MBB Selected Fifth in Big West Preseason Media Poll

Johnny Wang. Credit Matt Brown
Johnny Wang. Credit Matt Brown

FULLERTON, Calif. - Cal State Fullerton men's basketball was selected fifth in the Big West Conference Preseason Media Poll. The league announced the poll and the all-conference team on Thursday.

UC Irvine, the defending regular season and tournament champions, were narrowly picked ahead of UC Santa Barbara in the poll. Both squads received 15 first-place votes. CSUN was picked third while Hawai'i was tabbed fourth, just ahead of the Titans. Long Beach State, UC Riverside, UC Davis and Cal Poly round out the poll. The Aggies of UC Davis did receive a first-place vote.

The Titans finished in third place in the 2018-19 regular season standings and made it to the final of the Big West Conference Tournament for the second straight year. However, the 2019-20 squad will look quite different as the team lost its top two scorers in Kyle Allman, Jr. and Khalil Ahmad and welcomes nine newcomers to the team, but only one, senior guard Brandon Kamga, has NCAA game experience. The Titans do return three starters in senior Jackson Rowe, a two-time Big West honorable mention honoree, senior guard Austen Awosika and junior Johnny Wang. Letterwinners Daniel Venzant (redshirt sophomore guard), Wayne Arnold (sophomore guard) and Davon Clare (senior forward) will be relied upon heavily as well. 

Your first chance to see the squad in action is when they face Cal State Dominguez Hills on Oct. 31 at 6 p.m. PT in an exhibition game in Titan Gym.

MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON MEDIA POLL

1.

UC Irvine (15)

258

2.

UC Santa Barbara (15)

256

3.

CSUN

202

4.

Hawai'i

155

5.

Cal State Fullerton

152

6.

Long Beach State

118

7.

UC Riverside

107

8.

UC Davis (1)

104

9.

Cal Poly

43

 

() first-place votes

MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON MEDIA ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM

Player

School

Year

Pos.

Ht.

Wt.

Hometown

Lamine Diane

CSUN

Sophomore

Forward

6-7

205

Dakar, Senegal

Terrell Gomez

CSUN

Junior

Guard

5-8

160

Los Angeles, Calif.

Max Heidegger

UC Santa Barbara

Senior

Guard

6-3

180

Malibu, Calif.

Evan Leonard

UC Irvine

Senior

Guard

6-1

185

Cerritos, Calif.

Dikymbe Martin

UC Riverside

Senior

Guard

6-1

170

Riverside, Calif.

Amadou Sow

UC Santa Barbara

Sophomore

Forward

6-9

235

Bamako, Mali

 

  

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