Dwayne Curtis Tabbed Preseason All-SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. Ole Miss center Dwayne Curtis has been named a preseason All-Southeastern Conference second team selection in a vote by a panel of SEC and national media members, the league office announced Tuesday.

 

The senior from Chicago averaged 12.2 points and 8.3 rebounds for last year’s SEC Western Division champions. At 6-foot-8 and 262 pounds, Curtis has been the Rebels’ top rebounder in each of his two years in Oxford. In his sophomore year he put up team highs of 13.6 points and 7.6 boards per game in garnering All-SEC honorable mention status from the Associated Press.

 

Tennessee was tabbed to win the league title, receiving 28 of 30 votes. Mississippi State garnered the other two votes. The Volunteers were also picked to win the East, while the Arkansas Razorbacks were projected to finish atop the West standings.

 

Ole Miss was picked to finish sixth in the SEC West by the panel. Last year the Rebels were also a preseason last-place pick by the media before streaking to the top of the final West standings and advancing to the second round of the NIT.

 

The Rebels will play a Nov. 2 exhibition game at 7 p.m. against Delta State before kicking off the regular season in Oxford with a Nov. 10 date with Mississippi Valley State. Tip-off for the season opener is slated for 2 p.m.

 

 

Preseason Media Poll

(First-Place Votes in Parentheses; *-unanimous selection)

 

SEC Champion: Tennessee (28); Mississippi State (2)


2006-07 Results
Team Poll SEC Overall
Eastern Division
Tennessee* (30) 180 10-6 24-11
Kentucky 142 9-7 22-12
Florida 103 13-3 35-5
Vanderbilt 98 10-6 22-12
Georgia 69 8-8 19-14
South Carolina 38 4-12 14-16
Western Division
Arkansas (18) 168 7-9 21-14
Miss. State (10) 148 8-8 21-14
Alabama (1) 111 7-9 20-12
Auburn (1) 94 7-9 17-15
LSU 63 5-11 17-15
Ole Miss 46 8-8 21-13


Player, School Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC
Richard Hendrix, Alabama F 6-8 265 So. Athens, Ala.
Patrick Beverley, Arkansas G 6-1 180 So. Chicago, Ill.
Jamont Gordon, Mississippi State G/F 6-4 230 Jr. Nashville, Tenn.
Chris Lofton, Tennessee* G 6-2 200 Sr. Maysville, Ky.
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt G/F 6-6 205 Sr. Kenner, La.
SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC
Steven Hill, Arkansas C 7-0 245 Sr. Bronson, Mo.
Charles Rhodes, Mississippi State F/C 6-8 245 Sr. Jackson, Miss.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU F 6-7 230 Jr. Denham Springs, La.
Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss C 6-8 262 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Tyler Smith, Tennessee F 6-7 215 So. Pulaski, Tenn.


 

 

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