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Auburn’s Austin Wiley voted Preseason All-SEC

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Auburn center Austin Wiley was selected Preseason Second Team All-SEC by the 14 coaches in the Southeastern Conference, the league annou...
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – Auburn center Austin Wiley was selected Preseason Second Team All-SEC by the 14 coaches in the Southeastern Conference, the league announced Monday.

The Hoover, Ala. native was one of 20 players chosen on the annual list.

In 29 games last season, Wiley averaged 6.9 points and 4.0 rebounds per game to go along with 37 blocks. The senior shot a team-best 57 percent from the floor and scored in double figures eight times.

KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI – MARCH 31: Austin Wiley #50 of the Auburn Tigers controls the ball against Reid Travis #22 of the Kentucky Wildcats during the 2019 NCAA Basketball Tournament Midwest Regional at Sprint Center on March 31, 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

He was tabbed to the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award Watch List, given to the nation’s top center, prior to the 2017-18 and 2018-19 seasons.

Wiley and the Tigers were recently selected to finish fourth in the preseason SEC media poll, the third-highest projection since 2000.

Auburn opens the 2019-20 season Tuesday, Nov. 5 when it takes on Georgia Southern at 8 p.m. CT on the SEC Network and Auburn Sports Network.

First Team All-SEC

Kira Lewis Jr. – Alabama

Kerry Blackshear – Florida

Andrew Nembhard – Florida

Anthony Edwards – Georgia

Ashton Hagans – Kentucky

Skylar Mays – LSU

Breein Tyree – Ole Miss

Reggie Perry – Mississippi State

A.J. Lawson – South Carolina

Second Team All-SEC

Isaiah Joe – Arkansas

Austin Wiley – Auburn

Tyrese Maxey – Kentucky

EJ Montgomery – Kentucky

Javonte Smart – LSU

Devontae Shuler – Ole Miss

Jeremiah Tilmon Jr. – Missouri

Jordan Bowden – Tennessee

Lamonté Turner – Tennessee

Savion Flagg – Texas A&M

Aaron Nesmith – Vanderbilt