Releford Selected Pre-Season All-SEC
Trevor Releford
Trevor Releford

Posted Oct 16, 2013


There were a couple of surprises from Southeastern Conference Basketball Media Days Wednesday. The SEC uses a panel of regional and national media members to pick the men’s basketball finish and the pre-season All-SEC team in a preemptive manner. That is, they make their selections before hearing from the coaches and players who are in Birmingham today and Thursday.



The biggest surprise was that Kentucky didn’t get every vote for number one in the SEC. To be sure, the Wildcats – with the top player in the nation at four of five positions – were overwhelming favorites to continue domination of the league. Alabama was picked to finish sixth.

The nice news for the Crimson Tide was that senior guard Trevor Releford was named to the pre-season All-SEC first team.

It marks the second consecutive season Releford was tabbed as a SEC Preseason First-Team performer and the third straight year he has been named to the league’s preseason team (earned second team preseason honors in 2011-12).

Releford comes into his senior year as the SEC’s active leader in points (1,299), assists (298) and steals (194) and is the only current player in the league to have scored 1,000 points in his career.

A native of Kansas City, Mo., Releford is coming off a 2012-13 season in which he was a unanimous first team all-conference honoree, as well as being tabbed to the Lefty Driesell Defensive All-American Team and USBWA All-District First Team.

As a junior, Releford led the Crimson Tide with 14.9 points and 2.1 steals per game, while also connecting on a team-best 40.7-percent from beyond the arc. He finished with 70 steals a year ago, which ranks third best in program history, on his way to becoming the program’s all-time steals leader.

Releford was joined on the first team by Kentucky freshman and SEC Preseason Player-of-the-Year Julius Randle, Tennessee’s Jordan McRae, LSU’s Johnny O’Bryant III and Ole Miss’s Marshall Henderson.

Alabama will open the 2013-14 campaign with an exhibition contest against West Georgia on Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. The Tide will open its 101st season of basketball when it competes at the Tip-Off Classic against the Oklahoma Sooners in Dallas, Texas.

Here are the All-SEC selections:

First Team All-SEC

Trevor Releford – Alabama, G, 6-0, 190, Sr., Kansas City, Mo.

Julius Randle – Kentucky, F, 6-9, 250, Fr., Dallas, Texas

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

Marshall Henderson – Ole Miss, G, 6-2, 177, Sr., Hurst, Texas

Jordan McRae – Tennessee, G, 6-6, 185, Sr., Midway, Ga.



Second Team All-SEC

Scottie WilbekinFlorida, G, 6-2, 176, Sr., Gainesville, Fla.

Patric Young – Florida, C, 6-9, 240, Sr., Jacksonville, Fla.

Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky, F, 7-0, 244, So., Olathe, Kan.

Andrew Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 215, Fr., Richmond, Texas

Dakari Johnson – Kentucky, C, 7-0, 265, Fr., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Jabari BrownMissouri, G, 6-5, 214, Jr., Oakland, Calif.

Jeronne Maymon – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Sr., Madison, Wis.

Jarnell Stokes – Tennessee, F, 6-8, 260, Jr., Memphis, Tenn.



SEC Player of the Year: Julius Randle, Kentucky



Preseason Media Poll Pts

Kentucky (21)................................... 371

Florida (5)........................................ 353

Tennessee (1).................................. 320

LSU................................................... 270

Missouri........................................... 262

Alabama.......................................... 257

Ole Miss........................................... 216

Arkansas.......................................... 197

Texas A&M...................................... 139

Vanderbilt........................................ 125

Georgia............................................ 119

South Carolina................................. 108

Mississippi State............................... 59

Auburn............................................... 39

(First-Place Votes in Parentheses)


Related Stories
Releford Selected To Defensive Team
 -by BamaMag.com  Apr 2, 2013
Florida ends Alabama's SEC tourney run
 -by BamaMag.com  Mar 16, 2013
SEC Tourney Quarter Postgame: Trevor Releford
 -by ScoutCBK.com  Mar 15, 2013

MAGAZINE COVERAGE
Get the 2014 Recruiting Yearbook and a full year of 'BAMA Magazine with an Annual Total Access Pass.
Sign Up Today!

Upgrade Now!
Free Email Newsletter
Don't miss any news or features from BamaMag.com. Subscribe to our newsletter to have our newest articles emailed to you on a daily or weekly basis.
Click here for a list of all Team Newsletters.

Add Players to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite players. Click name to add to My HotList.
G Trevor Releford (profile)
[View My HotList]
Add Topics to My HotList
Get free email alerts with news about your favorite topics. Click link to add to My HotList.
Basketball > Alabama
Basketball > Bishop Miege HS > Alumni
[View My HotList]