Royce Hinton | Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Updated: 8 Nov 2020

Childs and Haws named Preseason All-WCC

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LAS VEGAS – BYU men’s basketball was picked to finish third in the 2017-18 West Coast Conference Preseason Poll, as selected by the league’s 10 head coaches, the league office announced from the WCC Basketball Tip-Off in the Orleans Arena.

Saint Mary’s was picked to finish first with nine first-place votes and Gonzaga was picked to finish second and received one first-place vote.

After BYU, San Francisco was picked to finish fourth, followed by Santa Clara, San Diego, Pepperdine, Pacific, Portland and Loyola Marymount.

Cougar sophomores Yoeli Childs and TJ Haws were picked to the 2017-18 All-WCC Preseason Men’s Basketball Team, as voted on by the league’s coaches. Childs earned All-WCC Freshman Team honors while averaging 9.3 points, 8.2 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 2016-17.

Haws became the first BYU freshman since Danny Ainge to earn first-team all-conference honors and also earned a spot on the All-WCC Freshman Team. For the season he averaged 13.8 points, 3.2 assists and 1.0 steal while hitting a team-best 76 3-point field goals.

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2017-18 WCC Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches Poll

Team (First Place Votes)

Pts.

1. Saint Mary’s (9)

81

2. Gonzaga (1)

73

3. BYU

62

4. San Francisco

59

5. Santa Clara

44

6. San Diego

37

7. Pepperdine

30

8. Pacific

24

9. Portland

21

10. Loyola Marymount

19

2017-18 All-WCC Preseason Men’s Basketball Team

Name

Year

Pos.

Institution

Olin Carter III

Jr.

G

San Diego

Yoeli Childs

So.

F

BYU

KJ Feagin

Jr.

G

Santa Clara

TJ Haws

So.

G

BYU

Calvin Hermanson

Sr.

F

Saint Mary’s

Jock Landale

Sr.

C

Saint Mary’s

Charles Minland

So.

F

San Francisco

Emmett Naar

Sr.

G

Saint Mary’s

Josh Perkins

Sr.

G

Gonzaga

Johnathan Williams

Sr.

F

Gonzaga

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