BIRMINGHAM – Alabama sophomore Kira Lewis Jr. was selected to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference second team, as the league office unveiled the preseason predictions for the 2019-20 season on Tuesday.

Last year as a freshman, Lewis led the Crimson Tide in nearly every offensive category including scoring (13.5 ppg), assists (2.9), field goals made (157) and attempted (363) and free throw percentage (.783), among others. As a result, the Huntsville, native earned a spot on the league’s all-freshman team.

In addition to the release of the All-SEC first and second team, the conference office also announced the predicted order of finish as voted on by a select panel of both SEC and national media members. Kentucky was chosen to win the league title, followed by Florida and LSU in second and third, respectively. The Tide was selected to finish sixth in the 14-team league.

The 2019-20 season begins November 5, with conference play set for January 4.

First team All SEC
Kerry Blackshear – Florida
Anthony Edwards – Georgia
Ashton Hagans – Kentucky
Breein Tyree – Ole Miss
Reggie Perry – Mississippi State

Second Team
Kira Lewis Jr. – Alabama
Isaiah Joe – Arkansas
Andrew Nembhard – Florida
Tyrese Maxey – Kentucky
EJ Montgomery – Kentucky
Skylar Mays – LSU
Lamonté Turner – Tennessee

SEC Player of the Year
Kerry Blackshear – Florida

Predicted order of finish

  1. Kentucky
  2. Florida
  3. LSU
  4. Auburn
  5. Tennessee
  6. Alabama
  7. Mississippi State
  8. Ole Miss
  9. Georgia
  10. South Carolina
  11. Arkansas
  12. Texas A&M
  13. Missouri
  14. Vanderbilt