2010 SEC Men's Basketball Preseason Awards Announced

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference unveiled its sixth annual men's basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Monday, tipping off another great season of SEC men's basketball.

Twenty-seven different players received votes for the teams and Kentucky, Ole Miss, South Carolina and Tennessee led all schools with two selections each. Six of the eight first team selections were unanimous picks. South Carolina's Devan Downey, LSU's Tasmin Mitchell, Kentucky's Patrick Patterson, Tennessee's Tyler Smith, Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado and Ole Miss' Terrico White were each unanimous picks.

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 2010 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows.

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.


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.

#-Unanimous Selection

Ties are not broken