Kelley, Wallace named to AP All-SEC team

Columbia, SC - One led the SEC in scoring and is on the cusp of a first in Gamecock basketball. The other recently set the USC school record in career blocked shots and games played. Good news for Gamecock fans - both were named today to the AP All-SEC team.



Kelley made the All-SEC first team and Wallace was named to the All-SEC Honorable Mention team. Kelley is the first Gamecock to be named to the All-SEC first team since BJ McKie was named first team AP and Coaches in 1998.

"As a tandem I can't think of two players that have given as much to Carolina's program during the course of their four years at the University as Brandon and Tre'. To have both honored on the All-SEC team in their final season makes me proud and happy for them and I am sure that their teammates and Gamecock fans join me in congratulating each one on their commitment and accomplishments as Gamecocks," said USC Head Coach Dave Odom.

KELLEY

2006-07: Averages 36.5 mpg/19.1 ppg/5.1 apg/2.6 rpg/0.9 spg
- IF HE SCORES 23 POINTS DURING THE REST OF THE SEASON HE WILL BE FIRST PLAYER TO EVER HAVE 1500 CAREER POINTS AND 500 CAREER ASSISTS
- Scored 18+ in 13 of 16 SEC games this year - including 19+ in last eight SEC games
- Has gotten an assist in 35.3% of his teammates made field goals. That puts him at 18th in the country in assist efficiency, with no other SEC player in the top 50.
- Led SEC w/ 21.1 ppg in league play; 2nd w/ 19.1 in overall play; 13 18+ PT games in SEC 4+ AST 21x - including season-high 8 AST 5 times; 40+ MIN 9x; 20+ in 13 games, 30+ in 2 games; 36 PT AT UK was a USC school record in SEC play
- CAREER LISTS: 1477 career points are No. 9 all-time. No. 2 in games played (133), No. 3 in assists (505), No. 3 in 3 point FG attempted (499), No. 3 in minutes played (3918) and No. 3 in 3 PT FG made (166).


WALLACE

2006-07: Averages 36.5 mpg/9.7 ppg /9.2 rpg/2.0 apg/1.3 spg/2.8 bpg
- Leads SEC in MPG; 2nd in SEC in BLK and REB in league and overall play
- SEC IRON-MAN ---- Played 40+ MIN in 7 games and has started every game
- 8+ REB in 21 games; Has led/tied for most in 23 of 29 games; 6+ REB in 14 of 16 SEC game 2+ BLK in 23 games - has 60% of USC's blocks this year
CAREER LISTS: Set school record for career games played vs. Vanderbilt (134 currently) Set school record for career block shots vs. Ole Miss -- now No. 1 in career block shots (244) and No. 10 in SEC all-time play; No. 5 in career bpg (1.81 bpg); No. 6 in career rebounds (759) 7 BLK - tying school record for most in an SEC game while breaking school record for most in career - tallying 239; added 12 PT, 7 REB in win over Ole Miss


FIRST TEAM

Derrick Byars, Vanderbilt, G-F, 6-7, Sr.
Al Horford, Florida, F-C, 6-10, Jr.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee, G, 6-2, Jr.
Glen Davis, LSU, F, 6-9, Jr.
Tre' Kelley, South Carolina, G, 6-0, Sr.


SECOND TEAM

Richard Hendrix, Alabama, F, 6-8, So.
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State, G-F, 6-4, So.
Joakim Noah, Florida, F-C, 6-11, Jr.
Corey Brewer, Florida, F, 6-9, Jr.
Clarence Sanders, Mississippi, G, 6-1, Sr.


HONORABLE MENTION

Todd Abernethy, Mississippi, G, 6-1, Sr.;
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama, F, 6-10, Sr.;
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt, G-F, 6-6, Jr.;
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia, G, 6-1, Jr.;
Taurean Green, Florida, G, 6-0, Jr.;
Randolph Morris, Kentucky, F-C, 6-11, Jr.;
Brandon Wallace, South Carolina, F, 6-9, Sr.


Player of the Year: Chris Lofton, Tennessee
Coach of the Year: Andy Kennedy, Mississippi
Newcomer of the Year: Patrick Beverly, Arkansas

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