I can already hear the sound of sneakers squeaking and the nets swishing, basketball is almost here. Today (November 12th) the sports media made their selections for preseason teams, and more. The Vols were a pretty big part of that discussion. The Vols men's basketball team were picked by a panel of SEC and national media members to win the SEC, following behind the Vols were Kentucky, LSU , Florida, and Alabama in order.
First Team All-SEC saw Tennessee Redshirt Senior John Fulkerson get selected along with Trenton Watford(LSU) , Brandon Boston Jr. (Kentucky) , Keyontae Johnson (Florida), and John Petty Jr (Alabama ) . a pretty big accomplishment for Fulk, and one step closer to that SEC POTY!
Second Team All-SEC honors were given to Yves Pons of Tennessee, Savion Flagg (Texas A&M), Aj Lawson ( South Carolina) , Dru Smith (Missouri) , Javonte Smart (LSU), and Olivier Sarr (Kentucky). The Vols and Wildcats were the only schools to have a player on both the first team, and second team. I predict that Pons will be in the conversation for first team by the end of the season as well.
The Vols tip off the season at home against Charlotte on November 25th. TV and time TBD.