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FAU 2nd in Pre-Season SBC Coaches Poll; Gantt Taylor Royster 2nd & 3rd Team

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FAU 2nd in Pre-Season SBC Coaches Poll; Gantt Taylor Royster 2nd & 3rd Team



The Sun Belt just announced thier 2010-11 Preseason Teams…the Owls are tabbed 2nd in the east with representation on the 2nd and 3rd teams…a couple of things jump out in that Troy is now in the cellar after a solid yeat last year, and Royster got snubbed on the third team, IMO.


2010-11 Preseason All-Sun Belt Teams

First Team

George Odufuwa (North Texas, Sr., F)
Josh White (North Texas, Sr., G)
Tim Williams (South Alabama, Sr., G)
Sergio Kerusch (WKU, Sr., F)
Steffphon Pettigrew (WKU, Sr., F)


Second Team

Martavius Adams (Arkansas State, Jr., F/C)
Donald Boone (Arkansas State, Sr., G)
Greg Gantt (Florida Atlantic, So., G)
Raymond Taylor (Florida Atlantic, So., G)
Tristan Thompson (North Texas, Sr., G)


Third Team

Solomon Bozeman (UALR, Sr., G)
Brett Royster (Florida Atlantic, Sr., F)
Marvin Roberts (FIU, Sr., G/F)
Randell Daigle (Louisiana-Lafayette, Sr., G)
James Washington (Middle Tennessee, Sr., G)


Preseason Player of the Year: Sergio Kerusch (WKU, Sr., F)



Preseason Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Poll

West Division (Points, 1st Place Votes)

1. North Texas 72 (12)
2. Arkansas State 55
3. Denver 51
4. Louisiana-Lafayette 36
5. UALR 26
6. Louisiana-Monroe 12


East Division (Points, 1st Place Votes)

1. WKU 71 (11)
2. Florida Atlantic 53 (1)
3. South Alabama 47
4. Middle Tennessee 42
5. FIU 22
6. Troy 17



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Re: FAU 2nd in Pre-Season SBC Coaches Poll; Gantt Taylor Royster 2nd & 3rd Team

If you look down that list the youngest players on the list are Gannt and Ray Ray. Everyone else are Jr's and Sophomores.
The future is bright as long as Jarvis sticks around

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: FAU 2nd in Pre-Season SBC Coaches Poll; Gantt Taylor Royster 2nd & 3rd Team

Sorry meant Juniors and Seniors not Sophomoreß

My two favorite teams are FAU, and who ever is beating FIU!
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Re: FAU 2nd in Pre-Season SBC Coaches Poll; Gantt Taylor Royster 2nd & 3rd Team

Yep, and we will see how it ends up come March…because given Royster's number over the last three seasons, if he follows the trend so far he will end up somewhere in the neighborhood of:

13 ppg
10 rpg
4 bpg

That's pretty good numbers to not be on first or second team.


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Re: FAU 2nd in Pre-Season SBC Coaches Poll; Gantt Taylor Royster 2nd & 3rd Team

Here's FAU's release:

Sophomores Greg Gantt and Raymond Taylor were named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt Second Team and senior Brett Royster was named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt Third Team, the conference office announced Wednesday.

Gantt and Taylor were both named Third Team All-Conference at the end of last season. Gantt was the conferenceís leading freshman scorer at 15.6 points per contest and finished among the nationís leaders in three-pointers made per game (2.8 ) and three-point percentage (.390). He was also named to the NABC All-District Team and to CollegeInsider.com's Mid-Major Freshman All-America team.

Taylor set the schoolís single season assist record (177) and was 11th in the nation in assists per game as a freshman (5.9). Taylor was the Sun Beltís third leading freshman scorer at 14.2 points per game.

Royster is the leagueís reigning Defensive Player of the Year and is already FAUís career blocked shots leader. He enters his senior season just 350 points and seven rebounds shy of becoming the first player in school history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 blocked shots. Royster also holds FAUís single season blocked shots mark.

As a team, the Owls were picked to finish second in the Eastern Division, behind Western Kentucky and also received a first place vote.

Source: fausports.com
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Re: FAU 2nd in Pre-Season SBC Coaches Poll; Gantt Taylor Royster 2nd & 3rd Team

One first place vote huh…so Jarvis thinks we're gonna win it huh?† :) Who else would vote for us?
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Re: FAU 2nd in Pre-Season SBC Coaches Poll; Gantt Taylor Royster 2nd & 3rd Team

TeamBeer said

One first place vote huh…so Jarvis thinks we're gonna win it huh?† :) Who else would vote for us?

:)

No way Jarvis voted for us.† Not his style and I am happy for that.

I say it was WKU.† They probably knew everyone would vote for them so they voted someone else which is smart.† Why look like NT and vote for yourself.† It makes you look like you are satisfied with where you are before you even start, and no coach should be satisfied at the start (or at least not admit they are).

Unless someone pulled a "Spurrier" and gave the ballot to someone else to cast the ballot.† :D

Of course, in the end, the coaches know this vote is for the sake of the fans and has no bearing on anything.
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