Sun Belt: Preseason Honors Announced

By Jean Neuberger - October 24, 2006

As the media and coaches have gathered for breakfast, the Sun Belt Poll and All-Conference Teams were announced. Here's how the coaches see this year's season....

Preseason Coaches Poll

East Division

1. Western Kentucky (9) 73
2. South Alabama (2) 60
3. Middle Tennessee (1) 55
4. Troy 41
5. Florida International 23
6. Florida Atlantic (1) 21

West Division

1. UALR (3) 73
T2. New Orleans (5) 70
T2. North Texas (4) 70
T4. Arkansas State 51
T4. Denver (1) 51
6. Louisiana-Lafayette 28
7. Louisiana-Monroe 21

And the Preseason All-Conference First Team is...
Rashad Jones-Jennings (UALR, Sr., F) - Nation's Top Leading Rebounder
Isaac Wells (Arkansas State, Jr., F) - Led team in ppg, rpg, and blocks
DaShawn Walker (Denver, Sr., G) - As a guard, had 17 blocks! Also averaged 13.4 ppg
Kendrick Davis (North Texas, Sr., G) - Averaged 16.8 ppg in first year at North Texas (JUCO transfer)
Courtney Lee (Western Kentucky, Jr., G/F) - 17.7 ppg, led WKU in rebounds, assists, and steals

Lee was also selected overwhemingly as the Sun Belt Preseason Player of the Year.

Posted by Jean Neuberger at 10:00 AM on October 24, 2006

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