Allen, Hudson on All-SEC preseason basketball teams

[Brad McClenny/The Gainesville Sun]

Florida senior guards KeVaughn Allen and Jalen Hudson were named to the All-SEC men’s basketball coaches preseason second team, the league announced Tuesday.

Allen is a member of Florida’s 1,000-point club and the all-time leading free throw shooter, connecting at a .875 rate for his career. He had three 20-point games last season including 28 points in the win versus Arkansas, where he went 6-for-7 from 3-point range. He reached his career high six three pointers for the third time last season in the win against then-ranked No. 19 Auburn. Allen is also only the ninth Gator in school history to eclipse 900 points through his first two seasons.

Twelve different schools are represented on the two teams with Alabama, Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Tennessee having two selections each. In all, 39 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.

The 2018-19 season officially tips off this evening with nine SEC teams in action. Conference play is set to begin on Jan. 5 and the 2019 SEC Tournament will be March 13-17 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

A list of the 2019 SEC Men’s Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows:

First Team All-SEC
Daniel Gafford – Arkansas
Reid Travis – Kentucky
PJ Washington – Kentucky
Tremont Waters – LSU
Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi State
Chris Silva – South Carolina
Admiral Schofield – Tennessee
Grant Williams – Tennessee

Second Team All-SEC
Donta Hall – Alabama
Herbert Jones – Alabama
Bryce Brown – Auburn
Jared Harper – Auburn
KeVaughn AllenFlorida
Jalen Hudson – Florida
Terence Davis – Ole Miss
Aric Holman – Mississippi State