| | Advanced Search

 

Mollis Reminds Rhode Islanders of Upcoming Voter Registration Deadline—Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis has issued…

NEW: Smiley Calls for Elorza to Disavow Marrocco Endorsement, Money—NEW: Smiley Calls for Elorza to Disavow Marrocco…

The History of Disease Outbreaks in New England—The History of Disease Outbreaks in New England

GoLocal Goes 1-on-1 With Marrocco: He Slams Cianci and Solomon—GoLocal Goes 1-on-1 With Marrocco: He Slams Cianci…

Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot and Who’s Not in RI Politics?—Side of the Rhode: Who’s Hot and Who’s…

Center for Disease and Control has Released 2014 Breastfeeding Report Card—Rhode Island ranked #4 in the nation for…

Friday Financial Five – August 1st, 2014—Friday Financial Five – August 1st, 2014

LISTEN: Ebola Outbreak: How Prepared is Rhode Island?—Could Rhode Island handle an Ebola outbreak if…

Elmwood Little League Softball: New England Champs, Regional Runners-Up—Elmwood Little League Softball: New England Champs, Regional…

5 Live Music Musts—August 1, 2014—This week, “5 Live” takes a sharp turn…

 
 

URI picked for Ninth in Atlantic-10 pre-season poll

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

 

The first shot has been fired, and for the URI Rams' basketball team...maybe there's room for that chip to grow into a boulder on the shoulder.

At the Atlantic-10 men's basketball media day in Brooklyn, NY Tuesday, Rhode Island was selected to finish 9th out of the league's 13 teams in the annual pre-season poll.  Additionally, the A-10's leading returning scorer, URI's Xavier Munford, was chosen for the league's pre-season 2nd team in voting conducted by media members and the conference head coaches.

Virginia Commonwealth, runner-up in 2012, was the pre-season pick to win the conference.  Saint Louis, the defending champion, was chosen #2.  LaSalle and UMass were selected for 3rd and 4th, respectively.

Chaz Williams of Massachusetts and Saint Louis’ Dwayne Evans, both 2012-13 First Team All-Conference selections, were named to the 2013-14 Preseason All-Conference First Team. Joining the pair are three second-team selections from last March, Tyreek Duren of La Salle and VCU’s Treveon Graham and Juvonte Reddic.

The Preseason Second Team All-Conference includes league newcomer Sherrod Wright of George Mason, and shot blocker Isaiah Armwood from George Washington, who also earned a spot on the Preseason All-Defensive Team. Rhode Island’s Xavier Munford is on the second team along with Saint Joseph’s teammates Ronald Roberts, Jr., and Langston Galloway.

The 2013-14 season tips off on Friday, Nov. 8 with seven Atlantic 10 teams in action. URI will open with the Maine Black Bears that night at 7:30 at the Ryan Center.  Conference play will begin Tuesday, Jan. 7th, and the year will culminate with the 2014 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Championship at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. March 12-16.

Atlantic-10 Pre-season Poll

1. VCU

2. Saint Louis

3. LaSalle

4. UMass

5. St. Joseph's

6. Richmond

7. Dayton

8. George Mason

9. URI

10. George Washington

11. Fordham

12. St. Bonaventure

13. Duquesne

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.

Comments:

Matt Norlander has the Rams picked tenth in the CBS Sports College Basketball Conference Previews for the Atlantic 10.

Comment #1 by joe adamowicz on 2013 10 08




Write your comment...

You must be logged in to post comments.