Unofficial Sun Belt Basketball picks

14 11 2010

Obviously the league coaches put together their selections for the Preseason All-Sun Belt awards earlier this season.

But since we’ve really barely gotten started yet, here’s a look at the unofficial poll – as selected by the league’s beat writers (including your’s truly). Only seven writers participated in the poll.

Here goes:
Player of the Year: Josh White, North Texas
Defensive Player of the Year: Brett Royster, FAU
Freshman of the Year: Brandon Peters, WKU (unanimous)
Newcomers of the Year: (tie) Juan Pattillo, WKU – Kahlil McDonald, WKU

Order of finish:
East
1. WKU (unanimous)
2. South Alabama
3. FAU
4. MTSU
5. FIU
6. Troy
West
1. North Texas (unanimous)
2. Arkansas State.
3. Denver
4. Louisiana-Lafayette
5. UALR
6. Louisiana-Monroe

INDIVIDUAL VOTES

Adam Sparks
Middle Tennessee beat writer
Daily News Journal
Murfreesboro, Tenn.

Player of the Year: F Sergio Kerusch, WKU, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year:F Brett Royster, FAU, Sr.
Freshman of the Year:G Brandon Peters, WKU
Newcomer of the Year:PG Will Weathers, Troy, So.

All-Sun Belt Conference Team
G – Tim Williams, South Alabama, Sr.
F – Sergio Kerusch, WKU, Sr.
F – George Odufuwa, UNT, Sr.
G – Raymond Taylor, FAU, So.
G – Josh White, UNT, Sr.

Predicted Order of Finish
East Division
1. WKU
2. MTSU
3. FAU
4. South Alabama
5. Troy
6. FIU

West Division
1. North Texas
2. Arkansas State
3. Louisiana-Lafayette
4. Denver
5. Arkansas-Little Rock
6. ULM

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Brett Vito
North Texas beat writer
Denton Record Chronicle
(Denton, Texas)

Player of the Year: G Josh White, UNT, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year:F Brett Royster, FAU, Sr.
Freshman of the Year:G Brandon Peters, WKU
Newcomer of the Year: G Kahlil McDonald, WKU, Jr.

All-Sun Belt Conference Team
G – Tim Williams , South Alabama , Sr.
F – Sergio Kerusch, WKU, Sr.
F – George Odufuwa, UNT, Sr.
G – Raymond Taylor, FAU, So.
G – Josh White, UNT, Sr.

Predicted Order of Finish
East Division
1. WKU
2. South Alabama
3. MTSU
4. FAU
5. FIU
6. Troy

West Division
1. North Texas
2. Arkansas State
3. Denver
4. ULL
5. Arkansas-Little Rock
6. ULM

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Drew Champlin
Troy beat writer
Dothan Eagle
Dothan, Ala.

Player of the Year:G Tim Williams, USA, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year:F Brett Royster, FAU, Sr.
Freshman of the Year:G Brandon Peters, WKU
Newcomer of the Year:Fred Brown, ULM, Jr.

All-Sun Belt Conference Team
G – Tim Williams, South Alabama, Sr.
G – Josh White, UNT, Sr.
F – Steffphon Pettigrew, WKU, Sr.
F – George Odufuwa, UNT, Sr.
F/C – Martavius Adams, ASU, Jr.

Predicted Order of Finish
East Division
1. WKU
2. FAU
3. South Alabama
4. MTSU
5. Troy
6. FIU

West Division
1. North Texas
2. Arkansas State
3. Denver
4. ULL
5. Arkansas-Little Rock
6. ULM

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Matt Roberson
Arkansas State beat writer
Jonesboro Sun
(Jonesboro, Ark.)

Player of the Year:F Sergio Kerusch, WKU, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year:F George Odufuwa, UNT, Sr.
Freshman of the Year:G Brandon Peters, WKU
Newcomer of the Year:G Kahlil McDonald, WKU, Jr.

All-Sun Belt Conference Team
F – Steffphon Pettigrew, WKU, Sr.
F – Sergio Kerusch, WKU, Sr.
F – Martavius Adams, ASU, Jr.
G – Raymond Taylor, FAU, So.
G – Tristan Thompson, UNT, Sr.

Predicted Order of Finish
East Division
1. WKU
2. FAU
3. South Alabama
4. MTSU
5. FIU
6. Troy

West Division
1. North Texas
2. Arkansas State
3. UL-Lafayette
4. Arkansas-Little Rock
5. Denver
6. UL-Monroe

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Nick Baumgardner
Western Kentucky beat writer
Bowling Green Daily News
(Bowling Green, Ky.)

Player of the Year:G Josh White, UNT, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year:F George Odufuwa, UNT, Sr.
Freshman of the Year:G Brandon Peters, WKU
Newcomer of the Year:F Juan Pattillo, WKU

All-Sun Belt Conference Team
F– Steffphon Pettigrew, WKU, Sr.
F – Sergio Kerusch, WKU, Sr.
F – George Odufuwa, UNT, Sr.
G – Raymond Taylor, FAU, So.
G – Josh White, UNT, Sr.

Predicted Order of Finish
East Division
1. WKU
2. South Alabama
3. FAU
4. MTSU
5. FIU
6. Troy

West Division
1. North Texas
2. Arkansas State
3. Denver
4. Arkansas-Little Rock
5. Louisiana-Lafayette
6. Louisiana-Monroe

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Joshua Parrott
Ragin’ Cajun beat writer
Lafayette Daily Advertiser
(Lafayette, La.)

Player of the Year: G Josh White, UNT, Sr.
Defensive Player of the Year:F Brett Royster, FAU, Sr.
Freshman of the Year:G Brandon Peters, WKU
Newcomer of the Year: F Juan Pattillo, WKU, Jr.

All-Sun Belt Conference Team
G – Tim Williams, South Alabama, Sr.
F – Sergio Kerusch, WKU, Sr.
F – George Odufuwa, UNT, Sr.
G – Raymond Taylor, FAU, So.
G – Josh White, UNT, Sr.

Predicted Order of Finish
East Division
1. WKU
2. South Alabama
3. FAU
4. MTSU
5. Troy
6. FIU

West Division
1. North Texas
2. Arkansas State
3. Ragin’ Cajuns
4. Denver
5. Arkansas-Little Rock
6. ULM

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Tabby Soigner
ULM beat writer
The News-Star
(Monroe, La.)

Player of the Year:F Steffphon Pettigrew, WKU
Defensive Player of the Year:F George Odufuwa, UNT
Freshman of the Year:G Brandon Peters, WKU
Newcomer of the Year:G Spencer Caraway, Arkansas State, Fr.

All-Sun Belt Conference Team
F – Steffphon Pettigrew, WKU
F –George Odufuwa, UNT
F–Tim Williams, USA
G – Greg Gantt, FAU
G –Josh White, UNT

Predicted Order of Finish
East Division
1. WKU
2. South Alabama
3. FAU
4. FIU
5. Troy
5. MTSU

West Division
1. North Texas
2. Arkansas State
3. Denver
4. ULM
5. ULL
6. UALR

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