SEC coaches honor Alabama’s Releford

Alabama’s Trevor Releford (12) against Stillman on Tuesday night. (Photo courtesy of Kent Gidley of the University of Alabama)

The Southeastern Conference coaches have voted Alabama junior guard Trevor Releford to the all-league preseason first team.

Releford was a second-team selection last season for both preseason and postseason. He averaged 12.0 points and 2.0 steals a game a year ago. His 124 career steals rank ninth in school history.

The coaches’ preseason All-SEC first and second teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad. No ties were broken and no predicted order of finish was made.

You can catch Releford tonight when Alabama opens its season at home at 8 against South Dakota State. ESPNU will televise the game.

FIRST TEAM, Pos, Ht, Wt, Cl, Hometown
Trevor Releford, Alabama, G, 6-0, 195, Jr., Kansas City, Mo.
BJ Young, Arkansas, G, 6-3, 180, Soph., St. Louis, Mo.
Kenny Boynton, Florida, G, 6-2, 190, Sr., Pompano Beach, Fla.
Patric Young, Florida, C, 6-9, 249, Jr., Jacksonville, Fla.
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia, G, 6-5, 205, Soph., Greenville, Ga.
Nerlens Noel, Kentucky, F, 6-10, 228, Fr., Everett, Mass.
Phil Pressey, Missouri, G, 5-11, 175, Jr., Dallas, Texas
Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee, F, 6-7, 260, Sr., Madison, Wis.

SECOND TEAM, Pos, Ht, Wt, Cl, Hometown
Marshawn Powell, Arkansas, F, 6-7, 240, Jr., Newport News, Va.
Alex Poythress, Kentucky, F, 6-7, 239, Fr., Clarksville, Tenn.
Johnny O’Bryant III, LSU, F, 6-9, 256, Soph., Cleveland, Miss.
Reginald Buckner, Mississippi, F, 6-9, 225, Sr., Memphis, Tenn.
Murphy Holloway, Mississippi, F, 6-7, 240, Sr., Irmo, S.C.
Trae Golden, Tennessee, G, 6-1, 205, Jr., Powder Springs, Ga.
Jarnell Stokes, Tennessee, F, 6-8, 270, Soph., Memphis, Tenn.
Elston Turner, Texas A&M, G, 6-5, 212, Sr., Sacramento, Calif.

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