Dotson, Brooks selected to preseason All-SEC team
The Florida women's basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the league this season, but seniors Marshae Dotson and Sha Brooks were selected to the preseason All-SEC team.
Dotson was voted First-Team All-SEC by the league's coaches last year. The 5-foot-11 forward enters the 2008-09 season with 1,082 career points and 634 career rebounds. In 2007-08, Dotson was UF’s leading rebounder (262, 7.9 rpg), while ranking second for scoring (432, 13.1 ppg), also leading the Gators in field goal percentage (53.1%), free throws made (110) and free throws attempted (162), while ranking third in assists (54) and steals (57). In the 2007-08 SEC statistics for all games, she ranked No. 1 for offensive rebounding (3.42 pg), No. 10 for scoring, No. 8 for rebounding and No. 8 for free throw percentage.
Brooks enters the season having started 91 consecutive games and 94 overall, starting all except one in her career, and has never missed a game. During her first three years, the 5-foot-7 guard has accumulated 1,295 career points and 164 three-pointers, while totaling 2,909 minutes of playing time (30.9 mpg). Last year, Brooks worked on her game and emerged as more of a complete player, averaging 12.3 points, logging 32.2 minutes per game and contributing a team-high 87 assists (2.6 apg),
in addition to ranking second in steals (62) and made three-pointers (48). In the SEC statistics for all games, she ranked No. 13 for scoring, No. 2 for free throw percentage (79.8%, 103-129), No. 14 for steals, No. 13 for three-pointers made and No. 11 for minutes played. She also was UF’s second-leading scorer in SEC games (12.9 ppg), while hitting 36.6 percent (26-71) from the three-point arc.
Vanderbilt was picked to finish first in the SEC, followed by Tennessee, Auburn, Georgia, LSU and Florida. Kentucky is seventh, followed by Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Arkansas, South Carolina and Alabama.