Muscle Shoals native Sears named First-Team All SEC

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WHNT) — Muscle Shoals native and Alabama guard Mark Sears was named First-Team All SEC Monday, becoming the fourth Tide player in five years to earn that accolade.

This is Sears second All SEC selection in two years at Alabama, after he was named Second-Team All SEC in 2022-2023. He is the lone representative for Bama on the SEC Awards list.

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Sears ranks second in the SEC in scoring, averaging 21.1 points per game. He also ranks sixth in field goal percentage (50.6) and sixth in assists (4.1 per game). He’s also scored 20 or more points in 21 games this year which marks the most by a member of the Crimson Tide since Reggie King in 1978-79 (23 games).

On a larger scale, Sear is one of two Division 1 players and the only Power 5 player to total 650 points, 125 assists, 120 rebounds and 75 three-pointers.

Sears was also named a finalist for the Bob Cousy award, which honors the top Division I point guard.

Following his senior day Saturday, Sears said he’s grateful he’s been able to wear the script A.

“From being a kid at Muscle Shoals, I never would have thought that I’d be playing in my home state on a high major basketball team and it’s a blessing and a moment I’ll cherish forever. Very glad to be on the Crimson Tide,” Sears said.

Sears and the Tide open the SEC Tournament Friday in the final quarterfinal game. They’ll face either Florida, Georgia or Missouri.

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