Bulldogs picked to finish 13th in SEC

Rick Ray's Bulldogs were picked to finish 13th in the SEC this season.

Rick Ray’s Bulldogs were picked to finish 13th in the SEC this season.

SEC Media Days for basketball begin today and I’ll be headed over to Birmingham Thursday for Mississippi State’s turn.

The Bulldogs are scheduled to bring Rick Ray, Vic Schaefer, Gavin Ware and Martha Alwal to the event and I’ll have plenty more from them then.

The media predictions and All-SEC teams for men’s basketball were announced today. MSU was picked to finish 13th in the league and no Bulldogs were selected to the first or second All-SEC team.

Here are those selections…

First Team All-SEC

Trevor Releford – Alabama, G, 6-0, 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.

Julius Randle – Kentucky, F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas

Johnny O’Bryant III – LSU, F , 6-9 , 256 , Jr. , Cleveland, Miss.

Marshall Henderson – Ole Miss, G, 6-2, 177, Sr., Hurst, Texas

Jordan McRae – Tennessee, G, 6-6, 185, Sr., Midway, Ga.

Second Team All-SEC

Scottie Wilbekin – Florida, G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.

Patric Young – Florida, C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.

Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky, F, 7-0, 244, So., Olathe, Kan.

Andrew Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Richmond, Texas

Dakari Johnson – Kentucky, C, 7-0, 265, Fr., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jabari Brown – Missouri, G, 6-5, 214, Jr., Oakland, Calif.

Jeronne Maymon – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Sr., Madison, Wis.

Jarnell Stokes – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.

SEC Player of the Year: Julius Randle, Kentucky

Preseason Media Poll                    Pts

Kentucky (21)…………………………….. 371

Florida (5)…………………………………. 353

Tennessee (1)……………………………. 320

LSU…………………………………………… 270

Missouri……………………………………. 262

Alabama…………………………………… 257

Ole Miss……………………………………. 216

Arkansas…………………………………… 197

Texas A&M……………………………….. 139

Vanderbilt…………………………………. 125

Georgia…………………………………….. 119

South Carolina…………………………… 108

Mississippi State…………………………. 59

Auburn……………………………………….. 39

First-Place Votes in Parentheses

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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