The Kentucky Wildcats have been picked to win the 2016 SEC men's basketball championship, the league announced Wednesday during SEC Media Day.
The vote was conducted by a select panel of both SEC and national media members, and here are the results of how it came out:
Preseason Media Poll
3. Texas A&M
7. South Carolina
8. Mississippi State
9. Ole Miss
The Wildcats are the overall preseason favorite for the 11th time since the 1998-99 season.
Kentucky's Skal Labissiere and Tyler Ulis were First Team All-SEC selection with Ulis, while senior forward Alex Poythress was a Second Team pick.
LSU Tigers freshman Ben Simmons was the choice of the media for SEC Men's Basketball Player of the Year.
First Team All-SEC
Danuel House - Texas A&M, G, 6-7, 212, Sr., Fresno, Texas
Damian Jones - Vanderbilt, C, 7-0, 245, Jr., Baton Rouge, La.
Skal Labissiere - Kentucky, F, 6-11, 225, Fr., Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Stefan Moody - Ole Miss, G, 5-10, 179, Sr., Kissimmee, Fla.
Ben Simmons - LSU, F, 6-10, 225, Fr., Melbourne, Australia
Tyler Ulis - Kentucky, G, 5-9, 160, So., Lima, Ohio
Second Team All-SEC
Dorian Finney-Smith - Florida, F, 6-8, 220, Sr., Portsmouth, Va.
Malik Newman - Mississippi State, G, 6-3, 178, Fr., Jackson, Miss.
Charles Mann - Georgia, G, 6-5, 215, Sr., Alpharetta, Ga.
Alex Poythress - Kentucky, F, 6-8, 230, Sr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Tim Quarterman - LSU, G, 6-6, 190, Jr., Savannah, Ga.
Alex Caruso - Texas A&M, G, 6-5, 186, Sr., College Station, Texas
SEC Player of the Year: Ben Simmons, LSU