BATON ROUGE - In a continuing effort to recognize the accomplishments of student-athletes beyond the field of competition, the SEC once again highlighted a Community Service Team for men's basketball for the 2009-2010 season.
This marks the 12th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men's basketball as well as for women's basketball. All 20 league-sponsored sports have had a Community Service Team since 2004, with at-large teams for men's and women's sports being chosen from 1999-2003. The SEC began this concept with a football Community Service Team in 1994.
LSU's representative on the team in men's basketball is senior Alex Farrer.
Farrer, from Phoenix, Ariz., was a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Board representing men's basketball at LSU. He helped set up the basketball activity for kids at the Halloween BOOzar and led the Christmas with the Tigers event for men's basketball, where he led his team in adopting an underprivileged child for the holidays.
He also took part in the annual team visit to a local hospital's children's ward where the team visited patients and sang Christmas Carols.
The other league members of the team from men's basketball were: Senario Hillman, Alabama; Rotnei Clarke, Arkansas; Lucas Hargrove, Auburn; Dan Werner, Florida; Trey Thompkins, Georgia; Patrick Patterson, Kentucky; Barry Stewart, Mississippi State; Austin Steed, South Carolina; Bobby Maze, Tennessee; and Joe Duffy, Vanderbilt.