Mizzou’s Pressey, Bowers named All-SEC

Courtesy: Mizzou


Columbia, Mo.

Phil Pressey and Laurence Bowers were named to the

All-Southeastern Conference Team by the league coaches on Tuesday, with

Pressey earning First Team accolades and Bowers being voted to the

Second Team despite missing five of the first six league games due to

Pressey leads the Southeastern

Conference in assists this season and is on the cusp of breaking his own

school record for single season dimes. Pressey is averaging a

league-best 7.1 assists per game (No. 7 nationally) and has 221 dimes,

needing just three more to surpass his 2011-12 total of

Pressey’s 221 assists are already

ninth in Southeastern Conference history and he is 39 assists shy of the

all-time mark held by Sean Tuohy of Ole Miss in 1979-80. Tuohy is of

course also well-known from to the Movie “The Blind Side” released in

2009. The junior is also just 14 assists short of the single-season top

five in SEC history and Pressey has the most assists for an SEC player

since John Wall dished 241 in 2009-10.

Dallas native is also scoring and rebounding at a career rate this

season. Pressey is third on the club with 11.9 points per game and his

3.4 rebounds per contest better the 3.3 he averaged last

He is already the career record

holder for assists at Missouri with 561 and needs just five steals to

surpass the career mark of 196 held by Anthony

Pressey has topped 20 points in a

game five times this season, including a 27-point, 10-assist

double-double at Kentucky. He also turned in one of the nation’s more

spectacular games at UCLA (Dec. 28) where he broke the school and Pauley

Pavilion records with 19 points and 19 assists vs. the Bruins. The

19-points and 19 assists were the most by a high major college player

since Mateen Cleaves (Michigan State) dished 20 in 2000 and it was the

first 19 and 19 game since John Stockton with the Utah Jazz of the NBA

in the 1990-91 season.
Bowers has earned a

pair of awards from the league office over the past two days. In

addition to being named a Second Team all-league performer, the Memphis,

Tenn., native was named to the SEC Community Service Team for his

efforts in the Columbia community and continues to be a shining example

of the all-around student-athlete experience at Mizzou as he nears the

completion of his Master’s degree this spring.

On the hardwood Bowers has definitely made

up for lost time, finishing with three consecutive 20-point efforts in

games against LSU, Arkansas and Tennessee. The forward leads the Tigers

with seven 20-point games this season and is second with a career high

seven double-doubles. He had back-to-back double-doubles down the

stretch vs. LSU and Arkansas and he finished his home career with 24

points and 11 rebounds in a resounding 93-63 Senior Night win over

Arkansas on March 5.
Bowers leads the SEC

in field goal percentage (.558) and ranks seventh in scoring (14.8), No.

13 in rebounding (6.3) and is just outside the Top 10 in blocked

Earlier this season Bowers scored

his 1,000th career point in a win against South Carolina State and was

named the National Player of the Week after a 23-point, 10-rebound

performance in a Bud Light Braggin’ Rights win over No. 10 Illinois in

St. Louis.
Bowers is currently 27th

all-time at Mizzou in scoring with 1,222 points and joins Arthur Johnson

as the lone Tigers ever to score 1,000 points and block 150

Missouri Basketball opens play at

the Southeastern Conference Tournament on Thursday night against the

winner of the Texas A&M vs. Auburn contest. The Tigers will play

at 9 p.m. CT on the SEC Network.

First Team


Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 195, Jr., Kansas

City, Mo.
Erik Murphy, Florida – F/C, 6-10, 238, Sr., South

Kingstown, R.I.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia – G, 6-5,

205, So., Greenville, Ga.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – F, 6-10,

228, Fr., Everett, Mass.
Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU – F, 6-9,

256, So., Cleveland, Miss.
Phil Pressey, Missouri – G, 5-11,

175, Jr., Dallas, Texas
Jordan McRae, Tennessee – G, 6-5, 178,

Jr., Midway, Ga.
Elston Turner, Texas A&M – G, 6-5,

209, Sr., Sacramento, Calif.
Second Team


Marshawn Powell, Arkansas – F, 6-7, 240, Jr.,

Newport News, Va.
BJ Young, Arkansas – G, 6-3, 180, So, St.

Louis, Mo.
Kenny Boynton, Florida – G, 6-2, 190, Sr., Pompano

Beach, Fla.
^Mike Rosario, Florida – G, 6-3, 183, Sr., Jersey

City, N.J.
^Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 249, Jr.,

Jacksonville, Fla.
Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss – G, 6-2, 175,

Jr., Hurst, Texas
Murphy Holloway, Ole Miss – F, 6-7, 240, Sr.,

Irmo, S.C.
Laurence Bowers, Missouri – F, 6-8, 227, Sr.,

Memphis, Tenn.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee – F, 6-8, 270, So.,

Memphis, Tenn.
SEC All-Freshman


Michael Frazier II, Florida – G, 6-4, 200, Fr.,

Tampa, Fla.
Charles Mann, Georgia – G, 6-4, 205, Fr.,

Alpharetta, Ga.
^Willie Cauley-Stein, Kentucky – F, 7-0, 244,

Fr., Olathe, Kan.
Archie Goodwin, Kentucky – G, 6-4.5, 198,

Fr., Little Rock, Ark.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – F, 6-10, 228,

Fr., Everett, Mass.
^Alex Poythress, Kentucky – F, 6-7, 239,

Fr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Craig Sword, Mississippi State – G,

6-3, 189, Fr., Montgomery, Ala.
^Gavin Ware, Mississippi State –

F, 6-9, 270, Fr., Starkville, Miss.
Michael Carrera, South

Carolina – F, 6-5, 212, Fr., Anzoátegui,




^Trevor Releford, Alabama – G, 6-1, 185, Jr.,

Kansas City, Mo.
Scottie Wilbekin, Florida – G, 6-2, 176, Jr.,

Gainesville, Fla.
^Patric Young, Florida – C, 6-9, 249, Jr.,

Jacksonville, Fla.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky – F, 6-10, 228, Fr.,

Everett, Mass.
Anthony Hickey, LSU – G, 5-11, 178, So.,

Hopkinsville, Ky.
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss – F, 6-9, 235,

Sr., Memphis, Tenn.
^-Ties are not

SEC Coach of the

Year: Billy Donovan, Florida
SEC Player of

the Year: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope,

SEC Scholar-Athlete of the

Year: Patric Young, Florida
SEC Freshman of

the Year: Nerlens Noel,

SEC Sixth-Man of the Year: Kyle

Wiltjer, Kentucky
SEC Defensive Player of the

Year: Nerlens Noel, Kentucky