Basketball at SEC Media Day 11/1/01
and photos from SEC Media Day
Media Day Photo Gallery
Vanderbilt men's and women's basketball teams were featured
Thursday at the SEC Basketball Media Day in Birmingham, Ala.
the men's team were senior guards Sam Howard and Chuck Moore,
while the women's squad was represented by senior forward
Zuzi Klimesova and junior center Chantelle Anderson.
part of the Media Day events, the media voted on preseason
team and individual predictions.
Kentucky Wildcats and the Tennessee Lady Vols are predicted
to repeat as Southeastern Conference Basketball Champions,
according to a pre-season vote of media attending Tipoff 2002,
the SEC Basketball Media Day, held at the Birmingham Sheraton
the men's voting, Kentucky took 20 of 23 votes while Florida
received the remaining three tallies. Last season, Florida
and Kentucky were SEC co-champions. The Wildcats were an overwhelming
favorite as well to win the Eastern Division while Alabama
took 15 votes and was predicted to win the Western Division.
senior forward Tayshaun Prince was the choice for the league's
Player of the Year, garnering 17 votes. Joining Prince on
the All-SEC team were Kentucky junior guard Keith Bogans,
junior guard Brett Nelson and senior center Udonis Haslem
of Florida and Alabama junior guard/forward Rod Grizzard.
the women's voting, Tennessee took 8 of 15 first-place votes
to outdistance second-place Vanderbilt, which received the
remaining seven first-place votes.
junior center Chantelle Anderson easily took Player of the
Year honors, with nine votes. Joining Anderson on the All-SEC
team were VU senior forward Zuzana Klimesova, Lady Vol teammates,
junior forward Gwen Jackson and junior guard Kara Lawson,
Miss. State junior guard/forward LaToya Thomas and Lady Gator
senior guard Brandi McCain.
rundown of the SEC Basketball Media Day voting is below:
2002 SEC Basketball Media Day Media Voting
Basketball Predictions (23 voters)
Kentucky (20), Florida (3).
1. Kentucky (20) 26
2. Florida (3) 43
3. Tennessee 76
4. South Carolina 98
5. Georgia 105
6. Vanderbilt 123
1. Alabama (15) 33
2. Arkansas (5) 60
3. Ole Miss (2) 66
4. Auburn (1) 78
5. LSU 121
6. Miss. State 125
OF THE YEAR Tayshaun Prince, Kentucky (17), Udonis Haslem,
Florida (3), Keith Bogans, Kentucky (1), Brett Nelson, Florida
(1) [1 person did not fill in POY].
PRESEASON ALL-SEC G Brett Nelson, Florida 17 G Keith Bogans,
Kentucky 15 C Udonis Haslem, Florida 22 F Tayshaun Prince,
Kentucky 22 G/F Rod Grizzard, Alabama 11
2002 SEC Basketball Media Day Media Voting Womens Basketball
1. Tennessee (8) 22
2. Vanderbilt (7) 33
3. Georgia 54
4. Florida 62
5. LSU 85
6. Auburn 101
7. Arkansas 107
8. Miss. State 115
9. Alabama 127
10. South Carolina 148
11. Ole Miss 153
12. Kentucky 163
OF THE YEAR Chantelle Anderson, Vanderbilt (9), LaToya Thomas,
Miss. State (2), Kara Lawson, Tennessee (1), Tawana McDonald,
PRESEASON ALL-SEC G Brandi McCain, Florida 10 G Kara Lawson,
Tennessee 10 C Chantelle Anderson, Vanderbilt 12 F LaToya
Thomas, Miss. State 12 F (Tie) Zuzana Klimesova, Vanderbilt
4 Gwen Jackson, Tennessee 4