BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Florida's Dontay Bassett and Mississippi State's Mitchell Storm have been elected Chair and Vice Chair, respectively, of the SEC Men's Basketball Leadership Council, it was announced Thursday. In addition, LSU's Jaelyn Richard-Harris and Arkansas' Jailyn Mason will continue in their roles as Co-Chairs of the SEC Women's Basketball Leadership Council.
Bassett and Storm were chosen by their peers at a meeting of the SEC Basketball Leadership Council held recently in Birmingham. Bassett is in his first year as a member of the SEC Basketball Leadership Council, while Storm, Richard-Harris and Mason have served on the Council for three years. The group will attend a portion of the SEC Spring Meetings in May.
The council consists of one male representative and one female representative from each of the SEC's 14 institutions. The goal of the Leadership Council is for student-athletes to serve as a conduit of communication from their teams to the conference office on issues related to student-athlete experience, student-athlete wellness, and to provide feedback on proposed rules governing the SEC and NCAA.
This year's meeting highlighted topics on mental wellness, legislative feedback and review, and SEC officials interaction and career exploration. Keyon Dooling, former Missouri student-athlete, author, motivational speaker and former NBA player, delivered a presentation to the group on the topic of mental wellness.
Attendees at the meeting included: Tyler Barnes (Alabama), Jordan Lewis (Alabama), Adrio Bailey (Arkansas), Jailyn Mason (Arkansas), Kiyae' White (Auburn), Dontay Bassett (Florida), Kristina Moore (Florida), Rayshaun Hammonds (Georgia), Ari Henderson (Georgia), Nate Sestina (Kentucky), Jaida Roper (Kentucky), Aundre Hyatt (LSU), Jaelyn Richard-Harris (LSU), Milicia Reid (Ole Miss), Mitchell Storm (Mississippi State), Myah Taylor (Mississippi State), Mitchell Smith (Missouri), Jordan Chavis (Missouri), T.J. Moss (South Carolina), Elysa Wesolek (South Carolina), John Fulkerson (Tennessee), Kamera Harris (Tennessee), Josh Nebo (Texas A&M), Ciera Johnson (Texas A&M), Quentin Millora-Brown (Vanderbilt) and Jordyn Cambridge (Vanderbilt).