Powell named to AP All-SEC Third Team

South Carolina junior forward Carlos Powell has been named to the Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference men's basketball team released today. The SEC Coaches awards will be announced tomorrow ...

Powell, a native of Florence, S.C., is averaging 12.4 ppg and 6.3 rpg - both tops on the team. He has started 27 games, playing in all 30 games this season. He has helped lead the Gamecocks to a 21-9 record with an 8-8 record in the SEC. USC finished third in the SEC Eastern Division and will play Arkansas in the First Round of the SEC Tournament on Thursday in Atlanta at 3:15 pm.

It is a first time honor for Powell. He is the second player under Odom to receive All-SEC honors as Jamel Bradley was named to the SEC Coaches third team in 2002. He is the first Gamecock to be named to an AP All-SEC team since BJ McKie was named to the second team in 1999.

The Associated Press All-SEC men's basketball team released Tuesday, with name, school, position, height and class (u-unanimous choice to first team).

First Team

* u-Lawrence Roberts, Mississippi State, C, 6-9, Jr.
* Matt Frieje, Vanderbilt, F, 6-9, Sr.
* Timmy Bowers, Mississippi State, G, 6-2, Sr.
* Justin Reed, Mississippi, F, 6-8, Sr.
* Jaime Lloreda, LSU, F, 6-9, Sr.
* Anthony Robertson, Florida, G, 6-1, So.

Second Team

* Gerald Fitch, Kentucky, G, 6-3, Sr.
* Scooter McFadgon, Tennessee, G, 6-5, Jr.
* Erik Daniels, Kentucky, F, 6-8, Sr.
* Matt Walsh, Florida, F, 6-6, So.
* Rashad Wright, Georgia, G, 6-3, Sr.
* Kennedy Winston, Alabama, F, 6-6, So.

Third Team

* Chuck Hayes, Kentucky, F, 6-6, Jr.
* Cliff Hawkins, Kentucky, G, 6-1, Sr.
* Marco Killingworth, Auburn, F, 6-7, Jr.
* David Lee, Florida, F, 6-9, Jr.
* Carlos Powell, South Carolina, F, 6-7, Jr.

* Player of the Year - Lawrence Roberts, Mississippi State.
* Coach of the Year - Rick Stansbury, Mississippi State.
* Newcomer of the Year - Lawrence Roberts, Mississippi State.

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