Hogs Maui Bound in 2013

Arkansas basketbal officially announced Tuesday that it will play in the 2013 Maui Classic while Razorback freshman BJ Young is tabbed as a second-team All-SEC plck and also named to the league's All-Freshmen team.

An Arkansas program that had one of its talented freshmen get honored on Tuesday will be returning to Hawaii – but it won't be until November of 2013.

That's when the Razorbacks will join seven other programs in playing in the Maui Invitational Nov. 19-21, 2013.

Baylor, California, Dayton, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Syracuse and host Chaminade will be the other participants.

"The Maui Invitational is a wonderful event and brings some of the best basketball teams in the country to one location," Anderson said. "Being considered for this tournament is an honor for our program and I look forward to the challenge that comes with playing the elite teams that have been assembled for the 2013 event."

Arkansas' 1991 team finished 2-1 in the tournament while its 2005 one was 1-2 in the event, which is played at the Lahaina Civic Center.

"We are looking forward to our participation in the 2013 EA Sports Maui Invitational," Vice Chancellor and Director of Athletics Jeff Long said. "Being selected to play in one of the most prestigious tournaments in college basketball is a credit to the strength of the Razorback basketball program under the leadership of Coach Mike Anderson. I know our fans and college basketball fans around the country will enjoy watching the Razorbacks bring an exciting brand of basketball to Maui to take on some of the nation's best teams in this great college basketball tradition."

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Arkansas freshman guard B.J. Young was named to the Coaches' All-SEC second team on Tuesday as well as the league's all-freshman team.

Young is averaging 15.3 points this season heading into Thursday's SEC Tournament opener against LSU.

That makes him both the leading scorer for Arkansas and the leading freshman scorer in the SEC.

"I think he has done a great job, a young guy coming in off the bench and being our leading scorer this year," Anderson said. "He came in as a guy who could score and he has shown that. I think from the start to the way he is now, he is much improved."

SEC champ Kentucky (30-1, 16-0) swept the major awards with center Anthony Davis winning Player of the Year overall, Defensive Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year.

John Calipari was named the Coach of the Year and Darius Miller was tabbed the league's sixth man of the year.

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