Preseason All-SEC


Florida was picked to finish fifth in its division in the men’s Southeastern Conference preseason basketball poll released Monday.

Florida was fifth behind Kentucky, Tennessee, Vanderbilt and South Carolina in the SEC East. The balloting consisted of 25 journalists who cover the league on a consistent basis.

Kentucky was the overwhelming choice to win the SEC championship, receiving 20 first-place votes.

In addition, no Gators were picked on the preseason All-SEC first or second team.

Here’s a look at the preseason picks:

SEC Champion: Kentucky (20); Mississippi State (3); Tennessee (2)

Eastern Division

Kentucky (23)
Tennessee (2)
South Carolina

Western Division

Mississippi State
Ole Miss
LSU (1)

First team All-SEC

Devan Downey, South Carolina G
*Patrick Patterson, Kentucky   F
Tyler Smith, Tennessee  G/F
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State   C
Terrico White, Ole Miss G

Second team All-SEC

Tasmin Mitchell, LSU      F
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt    C
DeWayne Reed, Auburn   G
John Wall, Kentucky       G
Chris Warren, Ole Miss  G


  1. I think they will play well. Good mix of players. Relatively deep compared to other years. Three bench players will have signicant experience, especially Parsons. They might not be great, but basketball can be a surprise. I’m excited for games to start.