Allen, Chiozza named to coaches All-SEC team


Florida junior guard KeVaughn Allen and senior point guard Chris Chiozza were named to the coaches preseason All-SEC team on Friday.

Allen averaged a team-high 14 points for the Gators last season while shooting 37 percent from 3-point range. A two-year starter, Allen has amassed 923 career points and is closing in on becoming the 51st player to score 1,000 points in Florida basketball history. Allen also has been named as one of 50 players to the Naismith Trophy Watch List.

Chiozza averaged 7.2 points and 3.8 assists for the Gators and will take over point guard duties full-time this season with the departure of senior Kasey Hill.

Here’s a look at the All-SEC coaches teams. All 14 SEC coaches participated and ties weren’t broken, Nine players were selected to each team:

First Team  All-SEC

KeVaughn Allen – Florida

Yante Maten – Georgia

Kevin Knox – Kentucky

Deandre Burnett – Ole Miss

Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi St.

Michael Porter, Jr. – Missouri

Tyler Davis – Texas A&M

Robert Williams – Texas A&M

Matthew Fisher-Davis – Vanderbilt

Second Team All-SEC

Braxton Key – Alabama

Collin Sexton – Alabama

Jaylen Barford – Arkansas

Daryl Macon – Arkansas

Mustapha Heron – Auburn

Chris Chiozza – Florida

Terence Davis – Ole Miss

Hamidou Diallo – Kentucky

Chris Silva – South Carolina

Grant Williams – Tennessee