Joe 2nd-team SEC, Hogs picked 11th
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.
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.