Buckner, Holloway Named To Coaches' Preseason All-SEC Team

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Nov. 9, 2012

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Ole Miss seniors Reginald Buckner and Murphy Holloway were both named to the ninth annual coaches’ preseason All-SEC team the league office announced on Friday. Both Buckner and Holloway were second-team selections.

Buckner, a 6-9 forward from Memphis, Tenn., enters his senior season with the Ole Miss career record of 228 blocked shots, which ranks sixteenth in SEC history. He is the leader among returning SEC players in career blocks and ranks second in rebounds (609) and third in double-doubles (eight).

Holloway, a 6-7 forward from Irmo, S.C., is the active SEC leader in career rebounds, double-doubles and steals. He enters his senior season ranked ninth in school history with 743 career rebounds, eighth with 25 double-doubles, ninth with 136 steals and seventh with a .538 field-goal percentage.

Ten different schools are represented on the two teams with Tennessee having three selections while Ole Miss, Arkansas, Florida and Kentucky have two selections each. In all, 36 different players received votes for the coaches’ teams.

The coaches’ preseason All-SEC 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 2013 SEC Men’s Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC                               Pos          Ht            Wt          Cl             Hometown

Trevor Releford, Alabama                   G             6-0          195         Jr.            Kansas City, Mo.

BJ Young, Arkansas                           G             6-3          180         So.           St. Louis, Mo.

Kenny Boynton, Florida                       G             6-2          190         Sr.           Pompano Beach, Fla.

Patric Young, Florida                          C              6-9          249         Jr.            Jacksonville, Fla.

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia       G             6-5          205         So.           Greenville, Ga.

Nerlens Noel, Kentucky                        F              6-10        228         Fr.           Everett, Mass.

Phil Pressey, Missouri                          G             5-11        175         Jr.            Dallas, Texas

Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee               F              6-7          260         Sr.           Madison, Wis.

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC             Pos               Ht              Wt             Cl             Hometown

Marshawn Powell, Arkansas     F              6-7          240         Jr.            Newport News, Va.

Alex Poythress, Kentucky        F              6-7          239         Fr.           Clarksville, Tenn.

Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU         F              6-9          256         So.           Cleveland, Miss.

Reginald Buckner, Ole Miss     F              6-9          225         Sr.           Memphis, Tenn.

Murphy Holloway, Ole Miss       F              6-7          240         Sr.           Irmo, S.C.

Trae Golden, Tennessee          G             6-1          205         Jr.            Powder Springs, Ga.

Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee        F              6-8          270         So.           Memphis, Tenn.

Elston Turner, Texas A&M         G             6-5          212         Sr.           Sacramento, Calif.

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