Calathes among preseason All-SEC; Gators picked to finish 2nd in East
Sophomore guard/forward Nick Calathes was selected on Monday as a preseason All-SEC selection by a select panel of SEC and national media members.
Calathes is joined on the team by Kentucky's Patrick Patterson, Sr. G Marcus Thornton (LSU), Jr. G Devan Downey (South Carolina) and Jr. F Tyler Smith (Tennessee), who was also the preseason selection for Player of the Year.
The Gators were picked to finish second in the SEC East behind defending champion Tennessee. Kentucky, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Georgia followed. In the West, Alabama was picked to finish first, followed by LSU. Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Auburn and Arkansas.
Each SEC school selected two media members that cover their team and six additional writers from across the nation were selected by the conference office to form the 30-member voting panel.