No surprise that Kentucky was picked to win the 2017 Southeastern Conference men’s basketball championship in voting by a panel of SEC and national media members. It is also no surprise that the young Missouri Tigers, under third year coach Kim Anderson, are picked for dead last. The Tigers were also left off the preseason teams.
The Wildcats are the overall preseason favorite for the 12th time since the 1998‐99 season.
Points were compiled on a 14‐13‐12‐11‐10‐9‐8‐7‐6‐5‐4‐3‐2‐1 basis.
The first regular season game begins Sunday November 13th vs Alabama A&M.
Preseason Media Poll
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
SEC Player of the Year: Moses Kingsley, Arkansas