Mississippi State's Weatherspoon, Perry collect All-SEC honors

 

Sports Mississippi State Bulldogs’ guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (11), shown here earlier in the season against Arkansas, was selected to the SEC’s first team All-Star squad.

Sports Mississippi State Bulldogs’ guard Quinndary Weatherspoon (11), shown here earlier in the season against Arkansas, was selected to the SEC’s first team All-Star squad. Photo by: Nelson Chenault/USA TODAY

 

Sports Mississippi State Bulldogs’ Reggie Perry (1), shown here earlier in the season against Missouri, made the SEC All-Freshman’s team.

Sports Mississippi State Bulldogs’ Reggie Perry (1), shown here earlier in the season against Missouri, made the SEC All-Freshman’s team.
Photo by: Matt Bush/USA TODAY

 

 

From Special Reports

 

 

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- Mississippi State's Quinndary Weatherspoon and Reggie Perry captured All-SEC accolades announced Tuesday by the league office. 

 

Weatherspoon came away with All-SEC first-team honors, whereas Perry secured an All-SEC Freshman Team selection. Weatherspoon also was named to the Associated Press' five-person All-SEC first team and earned a spot on the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District IV Team. 

 

For Weatherspoon, it marked the first time that a Mississippi State player notched All-SEC first-team honors since Dee Bost and Arnett Moultrie during the 2011-12 season. He is the 13th player in program history to tuck three All-SEC selections during his career, most recently Bost from 2010-12. 

 

Weatherspoon finished the regular season as the SEC's leading scorer with 19.4 points per game during league play. His 15 games of 20-plus points was second on the SEC leaderboard this season. Weatherspoon heads into the SEC Tournament with 1,956 career points, which ranks third in program history. The Bulldogs have won 27 of 31 games overall and 19 of 21 outings over the last two seasons when he turns in 20-plus point scoring efforts. 

 

Perry extends MSU's streak to four consecutive seasons with a player on the All-SEC Freshman Team under fourth-year coach Ben Howland. He joins teammates Quinndary Weatherspoon (2015-16), Lamar Peters (2016-17) and Nick Weatherspoon (2017-18). 

 

Perry posted 11.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game during SEC action. The 8.2 rebounds ranked third and were first among SEC freshman. He has upped his averages to 13.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game over his last 13 games. Perry has dialed up double figures in 11 of those contests and piled up seven of his eight double-doubles during that stretch. 

 

The Bulldogs will face the winner of Texas A&M-Vanderbilt during Thursday's quarterfinal round of the 2019 SEC Tournament. Tip time is slated for approximately 8:30 p.m., televised by SEC Network and available online through the WatchESPN platform. 

 

 

 

2018-19 SEC Postseason Awards 

 

All-SEC First Team 

 

· Daniel Gafford, Arkansas 

 

· Admiral Schofield, Tennessee 

 

· Chris Silva, South Carolina 

 

· Breein Tyree, Ole Miss 

 

· PJ Washington, Kentucky 

 

· Tremont Waters, LSU 

 

· Quinndary Weatherspoon, MSU 

 

· Grant Williams, Tennessee 

 

 

 

All-SEC Second Team 

 

· Jordan Bone, Tennessee 

 

· Bryce Brown, Auburn 

 

· Nicolas Claxton, Georgia 

 

· Terence Davis, Ole Miss 

 

· Jared Harper, Auburn 

 

· Tyler Herro, Kentucky 

 

· Keldon Johnson, Kentucky 

 

· Skylar Mays, LSU 

 

 

 

All-SEC Freshman Team 

 

· Tyler Herro, Kentucky 

 

· Isaiah Joe, Arkansas 

 

· Keldon Johnson, Kentucky 

 

· A.J. Lawson, South Carolina 

 

· Kira Lewis Jr., Alabama 

 

· Andrew Nembhard, Florida 

 

· Reggie Perry, MSU 

 

· Naz Reid, LSU 

 

 

 

All-SEC Defensive Team 

 

· Ashton Hagans, Kentucky 

 

· Donta Hall, Alabama 

 

· Daniel Gafford, Arkansas 

 

· Chris Silva, South Carolina 

 

· Tremont Waters, LSU 

 

SEC Coach of the Year  

 

· Kermit Davis, Ole Miss 

 

 

 

SEC Player of the Year  

 

· Grant Williams, Tennessee 

 

 

 

SEC Freshman of the Year 

 

· Keldon Johnson, Kentucky 

 

 

 

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year  

 

· Hassani Gravett, South Carolina 

 

 

 

SEC Co-Defensive Players of the Year  

 

· Tremont Waters, LSU & Ashton Hagans, Kentucky 

 

 

 

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year  

 

· Skylar Mays, LSU

 

 

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