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DENVER – ​Seattle University men's basketball has been selected to finished third in the Western Athletic Conference as both the WAC 2019-20 Preseason Coaches Poll and Media Poll were released Wednesday morning in advance of the league's annual media day in Denver.

This marks the second consecutive year that the Redhawks have earned a third place selection, the highest preseason rank since 2014-15.

Junior Terrell Brown and senior Myles Carter picked up individual preseason honors. Brown was named to the Coaches' All-WAC First Team and the Media All-WAC Second Team, while Carter was selected to the Coaches' All-WAC Second Team.

Reigning WAC champion NM State was selected to repeat the feat in 2019-20, earning eight of nine first-place votes in the Coaches' Poll. Coaches could not vote for their own team or players. The Aggies were also the unanimous first-place pick by the media. Grand Canyon was picked second in both polls.

Brown, a redshirt junior who transferred into the Redhawks program last year, completed his inaugural SU season averaging 14.1 ppg and 6.9 rpg. The Seattle native was named to both the 2018-19 WAC All-Newcomer Team and the All-WAC Second Team.

Carter, a redshirt senior, was one of the most dominant interior presences in the WAC one year ago. He led the WAC in blocked shots (60) and double-doubles (11), while averaging 12.9 ppg and 7.9 rpg. Carter earned WAC All-Defensive Team honors in 2018-19 and was named to the NABC DI All-District 6 Second Team. 

Under third-year Head Coach Jim Hayford, Seattle U's 2019-20 season begins with an exhibition game on Tuesday, Oct. 22. The Redhawks will host Saint Martin's at 7:30 p.m. at the Redhawk Center, a game that will be free to the public.

The season then officially tips off on Tuesday, Nov. 5 with a home game against Pacific Lutheran.

Season tickets, mini plans and single-game non-conference tickets are all on sale now. For more information, contact the Seattle U Athletics Ticket Office at 206-398-GOSU, email seattleutickets@seattleu.edu or visit goseattleu.com/tix.

2019-20 Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches’ Poll
Rank Teams (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. NM State (8) 64
2. Grand Canyon (1) 57
3. Seattle U 43
4. UT Rio Grande Valley 39
5. California Baptist 34
T-6. CSU Bakersfield 30
T-6. Utah Valley 30
8. Kansas City 16
9. Chicago State 11

2019-20 Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches’ All-WAC Teams
First Team
Milan Acquaah, California Baptist
Terrell Brown, NM State
Terrell Brown, Seattle U
Carlos Johnson, Grand Canyon
Alessandro Lever, Grand Canyon
Second Team
Ivan Aurrecoechea, NM State
Myles Carter, Seattle U
AJ Harris, NM State
Javon Levi, UT Rio Grande Valley
Trevelin Queen, NM State
Preseason Player of the Year: Milan Acquaah, California Baptist

2019-20 Preseason Men’s Basketball Media Poll
Rank Teams (1st-Place Votes) Points
1. NM State (20) 252
2. Grand Canyon 220
3. Seattle U 158
4. UT Rio Grande Valley 155
5. California Baptist 134
6. Utah Valley 133
7. CSU Bakersfield 109
8. Kansas City 67
9. Chicago State 32

2019-20 Preseason Men’s Basketball Media All-WAC Teams
First Team
Milan Acquaah, California Baptist
Terrell Brown, NM State
Carlos Johnson, Grand Canyon
Javon Levi, UT Rio Grande Valley
Trevelin Queen, NM State
Second Team
Brandon Averette, Utah Valley
Ivan Aurrecoechea, NM State
Terrell Brown, Seattle U
Jaylen Fisher, Grand Canyon
Alessandro Lever, Grand Canyon
Preseason Player of the Year: Milan Acquaah, California Baptist

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