Justin Ford-USA TODAY Sports
The LSU Men's Basketball team was picked to finish last by a select panel of both SEC and national media members this week.

Kentucky was predicted to win the 2017 SEC Championship.

LSU did not have any players named to the preseason All-SEC First or Second team.

Voting for SEC player of the year resulted in a three-way tie between Georgia forward Yante Maten, Texas A&M forward Robert Williams and Missouri forward Michael Porter. Per SECSports.com:

Player of the Year (tie):
Yante Maten - Georgia
Michael Porter, Jr. - Missouri
Robert Williams - Texas A&M

Preseason All-SEC:
KeVaughn Allen - Florida, G, 6-2, 193, Jr., Little Rock, Ark.
Yante Maten - Georgia, F, 6-8, 243, Sr., Pontiac, Mich.
Hamidou Diallo - Kentucky, G, 6-5, 198, R-Fr., Queens, N.Y.
Michael Porter, Jr. - Missouri, F, 6-10, 215, Fr., Columbia, Mo.
Robert Williams - Texas A&M, F, 6-10, 241, So., Oil City, La.

Second Team All-SEC:
Collin Sexton - Alabama, G, 6-3, 190, Fr., Mableton, Ga.
Kevin Knox - Kentucky, F, 6-9, 215, Fr., Tampa, Fla.
Terence Davis - Ole Miss, G, 6-4, 201, Jr., Southaven, Miss.
Deandre Burnett - Ole Miss, G, 6-2, 192, Sr., Miami Gardens, Fla.
Quinndary Weatherspoon - Mississippi St., G, 6-4, 205, Jr., Canton, Miss.
Tyler Davis - Texas A&M, C, 6-10, 266, Jr., Plano, Texas
Matthew Fisher-Davis - Vanderbilt, G/F, 6-5, 186, Sr., Charlotte, N.C.

Preseason Media Poll:
1. Kentucky
2. Florida
3. Texas A&M
4. Alabama
5. Missouri
6. Arkansas
7. Vanderbilt
8. Georgia
9. Auburn
10. Ole Miss
11. South Carolina
12. Mississippi State
13. Tennessee
14. LSU
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Well, it proves no cheating scandal tie-ins for us, amiright?
Reply48 months
We still have no post game, no depth at what bigs we do have. But still I was shocked by this! We will have some of the best guard play in the conference and hopefully a full court defense that will rattle the one's who take us for granted.
Reply48 months
I don't care about polls! I like the Tigers odds this year.
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We keep recruiting the way we are we wont be down long.
Reply48 months
Yep basketball is different. Hoping they go 50%. It will take 3 years for a turnaround. But Will is the right choice
Reply48 months
With the way that he goes after transfers, I don't think we'll have to wait 3 years for a turnaround.
48 months
Fair assessment. Its up to us to prove otherwise.
Reply48 months
For Will Wade. He has lost control of the program
Reply48 months
How? He just got here and hasn’t had time to even show an improved product.
48 months
poll voters must think Jones still coaching here
Reply48 months
beat that is
Reply48 months
We may or may not finish last but we dang sure will be KY here
Reply48 months
I’ll ban bet we don’t finish last
Reply48 months
No problem with this...better to exceed expectations than to promise something that may not come.
Reply48 months
MLSUBBGA, mates :cheers:
Reply48 months
Some people are going to be in for a rude awakening this season.
Reply48 months
Coach Wade & Co. gonna make a lot of “experts” eat some Crow Stew, baby!
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We'll finish no worse than 9th
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