Coaches Tab Dwayne Curtis Preseason All-SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. For the second time in as many weeks Ole Miss center Dwayne Curtis was named a preseason All-Southeastern Conference second team selection, this time in a vote by the league coaches released Wednesday by the conference office.

 

The senior from Chicago received the same honor by a panel of SEC and national media prior to last week’s SEC Media Days.

 

Curtis 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.

 

Arkansas led all schools with four selections. Alabama’s Richard Hendrix, LSU’s Tasmin Mitchell, Mississippi State’s Jamont Gordon, Tennessee’s Chris Lofton and Vanderbilt’s Shan Foster were unanimous first team selections.

 

The Rebels play Delta State in an exhibition game Friday at 7 p.m. 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.

 

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC
Richard Hendrix, Alabama# F 6-8 265 JR Athens, Ala.
Patrick Beverley, Arkansas G 6-1 180 SO Chicago, Ill.
Ramel Bradley, Kentucky -- 6-2 199 SR New York, N.Y.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU# F 6-7 230 JR Denham Springs, La.
Jamont Gordon, Miss. State# G/F 6-4 230 JR Nashville, Tenn.
Charles Rhodes, Miss. State F/C 6-8 245 SR Jackson, Miss.
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
Alonzo Gee, Alabama F 6-6 215 JR Riviera Beach, Fla.
Steven Hill, Arkansas F/C 7-0 245 SR Branson, Mo.
Charles Thomas, Arkansas F 6-8 231 SR Jackson, Miss.
Sonny Weems, Arkansas F 6-6 203 SR West Memphis, Ark.
Marreese Speights, Florida F/C 6-10 250 SO St. Petersburg, Fla.
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia G 6-1 210 SR Jamaica, N.Y.
Joe Crawford, Kentucky -- 6-5 221 SR Detroit, Mich.
Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss C 6-8 262 SR Chicago, Ill.
JaJuan Smith, Tennessee G 6-2 195 SR Cleveland, Tenn.
Tyler Smith, Tennessee F 6-7 215 SO Pulaski, Tenn.

 

#-Unanimous Selection; Ties are not broken


 

 

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