We’ve officially reached the conclusion of the regular season, and last week conference play awards for this season were announced.
As expected, multiple Wildcats earned honors.
Oscar Tshiebwe (1st-Team All-SEC)
No secret to see Oscar back on this list. The former SEC POY and reigning Unanimous National POY was selected as a member of 1st-Team All-SEC. Big O’s numbers “dropped” this season, but he still managed to put up an other-worldly 16.4 PPG and 13.1 RPG. He leads the entire nation and SEC in boards once again. It’s safe to say that we’ve become desensitized to O’s greatness. He’s still without question one of the best player in all of college basketball. And we look forward to watching him pursue that National Title he came back for.
Antonio Reeves (SEC 6th-Man of the Year)
The lone transfer from this past off-season was nothing short of spectacular during regular season and conference play. Coming off the bench this year, Tone averaged 14.2 PPG while shooting a spectacular 43% from the field, 41% from three, and 81% from the charity stripe. And his unbelievable 37-point scoring performance in the last game of the regular season at Arkansas is the highest scoring output by any player on the road under Coach Cal. It was no secret that he would win SEC Sixth-Man of the Year. We look forward to seeing his red-hot scoring abilities as we dive into the thick of March Madness.
Cason Wallace (SEC All-Freshman Team)
About midway through the season, Cason was given sole responsibility at the Point Guard position after Sahvir Wheeler’s injury – and he absolutely did not disappoint. Caso finished the year averaging roughly 12 PPG, 3.5 RPG, 4.2 APG, and 1.9 SPG – all while shooting 45% from the field, 36% from three, and 76% from the line. He was easily one of (if not the) best two-way guards in all of college basketball, and he will be the key factor to a deep run in March. Honors as a member of the All-Freshman team are certainly more than deserved.
Chris Livingston (SEC All-Freshman Team)
Last but certainly not least is another freshman taking home All-SEC honors. That would be our man CLiv! Chris took his game to a whole different level during the last half of the season, which was crucial to this team. CLiv’s 12 points and 10 rebounds performance against #10 Tennessee and then his 10 points and 15 rebounds outing at Florida were two of the most impressive and vital individual games of any Wildcat this season.
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