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Rider is unanimous favorite in MAAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll

After sharing the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference regular season title last year, Rider was chosen as the unanimous favorite in the MAAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll, released on Tuesday. All 11 league coaches voted the Broncs to the top spot.

Rider was followed in the preseason poll by Canisius. The two schools shared the MAAC regular season title last season and once again are expected to be at or near the top of the conference.

Iona (three time defending MAAC Champions) and Quinnipiac share the third spot in the poll. Monmouth comes in fifth while Marist and Fairfield are in sixth and seventh respectively. Manhattan and Niagara were picked eighth and ninth. Saint Peter’s and Siena round out the preseason poll in tenth and eleventh.

Isaiah Reese of Canisius and Rider’s Dimencio Vaughn were unanimous selections to the Preseason All-MAAC First Team. Reese is the Preseason Player of the Year.

Joining Reese and Vaughn on the First Team are Iona’s Rickey McGill, Rider’s Stevie Jordan, and Quinnipiac’s Cameron Young.

Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll
Place School Points
1. Rider (11) 121
2. Canisius 105
T3. Iona 94
T3. Quinnipiac 94
5. Monmouth 66
6. Marist 59
7. Fairfield 50
8. Manhattan 46
9. Niagara 45
10. Saint Peter’s 28
11. Siena 18


Preseason All-MAAC First Team
Name Position Institution
Isaiah Reese* Guard Canisius
Rickey McGill Guard Iona
Cameron Young Guard Quinnipiac
Stevie Jordan Guard Rider
Dimencio Vaughn* Guard/Forward Rider


Preseason All-MAAC Second Team
Name Position Institution
Takal Molson Guard Canisius
Roland Griffin Forward Iona
Pauly Paulicap Forward Manhattan
Brian Parker Guard Marist
Frederick Scott Forward Rider


Preseason All-MAAC Third Team
Name Position Institution
E.J. Crawford Guard/Forward Iona
Deion Hammond Guard Monmouth
Marvin Prochet Forward Niagara
Rich Kelly Guard Quinnipiac
Jordan Allen Guard Rider


Preseason Player of the Year
Isaiah Reese Guard Canisius


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