Hickey, O'Bryant named All-SEC

Kent Lowe
LSU's Anthony Hickey. Photo by LSUsports.net.

LSU sophomore forward Johnny O'Bryant III was named first-team All-Southeastern Conference as selected by the coaches in voting following the conclusion of regular season play.

O'Bryant III, who hails from Cleveland, Miss., is the first Tiger to be first-team All-SEC since both Tasmin Mitchell and Marcus Thornton were named to the first team by the coaches in 2009.

Anthony Hickey, a sophomore from Hopkinsville, Ky., was named to the SEC All-Defensive Team, and that is also the first time an LSU player has made that team since 2009.

JOB III was one of eight first-team players chosen by the league coaches, who could not vote for their own players. O'Bryant III leads the team in scoring and rebounding at 13.8 points per game and 8.8 rebounds. He was even better in the 18 league games at 14.7 points per game and 9.4 rebounds. He is fourth overall in the SEC in rebounds and second in the league in SEC rebound average. He is third in the league in field goal percentage at 49.3 percent.

O'Bryant III is also tied for the lead league in double-doubles with 14 with 11 of those coming in league-play.

Hickey has led the nation from the start of the season in steals, presently at 3.1 a game. He is tied with the fourth-most steals in a season at LSU with 83 and is trying to become just the fifth player in league history to average 3.0 steals a season. The former Mr. Basketball in Kentucky has certainly helped LSU on the scoring end as well, averaging 11.8 points per game and 3.8 assists overall, while averaging 12.3 points per game and 3.7 assists in league pay.