The UAM men’s basketball team has been picked to finish third in the GAC Preseason Coaches’ Poll. The Boll Weevils received one first place vote, two second place votes, three third place votes, one fourth place vote, and one sixth place vote for a total of 48 points.
UAM finished the 2010-11 campaign with an overall record of 14-13. The team returns one of the region’s leading scorers from last year, LA Farmer, who finished the season with an average of right at 19 points per contest. UAM also returns Ricardo Hall and Sergio Crowe, who averaged 15.1 and 14.3 points per game last year.
Arkansas Tech was picked to finish first by the league’s coaches. The Wonder Boys received seven of the nine first place votes in a poll voted on by the league’s head coaches. The coaches were not allowed to vote for their own team.