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Two Wildcats named to coaches preseason teams

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference unveiled its
fourth annual men's basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and
second teams, Wednesday, to tip off another great season of SEC men's basketball.
Arkansas led all schools with four selections. Alabama's Richard
Hendrix, LSU's Tasmin Mitchell, Mississippi State's Jamont Gordon,
Tennessee's Chris Lofton and Vanderbilt's Shan Foster were unanimous
first team 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.
A list of the 2008 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason
All-SEC team follows.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Richard Hendrix, Alabama# F 6-8 265 JR Athens,
Ala.
Patrick Beverley, Arkansas G 6-1 180 SO Chicago,
Ill.
Ramel Bradley, Kentucky -- 6-2 199 SR New York, N.Y.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU# F 6-7 230 JR Denham
Springs, La.
Jamont Gordon, Miss. State# G/F 6-4 230 JR
Nashville, Tenn.
Charles Rhodes, Miss. State F/C 6-8 245 SR Jackson,
Miss.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee# G 6-2 200 SR
Maysville, Ky.
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt# G/F 6-6 205 SR Kenner,
La.

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Alonzo Gee, Alabama F 6-6 215 JR Riviera
Beach, Fla.
Steven Hill, Arkansas F/C 7-0 245 SR Branson,
Mo.
Charles Thomas, Arkansas F 6-8 231 SR Jackson,
Miss.
Sonny Weems, Arkansas F 6-6 203 SR West Memphis,
Ark.
Marreese Speights, Florida F/C 6-10 250 SO St.
Petersburg, Fla.
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia G 6-1 210 SR Jamaica,
N.Y.
Joe Crawford, Kentucky -- 6-5 221 SR Detroit,
Mich.
Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss C 6-8 262 SR Chicago, Ill.
JaJuan Smith, Tennessee G 6-2 195 SR Cleveland, Tenn.
Tyler Smith, Tennessee F 6-7 215 SO Pulaski,
Tenn.

#-Unanimous Selection; Ties are not broken


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