2 Cougars, 1 Bulldog names to SoCon all-conference team

ASHEVILLE, N.C. - The Southern Conference released onThursday its preseason men's basketball poll, showing the conference's coaches picked Davidson and theUniversity of North Carolina at Greensboro to lead the north and southdivisions.

Davidson's De'Mon Brooks was also named the SoCon Player ofthe Year.

The College of Charleston wasselected to finish second in the South Division, picking up 54 votes toDavidson's 65.

CofC's Andrew Lawrence and Trent Wiedeman were selected tothe preseason all-conference team. The Citadel's Mike Groselle was also namedto the team.

The coaches' poll selected the Bulldogs to finish last inthe South Division.


Predicted Order of Finish

North Division

Team (1st Place Votes) Total

1. UNCG (7) 59

2. Elon (3) 55

3. Western Carolina (2) 52

4. Appalachian State 36

5. Chattanooga 26

6. Samford 18


South Division

Team (1st Place Votes) Total

1. Davidson (11) 65

2. College of Charleston (1) 54

3. Georgia Southern 48

4. Wofford 32

5. Furman 27

6. The Citadel 15

2012-13 Preseason All-Conference Team

Andrew Lawrence, College of Charleston

Trent Wiedeman, College of Charleston

Mike Groselle, The Citadel

De'Mon Brooks, Davidson

Nik Cochran, Davidson

Jake Cohen, Davidson

Jack Isenbarger, Elon

Eric Ferguson, Georgia Southern

Trevis Simpson, UNCG

Trey Sumler, Western Carolina


2012-13 Preseason Player of the Year

De'Mon Brooks, Davidson