Men’s basketball: Bonnies picked fifth at A-10 Media Day; Adams named to first team

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By Chuckie Maggio @chuckiemaggio

The St. Bonaventure men’s basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Atlantic 10 by a panel of the league’s head coaches and select media members, the league announced at its Media Day in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. Junior guard Jaylen Adams was named to the all-conference first team.

Fifth is the highest the Bonnies have been voted in the preseason poll since they were picked fourth in 2011-12, the year they went on to win the A-10 Tournament and receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. That was also the last time an SBU player was named a preseason first-teamer, when Andrew Nicholson was selected as a top-five player. Nicholson was named A-10 Player of the Year at season’s end.

For the second straight year, Dayton was voted the favorites to win the conference. Rhode Island was second, followed by VCU, Davidson and Bona. Richmond, La Salle and George Washington were sixth, seventh and eighth, respectively, while St. Joseph’s and UMass were ninth and tenth. Fordham, George Mason, Duquesne and Saint Louis rounded out the poll.

Davidson guard Jack Gibbs, George Washington forward Tyler Cavanaugh, Richmond forward T. J. Cline and Dayton guard Charles Cooke joined Adams on the first team.

List: Predicted Order of Finish

  1. Dayton
  2. Rhode Island
  3. VCU
  4. Davidson
  5. St. Bonaventure
  6. Richmond
  7. La Salle
  8. George Washington
  9. St. Joe’s
  10. UMass
  11. Fordham
  12. George Mason
  13. Duquesne
  14. Saint Louis

List: All-Atlantic 10 teams

First Team

G Jack Gibbs, Davidson

G Charles Cooke, Dayton

F Tyler Cavanaugh, George Washington

F T.J. Cline, Richmond

G Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure

Second Team 

G Jordan Price, La Salle

G Scoochie Smith, Dayton

F Hassan Martin, Rhode Island

G E.C. Matthews, Rhode Island

F Mo Alie-Cox, VCU

Third Team

F Peyton Aldridge, Davidson

F Joseph Chartouny, Fordham

F Donte Clark, UMass

G ShawnDre’ Jones, Richmond

G JeQuan Lewis, VCU

All-Defense Team

G Charles Cooke, Dayton

G Kyle Davis, Dayton

G JeQuan Lewis, VCU

F Hassan Martin, Rhode Island

F Mo Alie-Cox

 

 

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