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Preseason All-SEC teams announced

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SEC staff
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - The Southeastern Conference unveiled its 12th annual men's basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams Thursday, tipping off another great season of SEC men's basketball.

Nine different schools are represented on the two teams with Kentucky having four selections while Georgia, LSU, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt have two selections each. In all, 37 different players received votes for the coaches' teams.

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.

All 14 SEC teams officially tip-off the 2015-16 campaign this weekend, beginning with 13 teams hitting the court Friday night. Conference play is set to begin on January 2 and the 2016 SEC Tournament will be March 9-13 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

A list of the 2016 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows:

First Team All-SEC
Name School Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown
Dorian Finney-Smith Florida F 6-8 220 Sr. Portsmouth, Va.
Kenny Gaines Georgia G 6-3 205 Sr. Atlanta, Ga.
Charles Mann Georgia G 6-5 215 Sr. Alpharetta, Ga.
Skal Labissiere Kentucky F 6-11 225 Fr. Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Tyler Ulis Kentucky G 5-9 160 So. Chicago, Ill.
Ben Simmons LSU F 6-10 225 Fr. Melbourne, Australia
Stefan Moody Ole Miss G 5-10 179 Sr. Kissimmee, Fla.
Danuel House Texas A&M G 6-7 212 Sr. Fresno, Texas
Damian Jones Vanderbilt C 7-0 245 Jr. Baton Rouge, La.
Second Team All-SEC
Name School Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown
Jamal Murray Kentucky G 6-4 207 Fr. Kitchener, Ontario
Alex Poythress Kentucky F 6-8 230 Sr. Clarksville, Tenn.
Tim Quarterman LSU G 6-6 190 Jr. Savannah, Ga.
Malik Newman Mississippi State G 6-3 178 Fr. Jackson, Miss.
Craig Sword Mississippi State G 6-3 196 Sr. Montgomery, Ala.
Sindarius Thornwell South Carolina G 6-5 215 Jr. Lancaster, S.C.
Alex Caruso Texas A&M G 6-5 186 Sr. College Station, Texas
Riley LaChance Vanderbilt G 6-2 182 So. Brookfield, Wis.