UK Named SEC Favorite, Noel and Poythress All-SEC

10/22/2012 02:29 PM

The SEC media voted UK’s basketball team as the favorite to win the conference crown this season by a healthy margin over Florida, Missouri and Tennessee. Freshmen Nerlens Noel (First Team) and Alex Poythress (Second Team) were also honored in the preseason voting, which picked Missouri guard Phil Pressey as the player of the year.

First Team All-SEC

BJ Young – Arkansas, G
Kenny Boynton – Florida
Nerlens Noel – Kentucky, F
Phil Pressey – Missouri, G
Jarnell Stokes – Tennessee, F

Second Team All-SEC

Marshawn Powell – Arkansas, F
Patric Young – Florida, C
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope – Georgia, G
Alex Poythress – Kentucky, F
Michael Dixon, Jr. – Missouri, G
Jeronne Maymon – Tennessee, F

SEC Player of the Year: Phil Pressey, Missouri

Preseason Media Poll

Kentucky (17) 328
Florida (5) 310
Missouri (1) 286
Tennessee (1) 269
Arkansas 226
Alabama 222
Ole Miss 186
Georgia 149
Texas A&M 122
Vanderbilt 120
LSU 116
Auburn 95
South Carolina 54
Mississippi State 37

Thomas Beisner

TJ is an Anchor for Spectrum News. You can catch his work on KSTV, the only nightly show in the state focusing on UK Sports. When it comes to UK Basketball, TJ covers recruiting, the NCAA tournament and everything in between. During March TJ probably sees the players more than he sees his family but he’s able to provide Spectrum News viewers the unique insight that only a lifelong fan can give. He’s also taken on several special programs including “Wildcat Forever: The John Stewart Story.” KSTV airs weeknights at 7:30 and 11pm on Spectrum News or watch it anytime with Spectrum On Demand. You can also catch podcasts of the show as well as bonus podcasts, just find KSTV on Itunes. For the latest on everything going on with UK Athletics, recruiting or if you just need some hilarious parenting anecdotes follow TJ on Twitter @tjbeisner.

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