Thursday, October 21, 2010

Spears, Braswell earn preseason honors

Charlotte's Shamari Spears and Chris Braswell are included in the Atlantic 10's preseason all-conference teams announced today at the league's media day in New York.

Spears was named to the second team; Braswell to the third team.

The 49ers were picked to finish seventh in the league's preseason poll picked by coaches and media.

First team all-conference
Lavoy Allen, Temple
Kevin Anderson, Richmond
Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure
Chris Wright, Dayton
Damian Saunders, Duquesne

Second team
Juan Fernandez, Temple
Chris Gaston, Fordham
Tu Holloway, Xavier
Delroy James, Rhode Island
Shamari Spears, Charlotte

Third team
Chris Braswell, Charlotte
Cody Ellis, Saint Louis
Chris Johnson, Dayton
Lasan Kromoh, George Washington
Aaric Murray, La Salle

All-defensive team
Lavoy Allen, Temple
Kevin Anderson, Richmond
Dante Jackson, Xavier
Andrew Nicholson, St. Bonaventure
Damian Saunders, Duquesne

All-rookie team
C.J. Aiken, Saint Joseph's
Langston Galloway, Saint Joseph's
Jordan Latham, Xavier
Rob Loe, Saint Louis
Juwan Staten, Dayton

Preseason poll (1st place votes, total)
1. Temple (19), 350
2. Xavier (3), 325
3. Richmond (3), 311
4. Dayton (1), 310
5. Rhode Island, 233
6. Saint Louis, 223
7. Charlotte, 218
8. Duquesne, 172
9. La Salle, 133
10. George Washington, 130
11. Massachusetts, 126
12. Saint Joseph's, 91
13. St. Bonaventure, 80
14. Fordham, 28


panfan1 said...

Only 4 guys on the 1st team?

Alex said...

I'm pretty surprised Chris Gaston didn't get out of the black hole that is Fordham basketball.

Alex said...

Also, SLU being picked that high is pretty stupid, considering their personnel issues.

Anonymous said...

Bonnies will finish in the top 7.

Anonymous said...

The Niners are going to surprise some people. I predict they will finish in the top 4. Go Niners!!

Anonymous said...

What personbel issues at SLU?