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Hogs Picked To Win The West, Johnson Player Of

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Hogs Picked To Win The West, Johnson Player Of
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Arkansas’ men’s basketball team has been picked to win the Southeastern Conference’s Western Division and sophomore Joe Johnson has been named the preseason Player of the Year in a vote of media members attending SEC Media Days.

Tennessee, the Eastern Division favorite, was picked to win the overall championship with 19 votes, followed by Arkansas with four, Kentucky three and Florida two.

Arkansas, which went 19-15 last year and played in the NCAA Tournament for the 12th time in 13 years, received 23 of 30 first-place votes to get the nod in the Western Division. Alabama is second, followed by Mississippi State, Auburn, LSU and Ole Miss.



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