Ole Miss men’s basketball senior Jarkel Joiner has been named to the SEC Community Service Team for the second consecutive season.
Mississippi State’s Isaac Stansbury was also named to the conference’s prestigious Character Team.
This marks the 24th year of the SEC Community Service Team for men’s basketball as well as women’s basketball. All 21 league-sponsored sports have had a community service team since 2004, with general teams for men’s and women’s sports selected from 1999 to 2003.
The SEC pioneered this concept with a football community service team in 1994.
Joiner is a fixture in the community of his hometown of Oxford, helping to participate in several community service efforts throughout his time at Ole Miss.
Among these efforts, he has contributed to head coach Kermit Davis’s reading enrichment program, Kermit’s Kids, as well as two different initiatives with the local Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) of the United Way Chapter. in Oxford and Lafayette County – the superhero CASA. Run and the CASA Adopt-A-Child Annual Vacation Project.
Joiner has also been instrumental in two programs helping distribute food aid to communities in need across the state of Mississippi: the Feed the Sip initiative and the annual Thanksgiving Adopt-A-Basket Project.
Joiner is also a frequent visitor on trips to Le Bonhuer Children’s Hospital in Memphis.
Joiner was named to the 2020-21 SEC Community Service Team, and earlier this season was also named a candidate for the Senior CLASS award. Joiner was also a member of the 2020-21 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
This season, Joiner was named a finalist for the Howell Trophy, awarded annually to Mississippi State’s top player.
SEC Community Service Team
Keon Ellis – Alabama
JD Notae – Arkansas
Dylan Cardwell – Auburn
Anthony Duruji – Florida
Jabri Abdur-Rahim – Georgia
Lance Ware – Kentucky
Jarkel Carpenter – Ole Miss
Isaac Stansbury – Miss State
Jacobi Wright – South Carolina
John Fulkerson – Tennessee
Everett Vaughn – Texas A&M