Media Poll: LSU picked to finish sixth, preseason SEC team announced

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The LSU Tigers were picked to finish sixth in the preseason SEC basketball media poll voted on by members of the media, according to reports Tuesday.

LSU finished 3rd last season (19-10, 11-6 SEC), behind Alabama and Kentucky.

Here is the preseason poll in its entirety.

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

Darius Days started in 28 games as a junior, scoring11.7 points per game, 7.8 rebounds, and one steal per game. The Tigers went 19-1 when Days scored in double figures last season. He’s made 61 starts through three seasons with the Bayou Bengals. Days shot 51.9% on the season overall with 52 made three-pointers.

Here are the first and second teams.

First Team All-SEC
Jaden Shackelford – Alabama
Jahvon Quinerly – Alabama
Colin Castleton – Florida
Sahvir Wheeler – Kentucky
Iverson Molinar – Mississippi State
Scotty Pippen Jr. – Vanderbilt

Second Team All-SEC
Davonte Davis – Arkansas
Jabari Smith – Auburn
Keion Brooks Jr. – Kentucky
Kellan Grady – Kentucky
Oscar Tshiebwe – Kentucky
Darius Days – LSU

LSU opens the 2021-22 season on Nov. 9 at 7 p.m. against ULM. SEC play begins on December 29th. The SEC Tournament will be March 9-13 at Amalie Arena in Tampa Bay, Fla.

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