Nov 12, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Rhode Island Rams guard Xavier Munford (5) drive to the basket against Virginia Tech Hokies guard Robert Brown (1) during the first half at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Peter Casey-USA TODAY Sports

Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Teams Announced, Xavier Munford Makes Second Team


Excitement for the the Rhody hoops season is building as Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Media Day rolls on in Brooklyn. With it comes a series of polls, predictions, and rankings from coaches and pundits alike. We’ve already covered the projected order of finish as voted by coaches and members of the media, and now it’s on to the First, Second, and Third Preseason All-Conference Teams. Without further ado…

First Team

G Tyreek Duren, La Salle
G Treveon Graham, VCU
G Chaz Williams, Massachusetts
F Dwayne Evans, Saint Louis
F Juvonte Reddic, VCU

Second Team

G Langston Galloway, St. Joseph’s
G Xavier Munford, Rhode Island
G Sherrod Wright, George Mason
F Isaiah Armwood, George Washington
F Ronald Roberts, Jr., St. Joseph’s

Third Team

G Branden Frazier, Fordham
G Tyrone Garland, La Salle
G Jordair Jett, Saint Louis
G Cedrick Lindsay, Richmond
F Jerrell Wright, La Salle

It’s nice to see X start to get a little respect after he was left off any postseason team at the end of last season. It’s hard to make the case for anyone else, although Biruta could certainly be in the conversation. And while Gilvydas is expected to be one of the better big men in the A-10, he averaged less than 10 points-per-game in his last full collegiate season. Yes, it’s a projection, and probably shouldn’t be based on past performance. But that’s the reality of what voters think, especially when considering a player who didn’t play a minute of college basketball last season.

Just think… one month from today is when the Rhode Island Rams will begin their quest to prove people wrong.

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