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Live from the Wynfrey Hotel for 2012 SEC Men's Basketball Media Day

 

 

 

Matt Stevens

 

MATT STEVENS' PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH 

 

1.Kentucky 

 

2. Florida 

 

3. Arkansas 

 

4. Tennessee 

 

5. Missouri 

 

6. LSU 

 

7. Georgia 

 

8. Ole Miss 

 

9. Alabama 

 

10. Vanderbilt 

 

11. Auburn 

 

12. Texas A&M 

 

13. South Carolina 

 

14. Mississippi State 

 

 

 

All-SEC Team 

 

1. BJ Young, Arkansas, G, 6-3, 180, So., St. Louis, Mo. 

 

2. Phil Pressey, Missouri, G, 5-11, 175, Jr., Dallas, Texas 

 

3. Patric Young, Florida, C, 6-9, 249, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla. 

 

4. Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee, F, 6-8, 270, So., Memphis, Tenn. 

 

5. Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, F, 6-10, 228, Fr., Everett, Mass. 

 

 

 

SEC Player of the Year (Must be from All-SEC team): 

 

Phil Pressey, Missouri, G, 5-11, 175, Jr., Dallas, Texas 

 

 

 

Here's the actual media polls and All-SEC selections:  

 

 

 

First Team All-SEC 

 

BJ Young - Arkansas, G, 6-3, 180, So., St. Louis, Mo. 

 

Kenny Boynton - Florida, G, 6-2, 190, Sr., Pompano Beach, Fla. 

 

Nerlens Noel - Kentucky, F, 6-10, 228, Fr.,            Everett, Mass. 

 

Phil Pressey - Missouri, G, 5-11, 175, Jr., Dallas, Texas 

 

Jarnell Stokes - Tennessee, F, 6-8, 270, So., Memphis, Tenn. 

 

  

 

Second Team All-SEC 

 

Marshawn Powell - Arkansas, F, 6-7, 240, Jr., Newport News, Va. 

 

Patric Young - Florida, C, 6-9, 249, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla. 

 

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope - Georgia, G, 6-5, 205, So., Greenville, Ga. 

 

Alex Poythress - Kentucky, F, 6-7, 239, Fr., Clarksville, Tenn. 

 

Michael Dixon, Jr. - Missouri, G, 6-1        , 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo. 

 

Jeronne Maymon - Tennessee, F, 6-7, 260, Sr., Madison, Wis. 

 

  

 

SEC Player of the Year: Phil Pressey, Missouri 

 

  

 

Preseason Media Poll Pts 

 

Kentucky (17)    328 

 

Florida (5)            310 

 

Missouri (1)        286 

 

Tennessee (1) 269 

 

Arkansas              226 

 

Alabama              222 

 

Ole Miss               186 

 

Georgia                149 

 

Texas A&M         122 

 

Vanderbilt           120 

 

LSU        116 

 

Auburn 95 

 

South Carolina   54 

 

Mississippi State               37 

 

First-Place Votes in Parentheses 

 

 

 

Analysis: Yup, Mississippi State was projected on my ballot because of well....you know the story by now right.  

 

The Dispatch MSU Sports Blog will have a feature on comparing the rebuilding project staring first-year head coach Rick Ray in the face with the other programs in the Southeastern Conference like the University of Arkansas, University of Georgia and University of South Carolina.  

 

Clearly on my ballor I have Louisiana State University, under new head coach Johnny Jones, rated higher than most anaylsts in the media poll. To be honest, I understand and respect the skepticism in the Tigers, who are coming off a NIT first round ext last year. However, I like LSU's quick yet undersized guard combination (Andre Stringer and Anthony Hickey) and folks in the Magnolia state should be very familiar with the ability of 6-foot-8 post threat Johnny O'Bryant from Cleveland, Miss.  

 

The other item I highly value more than others is the potential of University of Florida center Patric Young finally being recognized at a high level. If the 250-pound post presence can start the season healthy and in shape, then he'll give the Gators another strong chance at a Final Four run.  

 

I also think University of Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson and his terribly irritating 94-feet system to prepare for could break into the Top 3 of the SEC led by one of the best guards in the nation in BJ Young.  

 

 

 

All of the Dispatch MSU Sports Blog readers: feel free to follow me on Twitter at http://twitter.com/matthewcstevens for up-to-date Mississippi State coverage.

 

 

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