Buckner Tabbed Preseason All-SEC
Reginald Buckner (photo by Robert Jordan)

Nov. 9, 2011

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – One of the top defensive players in the Southeastern Conference, Ole Miss junior forward Reginald Buckner has been named to the league coaches’ preseason All-SEC second team, which was announced Wednesday.

Buckner, a native of Memphis, Tenn., enters his third season needing just 22 blocks to break Sean Murphy’s all-time school career record of 180. Last year, Buckner surpassed his own single-season blocks record (64) with 95 as a sophomore and became the first Ole Miss player to be named to the SEC All-Defensive Team. He also tied Ansu Sesay’s school record for blocks in a game with eight at Arkansas.

In addition to breaking all of the Rebels’ shot-blocking records, the 6-foot-9 post man will look to build on the 6.8 points per game and team-best 6.4 rebounds per game he posted a year ago.

Alabama, Florida, Kentucky and Vanderbilt led all schools with three selections each to the preseason All-SEC squads.

The first and second teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad, voted on by the SEC Head Men’s Basketball Coaches. No ties were broken and no predicted order of finish was made.

A list of the 2012 SEC Men’s Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Dee Bost, Mississippi State G 6-2 176 Sr. Concord, N.C.
Kenny Boynton, Florida G 6-2 189 Jr. Pompano Beach, Fla.
Festus Ezeli, Vanderbilt C 6-11 255 Sr. Benin City, Nigeria
JaMychal Green, Alabama F 6-8 228 Sr. Montgomery, Ala.
John Jenkins, Vanderbilt G 6-4 220 Jr. Hendersonville, Tenn.
Terrence Jones, Kentucky F 6-9 252 So. Portland, Ore.
Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt G/F 6-7 225 Sr. Norrkoping, Sweden
Erving Walker, Florida G 5-8 177 Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown
Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss F 6-9 225 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.
Doron Lamb, Kentucky G 6-4 210 So. Queens, N.Y.
Darius Miller, Kentucky G 6-8 235 Sr. Maysville, Ky.
Tony Mitchell, Alabama F 6-6 210 Jr. Swainsboro, Ga.
Marshawn Powell, Arkansas F 6-7 235 Jr. Newport News, Va.
Trevor Releford, Alabama G 6-1 180 So. Kansas City, Mo.
Gerald Robinson, Georgia G 6-1 180 Sr. Nashville, Tenn.
Renardo Sidney, Mississippi State F 6-10 280 Jr. Jackson, Miss.
Patric Young, Florida F/C 6-9 247 So. Jacksonville, Fla.


 

 

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