|UT’s Maymon, Stokes earn All-SEC honors |
|Posted: Thursday, March 8, 2012 7:00 pm |
|The Southeastern Con-ference announced its men’s basketball postseason awards earlier this week, and Tennessee forwards Jeronne Maymon and Jarnell Stokes were among those honored. |
All awards were voted on by the league’s head coaches.
Maymon, a native of Madison, Wis., landed on the coaches’ All-SEC second-team after a breakout junior campaign. Maymon was Tennessee’s top performer in conference play. He started all 16 SEC games and led the Vols in scoring (14.2 ppg), rebounding (7.9 rpg), field-goal percentage (.573) and steals (1.2 spg).
Maymon had a team-high eight double-doubles this season, and he also drew a team-high 16 charges. He led the Vols in scoring seven times and led the team in rebounding 14 times.
He burst onto the national scene in November with a 32-point, 20-rebound performance against Memphis in the Maui Invitational. It was just the sixth 30-20 game in Tennessee history, and the 20 rebounds were a Maui Invitational record. Throughout the entire season, no SEC player managed to score more points or grab more rebounds in a single game.
Maymon had a 19-rebound game against Auburn, and his top scoring output in SEC play was a 20-point performance at Alabama.
Maymon’s development under the staff of first-year head coach Cuonzo Martin has been remarkable, as Maymon averaged just 2.6 points and 2.8 rebounds in 9.1 minutes off the bench a season ago.
Stokes, an 18-year-old power forward from Memphis who graduated early from high school and enrolled at UT in January, earned a spot on the coaches’ SEC All-Freshman Team.
One of the most heralded signees in Tennessee basketball history, Stokes appeared in 14 games for the Vols, making 11 starts. He appeared in 13 SEC contests and was a difference-maker in UT’s home win over defending national champion UConn.
Published in The Messenger 3.8.12