TUSCALOOSA Three University of Alabama players have earned nods from the league’s coaches as the Southeastern Conference
released its third annual men’s basketball Coaches Presason All-SEC first and second teams on Monday.
Crimson Tide junior point guard Ronald Steele of Birmingham was a unanimous first team selection, along with Florida’s Joakim Noah, LSU’s Glen Davis and Tennessee’s Chris Lofton. Joining them on the first team was Steele’s Alabama teammate and the Tide’s lone senior, 6-10 center Jermareo Davidson, Florida’s Corey Brewer and Al Horford, and Vanderbilt’s Shan Foster.
Tide sophomore forward Richard Hendrix was voted Second Team All-SEC. He was joined on that list by Arkansas’s Darian Townes, Florida’s Taurean Green, Georgia’s Mike Mercer, Kentucky’s Randolph Morris, LSU’s Tasmin Mitchell, Mississippi State’s Jamont Gordon and Charles Rhodes, and South Carolina’s Tre’ Kelley.
The Coaches Preseason All-SEC teams are voted on by all 12 of the SEC Head Men's Basketball Coaches. No ties were broken and no predicted order of finish was made.
A complete list of the 2007 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows.
FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Jermareo Davidson, Alabama F 6-10 230 Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
Ronald Steele, Alabama# G 6-3 185 Jr. Birmingham, Ala.
Corey Brewer, Florida F 6-9 185 Jr. Portland, Tenn.
Al Horford, Florida F/C 6-10 245 Jr. Puerto Plata, Dom. Republic
Joakim Noah, Florida# F/C 6-11 227 Jr. New York, N.Y.
Glen Davis, LSU# F 6-9 295 Jr. Baton Rouge, La.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee# G 6-2 197 Jr. Maysville, Ky.
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt G/F 6-6 200 Jr. Kenner, La.
SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Richard Hendrix, Alabama F 6-8 265 So. Athens, Ala.
Darian Townes, Arkansas F 6-10 254 Jr. Alexandria, Va.
Taurean Green, Florida G 6-0 177 Jr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Mike Mercer, Georgia G 6-4 185 So. Snellville, Ga.
Randolph Morris, Kentucky C 6-11 259 Jr. Atlanta, Ga.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU F 6-7 224 So. Denham Springs, La.
Jamont Gordon, Miss. State G/F 6-4 225 So. Nashville, Tenn.
Charles Rhodes, Miss. State F/C 6-8 240 Jr. Jackson, Miss.
Tre' Kelley, South Carolina G 6-0 188 Sr. Washington, D.C.
#-Unanimous Selection; Ties are not broken