SEC coaches tab two Vols
Tyler Smith

Posted Nov 2, 2009

If the SEC Coaches' preseason all-conference balloting is any indication, Tennessee is becoming a pretty good state to visit if you're seeking premium basketball talent.

Three natives of the Volunteer State were unanimous selections to the Coaches' preseason All-SEC team, with another native Tennessean making the second team.

The first-teamers are Tennessee's Tyler Smith (Pulaski), Mississippi State's Jarvis Varnado (Brownsville) and Ole Miss' Terrico White (Memphis). The second-teamer is Tennessee's Wayne Chism (Jackson).

Smith previously made the SEC Media Days preseason All-SEC first-team; Chism was snubbed by the writers and broadcasters.

Smith, who transferred to UT after one year at Iowa, has scored 1,079 points in his first two years on The Hill to rank 39th on the program's all-time scoring list. Chism, who has spent three years in the program, ranks 36th with 1,141 points.

In addition to the Vols, the Kentucky Wildcats, Ole Miss Rebels and South Carolina Gamecocks also had two players each earn either first- or second-team recognition.


Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown

Devan Downey, South Carolina# G 5-9 175 Sr. Chester, S.C.

Tasmin Mitchell, LSU# F 6-7 235 Sr. Denham Springs, La.

A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt C 6-11 250 Jr. Sydney, Australia

Patrick Patterson, Kentucky# F 6-9 235 Jr. Huntington, W.Va.

Tyler Smith, Tennessee# G/F 6-7 215 Sr. Pulaski, Tenn.

Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State# F 6-9 230 Sr. Brownsville, Tenn.

Michael Washington, Arkansas F 6-9 239 Sr. McGehee, Ark.

Terrico White, Ole Miss# G 6-5 211 So. Memphis, Tenn.


Pos Ht Wt Cl Hometown

Dominique Archie, South Carolina F 6-7 200 Sr. Augusta, Ga.

Wayne Chism, Tennessee F/C 6-9 246 Sr. Jackson, Tenn.

JaMychal Green, Alabama F 6-9 220 So. Montgomery, Ala.

DeWayne Reed, Auburn G 6-1 175 Sr. Houston, Texas

Trey Thompkins, Georgia F 6-10 247 So. Lithonia, Ga.

Alex Tyus, Florida F 6-8 220 Jr. St. Louis, Mo.

John Wall, Kentucky G 6-4 195 Fr. Raleigh, N.C.

Chris Warren, Ole Miss G 5-10 165 Jr. Orlando, Fla.

#-Unanimous Selection

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