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SEC Basketball Player Rankings: 2021-22 Preseason Edition

 Blake Lovell   in Basketball

(Alabama Athletics)

The 14's Chris Lee and Blake Lovell discuss their SEC basketball player rankings for the 2021-22 season.

1. Jaden Shackelford (Alabama): Led the defending champions in scoring (14.0 ppg) while starting 32 of 33 games.

2. Scotty Pippen Jr. (Vanderbilt): The preseason SEC Player of the Year set Vanderbilt’s single-season sophomore scoring record with 20.8 points per game last season.

3. Jahvon Quinerly (Alabama): Should be an SEC Player of the Year candidate after posting 12.9 points per game in his first season in Tuscaloosa.

4. Kellan Grady (Kentucky): The Davidson transfer has averaged at least 17.1 points and 34.4 minutes per game in all four of his college seasons.

5. TyTy Washington (Kentucky): The top-15 recruit could wind up being the Wildcats' most impactful player.

6. Iverson Molinar (Mississippi State): In his 37 starts with the Bulldogs, he's scored in double figures in 30 of those games.

7. Darius Days (LSU): The Tigers were 19-1 when he scored in double figures last season.

8. Kennedy Chandler (Tennessee): The only true freshman in the country named to the 20-man preseason watch list for the Bob Cousy Award.

9. Colin Castleton (Florida): Averaged 12.4 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.3 blocked shots in his first season with the Gators.

10. JD Davison (Alabama): As a consensus 5-star prospect and one of the nation's top freshman point guards, he should fit in perfectly in Nate Oats' system.

11. Sahvir Wheeler (Kentucky): The Georgia transfer will be the primary ball-handler for what could be the most talented team in the league. 

12. Davonte Davis (Arkansas): Started the final 12 games and averaged 12.3 points in postseason play.

13. Jabari Smith (Auburn): There's little doubt that the No. 4 player in the 2021 class will make a huge impact right away for the Tigers.

14. JD Notae (Arkansas): The reigning SEC Sixth Man of the Year led the Razorbacks with 22.2 points per 40 minutes a season ago.