Donta Hall and Herbert Jones named preseason second-team All-SEC

Alabama one of six teams with two selections as 2018-19 season tips off

Alabama men’s basketball players Donta Hall and Herbert Jones were selected to the Southeastern Conference coaches preseason All-SEC Second Team on Tuesday.

The Crimson Tide was one of six schools with two selections, joining Auburn, Florida, Kentucky, Mississippi State and Tennessee.

Last season, Hall set the program record with 72.6 percent field goal percentage. The 6-9, 230-pound senior forward is the Crimson Tide’s returning leader in scoring (10.6 points) and rebounding (6.6), and led the SEC in dunks (75). He was on the SEC All-Defensive team after ranking fifth in the conference with 2.0 blocks per game.

Jones, a 6-7, 206-pound guard/forward, led the Crimson Tide and ranked seventh in the SEC in steals per game (1.3), while also setting the program record for charges taken in a season (23). He averaged 4.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

The coaches’ preseason All-SEC teams were voted on by the SEC head men’s basketball coaches.

FIRST TEAM ALL-SEC

Daniel Gafford – Arkansas

Reid Travis – Kentucky

PJ Washington – Kentucky

Tremont Waters – LSU

Quinndary Weatherspoon – Mississippi State

Chris Silva – South Carolina

Admiral Schofield – Tennessee

Grant Williams – Tennessee

SECOND TEAM ALL-SEC

Donta Hall – Alabama

Herbert Jones – Alabama

Bryce Brown – Auburn

Jared Harper – Auburn

KeVaughn Allen – Florida

Jalen Hudson – Florida

Terence Davis – Ole Miss

Aric Holman – Mississippi State

TJ Starks – Texas A&M

Darius Garland – Vanderbilt

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