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LSU men's basketball picked to finish 12th in SEC

Antonio Blakeney (Source: WAFB) Antonio Blakeney (Source: WAFB)
BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) -

A select panel of both SEC and national media members don’t think the LSU men's basketball team is going to have a good season. In fact, they picked the Tigers to finish 12th in the SEC. 

Kentucky is the overall preseason favorite for the 12th time since the 1998-99 season.

LSU guard Antonio Blakeney was selected to the SEC Second Team. As a freshman, Blakeney averaged 12.6 points per game, shot 42.5 percent from the field and pulled down 3.4 rebounds a contest. He was named to last year's SEC All-Freshman Team.

The 2016-17 campaign begins November 11, with conference play set to begin December 29. The 2017 SEC Tournament will be March 8-12 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn.

First Team All-SEC:
Moses Kingsley – Arkansas, F          
J.J. Frazier – Georgia, G     
Edrice “Bam” Adebayo – Kentucky, F 
De’Aaron Fox – Kentucky, G 
Tyler Davis – Texas A&M, C 

Second Team All-SEC:
KeVaughn Allen – Florida 
Yante Maten – Georgia, F 
Isaiah Briscoe – Kentucky, G 
Malik Monk – Kentucky, G 
Antonio Blakeney – LSU, G 
Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi State, G
Luke Kornet – Vanderbilt, F 

SEC Player of the Year: Moses Kingsley, Arkansas 

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

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