UK Places Three on Coaches Preseason All-SEC Teams
Nov. 9, 2011
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The University of Kentucky men’s basketball team had three players selected to the SEC Coaches Preseason All-SEC teams as announced by the SEC on Monday.
Kentucky was one of four schools (Alabama, Florida, and Vanderbilt) to have three players selected. Thirty-two different players around the league received votes.
Jones was also a first-team selection by select SEC media and was the choice of the media for SEC Men’s Basketball Player of the Year.
Lamb and Miller were both second team selections by the media as well.
Lamb was named to the 2011 Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team by the league coaches and was also named Yahoo! Sports’ National Sixth Man of the Year. He averaged 12.3 points while shooting an SEC-leading 48.6 percent from 3-point range.
Miller was named the 2011 SEC Tournament MVP and is the lone four-year senior on the squad this year. Averaging 10.9 points and 4.6 rebounds per game last season, Miller is on pace to become the 58th player in school history to reach the 1,000 point milestone.
The Wildcats officially open the 2011-12 season on Friday, hosting Marist. Tickets are still available by visiting the UK Ticket Office between the hours of 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. ET or by calling 1.800.928.2287. Fans can also obtain tickets by going online to UKathletics.com and TicketMaster.com.