Vanderbilt barely cracks SEC's top 10 in preseason hoops poll

Monday, October 22, 2012 at 2:21pm

Seven months after it won the SEC tournament, Vanderbilt's men's basketball team was picked to finish 10th in 2012-13, according to a vote of regional and national media. The Commodores were tabbed to finish ahead of LSU, Auburn, South Carolina and Mississippi State.

No starters return from the team that went 25-11 last season and the current roster has no seniors.

Kentucky was the choice to repeat as regular-season champion. Florida was picked second, followed by SEC newcomer Missouri and Tennessee.

Two Volunteers earned preseason all-conference honors. Sophomore forward Jarnell Stokes was named to the first team and senior Jeronne Maymon was selected to the second team.

Missouri guard Phil Pressey was picked as the Player of the Year.

2 Comments on this post:

By: Rasputin72 on 10/22/12 at 5:30

If not winning a game would get rid of Stallings then bring it on.

By: 4gold on 10/23/12 at 7:08

Stallings just won the Tournament championship with 5 graduates and a junior. A real college team. He didnt have to trash the program and go Farm Club to do it. No they won't win every year because it takes time to build a real college team. Thank goodness VU has some integrity and didnt sell its soul for the sake of winning by going on probation or going one year sleeze factor farm club.

Go Dores, Preds, Titans! Go Nashville a great place to live!