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Duquesne MBB Picked Last In A-10 Preseason Poll



BROOKLYN, NY — For the first time since 2019, the Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Media Day was held in person, back at Barclays Center, which was where the conference saw its championship and the season in general shut down.

In the Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll, Duquesne was picked last among the conference’s 15 coaches and 15 media members, with one credentialed individual selecting both the preseason poll and the preseason all-conference honors.

Duquesne was one point behind LaSalle, while Dayton took 22 of 29 first-place votes, as one vote was not submitted in time to be counted.

The Dukes also were not named to any preseason all-conference teams, one of three schools which missed out on such recognition.

More often than not, the poll is a reflection of the previous season and Duquesne placed last a season ago, while massively retooling the roster for a second consecutive season.

Below is the full poll and all-conference honorees.

Atlantic 10 Preseason Poll

Dayton (22) 428

Saint Louis (7) 411

VCU 370

Loyola Chicago 315

George Mason 300

Davidson 294

Richmond 276

Massachusetts 228

Rhode Island 203

St. Bonaventure 194

Fordham 119

George Washington 110

Saint Joseph’s 107

La Salle 63

Duquesne 62

Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference First Team

Foster Loyer Davidson

DaRon Holmes II Dayton

Josh Oduro George Mason

Tyler Burton Richmond

Yuri Collins Saint Louis

Ace Baldwin Jr. VCU

Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Second Team

Toumani Camara Dayton

Malachi Smith Dayton

James Bishop IV George Washington

Noah Fernandes Massachusetts

Gibson Jimerson Saint Louis

Javonte Perkins Saint Louis

Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Conference Third Team

Darius Quisenberry Fordham

Braden Norris Loyola Chicago

Brayon Freeman Rhode Island

Erik Reynolds II Saint Joseph’s

Francis Okoro Saint Louis

Jayden Nunn VCU

Atlantic 10 Preseason All-Defensive Team

DaRon Holmes II Dayton

Malachi Smith Dayton

Yuri Collins Saint Louis

Francis Okoro Saint Louis

Ace Baldwin Jr VCU

PSN’s Zachary Weiss had Duquesne’s media vote and voted as such for his preseason poll.

Saint Louis



Loyola Chicago



Rhode Island


George Mason

St. Bonaventure



Saint Joseph’s

George Washington

La Salle


Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Mike A.
Mike A.
1 year ago

No surprise.

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