Shan Foster draws preseason SEC honors

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- The Southeastern Conference unveiled its fourth annual men's basketball coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams on Wednesday. The Commodores host their first and only exhibition match on Monday, November 6, against Tusculum at 8 p.m., and begin their regular season with a home game against Austin Peay Saturday, November 10, at 7 p.m.

Vanderbilt's Shan Foster was named to the first team by a unanimous selection by the league's coaches Wednesday after being named to the first team by the media last week. Foster, who averaged 15.6 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, was joined on the first team by Richard Hendrix of Alabama, Patrick Beverley of Arkansas, Ramel Bradley of Kentucky, Tasmin Mitchell of LSU, Jamont Gordon and Charles Rhodes of Mississippi State, and Chris Lofton of Tennessee. Hendrix, Mitchell, Gordon, and Lofton joined Foster as unanimous selections.

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 2008 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC		Pos	Ht	Wt	Cl
Richard Hendrix, Alabama#	F	6-8	265	JR            
Patrick Beverley, Arkansas	G	6-1	180	SO           
Ramel Bradley, Kentucky	G	6-2	199	SR            
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU#		F	6-7	230	JR            
Jamont Gordon, Miss. State#	G/F	6-4	230	JR            
Charles Rhodes, Miss. State	F/C	6-8	245	SR           
Chris Lofton, Tennessee#	G	6-2	200	SR            
Shan Foster, Vanderbilt#	G/F	6-6	205	SR           

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC		Pos	Ht	Wt	Cl           
Alonzo Gee, Alabama		F	6-6	215	JR            
Steven Hill, Arkansas		F/C	7-0	245	SR            
Charles Thomas, Arkansas	F	6-8	231	SR            
Sonny Weems, Arkansas		F	6-6	203	SR           
Marreese Speights, FloridaF/C            6-10	250	SO            
Sundiata Gaines, Georgia	G	6-1	210	SR           
Joe Crawford, Kentucky	G	6-5	221	SR            
Dwayne Curtis, Ole Miss	C	6-8	262	SR         
JaJuan Smith, Tennessee	G	6-2	195	SR       
Tyler Smith, Tennessee	F	6-7	215	SO           
 
#-Unanimous Selection; Ties are not broken


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