The Southeastern Conference unveiled its sixth annual men’s basketball coaches preseason All-SEC teams Monday, and a pair of Tennessee seniors earned inclusion. Guard/forward Tyler Smith was one of six unanimous first-team selections, while forward/center Wayne Chism landed on the eight-man second team.
A total of 27 different players received votes for the teams, and Tennessee, Kentucky, Ole Miss and South Carolina led all schools with two selections each.
This was the second official first-team preseason All-SEC award for Smith, who last month was named to the media’s squad. Chism, however, was left off the media’s All-SEC listing.
Smith and Chism both were named to last season’s SEC Tournament All-Tournament Team after leading the Volunteers to the championship game. Both are also members of Tennessee’s 1,000-point club. A native of Pulaski, Tenn., Smith enters his final college season ranked 39th in school history with 1,079 points. Chism, a native of Jackson, Tenn., ranks 36th with 1,141 points.
*****FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown*****
Devan Downey, South Carolina# G 5-9 175 Sr. Chester, S.C.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU# F 6-7 235 Sr. Denham Springs, La.
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt C 6-11 250 Jr. Sydney, Australia
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky# F 6-9 235 Jr. Huntington, W.Va.
Tyler Smith, Tennessee# G/F 6-7 215 Sr. Pulaski, Tenn.
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State# F 6-9 230 Sr. Brownsville, Tenn.
Michael Washington, Arkansas F 6-9 239 Sr. McGehee, Ark.
Terrico White, Ole Miss# G 6-5 211 So. Memphis, Tenn.
SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Dominique Archie, South Carolina F 6-7 200 Sr. Augusta, Ga.
Wayne Chism, Tennessee F/C 6-9 246 Sr. Jackson, Tenn.
JaMychal Green, Alabama F 6-9 220 So. Montgomery, Ala.
DeWayne Reed, Auburn G 6-1 175 Sr. Houston, Texas
Trey Thompkins, Georgia F 6-10 247 So. Lithonia, Ga.
Alex Tyus, Florida F 6-8 220 Jr. St. Louis, Mo.
John Wall, Kentucky G 6-4 195 Fr. Raleigh, N.C.
Chris Warren, Ole Miss G 5-10 165 Jr. Orlando, Fla.
Published: Tue Nov 03, 2009