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WAC Coaches Select New Mexico State, Medlin as Preseason Favorites
DENVER – The Western Athletic Conference announced its men’s basketball preseason poll and all-WAC teams, as voted on by the ten head coaches in the league. New Mexico State was selected to win the WAC, while Utah State junior Preston Medlin was tabbed the league’s preseason Player of the Year.

New Mexico State received five first place votes and 77 points. Utah State captured second place with five first place and 76 points. Denver took third place with 65 points. With 54 points, Louisiana Tech secured the fourth spot. UT Arlington (48) and Idaho (45) followed closely behind in fifth and sixth place, respectively. UTSA was picked seventh with 31 points, while Seattle U was selected eighth with 22 points. San Jose State (18) and Texas State (14) were selected ninth and tenth, respectively.

Medlin, the coaches’ pick for preseason Player of the Year, was named to the first team All-WAC team last season after he led the Aggies in scoring at 17.0 points per game.

The coaches also voted on preseason first and second all-WAC teams. Medlin led the list of first-teamers. Denver junior forward Chris Udofia and Idaho center Kyle Barone also earned spots on the preseason first team. Louisiana Tech sophomore guard Raheem Appleby and New Mexico State sophomore guard Daniel Mullings round out the first team selections.
 
Second-team selections include Kevin Butler (UT Arlington), Jeromie Hill (UTSA), James Kinney (San Jose State), Kyisean Reed (Utah State) and Tyrone Watson (New Mexico State).


2012-13 Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches Poll
Rank Teams (1st-Place Votes) Points
1 New Mexico State (5)
77
2 Utah State (5) 76
3 Denver 65
4 Louisiana Tech
54
5 UT Arlington 48
6 Idaho
45
7 UTSA
31
8 Seattle U
22
9 San Jose State 18
10 Texas State
14

2012-13 Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches All-WAC Teams
First Team
Raheem Appleby, So., G, Louisiana Tech
Kyle Barone, Sr., C, Idaho
Preston Medlin, Jr., G, Utah State   
Daniel Mullings, So., G, New Mexico State
Chris Udofia, Jr., F, Denver

Second Team
Kevin Butler, Sr., F, UT Arlington
Jeromie Hill, Jr., F, UTSA
James Kinney, Sr., G, San Jose State
Kyisean Reed, Sr., F, Utah State
Tyrone Watson, Sr., F, New Mexico State

Preseason Player of the Year: Preston Medlin, Jr., G, Utah State
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WAC
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Bakersfield
0-0
0-0
Chicago State
0-0
0-0
Grand Canyon
0-0
0-0
Missouri-Kansas City
0-0
0-0
New Mexico State
0-0
0-0
Seattle U
0-0
0-0
Texas-Pan American
0-0
0-0
Utah Valley
0-0
0-0
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