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Wall, Calipari lead Kentucky to sweep of AP awards

ATLANTA (AP) - Kentucky guard John Wall has been named player of the year and newcomer of the year on The Associated Press All-Southeastern Conference team, while John Calipari of the Wildcats took the coaching award.

Wall and Calipari helped lead Kentucky back to the top of the SEC after two disappointing seasons under Billy Gillispie.

Wall and another Wildcats freshman, forward DeMarcus Cousins, were both unanimous choices to the first team, as was South Carolina guard Devan Downey. The other first-teamers were Jarvis Varnado of Mississippi State and Georgia's Trey Thompkins.

Kentucky's Patrick Patterson led the second team, which also included Chris Warren of Mississippi, Jermaine Beal of Vanderbilt, Tasmin Mitchell of LSU and Wayne Chism of Tennessee.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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