BALTIMORE, Md. (WAVY) – The William and Mary men’s basketball team was picked to finish in second place in the Colonial Athletic Association preseason poll released on Tuesday.
Coach Tony Shaver, entering his 12th season as Tribe head coach, led William and Mary to a 20-win season last year. The Tribe lost to Delaware in the conference championship game.
Northeastern was picked to finish first.
William and Mary senior guard Marcus Thornton was voted the preseason conference player of the year, and sophomore guard Omar Prewitt was named to the All-CAA second team.
2014-15 CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
2. William & Mary
5. James Madison
6. College of Charleston
2014-15 CAA MEN’S BASKETBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
First Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Scott Eatherton, Northeastern# Sr. F 6-8 219 Hershey, Pa./Hershey/St. Francis (Pa.)
Juan’ya Green, Hofstra Jr. G 6-2 195 Philadelphia, Pa./Archbishop Carroll/Niagara
Damion Lee, Drexel Jr. G 6-6 200 Baltimore, Md./Calvert Hall/St. Thomas More
Andre Nation, James Madison^ Jr. G 6-5 200 Plant City, Fla./Faith Baptist Christian
Marcus Thornton, William & Mary* Sr. G 6-4 185 Upper Marlboro, Md./Bishop McNamara
Second Team Cl. Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School
Adjehi Baru, College of Charleston Sr. F 6-9 225 Abidjan, Ivory Coast/The Steward School
Quincy Ford, Northeastern Jr. F/G 6-8 212 St. Petersburg, Fla./Gibbs
Dion Nesmith, Hofstra^ Gr. G 6-1 215 Union, N.J./Union/Monmouth
Omar Prewitt, William & Mary So. G/F 6-6 180 Mount Sterling, Ky./Montgomery County
Cedrick Williams, UNCW Sr. F 6-9 225 Murfreesboro, Tenn./Siegel
CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Marcus Thornton, William & Mary
Honorable Mention: Tavon Allen, Jr., G, Drexel; Kyle Anderson, Sr., G, Delaware; Ron Curry, Jr., G, James Madison; David Walker, Jr., G, Northeastern