Powell and Young Named to Second Team All-SEC

Posted on: 11:03 am, March 12, 2013, by , updated on: 11:05am, March 12, 2013

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Junior Marshawn Powell and sophomore BJ Young were each named second-team All-Southeastern Conference players by the league’s coaches on Tuesday.

Young is leading the Hogs in scoring at 15.1 points per game and assists with 102. He ranks sixth in the SEC in both scoring and field-goal percentage, eighth in assist-turnover ratio and ninth in assists per game. Young has nine 20-point games this year with a season high 29 against Arizona State in late November.

Powell is second on the team in scoring at 14.5 points per game and leads the team in rebounding. He recorded a career high 33 points against Oklahoma and became the 35th member of the 1,000-point club at Arkansas in late December.  Powell is just the fifth Arkansas player in school history to have 1,000 points, 450 rebounds, 75 blocks and 100 assists in his career.

This is the first time since the 2005-06 season that the Razorbacks have placed multiple players on the All-SEC teams, and just the ninth time ever. Powell picks up his first all-league accolade while Young takes his second in two years.  Both players also earned SEC All-Freshman team awards, Powell in 2010 and Young in 2012.