Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Basketball Season IS Here

Basketball season has arrived and the pre season teams are all coming out. Dwayne Curtis is the lone Reb on either team. I will have more on the season tomorrow.

(UMAA)BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the second time in as many weeks Ole Miss center Dwayne Curtis was named a preseason All-Southeastern Conference second team selection, this time in a vote by the league coaches released Wednesday by the conference office.

The senior from Chicago received the same honor by a panel of SEC and national media prior to last week’s SEC Media Days.

Curtis averaged 12.2 points and 8.3 rebounds for last year’s SEC Western Division champions. At 6-foot-8 and 262 pounds, Curtis has been the Rebels’ top rebounder in each of his two years in Oxford. In his sophomore year he put up team highs of 13.6 points and 7.6 boards per game in garnering All-SEC honorable mention status from the Associated Press.

Arkansas led all schools with four selections. Alabama’s Richard Hendrix, LSU’s Tasmin Mitchell, Mississippi State’s Jamont Gordon, Tennessee’s Chris Lofton and Vanderbilt’s Shan Foster were unanimous first team selections.

The Rebels play Delta State in an exhibition game Friday at 7 p.m. before kicking off the regular season in Oxford with a Nov. 10 date with Mississippi Valley State. Tip-off for the season opener is slated for 2 p.m.