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

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