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Florida guard Lavender Briggs was named to the Preseason All-SEC team by the leagues coaches, the conference announced on Tuesday.

The sophomore averaged a team high 15.0 points per game in her first collegiate season. In addition, she averaged 6.2 rebounds per game and recorded seven double-doubles.

Briggs is the first Florida player to appear on the Preseason All-SEC team since 2016 when Ronni Williams and Eleanna Christinaki both made the cut.

In addition to the All-SEC teams, the SEC announced the coaches preseason rankings as well. Cam Newbauer’s squad was tabbed to finish twelfth in the fourteen team league, ahead of Vanderbilt and Auburn.

SEC PRESEASON POLL:

  1. South Carolina
  2. Kentucky
  3. Texas A&M
  4. Arkansas
  5. Mississippi State
  6. Tennessee
  7. LSU
  8. Alabama
  9. Georgia
  10. Missouri
  11. Mississippi
  12. Florida
  13. Vanderbilt
  14. Auburn

SEC PRESEASON ALL-SEC TEAMS

FIRST TEAM:

  • Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas
  • Unique Thompson, Auburn
  • Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
  • Khayla Pointer, LSU
  • Rickea Jackson, Miss State
  • Aliyah Boston, South Carolina
  • Rennia Davis, Tennessee
  • N’dea Jones, Texas A&M

SECOND TEAM:

  • Jasmine Walker, Alabama
  • Destiny Slocumn, Arkansas
  • Lavender Briggs, Florida
  • Shakira Austin, Mississippi
  • Jessika Carter, Miss State
  • Aijah Blackwell, Missouri
  • Zia Cooke, South Carolina
  • Kayla Wells, Texas A&M

Florida opens the 2020-21 campaign on Wednesday with a home date against Gambling State.

The Gators announced that a maximum of 2,200 fans will be permitted to attend games this season.

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