March 13, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – Alabama junior guard Trevor Releford has been selected to the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA) All-District IV team, based on voting from its national membership of 900-plus.
The district is chosen from the rosters of the NCAA D-I teams from Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia and Florida.
Releford is joined on the 10-member squad by Kenny Boynton (Florida), Kentavious Caldwell-Pope (Georgia), Isaiah Canon (Murray State), Marshall Henderson (Ole Miss), Joe Jackson (Memphis), Shane Larkin (Miami, FL), Jordan McRae (Tennessee), Nerlens Noel (Kentucky) and Russ Smith (Louisville).
The Kansas City, Mo., native has enjoyed a big week in the awards department, earning first team All-SEC accolades, as well as being named to the league’s all-defensive team, on Tuesday.
Earlier this season, Releford named to the watch list for the 2013 Bob Cousy Collegiate Point Guard of the Year Award and was also selected to the Preseason First Team All-SEC.
Releford becomes the first Alabama player to earn the recognition since JaMychal Green was named as an all-district performer in 2011.
Releford will lead the Crimson Tide into the 2013 SEC Tournament this weekend. Alabama earned the No. 4 seed and will play on Friday at 3:30 p.m. ET (2:30 p.m. CT) on ESPNU against the winner of fifth-seeded Tennessee and either No. 12 seed South Carolina or No. 13 seed Mississippi State. The Gamecocks and Bulldogs will open the tournament on Wednesday night with the winner advancing to play the Volunteers on Thursday.