Oakland Consensus Pick in Lindy's and Sporting News Magazines

Sept. 7, 2010

ROCHESTER, Mich. - The Oakland University men's basketball continues to be the favorite in the preseason sporting magazines as Lindy's and Sporting News Magazines selected the Golden Grizzlies to win The Summit League in 2010-11. Senior Keith Benson was selected as the preseason conference player of the year in both magazines.

Joining Benson on the all-league teams in Lindy's is junior transfer Reggie Hamilton. Benson was picked as the league's top player and head coach Greg Kampe was tabbed as the top coach by Sporting News Magazine.

The Golden Grizzlies are coming off their most successful season in program history with 26 wins. OU ended the season on a 13-game home court winning streak (T14 in the NCAA) and finished the year 20-2, inclyding its NCAA first round loss to No. 18 Pittsburgh (89-66).

Lindy's Magazine Predictions
1. OAKLAND
2. IUPUI
3. Oral Roberts
4. South Dakota State
5. North Dakota State
6. IPFW
7. Western Illinois
8. Southern Utah
9. UMKC
10. Centenary

ALL-CONFERENCE TEAM
First Team
Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts
Ceola Clark, Western Illinois
Michael Tveidt, North Dakota State
Alex Young, IUPUI
Keith Benson, Oakland

Second Team
Clint Sargeant, South Dakota State
Reggie Hamilton, Oakland
Eric Carlson, North Dakota State
Michael Craion, Oral Roberts
Jay Couisnard, UMKC

PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Keith Benson, Oakland

 

 

NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR
Jack Houpt, Western Illinois

HONOR ROLL
Best Shooter: Ben Botts, IPFW
Best Rebounder: Keith Benson, Oakland
Best Defender: Keith Benson,Oakland/Ceola Clark, Western Illinois
Most Versatile: Ceola Clark, Western Illinois
Best NBA Prospect: Keith Benson, Oakland

Sporting News Magazine Predictions
1. OAKLAND
2. Oral Roberts
3. IUPUI
4. North Dakota State
5. South Dakota State
6. IPFW
7. Western Illinois
8. UMKC
9. Southern Utah
10. Centenary

ALL-SUMMIT LEAGUE TEAM
Keith Benson, Oakland
Ceola Clark, Western Illinois
Michael Craion, Oral Roberts
Dominique Morrison, Oral Roberts
Alex Young, IUPUI

RATING THE SUMMIT LEAGUE
Top Player: Keith Benson, Oakland
Top Newcomer: Marshall Bjorklund, North Dakota State
Top Coach: Greg Kampe, Oakland

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