frazier, Georgia, G, 5-10, Jr.
Dorian Finney-Smith, Florida, F, 6-8, Sr.
Danuel House, Texas A&M, G, 6-7, Sr.
Alex Caruso, Texas A&M, G, 6-5, Sr.
Honorable mentions were Wade Baldwin IV, a 6-3 sophomore guard from Vanderbilt; Armani Moore, a 6-4 senior forward from Tennessee; Gavin Ware, a 6-9 senior forward from Mississippi State.
The AP SEC Player of the Year is Tyler Ulis, a 5-9 guard from the University of Kentucky, and the SEC Freshman of the Year is Ben Simmons, a 6-10 forward from LSU. Tyler Ulis and Ben Simmons were also unanimous selections by the AP.
The AP Coach of the Year is Texas A&M’s Billy Kennedy.
BULLDOGS READY FOR NIT
Georgia is 19-13 on the year and will host Belmont in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament on Wednesday at 7 p.m. The Bulldogs are one victory shy of their third straight 20-win campaign. Only one other time in UGA’s 110 seasons of basketball have the Bulldogs put together three consecutive 20-win seasons.
All tickets are $15 and general admission seating. They can be ordered online now, by calling the Athletic Association ticket office 1-877-542-1231 between 8:30 am– 4:30 pm and beginning at 5 pm on the day of the game at the Stegeman Coliseum ticket windows. Seating will be general admission for the First Round of the National Invitational Tournament.
Basketball Enhancement Fund contributors will receive priority on seating in Sections E and F (sections could be altered based on demand) and Courtside ticket holders will be able to purchase their same seats for the First Round of the National Invitational Tournament.
UGA students will be admitted for free when showing their valid UGA ID at the Student Gate on game day.
All tickets requested during the pre-order process will be available for pickup through will-call only at the following locations:
Monday, March 14 – 1:00 pm–4:30 PM ET at Butts-Mehre Ticket Office
Tuesday, March 15 – 8:30 am–4:30 PM ET at Butts-Mehre Ticket Office
Wednesday, March 16 – 8:30 am–4:30 PM ET at Butts-Mehre Ticket Office
Wednesday, March 16 – 5:00 PM ET at Stegeman Coliseum Ticket Windows
Stegeman Coliseum ticket windows will open at 5:00 PM ET on Wednesday.