Joe 2nd-team SEC, Hogs picked 11th

The Saline Courier - - NEWS - By Nate Allen Ra­zor­backs Re­port

FAYET­TEVILLE Arkansas sopho­more guard and Fort Smith North­side alum Isa­iah Joe was voted Pre­sea­son sec­ond-team ALL-SEC by a panel of

SEC me­dia and na­tional bas­ket­ball me­dia it was an­nounced Tues­day by the SEC Of­fice in Birm­ing­ham, Alabama.

Av­er­ag­ing 13.9 points per game for for­mer Arkansas Coach Mike An­der­son’s Ra­zor­backs last sea­son, Joe was the lone Ra­zor­back SEC hon­ored in the me­dia vote an­nounced.

Also on Tues­day, Joe was named to the Jerry West Pre­sea­son Shoot­ing Guard Award Watch List.

The Ra­zor­backs, now coached by Eric Mus­sel­man, were pro­jected 11th in the 14-team league.

In or­der, me­dia pre­dicted an SEC sea­son fin­ish of Ken­tucky, Flor­ida, LSU, Auburn, Ten­nessee, Alabama, Mis­sis­sippi

State, Ole Miss, Ge­or­gia, South Carolina, Arkansas, Texas A&M, Mis­souri and Van­der­bilt.

Me­dia pro­jected

Flor­ida’s Kerry Black­s­hear, a grad­u­ate trans­fer from Vir­ginia Tech, as the SEC Player of the

Year and named him Pre­sea­son ALL-SEC first­team, along with An­thony Ed­wards, Ge­or­gia; Ash­ton Ha­gans, Ken­tucky; Breein Tyree, Ole Miss; and Reg­gie Perry, Mis­sis­sippi State.

Aside from Joe, the Pre­sea­son ALL-SEC sec­ond team in­cluded

Kira Lewis, Alabama; An­drew Nem­b­hard,

Flor­ida; Tyrese Maxey, Ken­tucky; EJ Montgomery, Ken­tucky; Sky­lar Mays, LSU; and La­monté Turner,ten­nessee.

Mean­while, for SEC Women’s bas­ket­ball,

Coach Mike Neigh­bors’ Ra­zor­backs were pro­jected to fin­ish fifth.

South Carolina, Texas A&M, Mis­sis­sippi State and Ken­tucky were pro­jected first through fourth, Arkansas fifth, fol­lowed in or­der by Ten­nessee, Auburn, LSU, Mis­souri, Ge­or­gia, Alabama, Flor­ida, Ole Miss and Van­der­bilt.

Arkansas’ Chelsea Dungee was voted first­team Pre­sea­son ALL-SEC and re­ceived one vote for SEC Player of the

Year, which was voted to Chennedy Carter of Texas A&M. Along with Carter and Dungee, Rhyne Howard, Ken­tucky; Ayana Mitchell, LSU, and Tysha Har­ris, South Carolina, com­pleted the ALL-SEC Pre­sea­son first­team.

The ALL-SEC sec­ond team in­cludes Unique Thomp­son, Auburn;

Mikiah Herbert Har­ri­gan, South Carolina; Ren­nia Davis, Ten­nessee; Ciera John­son, Texas A&M; and Mariella Fa­soula, Van­der­bilt.

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