VCU picked to Win A-10, Reddic, Graham earn First Team honors

VCU's Briante Weber looks to defend his title as A-10 Defensive Player of the Year.
VCU’s Briante Weber looks to defend his title as A-10 Defensive Player of the Year.

Atlantic 10 Media Day is underway and VCU is racking up some awards. The Rams were picked to win the Atlantic 10 this season after finishing second in both the regular season and conference tournament last year, receiving 19 first-place votes from a combination of coaches and media members.

Last season’s champ, Saint Louis, received the remaining five first place votes and finished second in the voting with a total of 265 points in the poll.

VCU’s top two scorers from last season, Treveon Graham and Juvonte Reddic, were voted First Team All Conference for the first time. Graham, a junior, and Reddic, a senior, both finished as Second Team players this past season. Fellow junior, Briante Weber, was chosen for the preseason All-Defensive team. Weber was last season’s A-10 Defensive Player of the Year and led the country in steals percentage.

Atlantic 10 Predicted Order of Finish (first place votes)
1. VCU (19)
2. Saint Louis (5)
3. La Salle
4. UMass
5. Saint Joseph’s
6. Richmond
7. Dayton
8. George Mason
9. Rhode Island
10. George Washington
11. Fordham
12. St. Bonaventure
13. Duquesne

First Team Preseason All-Conference
1. Tyreek Duren (La Salle)
2. Chaz Williams (UMass)
3. Dwayne Evans (Saint Louis)
4. Treveon Graham (VCU)
5. Juvonte Reddic (VCU)

Second Team Preseason All-Conference
1. Sherrod Wright (George Mason)
2. Isaiah Armwood (George Washington)
3. Xavier Munford (Rhode Island)
4. Langston Galloway (Saint Joseph’s)
5. Ronald Roberts Jr. (Saint Joseph’s)

Third Team Preseason All-Conference
1. Branden Frazier (Fordham)
2. Tyrone Garland (La Salle)
3. Jerrell Wright (La Salle)
4. Cedrick Lindsay (Richmond)
5. Jordair Jett (Saint Louis)

Preseason All-Defensive Team
1. Isaiah Armwood (George Washington)
2. Patricio Garino (George Washington)
3. Chaz Williams (UMass)
4. Alonzo Nelson-Ododa (Richmond)
5. Briante Weber (VCU)


A two-time graduate of VCU (School of the Arts '07, Center for Sport Leadership '10), Mat is a co-founder of VCU Ram Nation and a longtime fan as the ...