Alabama Pair Voted on to All-SEC Preseason Team by Coaches

Alabama men's basketball players Collin Sexton and Braxton Key have been selected to the Southeastern Conference coaches preseason All-SEC second team, it was announced on Friday.

The Crimson Tide was one of six schools from across the league with two selections, joining Arkansas, Florida, Kentucky, Ole Miss and Texas A&M.

Sexton added to his growing list of preseason accolades with Friday's announcement. The freshman guard from Mableton, Ga., was tabbed first team preseason All-SEC by the media and also was named to the Cousy Award, Oscar Robertson Trophy and Naismith Trophy Watch Lists.

Key, a sophomore forward, earned SEC All-Freshman honors a year ago after leading the Crimson Tide in scoring (12.0 ppg) and minutes (29.8 mpg) per game. Furthermore, the Charlotte, N.C., native ranked second on the team in assists (2.5 apg) and rebounding (5.7 rpg), while ranking third in blocked shots (21).

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.

Alabama opens the 2017-18 campaign Friday night when it takes on the Memphis Tigers in the opening game of the Veterans Classic in Annapolis, Md. The contest will air live at 5:30 p.m. CT (6:30 p.m. ET) on CBS Sports Network.

First Team All-SEC

KeVaughn Allen – Florida

Yante Maten – Georgia

Kevin Knox – Kentucky

Deandre Burnett – Ole Miss

Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi St.

Michael Porter, Jr. – Missouri

Tyler Davis – Texas A&M

Robert Williams – Texas A&M

Matthew Fisher-Davis – Vanderbilt

Second Team All-SEC

Braxton Key – Alabama

Collin Sexton – Alabama

Jaylen Barford – Arkansas

Daryl Macon – Arkansas

Mustapha Heron – Auburn

Chris Chiozza – Florida

Terence Davis – Ole Miss

Hamidou Diallo – Kentucky

Chris Silva – South Carolina

Grant Williams – Tennessee