Tigers land two on preseason All-SEC teams

Tigers land two on preseason All-SEC teams

BIRMINGHAM, AL (WAFB) - LSU has landed two players on this year's Coaches All-SEC teams which were announced by the league on Thursday.

Tiger freshman sensation Ben Simmons has been named to the All-SEC Preseason First Team and junior guard Tim Quarterman has been named to the Second Team All-SEC.

Kentucky once again leads the way with four selections while LSU, Georgia, Mississippi State, Texas A&M and Vanderbilt have two each.

All 14 SEC teams officially tip-off the 2015-16 season this weekend. LSU plays McNeese State Friday in the PMAC at 8:00 p.m. on ESPNU.

Conference play is set to begin on Jan. 2 and the 2016 SEC Tournament will be March 9-13 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

First Team All-SEC:
Dorian Finney-Smith (Florida, F, 6-8, 220, Sr.)
Kenny Gaines (Georgia, G, 6-3, 205, Sr.)
Charles Mann (Georgia, G, 6-5, 215, Sr.)
Skal Labissiere (Kentucky, F, 6-11, 225, Fr.)
Tyler Ulis (Kentucky, G, 5-9, 160, So.) 
Ben Simmons (LSU, F, 6-10, 225, Fr.)
Stefan Moody (Ole Miss, G, 5-10, 179, Sr.)
Danuel House (Texas A&M, G, 6-7, 212, Sr.)
Damian Jones (Vanderbilt, C, 7-0, 245, Jr.)

Second Team All-SEC:
Jamal Murray (Kentucky, G, 6-4, 207, Fr.)
Alex Poythress (Kentucky, F, 6-8, 230, Sr.)  
Tim Quarterman (LSU, G, 6-6, 190, Jr.) 
Malik Newman (Mississippi State, G, 6-3, 178, Fr.) 
Craig Sword (Mississippi State, G, 6-3, 196, Sr.) 
Sindarius Thornwell (South Carolina, G, 6-5, 215, Jr.)
Alex Caruso (Texas A&M, G, 6-5, 186, Sr.)
Riley LaChance (Vanderbilt, G, 6-2, 182, So.)

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