SWAC football may have all of the attention right now, but hoops season is right around the corner. The conference announced its annual preseason awards and predictions, and Alabama State looks to be the clear favorite heading into the 2014-15 season.
Alabama State returns every starter from last year’s 19-13 squad. Headlining the returnees is SWAC Preseason Player of the Year LeAntwan Luckett and Preseason Defensive POY Luther Page. Both players were joined on the preseason first-team by forward Bobby Brown.
ASU finished just ahead of Southern in the preseason predictions, as ASU picked up 106 points and four first-place votes.
Here’s the entire predicted finish:
POINTS (FIRST Place Votes)
|Alabama State||106 (4)|
|Texas Southern||91 (3)|
|Arkansas Pine Bluff||76 (1)|
|Alcorn State||75 (1)|
|Prairie View||74 (1)|
|Alabama A&M||62 (1)|
|Mississippi Valley State||33|
|Grambling State||30 (1)|
|Guard||Jamel Waters||Alabama State|
|Guard||Montrael Scott||Prairie View|
|Forward||LeAntwan Luckett||Alcorn State|
|Forward||Bobby Brown||Alabama State|
|Center||Luther Page||Alabama State|
|Guard||Marcel Mosely||Arkansas Pine -Bluff|
|Guard||A’Torri Shine||Grambling State|
|Forward||Jose Rodriquez||Texas Southern|
|Forward||Marquis Vance||Alcorn State|
|Center||Octavius Brown||Alcorn State|