Men's Basketball MW Preseason Poll Revealed

Brandon Clarke is the Mountain West's reigning Sixth Man of the Year.
Oct. 12, 2016

Media Day Central

Mountain West Announcement

LAS VEGAS --- The 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Mountain West (MW) Preseason All-Conference Team and the predicted order of finish have been released. The results of the preseason poll and all-conference team, determined by the league’s media, were announced Wednesday morning at the MW Men’s Basketball Media Day in Las Vegas.
 
San José State is predicted to finish in 11th place behind Wyoming in 10th and Air Force in ninth. San Diego State is predicted to win the regular season title with 23 first-place votes.
 
While Nevada didn’t get any first-place nods, the Wolf Pack is predicted to finish second, followed by New Mexico and conference tournament champion Fresno State.
 
Lobos star junior guard Elijah Brown is the preseason player of the year and all-MW. Joining him on the all-conference team are Nevada’s Cameron Oliver, Utah State’s Jalen Moore, San Diego State’s Trey Kell and Brown’s teammate Tim Williams.
 
SDSU’s Jalen McDaniels and USU’s Koby McEwen are preseason Co-Freshmen of the Year while McDaniels’ teammate Montaque Gill-Caesar is the favorite for Newcomer of the Year.
 
Fans can expect a lot more to come from MW Men’s Basketball Media Day, including a Facebook Live interview with head coach Dave Wojcik and players Brandon Clarke and Ryan Welage at 10:20 a.m. (PT).
 
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All-MW Team
Cameron Oliver, So., F, Nevada
Elijah Brown, Jr., G, New Mexico
Jalen Moore, Sr., W, Utah State
Tim Williams, Jr., F, New Mexico
Trey Kell, Jr., G, San Diego State

Player of the Year:
Elijah Brown, Jr., G, New Mexico
 
Co-Freshmen of the Year: Jalen McDaniels, F, San Diego State
     Koby McEwen, G, Utah State
 
Newcomer of the Year: Montaque Gill-Caesar, So., G, San Diego State

Predicted Order of Finish
  1. San Diego State (23 first-place votes) – 293
  2. Nevada – 253
  3. New Mexico (3 first-place votes) – 249
  4. Fresno State (1 first-place votes) – 200
  5. Boise State – 164
  6. Utah State – 153
  7. Colorado State – 146
  8. UNLV – 120
  9. Air Force – 90
  10. Wyoming – 73
  11. San José State - 41