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UMKC’s Martez Harrison chosen preseason WAC men’s basketball player of year by coaches

UMKC’s Martez Harrison was the WAC player of the year last season.
UMKC’s Martez Harrison was the WAC player of the year last season. rsugg@kcstar.com

UMKC guard Martez Harrison was selected Western Athletic Conference preseason men’s basketball player of the year by the league’s coaches Wednesday.

Harrison won the honor as a sophomore last season after leading the league in scoring at 17.5 points per game and total assists with 129 and steals with 60.

Harrison wasn’t the preseason choice by the league media. That went to New Mexico State’s Pascal Siakam, a forward who was chosen WAC freshman of the year last season.

Harrison was selected to both preseason All-WAC teams.

The Kangaroos were picked to finish third in the media poll and fourth by the coaches. New Mexico State was the top choice in both polls.

The UMKC women were picked to finish seventh by the league coaches and media.

Blair Kerkhoff: 816-234-4730, @BlairKerkhoff

WAC preseason men’s poll

NEWS MEDIA

(First-place votes are in parentheses)

New Mexico State (7)

2. Grand Canyon

3. CSU Bakersfield (1)

4. UMKC

5. Seattle

6. Utah Valley

7. UT Rio Grande Valley

8. Chicago State

COACHES

1. New Mexico State

2. Grand Canyon

3. UMKC

4. CSU Bakersfield

5. Seattle

6. Utah Valley

7. UT Rio Grande Valley

8. Chicago State

All-WAC

FIRST TEAM (MEDIA AND COACHES)

Aly Ahmed, CSU Bakersfield

Ian Baker, New Mexico State

Martez Harrison, UMKC

DeWayne Russell, Grand Canyon

Pascal Siakam, New Mexico State

WAC preseason women’s poll

NEWS MEDIA

1. New Mexico State (9)

2. CSU Bakersfield (1)

3. UT Rio Grande Valley

4. Seattle

5. Grand Canyon

6. Utah Valley

7. UMKC

8. Chicago State

COACHES

1. New Mexico State (7)

2. CSU Bakersfield

3. Seattle (1)

4 UT Rio Grande Valley

5. Grand Canyon

6. Utah Valley

7. UMKC

8. Chicago State

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