Hopson 1st-team All-SEC

The Southeastern Conference unveiled its seventh annual men's basketball coaches' preseason All-SEC teams Wednesday, and Tennessee junior Scotty Hopson earned first-team honors.

Earlier this month, Hopson earned second-team inclusion on the media's preseason All-SEC Team.

A native of Hopkinsville, Ky., Hopson is Tennessee's top returning scorer (12.2 ppg) and also is the top returning Vol in terms of total 3-pointers made, steals and minutes played from a season ago. A career .344 shooter from 3-point range, Hopson is majoring in Communication studies and is coming off an active summer during which he attended the NCAA Career in Sports Forum, the LeBron James Skills Academy and also competed with the USA Basketball Men's Select Team.

The coaches' preseason All-SEC teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad, voted on by the 12 SEC head coaches. No ties were broken, and no predicted order of finish was made.

A complete list of the 2011 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason All-SEC team follows:


Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown

Dee Bost, Mississippi State G 6-2 176 Jr. Concord, N.C.

JaMychal Green, Alabama F 6-8 228 Jr. Montgomery, Ala.

Scotty Hopson, Tennessee G 6-7 200 Jr. Hopkinsville, Ky.

Travis Leslie, Georgia G 6-4 205 Jr. Decatur, Ga.

Chandler Parsons, Florida F 6-10 218 Sr. Casselberry, Fla.

Marshawn Powell, Arkansas F 6-7 220 So. Newport News, Va.

Jeffery Taylor, Vanderbilt F 6-7 225 Jr. Norkopping, Sweden

Trey Thompkins, Georgia F 6-10 245 Jr. Lithonia, Ga.

Chris Warren, Ole Miss G 5-10 168 Sr. Orlando, Fla.


Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown

Kenny Boynton, Florida G 6-2 183 So. Pompano Beach, Fla.

Rotnei Clarke, Arkansas G 6-0 184 Jr. Verdigris, Okla.

John Jenkins, Vanderbilt G 6-4 215 So. Hendersonville, Tenn.

Ravern Johnson, Mississippi State G 6-7 175 Sr. Lyon, Miss.

Brandon Knight, Kentucky G 6-3 195 Fr. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

Darius Miller, Kentucky G 6-7 230 Jr. Maysville, Ky.

Alex Tyus, Florida F 6-8 220 Sr. St. Louis, Mo.

Erving Walker, Florida G 5-8 171 Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y.

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