VALDOSTA, Ga. - The Valdosta State men's basketball team has been picked to finish second in the Gulf South Conference East Division, according to a vote by the league coaches.
The Blazers garnered 20 total points in the voting, including one first place vote, three second place nods and one third place vote. Alabama-Huntsville, who tied VSU as GSC East co-champions in 2009-10, earned five first place votes to finish first with the maximum 25 points. North Alabama was third with 16 points followed by West Florida (13), West Georgia (10) and West Alabama (6).
Alabama-Huntsville was also selected to win the conference tournament as six coaches selected the Chargers as champions. Arkansas Tech had four coaches pick it as league champion while Christian Brothers and Valdosta State each had two.
Blazer guard Christian Hunter also was one of six GSC East Players to earn Preseason All-GSC honors. Hunter played in all 33 games in 2009-10 and averaged 8.5 points per game for the Blazers.
Valdosta State tips off its 2010-11 schedule Friday, November 12 when it hosts Saint Leo in the Gulf South Conference/Sunshine State Conference Challenge in the P.E. Complex. The Challenge will feature eight games over the course of two days, with VSU also playing Rollins on Saturday, November 13.
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