Jan. 22, 2014
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Ole Miss All-American Ansu Sesay is one of 14 players that will be honored as a part of the 2014 Allstate SEC Basketball Legends at the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament March 12-16 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga.
The 1998 SEC Player of the Year by both the Associated Press and league coaches, Sesay averaged 18.6 points and 7.6 rebounds per game in his career as he became one of only two Rebels to ever record 1,000 points, 600 rebounds and 200 assists.
Joining Seasy in the 2014 class is Eddie Phillips, Alabama; Clint McDaniel, Arkansas; Gerald White, Auburn; Greg Stolt, Florida; D.A. Layne, Georgia; Tony Delk, Kentucky; Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf (Chris Jackson), LSU; Erick Dampier, Mississippi State; John Brown, Missouri; Gary Gregor, South Carolina; Dr. Ed Wiener, Tennessee; Dr. John Thornton, Texas A&M; Matt Freije, Vanderbilt.
"The Allstate SEC Basketball Legends Program allows us to honor our past and show everyone why the SEC is one of the nation's premier basketball conferences," said SEC Commissioner Mike Slive.
Each SEC Basketball Legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution's first game at the tournament. Highlighting the schedule of events at the Sunkist Soda SEC FanFare will be appearances by selected legends. FanFare will be open Thursday-Sunday, March 13-16.
This marks the 16th year of the SEC Basketball Legends program. Last year's group included Wimp Sanderson, Alabama; Jerry Carlton, Arkansas; Ronnie Battle, Auburn; Bill Koss, Florida; Tim Bassett, Georgia; Jamal Mashburn, Kentucky; Geert Hammink, LSU; Rahim Lockhart, Ole Miss; Horatio Webster, Mississippi State; Norm Stewart, Missouri; Eddie Fogler, South Carolina; Len Kosmalski, Tennessee; John Beasley, Texas A&M; Mike Rhodes, Vanderbilt.