Three Tennessee Players Selected To Men's Preseason All-SEC Team

McRae, Stokes Earn First-Team Spots; Maymon Lands On Second Unit

Friday, November 8, 2013 - by Special to Chattanoogan.com

Birmingham, Ala. – The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 10th annual men’s basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Friday, tipping off another great season of SEC men’s basketball.

Seven different schools are represented on the two teams with Kentucky having five selections while Tennessee had three and Florida, LSU and Missouri each have two selections. In all, 37 different players received votes for the coaches’ teams.

The coaches’ preseason All-SEC first and second teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad, voted on by the SEC Head Men’s Basketball Coaches.

No ties were broken and no predicted order of finish was made.

A list of the 2014 SEC Men’s Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows:

First Team All-SEC

Trevor Releford – Alabama, G, 6-0, 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.

Patric Young – Florida, C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.

Julius Randle – Kentucky, F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas

Johnny O’Bryant III – LSU, F, 6-9, 256 , Jr. , Cleveland, Miss.

Marshall Henderson – Ole Miss, G, 6-2, 177, Sr., Hurst, Texas

Jabari Brown – Missouri, G, 6-5, 214, Jr., Oakland, Calif.

Jordan McRae – Tennessee, G, 6-6, 185, Sr., Midway, Ga.

Jarnell Stokes – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.

Second Team All-SEC

Scottie Wilbekin – Florida, G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.

Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky, F, 7-0, 244, So., Olathe, Kan.

Andrew Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Richmond, Texas

Alex Poythress – Kentucky, F, 6-8, 239, So., Clarksville, Tenn.

James Young – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich.

Anthony Hickey – LSU, G, 5-11, 182, Jr., Hopkinsville, Ky.

Earnest Ross – Missouri, G, 6-5, 228, Sr., Cary, N.C.

Jeronne Maymon – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Sr., Madison, Wis.

(E-mail Larry Fleming at larryfleming44@gmail.com)


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