FAYETTEVILLE – Arkansas guard Corey Beck has been named a 2019 Allstate® SEC Basketball Legend, as announced by the league office on Friday. The 21st annual SEC Basketball Legends class will be honored at the SEC Men’s Basketball Tournament (March 13-17) at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Each legend will be recognized at halftime of his institution’s first game at the tournament.
Beck had a double-double – scoring 15 points and getting 10 rebounds – in the 76-72 victory over Duke to secure the 1994 NCAA Championship. The Memphis, Tenn., native would also be named to the 1994 NCAA Final Four All-Tournament Team. While Corliss Williamson and Scotty Thurman garnered most of the attention, Beck was described as the “blue-collar leader” of that squad.
Beck, who played from 1993-95, was a 1995 All-SEC selection as he drained 49 percent of his 3-point shots, second on the school’s single-season list, while handing out 207 assists, which ranks third. Both of those totals are additionally records by a Razorback for a senior season.
For his career, Beck had 483 assists, third on the Arkansas all-time list as he led the team in the category in each of his three years with Razorbacks. In SEC games only, Beck made 54 percent of his shots for his career, which ranks second on the school’s all-time list.
Beck went on to play in the NBA with the Charlotte Hornets and Philadelphia 76ers.
2019 Allstate® 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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