The Southeastern Conferenceâs media and head coaches agree: Kentucky is going to be very talented.
Four Wildcats were named to preseason All-SEC teams by the leagueâs head coaches on Thursday. Freshmen Bam Adebayo and DeâAaron Fox were tabbed preseason All-SEC First Team selections, and sophomore Isaiah Briscoe and freshman Malik Monk were named to the second team. The leagueâs media contingent put the same four Wildcats on the same preseason All-SEC teams on Oct. 19.
In addition to Adebayo and Fox, the remainder of the first team consisted of Moses Kingsley (Arkansas), J.J. Frazier (Georgia), Yante Maten (Georgia), Quinndary Weatherspoon (Mississippi State), Sindarius Thornwell (South Carolina) and Tyler Davis (Texas A&M).The coachesâ preseason All-SEC first and second teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad, voted on by the SEC head menâs basketball coaches. No ties were broken and no predicted order of finish was made. Ten different schools are represented at least twice, with Kentucky leading the way with four selections. In all, 31 different players received votes for the coachesâ teams.
Walter Cornett, of Glendale, Kentucky, is the owner and operator of Walterâs Wildcat World. He founded WildcatWorld.com in 1998 making it one of the oldest Kentucky basketball fan sites in operation today.