Thursday, October 16, 2008

2008-2009 WAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Picks

Midnight Madness is right around the corner and with the impending basketball season we have the 2008-09 WAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Media picks. Nevada owns a commanding leading over second-place Utah State which trails by 16 first-place votes.

Rank Team Points
1. Nevada 255
2. Utah State (4) 220
3. New Mexico State (2) 201
4. Louisiana Tech 149
5. Boise State (3) 142
6. San Jose State (1) 132
7. Fresno State 114
8. Hawai‘i 103
9. Idaho 34

(#) = First place votes received.
Points are awarded on a 9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 basis.

The following student athletes have been selected as this year’s Preseason All-WAC Team as selected by the media: Jonathan Gibson, Jr., G, New Mexico StateKyle Gibson, Jr., G, Louisiana TechArmon Johnson, So., G, NevadaC.J. Webster, Jr., C, San Jose StateGary Wilkinson, Sr., F, Utah StateThis year’s Preseason Player of the Year is Gary Wilkinson, Sr., F, Utah State,while Newcomer of the Year honors go to Luke Babbitt, Fr., F, Nevada.

In the Coaches Preseason Poll conducted by the WAC, Nevada claimed the number one slot followed by Utah State, New Mexico State, San Jose State, Boise State, Louisiana Tech, Hawai’i, Fresno State and Idaho.

This years WAC Basketball Tournament will be held in Reno, Nevada, March 10 – 14, 2009.

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