Florida’s lone representative on the All-Southeastern Conference first and second team was sophomore point guard Erving Walker.
Walker earned All-SEC second-team honors based on his hot 3-point shooting start in league play and the fact that he’s fourth in the league in assists at 5.0 per game.
But an argument could have been made for Florida junior forward Chandler Parsons to make the team instead of Walker because Parsons has played better down the stretch.
UF coach Billy Donovan was asked Wednesday at the SEC Tournament if he felt like Parsons was snubbed.
“He certainly should have been considered,” Donovan said. “I’m sure he was considered, but there’s a lot of good players in our league that maybe some coaches thought maybe were a little deserving than Chandler.”
Tennessee coach Bruce Pearl called Parsons “the most improved player in the SEC, if not college basketball” following UF’s 75-62 win over the Vols last Feb. 22. Parsons followed that up with a career-high 29 point performance against Georgia, but was held to just three points against Vanderbilt and nine points against Kentucky.
Still, Donovan said he’s been pleased with the strides Parsons has made physically and mentally this season.
“I wouldn’t trade him,” Donovan said. “I really have enjoyed the strides he’s made, and I think he’s one of the better wing players in our league. I do believe that.”