As expected, Kentucky is the preseason pick to win the SEC.
The league announced Wednesday that UK was the media’s pick to win the SEC in the 2016-17 college basketball season.
In addition, sophomore guard Isaiah Briscoe, freshman forward Bam Adebayo, freshman guard De’Aaron Fox, and freshman guard Malik Monk were named to the media’s All-SEC teams. and
Bam and Fox got First-Team honors, while Monk and Briscoe garnered Second-Team honors.
This marks the 12th time since the 1998-99 season the Wildcats are the overall preseason favorite. UK was picked to win the title a season ago and shared the crown with Texas A&M.
UK head coach John Calipari has led his UK teams to regular-season SEC titles in 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016.
First Team All-SEC
Moses Kingsley – Arkansas, F, 6-10, 230, Sr., Abuja, Nigeria
J.J. Frazier – Georgia, G, 5-10, 155, Sr., Glennville, Ga.
Edrice “Bam” Adebayo – Kentucky, F, 6-10, 260, Fr., Little Washington, N.C.
De’Aaron Fox – Kentucky, G, 6-3, 187, Fr., Houston, Texas
Tyler Davis – Texas A&M, C, 6-10, 270, So., Plano, Texas
Second Team All-SEC
KeVaughn Allen – Florida, G, 6-2, 183, So., Little Rock, Ark.
Yante Maten – Georgia, F, 6-8, 240, Jr., Pontiac, Mich.
Isaiah Briscoe – Kentucky, G, 6-3, 210, So., Newark, N.J.
Malik Monk – Kentucky, G, 6-3, 200, Fr., Lepanto, Ark.
Antonio Blakeney – LSU, G, 6-4, 190, So., Sarasota, Fla.
Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi State, G, 6-4, 202, So., Canton, Miss.
Luke Kornet – Vanderbilt, F, 7-1, 250, Sr., Lantana, Texas
SEC Player of the Year: Moses Kingsley, Arkansas
Preseason Media Poll
1. Kentucky Wildcats
11. Auburn Tigers
12. LSU Tigers
14. Missouri Tigers