Babbitt Named Preseason WAC Player of the Year

RENO - Wolf Pack sophomore Luke Babbitt was named the preseason WAC Player of the Year by both the Media and the Coaches.

Both Babbitt and junior point guard Armon Johnson was named to the All-WAC first team. Nevada was also picked to finish second in both polls behind Utah State.

2009-10 Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

Rank Teams (1st Place Votes) Points
1. Utah State (8) 64
2. Nevada (1) 53
3. New Mexico State 50
4. Idaho 42
5. Louisiana Tech 31
6. Fresno State 30
7. Boise State 23
8. San Jose State 19
9. Hawai‘i 12

Preseason All-WAC Teams
First Team:
Luke Babbitt, So., F, Nevada
Mac Hopson, Sr., G, Idaho
Armon Johnson, Jr., G, Nevada
Jared Quayle, Sr., G, Utah State
Jahmar Young, Jr., G, New Mexico State

Second Team:
Roderick Flemings, Sr., F, Hawai‘i
Paul George, So., G/F, Fresno State
Kyle Gibson, Sr., G, Louisiana Tech
Sylvester Seay, Sr., F, Fresno State
Tai Wesley, Jr., F, Utah State

Player of the Year: Luke Babbitt, Nevada

2009-10 WAC Men’s Basketball Media Poll

Rank Team (1st Place Votes) Points
1. Utah State (15) 273
2. Nevada (12) 269
3. New Mexico State (6) 226
4. Idaho 193
5. Boise State 145
6. Louisiana Tech 140
7. Fresno State 130
8. San Jose State (1) 88
9. Hawai‘i 66

Preseason All-WAC Team
Luke Babbitt, So., F, Nevada
Mac Hopson, Sr., G, Idaho
Armon Johnson, Jr., G, Nevada
Jared Quayle, Sr., G, Utah State
Jahmar Young, Jr., G, New Mexico State

Preseason Player of the Year: Luke Babbitt, So., F, Nevada


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