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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope named 1st-team All SEC by coaches

The sophomore guard finished second on the Bulldogs in points and rebounds as a freshman, and led the squad in steals while being named to the Freshman All-SEC team.

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The SEC named Georgia Bulldogs guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to the All-Conference First Team on Friday, recognizing the sophomore for the superb season he had as a freshman and the expectations for his second campaign.

The native of Greenville, Georgia averaged 13.2 points per game and 5.1 rebounds per game, both good for second on the Bulldogs. He also put up 1.81 steals and 32.1 per game to lead Georgia in both categories.

Caldwell-Pope was previously tabbed as the third-best shooting guard prospect in the country by Rivals.com. He'll likely be looking to improve his efficiency for the Bulldogs in the 2012-2013 season, as he shot just 39.6% from the floor and 65.4% at the free throw line as a freshman. Georgia will be leaning on Caldwell-Pope heavily this season after leading scorer Gerald Robinson graduated. If the Bulldogs are to improve on their 15-17 record of a year ago, Caldwell-Pope and others will have to step up.

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