Tyree Named Vice-Chair of SEC Basketball Leadership Council
Sept. 21, 2017

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ole Miss sophomore Breein Tyree has been voted vice-chair of the Southeastern Conference Men’s Basketball Leadership Council, the league office announced Thursday afternoon.

“I’m excited to represent all of the basketball players in the SEC, and I’m looking forward to working with the leaders of the conference,” said Tyree.

Tyree was selected by a vote of his peers at a meeting of the SEC Basketball Leadership Councils in Birmingham last weekend. One male representative and one female representative from each of the SEC’s 14 institutions comprise the two councils.

“The basketball council representatives voted four outstanding individuals to represent them as chair and vice chair of their councils," said Misty Brown, SEC Director of Student-Athlete Engagement. "Alyssa Rice, this year’s Chair of the Women’s Basketball Leadership Council has been involved in a leadership role on the council over the past year while serving as vice chair. She participated in the Autonomy 5 meeting and SEC Spring Meetings this past June. Due to her role as chair of the Women’s Basketball Leadership Council, she will represent the Conference as an SEC autonomy representative during the NCAA Convention in January.

"Larry Austin, chair of the Men’s Basketball Leadership Council is new this year; however, he has shown great leadership amongst his peers and understanding of the Council and its purpose. Both the chairs and vice chairs, Haley Lorenzen of Florida and Breein Tyree of Ole Miss have shown great passion for leading their peers on issues related to basketball in the SEC. I’m excited to work with them throughout the legislative process while continuing to cultivate their leadership ability.”



Austin, Rice, Tyree and Lorenzen will attend a portion of the SEC Spring Meetings in May, and part of the group will attend the SEC Athletics Directors meeting in March.

In 2016, the SEC introduced new Student-Athlete Leadership Councils in the sports of football and men’s and women’s basketball in which, in addition to the conference’s longstanding Student-Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), provide student-athletes with additional opportunities to engage with campus leaders and conference office staff.

As a freshman, Tyree emerged as the Rebels’ starting point guard over the final stretch of the 2016-17 campaign. He exploded for a pair of 20-plus point performances in two contests, tallying a career-high 24 points in a win at Mississippi State. The Somerset, New Jersey, native ended up reaching double figures in 12 games. With his new position as an officer of the SEC Basketball Leadership Council, Tyree will now be able to showcase his leadership both on and off the court.

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