Vanderbilt’s Damian Jones 1st team All-SEC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Vanderbilt sophomore center Damian Jones starts the basketball season Preseason First Team All-SEC.

The 6 foot, 10 inch Baton Rouge native was picked by the league’s coaches after averaging 11.3 points and 5.7 rebounds last season as a freshman and turning in five double-doubles.

Tennessee senior Josh Richardson was named second team. So was Clarksville native Alex Poythress from the Kentucky Wildcats.

Eleven different schools are represented on the two teams with Kentucky having five selections while Florida and LSU each had two selections.

The coaches’ preseason All-SEC first and second teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad, voted on by the SEC Head Men’s Basketball Coaches. No ties were broken and no predicted order of finish was made.

First Team All-SEC
Dorian Finney-Smith – Florida, F, 6 feet, 8 inches, 218, Jr.,
Michael Frazier II – Florida, G, 6 feet. 4 inches, 194, Jr., Tampa, Fla.
Aaron Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6 feet, 6 inches, 212, So., Richmond, Texas
Andrew Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6 feet, 6 inches, 210, So., Richmond, Texas
Damian Jones – Vanderbilt, C, 6 feet, 10 inches, 240, So., Baton Rouge, La.
Charles Mann – Georgia, G, 6 feet, 5 inches, 215, Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.
Jordan Mickey – LSU, F, 6 feet. 8 inches, 235, So., Dallas, Texas
Bobby Portis – Arkansas, F, 6 feet, 11 inches, 242, So., Little Rock, Ark.
Jarvis Summers – Ole Miss, G, 6 feet, 3 inches, 186, Sr., Jackson, Miss.

Second Team All-SEC
Alex Caruso – A&M, G, 6 feet. 5 inches, 184, Jr., College Station, Texas
Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky, F, 7 feet, 240, Jr., Olathe, Kan.
KT Harrell – Auburn, G, 6 feet, 4 inches, 212, Sr., Montgomery, Ala.
Jarell Martin – LSU, F, 6 feet, 10 inches, 236, So., Baton Rouge, La.
Alex Poythress – Kentucky, F, 6 feet, 8 inches, 238, Jr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Josh Richardson – Tennessee, G, 6 feet, 6 inches, 200, Sr., Edmond, Okla.
Sindarius Thornwell – South Carolina, G, 6 feet, 5 inches, 215, So., Lancaster, S.C.
Karl-Anthony Towns – Kentucky, F, 6 feet, 11 inches, 250, Fr., Piscataway, N.J.

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