BATON ROUGE – Senior LSU basketball player Andre Stringer was named to the SEC Men’s Basketball Community Service Team for the 2013-14 season announced on Monday.
This marks the 16th year for the SEC Community Service Team for men's basketball as well as for women's basketball. All 21 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.
Stringer, from Jackson, Miss, has spent close to 50 hours this year contributing his time to the Baton Rouge community ... He participated in Move – In Day where he assisted incoming freshmen move into the dorms before the start of school, Boys II Men Breakfast where he was a mentor for elementary school male students encouraging them to work hard and achieve their dreams, Special Olympics, Halloween BOOzar-an event that provides local children with a safe and fun Halloween experience playing games, getting candy and autographs, and interacting with their favorite LSU student-athletes, retirement home holiday visit where he cheered up patients and sang carols with his team, and he also made a semester long commitment with the local Big Buddy program where he worked with the mentoring program for local youth.
The members of the Community Service Team in the SEC for men’s basketball are:
Retin Obasohan – Alabama
Kikko Haydar – Arkansas
Asauhn Dixon-Tatum – Auburn
Will Yeguete – Florida
Marcus Thornton – Georgia
Jon Hood – Kentucky
Andre Stringer – LSU
Demarco Cox – Ole Miss
Tyson Cunningham – Mississippi State
Johnathan Williams, III – Missouri
Brenton Williams – South Carolina
D’Montre Edwards – Tennessee
Blake McDonald – Texas A&M
Kyle Fuller – Vanderbilt