Seniors are what make up the leadership for most teams, and the SEC is not lacking in this department whatsoever. The 2012-13 season should be another good year for the SEC and it will all start with its seniors.
So, let’s take a look at the Top 5 Senior Leaders-SEC for the upcoming college basketball season.
Elston Turner, Texas A&M- To kick off this list, we will start by welcoming Turner and the Texas A&M Aggies to the SEC. Turner averaged 13.6 points per game and 3.6 rebounds per game last season in the Big 12. How will those numbers transfer to the SEC though? We will just have to wait and see, but Turner should have no problem with the conference switch and is poised to have his best season yet.
Murphy Holloway, Ole Miss-After averaging 11.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game, you can bet that Holloway will be one of the best seniors in the SEC next season. Holloway has a pretty good all-around game, except for when he is at the charity stripe. Simply put, this kid cannot shoot free throws, which is a glaring issue, since Holloway draws so many fouls against him. Even so, look for him to average a double-double in 2012-13.
Jeronne Maymon, Tennessee- Maymon completely turned around his game last season. Last year the forward put up 12.7 points and 8.1 rebounds per game to go along with it. Expect another increase in the senior’s production in the upcoming season. Maymon has the potential to be an all-SEC performer in 2012-13, but what leadership impact will he have in helping the Vols’ quest for the NCAA Tournament?
Michael Dixon, Missouri- Now that the Missouri Tigers are apart of the SEC, Dixon is automatically one of the best players in the conference, let alone only among the senior class. Dixon managed to put up 13.5 points per game last season, even with hot shooters like Marcus Denmon and Kim English on the team. However, this year the team will be Dixon’s. Expect a great year out of Dixon and the Tigers and instant success within the SEC.
Kenny Boynton, Florida- Bradley Beal got a lot of the credit last year, but what about Boynton? He only led the Gators in scoring and all, with 15.9 points per game. Boynton is a very hot shooter from deep range, who can also penetrate the lane. At 6’3”, he may be a little too short for his position, but he is more than capable of leading Florida on another deep run in the NCAA tournament.