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GSU men ranked third in preseason poll
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SPARTANBURG, S.C. — The Southern Conference Sports Media Association has voted the Georgia Southern men’s basketball team third in the South Division, it was announced by the league Wednesday.
GSU senior Louis Graham was selected to the Preseason All-SoCon team. The West Palm Beach, Fla. native is the school’s all-time leader in blocks and is the team’s top returning scorer (14.5 ppg) and rebounder (8.2 rpg).
Defending league champion Davidson (132 pts) earned all 22 first place votes in the South Division. The College of Charleston (106) was second, followed by Georgia Southern (86), Wofford (68), Furman (46) and The Citadel (24). UNC Greensboro’s 12 first-place votes (122) helped edge out Appalachian State’s (120) 10 first-place nods in the North. Western Carolina (80) was third, Chattanooga (68) fourth and Elon (44) fifth.
UNCG’s Kyle Hines was named the conference’s preseason Player of the Year.

North Division
Team (First Place Votes)    Total Votes
UNC Greensboro (12)    122
Appalachian State (10)    120
Western Carolina    80
Chattanooga    68
Elon    44
South Division
Team (First Place Votes)    Total Votes
Davidson (22)    132
College of Charleston    106
Wofford    68
Furman    46
The Citadel    24
Preseason Player of the Year
Kyle Hines, UNC Greensboro

 SCSMA Preseason All-SoCon Team
Kyle Hines (UNC Greensboro)
Stephen Curry (Davidson)
Nick Aldridge (Western Carolina)
Jason Richards (Davidson)
Donte Minter (Appalachian State)
Jeremy Clayton (Appalachian State)
Shane Nichols (Wofford)
Thomas Sander (Davidson)
Jermaine Johnson (College of Charleston)
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