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The SEC announced its postseason men's basketball awards today, and three Commodores were honored.

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The Southeastern Conference announced its men's basketball awards today, and three Vanderbilt players were honored.

Vanderbilt center Damian Jones was named to the All-SEC first team.  The junior from Baton Rouge, LA, is averaging 14.2 ppg, 7.1 rpg, and 1.7 blocks per game.

Also, point guard Wade Baldwin IV was named to the All-SEC second team, and junior forward Luke Kornet was named to the All-Defensive team.  Baldwin, a 6'4" sophomore from Belle Mead, NJ, is averaging 14.3 ppg, 3.9 rpg, and 5.1 apg.  Kornet, a 7'1" junior from Lantana, TX, led the SEC with 77 blocked shots, and his 3.0 blocks per game average ranks sixth in the country.  Kornet also set a school record with 10 blocked shots in a single game against Auburn.

There were relatively few surprises in the awards.  Texas A&M's Billy Kennedy was named SEC Coach of the Year after leading the Aggies to their first conference title in 30 years, while Kentucky's Tyler Ulis was named SEC Player of the Year.  LSU's Ben Simmons was the SEC Freshman of the Year.