Alabama Projected to Finish Second in SEC Men’s Basketball

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Alabama head coach Nate Oats communicates with players during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against South Carolina Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)

Defending champion Alabama is picked to finish second this year in SEC men’s basketball in voting among a panel of national and league media.

Kentucky is the favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title.

Voters picked Vanderbilt sophomore guard Scotty Pippen Jr. as preseason SEC player of the year in results released by the league on Tuesday. Pippen headlined the first-team All-SEC picks that also included Kentucky guard Sahvir Wheeler, a Georgia transfer.

Alabama guards Jaden Shackelford and Jahvon Quinerly also made the first team, along with Colin Castleton and Mississippi State’s Iverson Molinar.

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