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Ole Miss’ Tyree, MSU’s Perry named first-team All-SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Mississippi State forward Reggie Perry and Ole Miss guard Breein Tyree were both selected to the preseason All-Southeastern Conference men’s basketball team on Tuesday.

Perry is the first Mississippi State player since 2011-12 to make the preseason All-SEC first team. He also received votes for the SEC’s Preseason Player of the Year Award.
Perry made the All-SEC Freshman team last season, when he averaged 9.7 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

Tyree, a senior, was also a first-team selection. He averaged 17.9 points per game and was an All-SEC pick last season. Tyree scored at least 20 points in 17 games.

Other first-team preseason All-SEC picks were Florida’s Kerry Blackshear, Georgia’s Anthony Edwards, and Kentucky’s Ashton Hagans. Blackshear was the preseason Player of the Year.

Mississippi State was chosen to finish seventh and Ole Miss eighth in the SEC media preseason poll which was released Tuesday by the conference office. Kentucky, Florida and LSU were picked to finish first, second and third, respectively.