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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Alabama's Brandon Miller was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Year, while Jahvon Quinerly was tabbed the Co-Sixth Man of the Year, as the league office announced the 2023 men's basketball postseason awards on Monday.

In addition to those honors, Mark Sears earned All-SEC Second Team honorees, while Charles Bediako was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team. Joining Miller on the SEC All-Freshman Team is teammates Jaden Bradley and Noah Clowney. Alabama's six players earning nine awards in total is the most ever in program history for the Tide.

This is the seventh consecutive season a Tide rookie earned a spot on the all-freshman team, joining JD Davidson (2022), Joshua Primo (2021), Jaden Shackelford (2020), Kira Lewis Jr. (2019), Collin Sexton (2018), and Braxton Key (2017).

It also marks the sixth straight season a member of the Tide has been named to the all-defensive team joining Keon Ellis (2022), Herbert Jones (2021 and 2020) and Donta Hall (2019 and 2018).

Miller becomes the first SEC freshman to win player of the year and freshman of the year in the same since Kentucky's Anthony Davis in 2012. After returning from injury this season, Quinerly becomes the first Alabama player to earn the sixth man of the year honor.

Brandon Miller - SEC Player of the Year, Freshman of the Year, First Team, Freshman Team

  • Became the fourth player in the last 50 years to led the SEC in scoring as a freshman (19.6 ppg) joining Tennessee's Bernard King (1975) and LSU's Chris Jackson (1989) and Cameron Thomas (2021)
  • Miller is the only player in Division I to score 605 points, record 245 rebounds and make 90 three-pointers this season
  • Has made 92 three-pointers this season ranks fourth most in UA history in a single season and 11 away from the program record (Eric Washington, 1995-96)
  • Six-time SEC Freshman of the Week, matching the program record set by James "Hollywood" Robinson
  • Scored 167 points against AP Top-25 opponents this season
Mark Sears - Second Team

  • Ranks second on the team in scoring, averaging 13.3 points per game
  • Posted four games this season of 20-points or more
  • Recorded one double-double in Alabama's season opener against Longwood
  • Ranked 17th in the SEC in scoring
Charles Bediako - Defensive Team

  • Leads the team in blocks (50)
  • Ranks fifth in the SEC in blocks per game (1.6) and No. 54 in Division I
  • Ranks third on the team in rebounds per game (5.6)
  • Has led Alabama in Blue Collar points five times this season
Jaden Bradley - Freshman Team

  • Ranks second on the team in assists (3.3 apg) and 12th in the SEC
  • Averaging 7.3 points per game along with 2.8 rebounds
  • Scored double-figures 11 times this season
  • Led the Tide in assists in 16 games this season
  • Had seven games recording five or more assists
  • Posted a season-best seven assists three times throughout the year
  • Started the last 22 games of the season
Noah Clowney - Freshman Team

  • Three-time SEC Freshman of the Week
  • Posted three double-doubles this season
  • Led UA in rebounding in 14 of the 30 games Clowney played this season
  • Grabbed a season-high 15 rebounds on Nov. 15 at South Alabama
  • Started in all 30 games played this season (missed Jackson State due to injury)
  • Averaged 10.0 points, 8.2 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game
  • Ranks fourth in the SEC in rebounds per game
Jahvon Quinerly - Co-Sixth Man of the Year

  • Becomes first player in UA history to win SEC Sixth Man of the Year honors
  • Averaged 7.8 points, 3.7 assists and 1.8 rebounds per game this season
  • Ranked No. 8 in the SEC in assists per game throughout all contests
  • Scored a game-high and a season-high 24 points in Alabama's win over Auburn, that clinched the SEC regular season championship for the Tide
  • Scored double-figures in 10 games this season
  • Led Alabama in assists in 10 games this season
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