WAC Coaches Select New Mexico State, Medlin as Preseason Favorites
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)
|2||Utah State (5)||76|
|9||San Jose State||18|
2012-13 Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches All-WAC Teams
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
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