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LeAntwan Luckett named Preseason SWAC Player of the Year

BIRMINGHAM (SWAC.org) – Alabama State University was picked to win the 2014-15 Southwestern Athletic Conference men's basketball championship in a preseason poll of the league's head coaches and sports information directors.

The 2014-15 All-SWAC preseason first and second teams are highlighted by junior guard LeAntwan Luckett (Alcorn State) and senior center Luther Page (Alabama State). Luckett was selected as the SWAC Preseason Player of the Year with Page garnering the SWAC Preseason Defensive Player of the Year honor.

Luckett was second in the SWAC in scoring averaging 16 points per game. He scored in double figures 26 of his-31 contests, notched over 20(+) points nine times and picked up a career-high 31 points vs. Alabama State last season.   Luckett also earned a career best six steals vs. Mississippi Valley State.
 
Additionally, both Luckett and Page were voted on as All-SWAC preseason first team selections.

Rounding out the squad list is guard, Jamel Waters (Alabama State), Montrael  Scott (Prairie View), and Bobby Brown (Alabama State).

The second team includes: guards Marcel Mosely (Arkansas Pine Bluff) and A'Torri Shine (Grambling State), forwards Jose Rodriquez (Texas Southern), and Marquis Vance (Alcorn State) with Octavius Brown earning the center spot for Alcorn State as well.

2014-15 SWAC Men's Predicted Order of Finish
(Selected by SWAC Head Basketball Coaches and SID's)

TEAM

POINTS (FIRST Place Votes)

Alabama State

106 (4)
Southern

 95 (1)
Texas Southern

 91 (3)
Arkansas Pine Bluff

 76 (1)
Alcorn State

 75 (1)
Prairie View

 74 (1)
Alabama A&M

 62 (1)
Jackson State

 61
Mississippi Valley State

 33
Grambling State

 30 (1)

2014-15 Preseason All-Southwestern Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Team 
(Selected by SWAC Head Basketball Coaches and SID's)

Preseason SWAC Player of the Year: LeAntwan Luckett - Alcorn State
Preseason SWAC Defensive Player of the Year: Luther Page - Alabama State

FIRST TEAM
Position

Player

School

Guard

Jamel Waters

Alabama State

Guard

Montrael Scott

Prairie View

Forward

LeAntwan Luckett

Alcorn State

Forward

Bobby Brown

Alabama State

Center

Luther Page

Alabama State


SECOND TEAM
Position

Player

School

Guard

Marcel Mosely

Arkansas Pine -Bluff

Guard

A'Torri Shine

Grambling State

Forward

Jose Rodriquez

Texas Southern

Forward

Marquis Vance

Alcorn State

Center

Octavius Brown

Alcorn State

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