Ogilvy named to Coaches' Preseason All-SEC 1st Team

Nov. 3, 2008

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. -- Vanderbilt sophomore center A.J. Ogilvy was named as a unanimous selection to the Preseason All-SEC First Team by the SEC Coaches in an announcement made Monday by the Southeastern Conference office in Birmingham, Ala. Ogilvy and Kentucky's Patrick Patterson were the only unanimous first team selections to the team.

Ogilvy, from Sydney, Australia, was also named to the media's All-SEC first team at the SEC Media Days in late October in Birmingham. The 6-11 sophomore averaged 17.0 points to lead all freshmen in 2007-08 and grabbed 6.7 rebounds per contest. He also became the school's all-time leading freshman scorer last season when he scored 578 points.

Thirty-two different players received votes for the teams, and LSU and Tennessee led all schools with three selections each.

The coaches preseason All-SEC first and second teams consist of a minimum of eight players on each squad, voted on by the SEC Head Men's Basketball Coaches. No ties were broken, and no predicted order of finish was made.

A list of the 2009 SEC Men's Basketball Coaches Preseason All-SEC team follows.

Name Pos. Ht. Wt. Cl. Hometown
Nick Calathes, Florida G/F 6-6 194 So. Casselberry, Fla.
Patrick Patterson, Kentucky# -- 6-9 235 So. Huntington, W.Va.
Tasmin Mitchell, LSU F 6-7 240 Jr. Denham Springs, La.
Marcus Thornton, LSU G 6-4 205 Sr. Baton Rouge, La.
Chris Warren, Ole Miss G 5-10 160 So. Orlando, Fla.
Jarvis Varnado, Mississippi State F/C 6-9 210 Jr. Brownsville, Tenn.
Devan Downey, South Carolina G 5-9 175 Jr. Chester, S.C.
Tyler Smith, Tennessee F 6-7 215 Jr. Pulaski, Tenn.
A.J. Ogilvy, Vanderbilt# C 6-11 250 So. Sydney, Australia
Alonzo Gee, Alabama G 6-6 219 Sr. Palm Beach, Fla.
Ronald Steele, Alabama G 6-1 191 Sr. Birmingham, Ala.
Michael Washington, Arkansas F/C 6-9 239 Jr. McGehee, Ark.
Korvotney Barber, Auburn F 6-7 225 Sr. Manchester, Ga.
Terrance Woodbury, Georgia G/F 6-7 221 Sr. Virginia Beach, Va.
Chris Johnson, LSU C 6-11 210 Sr. Montross, Va.
Jodie Meeks, Kentucky -- 6-4 208 Jr. Norcross, Ga.
Dominque Archie, South Carolina F 6-7 200 Jr. Augusta, Ga.
Wayne Chism, Tennessee F 6-9 242 Jr. Jackson, Tenn.
J.P. Prince, Tennessee G 6-7 205 Jr. Memphis, Tenn.

#-Unanimous Selection
Ties are not broken



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