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Cunningham, Porter Earn Preseason All-SEC Honors

Missouri Basketball earned some individual men’s and women’s recognition in advance of SEC Media Days in Birmingham.

On Tuesday, the league office announced Sophie Cunningham as a Preseason All-SEC selection for the second year in a row, as voted on by a panel of SEC and national media members. The senior standout has been voted an Honorable Mention All-American and postseason All-SEC member for each of the last two campaigns.

Cunningham averaged 18.5 points and 4.7 rebounds per game last year, and was the nation’s only player in the nation to shoot at least 54% from the field, 45% from three-point range, and 83% on foul shots. Missouri was selected fifth in the preseason SEC order of finish this season, behind Georgia, Tennessee, South Carolina, and predicted champion Mississippi State.

Wednesday, the SEC announced Mizzou men’s basketball sophomore Jontay Porter as a second team All-SEC member. Porter was the league’s Co-Sixth Man of the Year a season ago, averaging 9.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game in his freshman season. The voting panel picked Missouri to finish ninth in the league, and chose Kentucky as its champion.

The full Preseason teams and orders of finish are listed below:

Women’s Basketball

Order of Finish
1. Mississippi State
2. South Carolina
3. Tennessee
4. Georgia
5. Mizzou
6. Texas A&M
7. Kentucky
8. Auburn
9. LSU
10. Alabama
11. Arkansas
12. Florida
13. Vanderbilt
14. Ole Miss

Player of the Year
Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State

Preseason All-SEC
Calyia Robinson, Georgia
Anriel Howard, Mississippi State
Teaira McCowan, Mississippi State
Sophie Cunningham, Mizzou
Alexis Jennings, South Carolina
Rennia Davis, Tennessee
Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M
 
Men’s Basketball
 
Order of Finish
1. Kentucky
2. Tennessee
3. Auburn
4. Mississippi State
5. Florida
6. LSU
7. Alabama
8. Vanderbilt
9. Missouri
10. Arkansas
11. South Carolina
12. Texas A&M
13. Georgia
14. Ole Miss
 
SEC Player of the Year
Grant Williams – Tennessee
 
First Team All-SEC
Daniel Gafford – Arkansas
Reid Travis – Kentucky
Tremont Waters – LSU
Chris Silva – South Carolina
Grant Williams – Tennessee
 
Second Team All-SEC
Bryce Brown – Auburn
Jared Harper – Auburn
Jalen Hudson – Florida
PJ Washington – Kentucky
Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi State
Jontay Porter – Missouri
Admiral Schofield – Tennessee