New analysts for Men's Basketball
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- SEC Network announced Thursday the addition of three men's basketball analysts and play-by-play announcers for the 2015-16 season, including Glen "Big Baby" Davis, Andrew DeClercq and John Pelphrey. The Network also boasts the addition of Andy Landers and Candace Parker as analysts for women's basketball.
• Glen "Big Baby" Davis - a Baton Rouge, La. native, "Big Baby" Davis brings a wealth of college and NBA knowledge to SEC Network as a studio analyst. Davis was a McDonald's All-American that led LSU to its first NCAA Final Four in appearance in 20 years in 2006. He was voted SEC Player of the Year (2006) and went on to play in the NBA for the last eight years, winning an NBA Championship with the Boston Celtics in 2008.
• Andrew DeClercq - a former Florida standout, NBA player and coach, DeClercq joins SEC Network as a game and studio analyst. As a player at Florida, DeClercq was pivotal in the Gator's first NCAA Final Four appearance (1994) and was drafted by the NBA in 1995. Since retiring in 2005, DeClercq's focus shifted back to Florida, coaching high school basketball for nationally ranked Montverde Academy and later Foundation Academy.
• John Pelphrey - a member of the Kentucky basketball Hall of Fame, Pelphrey played and coached basketball in the SEC before joining SEC Network as a game analyst. As a player (1988-1992) Pelphrey is a member of an elite group, coined by Coach Rick Pitino as "the Unforgettables". He went on to coach at several colleges, including Florida under Coach Billy Donovan - leading the Gators to a National Championship game and four straight NCAA Tournament appearances - and head coach at Arkansas (2007-11).
• In addition, it was announced earlier that the SEC Network has hired longtime Georgia women's basketball coach Andy Landers and Tennessee Lady Vols standout Candace Parker as analysts.
The season gets underway across networks on Friday, Nov. 13 with an SEC Network doubleheader showcasing Albany at No. 1 Kentucky at 7 p.m., followed by Eastern Washington at Mississippi State at 9 p.m. and an ESPNU doubleheader - an early-round game of the 2K Classic featuring Siena at No. 5 Duke at 7 p.m., followed by McNeese State at LSU. Game assignments will be announced in the coming week.