BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WTVA/MSU Athletics) – Reggie Perry collected another preseason accolade as he secured All-SEC First-Team honors announced Tuesday by the conference office.
Perry is the 10th player in program history and first since 2011-12 to notch an All-SEC Preseason First-Team pick. The SEC began to designate first and second preseason teams in 2000-01. He also received votes for the SEC’s Preseason Player of the Year Award. Mississippi State has had a player come away with votes for the award in each of the last three seasons.
Perry joins Cameron Burns (1990-91), Erick Dampier (1994-95, 1995-96), Horatio Webster (1997-98), Tyrone Washington (1998-99), Mario Austin (2002-03), Lawrence Roberts (2004-05), Jamont Gordon (2006-07, 2007-08), Jarvis Varnado (2009-10) and Dee Bost (2011-12) as All-SEC Preseason First-Team honorees.
Perry, a preseason All-America and consensus All-SEC First-Team selection by various magazines, is coming off a busy offseason where he participated at the NBA Draft Combine and captured MVP honors at the 2019 FIBA World Cup. He posted 13.1 points, 7.9 rebounds, 1.9 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks per game as Team USA secured a 7-0 record en route to a gold medal.
Perry was an All-SEC Freshman Team honoree last season. He collected 12 of his 17 performance in double figures versus SEC opponents.
Mississippi State was chosen to finish seventh in the SEC Media Preseason Poll which also was released Tuesday by the conference office.
The first opportunity to watch the 2019-20 Bulldogs inside Humphrey Coliseum will be Sunday, October 27 when Mississippi State plays host to South Alabama in a charity exhibition game to benefit the United Way of West Central Mississippi and those affected by the flood waters in the South Delta.
Tipoff is slated for 3 p.m. CT with free admission. Doors to Humphrey Coliseum will open at 2 p.m. CT with standard gameday security procedures in-place which include walk-through metal detectors and the clear bag policy.
Mississippi State will carry a SEC-best, 22-game non-conference home winning streak into its regular season opener versus Florida International on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Tipoff is on-tap for 7 p.m. CT at The Hump, and the game will be streamed live by SEC Network+ via the WatchESPN platform.
Mississippi State is offering a pair of new fan-focused season ticket options for the 2019-20 season which includes the addition of general admission seating to men’s basketball. A traditional general admission season ticket for seats in designated areas of the 200 level are available for only $155, while reserved seat season tickets are available for $275.
The second offering is a first-of-its-kind mobile access season ticket, the mobile access pass. This new ticketing option will provide exclusive access to already-sold lower level seats during non-conference games inside Humphrey Coliseum, and a 200 level general admission ticket for all conference games.
During non-conference play, fans with the mobile access pass will be digitally delivered a general admission ticket for a designated lower level section each game and will have access to sit in any open seat within that designated section. The non-conference option is available for $65 whereas the entire season pass is available for $180. Learn more about this new offering at www.HailState.com/accesspass.
Mississippi State posted a 23-11 on-court record last season and secured the program’s 11th NCAA Tournament appearance. The Bulldogs have dialed up 48 on-court victories over the last two seasons which is tied for second-most in program history over a two-year span and fourth among SEC schools.
Mississippi State's roster features a solid nucleus of five returning players who combined for 83 starts and close to 50 percent of the team’s points in Abdul Ado, Tyson Carter, Reggie Perry, Nick Weatherspoon and Robert Woodard II.
The quintet is joined by veteran postmen KeyShawn Feazell and E.J. Datcher along with a talented freshmen class which features Devin Butts, Elias King, Iverson Molinar and Quinten Post. After redshirting the 2018-19 season, Prince Oduro and D.J. Stewart also are ready to make an impact during their first season for the Maroon and White.