Beck to be honored as SEC Legend

By: Scottie Bordelon
Published: Friday, February 15, 2019
Arkansas guard Corey Beck plays defense during a game against Missouri on Thursday, Dec. 2, 1993, in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 120-68 in the dedication game for Bud Walton Arena.
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Arkansas guard Corey Beck plays defense during a game against Missouri on Thursday, Dec. 2, 1993, in Fayetteville. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 120-68 in the dedication game for Bud Walton Arena.

FAYETTEVILLE — Former Arkansas guard Corey Beck has been named an SEC Basketball Legend and will be honored at the SEC Men's Basketball Tournament in Nashville in March, the league office announced Friday.

Beck, the starting point guard on the Razorbacks' 1994 national championship team, ranks third in program history in assists with 483. For his career, Beck, who started every game over his last two seasons at Arkansas, averaged 7.9 points on 50 percent shooting and 4.7 assists per game.

In Arkansas' 76-72 win over Duke in the 1994 national championship game, Beck recorded a double-double, finishing with 15 points, a season-high 10 rebounds and four assists. A native of Memphis, Beck was named to the 1994 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team.

Beck will be recognized at halftime of the Razorbacks' first game at the tournament.

2019 SEC Basketball Legends

Alabama - Erwin Dudley; 2000-03

Arkansas - Corey Beck; 1992-95

Auburn - Mike Mitchell; 1975-78

Florida - Livingston Chatman; 1987-91

Georgia - Jumaine Jones; 1997-99

Kentucky - Johnny Cox; 1957-59

LSU - Wayde Sims; 2016-18

Ole Miss - Justin Reed; 2001-04

Mississippi State - Lawrence Roberts; 2003-05

Missouri - Melvin Booker; 1991-94

South Carolina - Carlos Powell; 2001-05

Tennessee - Mike Jackson; 1973-77

Texas A&M - Antoine Wright; 2002-05

Vanderbilt - Derrick Byars; 2005-07

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