GSU picked eighth in CAA preseason men’s basketball poll

Georgia State was picked to finish eighth in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason men’s basketball poll released today.

The Panthers, 22-12 last year, return one starter, point guard Devonta White, and key reserves Rashaad Richardson and James Vincent. White, a junior, was named to the preseason All-CAA second team. He averaged 12.9 points and 2.9 assists per game last year. The Panthers will open at Duke on Nov. 9.

Drexel, which returns most of the team that went 29-7 last year, was predicted to finish first by the league’s coaches, media relations directors and media members. (The AJC doesn’t vote in these types of polls).

2012-13 CAA men’s basketball predicted order of finish

1. Drexel

2. Delaware

3. George Mason

4. Old Dominion

5. Northeastern

6. James Madison

7. Hofstra

8. Georgia State

9. William & Mary

10. Towson

11. UNCW

2012-13 CAA men’s basketball preseason all-conference teams

Player, Team Class Pos. Ht. Wt.

Jamelle Hagins, Delaware Sr. F 6-9 240

Damion Lee, Drexel So. G 6-6 195

Jonathan Lee, Northeastern Sr. G 6-2 200

Frantz Massenat, Drexel Jr. G 6-4 195

Keith Rendleman, UNCW Sr. F 6-8 220

Devon Saddler, Delaware Jr. G 6-2 205

Second Team

Player, Team Class Pos. Ht. Wt.

A.J. Davis, James Madison Sr. G 6-6 210

Quincy Ford, Northeastern So. F/G 6-8 212

Marcus Thornton, William & Mary So. G 6-4 185

Devonta White, Georgia State Jr. G 5-10 158

Sherrod Wright, George Mason Jr. G 6-4 196

CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Frantz Massenat, Drexel

Honorable Mention: Chris Fouch, Sr., G, Drexel; DeShawn Painter, Sr., C, Old Dominion; Joel Smith, Sr., G, Northeastern; Jarvis Threatt, So., G, Delaware; Nick Wright, Sr., F, Old Dominion

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– Doug Roberson, AJC. Please follow me on twitter @ajcgsu

13 comments Add your comment

GStateBen

October 16th, 2012
10:57 am

Laughable that Manny Atkins is getting no love. Very good offensive weapon, excellent shooter and 6′6 difference maker. He’s played 56 games in his career for Va Tech.

Cannot wait to treat each and every CAA team as a message.

Open Scrimmage at the Sports Arean this Saturday at 9am. Looking forward to seeing the team.

Panther08

October 16th, 2012
11:36 am

FIRST!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Orlando Panther

October 16th, 2012
11:54 am

Ron Hunter will have these boys ready to play and show the CAA what GSU basketball is all about!

Go Panthers!

Chicken Bone

October 16th, 2012
1:01 pm

I believe we will end up way better than this prediction! Show’em CRH and team. Can’t wait until the season begins! Where’s Heater? lol

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Go Panthers

October 16th, 2012
1:12 pm

Wrong Doug the CAA preseason men’s basketball poll wants the Panthers to finish 8th or last, but a change is coming. Hunter will have them ready. This season is going to be epic.

GSU freshman

October 16th, 2012
1:56 pm

Love to be the under dogs. Let prove them wrong.

Go Panthers!!!

urinal and constipation reader

October 16th, 2012
3:39 pm

Might be a long basketball season also!

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STATEment

October 17th, 2012
11:51 am

They had to pick us that low. One they hope we are that bad, two we have so much turnover on the roster and a lot of unknowns, but truth be told this team even though they are younger will be more talented, athletic, and better than last years team…the record just may not show it because of how difficult the schedule is compared to last year.

I can’t wait! I got my season tickets! Get yours! Best buy in town,

Island Eagle

October 17th, 2012
3:15 pm

I hope they are better then your football team!!!

GATA Eagles!

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JAWJA

October 18th, 2012
6:33 pm

Very telling when other schools, or should I say a certain school is always chiming in on GSU blogs. Just wow!