O'Bryant named to All-SEC team for second straight year

Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND --  LSU's Johnny O'Bryant is fouled by  Texas A&M's Shawn Smith on Wednesday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge. Show caption
Advocate staff photo by HEATHER MCCLELLAND -- LSU's Johnny O'Bryant is fouled by Texas A&M's Shawn Smith on Wednesday in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge.

Johnny O’Bryant III was named to the All-Southeastern Conference team on Tuesday, nabbing the honor a second-consecutive season.

O’Bryant, a 6-foot-9, 256-pound junior, averaged 15.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game this season for the Tigers, who open up the SEC tournament on Thursday against Alabama.

The Cleveland, Miss., native is ninth in the SEC in scoring and fourth in rebounds, and he has eight double-doubles this season along with 25 for his career.

O’Bryant wasn’t alone in picking up accolades from SEC coaches on Tuesday morning. Freshman forward Jordan Mickey was picked second-team All-SEC, and landed on the conference’s All-Defensive team. Additionally, he and fellow Tigers freshman Jarell Martin were named to the All-Freshman team.

Mickey, averaged 13.0 points per game and 7.6 rebounds with a league leading 96 blocks during the year. He leads the league in block average both overall and in the SEC and his shooting percentage of 53.3 percent is second in the SEC. His rebound average is fifth overall in the SEC.

Martin posted 10.2 points per game this season, but bumped that to 11.4 points per game during conference play.

The last time two LSU freshmen made the first-year team was 2006 when Tasmin Mitchell and Tyrus Thomas were selected.