Preseason vs. Final A-10 All-Conference Teams

The Atlantic 10 All-Conference teams were announced Monday morning. Back on October 24, 2007, the league announced its preseason picks based on a poll of media and the Atlantic 10 head coaches. How do they compare?

A-10 Standings: Prediction vs Results

Below is a list of players named to one (or more) 2007-08 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams.

The columns to the right indicate [Pre] if and/or which team he was named to in the preseason balloting; and [Week] how many times he was honored in the Atlantic 10's weekly notebooks.

Note: A-10 Sixth Man of the Year Ricky Harris of Massachusetts received two player of the week citations.

2007-08 Atlantic 10 All-Conference Teams
Comparison between presesaon and final honors

March 10, 2008

First-Team         School         Cl. Ht.  Pre Week
Pat Calathes       Saint Joseph's Sr. 6-10 3rd   3
Dionte Christmas   Temple         Jr. 6-5  2nd   3
Will Daniels       Rhode Island   Sr. 6-8  1st   3
Gary Forbes        Massachusetts  Sr. 6-7  3rd   2
Brian Roberts      Dayton         Sr. 6-2  1st   3

Second-Team School Cl. Ht. Pre Week Josh Duncan Xavier Sr. 6-9 1 Bryant Dunston Fordham Sr. 6-8 1st Darnell Harris La Salle Sr. 6-1 1 Drew Lavender Xavier Sr. 5-7 1st 1 Mark Tyndale Temple Sr. 6-5 3rd

Third-Team School Cl. Ht. Pre Week Stanley Burrell Xavier Sr. 6-3 2nd Dan Geriot Richmond So. 6-9 1 Leemire Goldwire Charlotte Sr. 5-11 3rd 2 Kevin Lisch Saint Louis Jr. 6-2 2nd 1 Ahmad Nivins Saint Joseph's Jr. 6-9 1st

Rookie Team School Cl. Ht. Pre Week Lavoy Allen Temple Fr. 6-9 Yes Kevin Anderson Richmond Fr. 5-11 6 Damian Saunders Duquesne Fr. 6-7 3 An'Juan Wilderness Charlotte Fr. 6-6 1 Jerrell Williams La Salle Fr. 6-8 3 Chris Wright Dayton Fr. 6-8 Yes 4

Defensive Team School Cl. Ht. Pre Week Parfait Bitee Rhode Island Sr. 6-2 Stanley Burrell Xavier Sr. 6-3 Bryant Dunston Fordham Sr. 6-8 Yes Shawn James Duquesne Jr. 6-10 Yes Kevin Lisch Saint Louis Jr. 6-2 Yes 1

Academic Team School Cl. Ht. Pre Week Kieron Achara Duquesne Gr. 6-9 1 Jimmy Baron Rhode Island Jr. 6-2 Kevin Lisch Saint Louis Jr. 6-2 1 Yves Mekongo Mbala La Salle So. 6-7 Luke Meyer Saint Louis Gr. 6-5

Player of the Year: Gary Forbes, Massachusetts
Rookie of the Year: Kevin Anderson, Richmond
Defensive Player of the Year: Stanley Burrell, Xavier
Chris Daniels Most Improved Player of the Year: Ricky Harris, Massachusetts
Sixth Man of the Year: Josh Duncan, Xavier
Student-Athlete of the Year: Kieron Achara, Duquesne
Coach of the Year: Sean Miller, Xavier

Preseason picks who did not make an all-conference team:

First Team: (0) none
Second Team: (2) Tommie Liddell, Saint Louis; Maureece Rice, George Washington
Third Team: (1) Marcus Stout, Fordham
Defensive Team: (1) Marcus Stout, Fordham
Rookie Team: (3) Xavier Alexander, George Washington; Dante Jackson, Xavier; Phil Jones, Charlotte

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