CCU men picked fifth in Sun Belt

Coastal Carolina senior guard Elijah Wilson was selected 2nd team preseason All-Sun Belt by league coaches Wednesday.
Coastal Carolina senior guard Elijah Wilson was selected 2nd team preseason All-Sun Belt by league coaches Wednesday.

NEW ORLEANS – Coastal Carolina is picked to finish fifth in its first season in the Sun Belt.

The Chanticleers, who joined the league this year, received 88 points from league coaches in their preseason poll. UT-Arlington is the favorite after picking up 10 of 12 first-place votes. Little Rock was picked second, followed by Georgia State and Georgia Southern.

Coastal Carolina senior guard Elijah Wilson was chosen to the 2nd team preseason all-conference squad.

2016-17 Sun Belt Preseason Poll
1. UT Arlington (10) — 140
2. Little Rock (1) – 124
3. Georgia State (1) – 114
4. Georgia Southern – 111
5. Coastal Carolina – 88
6. South Alabama – 75
7. UL Lafayette – 70
8. UL Monroe – 59
9. Troy – 54
10. Arkansas State – 46
11. Appalachian State – 28
12. Texas State – 27