BATON ROUGE -- The Southeastern Conference unveiled its sixth-annual men’s basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Monday and LSU’s Tasmin Mitchell was a unanimous first-team selection.
Twenty-seven different players received votes for the teams and Kentucky, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee led all schools with two selections each. Six of the eight first team selections were unanimous picks. South Carolina’s Devan Downey, LSU’s Mitchell, Kentucky’s Patrick Patterson, Tennessee’s Tyler Smith, Mississippi State’s Jarvis Varnado and Ole Miss’ Terrico White were each unanimous picks.
Mitchell, a second-team All-SEC preseason selection earlier by the media voters, was a first-team selection a season ago averaging over 16 points for the Tigers in helping LSU to the 2009 SEC regular season title. Mitchell is one of just nine players to have started on two SEC championship teams in his career and will have a chance during his senior season to become just the third player in LSU history to score 2,000 career points.
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 2010 SEC Men’s Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows.
FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC/Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl/Hometown
Devan Downey, SC#/G/5-9/175/Sr./Chester, S.C.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU#/F/6-7/238/ Sr./Denham Springs, La.
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt/C/6-11/250/Jr./Sydney, Australia
Patrick Patterson, UK#/F/6-9/235/Jr./Huntington, W.Va.
Tyler Smith, Tenn#/G-F/6-7/215/Sr./Pulaski, Tenn.
Jarvis Varnado, Miss. St.#/F/6-9/230/Sr./Brownsville, Tenn.
Michael Washington, Ark/F/6-9/239/Sr./McGehee, Ark.
Terrico White, Ole Miss#/G/6-5/211/So./Memphis, Tenn.
SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC/Pos/Ht/Wt/Cl/Hometown
Dominique Archie, SC/F/6-7/200/Sr./Augusta, Ga.
Wayne Chism, Tenn/F-C/6-9/246/Sr./Jackson, Tenn.
JaMychal Green, Ala/F/6-9/220/So./Montgomery, Ala.
DeWayne Reed, Aub/G/6-1/175/Sr./Houston, Texas
Trey Thompkins, UGA/F/6-10/247/So./Lithonia, Ga.
Alex Tyus, UF/F/6-8/220/Jr./St. Louis, Mo.
John Wall, UK/G/6-4/195/Fr./ Raleigh, N.C.
Chris Warren, Ole Miss/G/5-10/165/Jr./ Orlando, Fla.
Ties are not broken