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Media picks Kentucky to win SEC, four Cats named All-Conference


Some big news out of Nashville this morning, although it’s not all that surprising.

From today’s SEC Media Day, the media picked Kentucky to win the Southeastern Conference this season, followed by Florida and Texas A&M. It marks the 12th time UK has been the preseason favorite since the 1998‐99 season.

Preseason Media Poll

  1. Kentucky
  2. Florida
  3. Texas A&M
  4. Georgia
  5. Arkansas
  6. Vanderbilt
  7. Alabama
  8. South Carolina
  9. Ole Miss
  10. Mississippi State
  11. Auburn
  12. LSU
  13. Tennessee
  14. Missouri

Then in individual accomplishments, Bam Adebayo and De’Aaron Fox were named First Team All-SEC, while Isaiah Briscoe and Malik Monk made the league’s Second Team.

First Team All‐SEC
Moses Kingsley – Arkansas, F, 6‐10, 230, Sr., Abuja, Nigeria
J.J. Frazier – Georgia, G, 5‐10, 155, Sr., Glennville, Ga.
Edrice “Bam” Adebayo – Kentucky, F, 6‐10, 260, Fr., Little Washington, N.C.
De’Aaron Fox – Kentucky, G, 6‐3, 187, Fr., Houston, Texas
Tyler Davis – Texas A&M, C, 6‐10, 270, So., Plano, Texas

Second Team All‐SEC
KeVaughn Allen – Florida, G, 6‐2, 183, So., Little Rock, Ark.
Yante Maten – Georgia, F, 6‐8, 240, Jr., Pontiac, Mich.
Isaiah Briscoe – Kentucky, G, 6‐3, 210, So., Newark, N.J.
Malik Monk – Kentucky, G, 6‐3, 200, Fr., Lepanto, Ark.
Antonio Blakeney – LSU, G, 6‐4, 190, So., Sarasota, Fla.
Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi State, G, 6‐4, 202, So., Canton, Miss.
Luke Kornet – Vanderbilt, F, 7‐1, 250, Sr., Lantana, Texas

Moses Kingsley of Arkansas is your Preseason Player of the Year.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

1 Comment for Media picks Kentucky to win SEC, four Cats named All-Conference

  1. jwill003
    10:30 am October 19, 2016 Permalink

    I see Malik Monk being first team.