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Bonaventure Guard on A-10 Second Team

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. – St. Bonaventure senior guard Marcus Posley was named to the Atlantic 10’s Preseason All-Conference Second Team, the A-10 announced Tuesday during its annual men’s basketball media day at Barclays Center.

Posley, who was the A-10’s fourth-leading scorer last season at 16.7 points per game, will lead a Bonnies club that was predicted to finish eighth out of the 14 A-10 teams.

While four different teams received first place votes, Dayton edged out Rhode Island 352-347 as the preseason favorite. The Flyers received 12 first place votes while the Rams had eight. Last year’s regular season champion, A-10 newcomer Davidson, received six first-place votes and 329 points overall. George Washington is slotted fourth and was given the final first-place selection. VCU is predicted to finish fifth followed by Richmond, Saint Joseph’s, the Bonnies, La Salle, Massachusetts, Duquesne, Saint Louis George Mason and Fordham.

Last season, the Bonnies went 10-8 in Atlantic 10 play, ending in a tie for sixth place. The 10 conference wins tied for the second-most in program history.

Posley was chosen to the All-Conference Third Team at the conclusion of last year, his first at St. Bonaventure. He finished fourth in the A-10 in three-point field goals per game (2.5), 10th in free throw percentage (.783), 15th in steals (1.2 per game) and third in minutes played (35.9 per game).

Both the order of finish and preseason all-conference teams were chosen by vote of the conference’s head coaches and a panel of media members.

In addition to Posley, the Bonnies return senior forward Dion Wright, who averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds per game as a junior. The 6-foot-7 Wright ranked among the A-10 leaders in six statistical categories. Sophomore Jaylen Adams returns to his starting spot at point guard, while junior forward Denzel Gregg and sophomore guard Idris Taqqee have significant experience.

The Bonnies open their season Nov. 15 at home against Dartmouth. The Brown and White will host Mansfield in an exhibition game on Nov. 8. Season and Bona Flex Pack tickets are now on sale at the SBU Ticket Office by calling (716) 375-2500 or visiting GoBonnies.com/tickets.

2015-16 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Preseason Predicted Order of Finish:

  1. Dayton (12)………………………. 352
  2. Rhode Island (8)……………….. 347
  3. Davidson (6)…………………….. 329
  4. George Washington (1)………. 285
  5. VCU……………………………….. 277
  6. Richmond………………………… 262
  7. Saint Joseph’s…………………… 194
  8. St. Bonaventure……………….. 177
  9. LaSalle ……………………………. 164
  10. Massachusetts…………………… 142
  11. Duquesne…………………………. 113
  12. Saint Louis……………………….. 96
  13. George Mason…………………… 52
  14. Fordham…………………………… 45
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