Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Sills named to preseason All-SEC second team
Arkansas sophomore Desi Sills against Mississippi State at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville on February 15, 2019.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas guard Desi Sills has been named to the preseason All-SEC second team by the league’s coaches, it was announced Thursday.
Sills, a junior from Jonesboro, is one of nine players who received second-team honors.
As a sophomore, Sills averaged 10.6 points per game and started 24 of Arkansas’ 32 games. He finished the 2019-20 season as a 32.9% 3-point shooter despite beginning the year 2 for 30 beyond the arc in seven games in November.
In conference play, he shot 35.1% from distance, and 45.1% in the Razorbacks’ final 12 games.
Following the departures of Mason Jones, Isaiah Joe and Jimmy Whitt, Sills is Arkansas’ leading returning scorer.
The Razorbacks are scheduled to open the 2020-21 season on Wednesday, Nov. 25 against Mississippi Valley State in Bud Walton Arena.
First Team All-SEC
John Petty Jr. – Alabama
Keyontae Johnson – Florida
Brandon Boston Jr. – Kentucky
Javonte Smart – LSU
Trendon Watford – LSU
AJ Lawson – South Carolina
John Fulkerson – Tennessee
Yves Pons – Tennessee
Second Team All-SEC
Herbert Jones – Alabama
Desi Sills – Arkansas
Scottie Lewis – Florida
Olivier Sarr – Kentucky
Devontae Shuler – Ole Miss
Dru Smith – Missouri
Jermaine Couisnard – South Carolina
Savion Flagg – Texas A&M
Scottie Pippen, Jr. – Vanderbilt
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