The 2011 Legends will be honored at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament March 10-13 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Ga. Each Legend will be recognized during halftime of his institution’s first game at the tournament. This marks the 13th year of the SEC Legends program.
A 6-1 guard from Knoxville, Tenn., England was a two-time first-team All-SEC performer and also was named a first-team 1971 Helms Athletic Foundation All-America selection after averaging 20.6 points per game.
Known by the nickname “Mr. Clutch,” he finished his Big Orange career ranked third on UT’s all-time scoring list with 1,407 career points. He was Tennessee’s top scorer, free-throw shooter and assists man as both a junior and senior.
After making the SEC All-Sophomore Team in 1968-69, England led the entire SEC in free-throw percentage in 1969-70 (.897) and assists in 1970-71 (5.4 apg). He served as a team captain as a senior in 1970-71 and helped lead the Vols to a 21-7 record and a second-place SEC finish.
The Chicago Bulls selected England in the sixth round of the 1971 NBA Draft. He is currently a business owner living in Marietta, Ga.
Joining England in the 2011 class of SEC Legends are: Robert Horry (Alabama), George Kok (Arkansas), Jimmy Fibbe (Auburn), Craig Brown (Florida), Walter Daniels (Georgia), Kevin Grevey (Kentucky), Howard Carter (LSU), Bob Weltlich (Ole Miss), Darryl Wilson (Mississippi State), B.J. McKie (South Carolina) and Jeff Turner (Vanderbilt).
Below is a complete list of Tennessee’s SEC Men’s Basketball Legends throughout the years:
1999 – Reggie Johnson
2000 – A.W. Davis
2001 – Ernie Grunfeld
2002 – Tony White
2003 – Tom Boerwinkle
2004 – Dale Ellis
2005 – Ron Widby
2006 – Bill Justus
2007 – Allan Houston
2008 – Bernard King
2009 – Paul “Lefty” Walther”
2010 – Don DeVoe