BATON ROUGE - The Southeastern Conference Friday announced the selection of the 14 coaches on their preseason All-SEC team and LSU sophomore forward Johnny O'Bryant III was named to the second team in the squad of 16 players divided into two eight-team groups.
JOB III, who played in 28 games a year ago with 17 starts, comes into tonight's 7 p.m. contest with UC Santa Barbara at the Maravich Center, having averaged 8.5 points and 5.7 rebounds a year ago. He had 12 games in double figures with two double doubles. He scored a season high of 21 points against Northwestern in the Charleston Classic.
Ten different schools are represented on the ninth annual selection by the coaches with Tennessee having three selections while Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky have two selections each. In all, 36 different players received votes for the coaches' teams.
The coaches' preseason All-SEC first and second teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad, voted on by the SEC Head Men's Basketball Coaches. No ties were broken and no predicted order of finish was made.
A list of the 2013 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows.
FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Trevor Releford, Alabama G 6-0 195 Jr. Kansas City, Mo.
BJ Young, Arkansas G 6-3 180 So. St. Louis, Mo.
Kenny Boynton, Florida G 6-2 190 Sr. Pompano Beach, Fla.
Patric Young, Florida C 6-9 249 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia G 6-5 205 So. Greenville, Ga.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky F 6-10 228 Fr. Everett, Mass.
Phil Pressey, Missouri G 5-11 175 Jr. Dallas, Texas
Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee F 6-7 260 Sr. Madison, Wis.
SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Marshawn Powell, Arkansas F 6-7 240 Jr. Newport News, Va.
Alex Poythress, Kentucky F 6-7 239 Fr. Clarksville, Tenn.
Johnny O'Bryant III, LSU F 6-9 256 So. Cleveland, Miss.
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss F 6-9 225 Sr. Memphis, Tenn.
Murphy Holloway, Ole Miss F 6-7 240 Sr. Irmo, S.C.
Trae Golden, Tennessee G 6-1 205 Jr. Powder Springs, Ga.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee F 6-8 270 So. Memphis, Tenn.
Elston Turner, Texas A&M G 6-5 212 Sr. Sacramento, Calif.