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Alabama State Tabbed SWAC Hoops Favorites

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:

TEAM
POINTS (FIRST Place Votes)
Alabama State 106 (4)
Southern  95 (1)
Texas Southern  91 (3)
Arkansas Pine Bluff  76 (1)
Alcorn State  75 (1)
Prairie View  74 (1)
Alabama A&M  62 (1)
Jackson State  61
Mississippi Valley State  33
Grambling State  30 (1)

And the preseason all-conference squad:
FIRST TEAM

Position Player School
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

SECOND TEAM

Position Player School
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

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