2022-23 WAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll
Grand Canyon (8)
New Mexico State (3)
Stephen F. Austin
Abilene Chrisitan (1)
Cal Baptist (1)
2022-23 WAC Coaches Preseason Player of Year: Jovan Blacksher Jr. Jr. GCU
2022-23 WAC Coaches All-WAC First Team
Taran Armstrong, So, G, Cal Baptist
Jovan Blacksher Jr. Jr. GCU
Tevian Jones, Sr, G/F, Southern Utah
Justin Johnson, Sr, F, UTRGV
Xavier Pinson, Sr, G, NM State
Airion Simmons, Sr, F, Abilene Christian
Cameron Tyson, Jr, G, Seattle U.
Trey Woodbury, Sr, G, Utah Valley
2022-23 WAC Coaches All-WAC Second Team
Maizen Fausett, Sr, F, Southern Utah
Riley Grigsby, Sr, G/F, Seattle U.
Sadaidriene Hall, So, F, Stephen F. Austin
Ray Harrison, So, G, GCU
Freddy Hicks, Jr, G/F, Tarleton
Jaylin Jackson-Posey, So, G, Stephen F. Austin
Javion May, Sr, G, Sam Houston
Gabe McGlothan, Jr, F, GCU
No surprises with the coaches poll. GCU did well last year and Blacksher Jr. led the way. It was to be expected in my opinion.
The great thing is Gabe McGlothan and Ray Harrison got some love as well.
McGlothan was the teams 3rd leading scorer (behind Blacksher and Holland Woods-graduated) at over 9 ppg and second on team in rebounds at 6.6 rpg, while Harrison transferred over from Presbyterian College from the Big South conference.
Harrison averaged 17 points per game and should provide immediate scoring. He is a little streaky from the perimeter, so hopefully he becomes more consistent throughout the long season.