Tyree, Perry named to preseason All-SEC First-Team
Photos courtesy of Ole Miss & MSU Athletics

With college basketball season fast approaching, a Rebel and a Bulldog have each earned preseason SEC honors. 

As voted on by league and national media members, Ole Miss PG Breein Tyree and Mississippi State F Reggie Perry were named to the preseason All-SEC First-Team. 

Heading into the 2019-20 campaign, Tyree is the SEC’s leading returning scorer after putting up 17.9 ppg last season. Last season, Tyree was the only player in the SEC to rank in the conference’s top 10 in scoring (3rd-17.9 ppg), free throw percentage (3rd-83.1), three-pointers made (7th-2.1 per game) and field goal percentage (10th-45.9).

Perry returns to Mississippi State after a standout freshman season. During SEC play, Perry averaged over 11 points and 8 rebounds per game. By the end of the season, he put up 9 double-doubles on his way to being named to the All-SEC Freshman Team.

Both Tyree and Perry tested the waters of the NBA draft before deciding to return for their senior and sophomore seasons, respectively. 

Kentucky is the favorite to win the SEC with Mississippi State projected to finish 7th and Ole Miss is one spot behind them at 8.

  • Predicted Order Of Finish

1. Kentucky
2. Florida
3. LSU
4. Auburn
5. Tennessee
6. Alabama
7. Mississippi State
8. Ole Miss
9. Georgia
10. South Carolina
11. Arkansas
12. Texas A&M
13. Missouri
14. Vanderbilt

  • First Team All-SEC

Kerry Blackshear – Florida
Anthony Edwards – Georgia
Ashton Hagans – Kentucky
Breein Tyree – Ole Miss
Reggie Perry – Mississippi State

  • Second Team All-SEC

Kira Lewis Jr. – Alabama
Isaiah Joe – Arkansas
Andrew Nembhard – Florida
Tyrese Maxey – Kentucky
EJ Montgomery – Kentucky
Skylar Mays – LSU
Lamonté Turner – Tennessee

  • SEC Player of the Year

Kerry Blackshear – Florida