Rams picked 4th in A-10 media preseason poll, Tillman, Williams earn preseason honors

The media has spoken and according to them, VCU is the fourth best team, on paper, heading into this season of hoops.

Atlantic 10 media day is underway in DC, home of this season’s conference tournament, and the results of the preseason voting are in. The Rams were picked to finish behind last season’s conference tournament winner, Rhode Island, as well as St. Bonaventure at No.2 and last season’s 13th-place finisher, Saint Joseph’s, at No.3.

Justin Tillman finds himself as VCU’s lone First Team All-Conference selection after a stellar junior year that saw him finish top-5 in conference play in offensive rating, effective field goal percentage and both offensive and defensive rebounds percentages.

Fellow senior Johnny Williams joins Tillman as an all-conference selection, cracking the preseason All-Defensive team.

VCU School of the Arts (BFA '07) and Center for Sport Leadership (M.Ed. '10) alumnus, Mat has followed VCU basketball since the Sunbelt days when he'd...