Blog – MSU picked to finish 13th in SEC

Rick Ray’s Mississippi State basketball team was selected to finish 13th in the Southeastern Conference this season by the media, the league announced Wednesday.

Kentucky was picked to win the league, while the Bulldogs are expected to finish just ahead of Auburn.

Ray and sophomore big man Gavin Ware will represent the Bulldogs tomorrow at SEC media day. I will be on hand, so watch for blogs, videos, stories and tweets on basketball.

Here are the preseason teams and expected finish of the 14 teams in the league.

First Team All-SEC
Trevor Releford – Alabama, G, 6-0, 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.
Julius Randle – Kentucky, F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas
Johnny O’Bryant III – LSU, F , 6-9 , 256 , Jr. , Cleveland, Miss.
Marshall Henderson – Ole Miss, G, 6-2, 177, Sr., Hurst, Texas
Jordan McRae – Tennessee, G, 6-6, 185, Sr., Midway, Ga.

Second Team All-SEC
Scottie Wilbekin – Florida, G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.
Patric Young – Florida, C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky, F, 7-0, 244, So., Olathe, Kan.
Andrew Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Richmond, Texas
Dakari Johnson – Kentucky, C, 7-0, 265, Fr., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Jabari Brown – Missouri, G, 6-5, 214, Jr., Oakland, Calif.
Jeronne Maymon – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Sr., Madison, Wis.
Jarnell Stokes – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.

SEC Player of the Year: Julius Randle, Kentucky

Preseason Media Poll                    Pts
Kentucky (21)…………………………….. 371
Florida (5)…………………………………. 353
Tennessee (1)……………………………. 320
LSU…………………………………………… 270
Missouri……………………………………. 262
Alabama…………………………………… 257
Ole Miss……………………………………. 216
Arkansas…………………………………… 197
Texas A&M……………………………….. 139
Vanderbilt…………………………………. 125
Georgia…………………………………….. 119
South Carolina…………………………… 108
Mississippi State…………………………. 59
Auburn……………………………………….. 39
First-Place Votes in Parentheses

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One thought on “Blog – MSU picked to finish 13th in SEC

  1. I like being under the radar, so to speak, but that rates as under the sonar. We should surprise a lot of folks. Gotta a lot of talent and will be exciting to watch. Hail State!

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