Posted by Adam Butler on October 22, 2012
If the SEC media is correct, the Arkansas Razorbacks will be much improved on the hardwood this season.
Today, a panel of league pundits tabbed Arkansas 6th in the expanded 14-team SEC, and named Hogs B.J. Young (1st Team) and Marshawn Powell (2nd Team) Preseason All SEC players.
As expected, the Kentucky Wildcat$ were picked first. Other selections of note included Missouri at 3rd (the Tigers lost 7 seniors and have 4 transfers), Vandy at 10th, Frank Martin’s USCe Gamecocks at 13 and Mississippi State in the basement.
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Posted by Adam Butler on January 9, 2012
This won’t be the last time Arkansas Guard B.J. Young is honored by the SEC. The kid is legit.
If you haven’t seen Young play, yet, you are missing a real treat. He has the quickest first step of any Razorback in my lifetime, and I am old.
If you can make it out to Bud Walton Arena, check out Young and the rest of this team. The Hogs (12-3, 1-) are a tough out at home and Razorbacks Head Coach Mike Anderson is putting some of the building blocks in place to revitalize the long dormant Arkansas basketball program.
Arkansas’ B.J. Young, a 6-foot-3, 175-pound freshman guard from St. Louis, Mo., was named SEC Freshman of the Week after averaging 20.5 points, three rebounds, one steal and one assist in wins over Savannah State and 15th-ranked Mississippi State. Young scored 24 points in 23 minutes, going 10-13 from the floor with two assists and two steals in Arkansas’ upset of Mississippi State. His 24 point effort is the second best by a Razorback freshman in school history and is tied for the second best by any player in a Southeastern Conference opener against Savannah State he scored 17 points on 6-of-11 shooting.
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