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Olin Carter III earns 2017-18 Preseason All-WCC honors
Oct. 19, 2017

2017-18 Preseason All-WCC Team

LAS VEGAS -- The University of San Diego men's basketball team has been picked to finish sixth in the West Coast Conference ten-team race, it was announced today at the WCC Basketball Tip-Off in Las Vegas.  Saint Mary's College received nine first place votes and 81 points as the favorite over

 Gonzaga University (1 first place vote, 73 points).  USD junior guard Olin Carter III (Allen, Texas) was named to the 2017-18 All-WCC Preseason Men's Basketball Team.

 BYU (62 points), San Francisco (59 points) and Santa Clara (44 points) are also ahead of the Toreros (37 points).  Rounding out the poll, which is voted on by WCC head coaches, is Pepperdine (30 points), Pacific (24 points), Portland (21 points) and Loyola Marymount (19 points).

 Carter ranked 8th in the WCC last season as a sophomore averaging 15.3 points per game.  He ranks second among WCC returners behind Jock Landale of Saint Mary's (16.9 ppg).  Carter is the first Torero to be recognized on the All-WCC Preseason team since Johnny Dee back in 2014-15.


 

 

 Joining Carter and Landale on the All-WCC Preseason Men's Basketball Team is sophomores Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws of BYU; junior KJ Feagin of Santa Clara;  seniors Calvin Hermanson and Emmett Naar of Saint Mary's; Charles Minland of San Francisco; and seniors Josh Perkins and Johnathan Williams of Gonzaga.

2017-18 WCC Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches Poll

Team (First Place Vote)

 

Pts.

1. Saint Mary's

(9)

81

2. Gonzaga

(1)

73

3. BYU

 

62

4. San Francisco

 

59

5. Santa Clara

44

6. San Diego

37

7. Pepperdine

 

30

8. Pacific

 

24

9. Portland

 

21

10. Loyola Marymount

 

19

 

2017-18 All-WCC Preseason Men's Basketball Team

Name

Year

Pos.

Institution

Olin Carter III

Jr.

G

San Diego

Yoeli Childs

So.

F

BYU

KJ Feagin

Jr.

G

Santa Clara

TJ Haws

So.

G

BYU

Calvin Hermanson

Sr.

F

Saint Mary's

Jock Landale

Sr.

C

Saint Mary's

Charles Minland

So.

F

San Francisco

Emmett Naar

Sr.

G

Saint Mary's

Josh Perkins

Sr.

G

Gonzaga

Johnathan Williams

Sr.

F

Gonzaga

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