Idaho men's basketball team picked to finish in middle of WAC

By Brian Murphy
bmurphy@idahostatesman.com

Idaho senior center Kyle Barone was named to the preseason All-WAC first-team in voting by coaches and media despite being suspended indefinitely. Barone, a second-team All-WAC selection in 2012, returned to practice this week, but is still suspended for an offseason violation of team rules.

Idaho was picked to finish sixth in the 10-team WAC by the coaches. The Vandals were picked fifth by the media.

2012-13 Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

Rank Teams (1st Place Votes) points
1. New Mexico State (5) 77
2. Utah State (5) 76
3. Denver 65
4. Louisiana Tech 54
5. UT Arlington 48
6. Idaho 45
7. UTSA 31
8. Seattle U 22
9. San Jose State 18
10. Texas State 14

Preseason All-WAC Teams
First Team
Raheem Appleby, So., G, Louisiana Tech
Kyle Barone, Sr., C, Idaho
Preston Medlin, Jr., G, Utah State
Daniel Mullings, So., G, New Mexico State
Chris Udofia, Jr., F, Denver

Player of the Year: Preston Medlin, Utah State

Second Team
Kevin Butler, Sr., F, UT Arlington
Jeromie Hill, Jr., F, UTSA
James Kinney, Sr., G, San Jose State
Kyisean Reed, Sr., F, Utah State
Tyrone Watson, Sr., F, New Mexico State

2012-13 Preseason Men’s Basketball Media Poll

Rank Teams (1st Place Votes) Points
1. Utah State (15) 232
2. New Mexico State (8) 223
3. Denver (1) 181
4. Louisiana Tech 162
5. Idaho 144
6. UT Arlington (1) 137
7. UTSA 104
8. Seattle U 77
9. San Jose State 61
10. Texas State 54

Preseason All-WAC Media Team
Raheem Appleby, So., G, Louisiana Tech
Kyle Barone, Sr., C, Idaho
Preston Medlin, Jr., G, Utah State
Daniel Mullings, So., G, New Mexico State
Chris Udofia, Jr., F, Denver

Preseason Player of the Year: Preston Medlin, Jr., G, Utah State
Newcomer of the Year: Jarred Shaw, Jr., F/C, Utah State

2012-13 Preseason Women’s Basketball Media Poll

Rank Teams (1st-Place Votes) Points

1. Utah State (9) 165
2. Louisiana Tech (4) 145
3. Denver (1) 135
4. Seattle U (2) 111
5. Texas State (1) 105
6. Idaho 91
7. San Jose State 70
8. UTSA 59
9. New Mexico State (1) 56
10. UT Arlington 53

2012-13 Preseason Women’s Basketball Media All-WAC Teams

First Team
Alyssa Charlston, Idaho
Devyn Christensen, Utah State
Whitney Frazier, Louisiana Tech
Diamond Ford, Texas State
Kacie Sowell, Seattle U

Second Team
Ta’Rea Cunnigan, San Jose State
Stefanie Gilbreath, New Mexico State
Krissy Karr, Idaho
Kelia Shelton, Louisiana Tech
Emiko Smith, Denver

Preseason Player of the Year: Devyn Christensen, Utah State

2012-13 Preseason Women’s Basketball Coaches Poll

Rank Teams (1st-Place Votes) Points

1. Utah State (7) 78
2. Louisiana Tech (3) 75
3. Denver 55
4. Seattle U 48
5. Idaho 47
6. Texas State 41
7. San Jose State 36
8. New Mexico State 27
9. UTSA 26
10. UT Arlington 17

2012-13 Preseason Women’s Basketball Coaches All-WAC Teams

First Team
Alyssa Charlston, Idaho
Devyn Christensen, Utah State
Whitney Frazier, Louisiana Tech
Diamond Ford, Texas State
Kacie Sowell, Seattle U

Second Team
Ta’Rea Cunnigan, San Jose State
Krissy Karr, Idaho
Quincey Noonan, Denver
Emiko Smith, Denver
Ashley Ward, Seattle U

Preseason Player of the Year: Devyn Christensen, Utah State