The Creighton men’s basketball team has been picked to finish fourth in the Missouri Valley Conference preseason poll and center Kenny Lawson Jr. was named the MVC’s Preseason Player of the Year.
Wichita State is the overwhelming favorite to win the regular-season title, followed by Missouri State and Northern Iowa, ahead of CU. This is the 11th consecutive season that Creighton has been pegged for a top-four finish, something it has done the past 13 years.
2010-11 MVC Men’s Basketball Preseason Poll
1. Wichita State
2. Missouri State
3. Northern Iowa
6. Illinois State
7. Indiana State
9. Southern Illinois
2010-11 MVC Preseason All-Conference Team
Kenny Lawson Jr.* Creighton C Sr.
Kwadzo Ahelegbe Northern Iowa G Sr.
Sam Maniscalco Bradley G Sr.
Toure’ Murry Wichita State G/F Jr.
Kyle Weems Missouri State G/F Jr.