Mickey, Martin named preseason All-SEC

LSU's Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin were named to preseason All-SEC, voted on by the coaches and announced Thursday by the conference

Jordan Mickey and Jarell Martin are set to lead LSU basketball in its season opener Saturday, and on Thursday the Tiger duo received preseason honors from the SEC.

Mickey was named first-team preseason All-SEC as voted on by the coaches. Martin made second-team preseason All-SEC.

LSU is one of three schools with multiple players on the two teams, tied with Florida and trailing Kentucky's five selections.

Both players made the All-SEC freshman team after their 2013-14 campaigns. Mickey also made All-SEC second and All-SEC defensive after his first season with the Tigers.

Mickey started all 34 games last season, averaging 12.7 points per game, 7.9 rebounds and 3.1 blocks. He was the second player in LSU history to block more than 100 shots in one season, joining Shaquille O'Neal in that impressive statistic.

Martin rebounded from a leg injury in last year's season opener to average 11.4 points per game in SEC action. He finished the year ninth in scoring among SEC freshman and seventh in rebounding among first-year conference players.

Below are the full preseason All-SEC teams;

First-team

Dorian Finney-Smith – Florida, F, 6-8, 218, Jr., Portsmouth, Va.
Michael Frazier II – Florida, G, 6-4, 194, Jr., Tampa, Fla.
Aaron Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 212, So., Richmond, Texas
Andrew Harrison – Kentucky, G, 6-6, 210, So., Richmond, Texas
Damian JonesVanderbilt, C, 6-10, 240, So., Baton Rouge, La.
Charles MannGeorgia, G, 6-5, 215, Jr., Alpharetta, Ga.
Jordan Mickey – LSU, F, 6-8, 235, So., Dallas, Texas
Bobby PortisArkansas, F, 6-11, 242, So., Little Rock, Ark.
Jarvis SummersOle Miss, G, 6-3, 186, Sr., Jackson, Miss.

Second-team

Alex Caruso – A&M, G, 6-5, 184, Jr., College Station, Texas
Willie Cauley-Stein – Kentucky, F, 7-0, 240, Jr., Olathe, Kan.
K.T. HarrellAuburn, G, 6-4, 212, Sr., Montgomery, Ala.
Jarell Martin – LSU, F, 6-10, 236, So., Baton Rouge, La.
Alex Poythress – Kentucky, F, 6-8, 238, Jr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Josh RichardsonTennessee, G, 6-6, 200, Sr., Edmond, Okla.
Sindarius ThornwellSouth Carolina, G, 6-5, 215, So., Lancaster, S.C.
Karl-Anthony Towns – Kentucky, F, 6-11, 250, Fr., Piscataway, N.J.



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