Men’s Basketball: Patriot League announces 2018-19 preseason honors

By: Matt Doherty

The Patriot League announced their 2018-19 preseason poll and all-league teams Wednesday morning with BU finishing fourth in the poll. Returning four starters from last year’s team, the Terriers received 121 points and two first-place votes. Here’s the full poll:

  1. Lehigh (145)
  2. Bucknell (140)
  3. Colgate (130)
  4. Boston University (121)
  5. Holy Cross (109)
  6. Army (71)
  7. American (64)
  8. Navy (52)
  9. Lafayette (46)
  10. Loyola Maryland (22)

BU went 15-16 overall and 10-8 in the Patriot League a season ago, finishing fifth in the league. But in the tournament, they defeated preseason favorite Lehigh in the quarterfinals before falling to eventual league champion Bucknell in the semifinals.

American point guard Sa’eed Nelson was named the Preseason Player of the Year. Nelson averaged 18.6 ppg and 5.1 apg as a sophomore, landing on the Second-Team All-Patiot League.

Here’s the entire Preseason All-League Team:

Sa’eed Nelson, American

Will Rayman, Colgate

Jehyve Floyd, Holy Cross

Lance Tejada, Lehigh

Nate Sestina, Bucknell

 

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