Nov. 8, 2013
The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 10th annual men's basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Friday, and three Volunteers were among those honored.
Senior forward Jeronne Maymon earned second-team status.
Seven different schools are represented on the two teams. Kentucky had five selections, while Tennessee had three and Florida, LSU and Missouri each had two selections. In all, 37 different players received votes for the coaches' teams.
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 coaches. No ties were broken and no predicted order of finish was made.
When the league's media announced its preseason All-SEC teams last month, McRae was a first-team selection, while Stokes and Maymon landed on the second team.
The Vols, under the direction of third-year head coach Cuonzo Martin, open the 2013-14 regular season Tuesday at Xavier. Tipoff is set for 9 p.m. ET, and the game will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1.
Trevor Releford - Alabama, G, 6-0, 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.
Patric Young - Florida, C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.
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
Jabari Brown - Missouri, G, 6-5, 214, Jr., Oakland, Calif.
Jordan McRae - Tennessee, G, 6-6, 185, Sr., Midway, Ga.
Jarnell Stokes - Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.
Second-Team All-SEC Scottie Wilbekin - Florida, G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla. Willie Cauley-Stein - Kentucky, F, 7-0, 244, So., Olathe, Kan. Andrew Harrison - Kentucky, G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Richmond, Texas Alex Poythress - Kentucky, F, 6-8, 239, So., Clarksville, Tenn. James Young - Kentucky, G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Rochester Hills, Mich. Anthony Hickey - LSU, G, 5-11, 182, Jr., Hopkinsville, Ky. Earnest Ross - Missouri, G, 6-5, 228, Sr., Cary, N.C. Jeronne Maymon - Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Sr., Madison, Wis.