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More honors for Meeks, Calipari

LEXINGTON, Ky. – The awards keep piling up for UK junior Jodie Meeks as he was named to the NABC State Farm Coaches' All-America team as announced on Saturday in Detroit at the 2009 Final Four.

Meeks, who has also received All-America honors from the Associated Press (2nd Team), USBWA (2nd Team) and The Sporting News (2nd Team), FoxSports.com (4th Team), lead the SEC and ranks eighth in the country in scoring averaging 23.7 ppg. He set the school record for points in a game (54 at Tennessee) and three-pointers in a season (108) while also shooting 90.2 percent from the free throw line.

In addition, UK head coach John Calipari received the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year award, for his work at Memphis this season. Calipari led the Tigers to a 33-4 record and an appearance the Sweet 16.

Memphis' 33-4 record marks the four-consecutive year Calipari has directed his squad to a 30-win campaign. He is the first coach in NCAA Division I history to have four-straight 30-win seasons.

The finalists for the 2009 were Jim Calhoun (Connecticut), John Calipari, Jamie Dixon (Pittsburgh), Darrin Horn (South Carolina), Trent Johnson (LSU), Lorenzo Romar (Washington), Bill Self (Kansas), Brad Stevens (Butler), Bruce Weber (Illinois) and Roy Williams (North Carolina).


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