By Nick Veronica
Neither Canisius nor Niagara had any players listed on the MAAC’s preseason first, second or third teams.
Niagara was picked to finish 11th in the conference — dead last — and Canisius was picked 10th.
Iona forward David Laury was named Preseason Player of the Year. He and Quinnipiac’s Ousmane Drame were unanimous first-team selections (denoted by asterisks). How A.J. English wasn’t unanimous I’ll never understand.
All-MAAC Preseason First Team
A.J. English, Iona, Jr., G, 6-4, Wilmington, Del.
David Laury, Iona, Sr., F, 6-9, East Orange, N.J.*
Ousmane Drame, Quinnipiac, Sr., F, 6-9, Boston, Mass.*
Marvin Dominique, Saint Peter’s, Sr., F, 6-7, Miramar, Fla.
Rob Poole, Siena, Sr., G, 6-6, Cherry Hill, N.J.
Emmy Andujar, Manhattan, Sr., F, 6-6, Bronx, N.Y.
Khallid Hart, Marist, So., G, 6-2 Newark, Del.
Chavaughn Lewis, Marist, Sr., G/F, 6-5, Queens, N.Y.
Zaid Hearst, Quinnipiac, Sr., G, 6-4, Bethesda, Md.
Desi Washington, Saint Peter’s, Sr., G, 6-2, Harrisburg, Pa.
Marcus Gilbert, Fairfield, Jr., F, 6-6, Smyrna, Del.
Isaiah Williams, Iona, Jr., G, 6-7, Newark, N.J.
Ashton Pankey, Manhattan, Jr., F, 6-10, Bronx, N.Y.
Deon Jones, Monmouth, Jr., G, 6-6, Wilmington, Del.
Jimmie Taylor, Rider, So., G, 6-3, Branford, Fla.
Brett Bisping, Siena, Jr., F, 6-8, Peoria, Ill.
About the only good news for Canisius and Niagara came on the women’s side: