Story written by Spencer Reed:
SEC Basketball Media Day is officially underway on SEC Network from Nashville.
A panel of SEC and national media members were selected to vote on a wide variety of different honors, from the team favorited to win the SEC, SEC player of the year and so on.
Here is a breakdown of what the members of the panel decided on.
Preseason Favorite to win the SEC: Kentucky
For the 13th time since the 1998-1999 season, the Wildcats have been chosen to win the SEC Championship. Behind another solid recruiting class assembled by Coach Jim Calipari, along with eight former 5-star recruits, one can understand why they were chosen as the favorite.
Player of the Year: Yante Maten, Michael Porter, Jr., and Robert Williams
Voting resulted in a three-way tie between Georgia senior Yante Maten, Missouri freshman Michael Porter, Jr. and Texas A&M sophomore Robert Williams.
Florida guard Kevaughn Allen also received Player of the Year votes, along with Alabama’s Collin Sexton, Kentucky’s Hamidou Diallo and Mississippi State’s Quinndary Weatherspoon.
All-SEC First Team:
Guards: Kevaughn Allen (UF), Hamidou Diallo (UK)
Forwards: Yante Maten (UGA), Michael Porter, Jr. (MU) and Robert Williams (A&M)
All-SEC Second Team:
Guards: Collin Sexton (UA), Quinndary Weatherspoon (MSU), Matthew Davis (A&M), Deandre Burnett (Mississippi)
Forwards: Kevin Knox (UK), Terence Davis (Mississippi), Tyler Davis (A&M)
Preseason Media Poll:
3. Texas A&M
10. Ole Miss
11. South Carolina
12. Mississippi State