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Karl named preseason first-team All-WAC by league's coaches and media; Broncos picked sixth in both polls

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah -- Boise State senior guard Coby Karl was selected first-team preseason All-WAC by both the league's coaches and media at the annual WAC Basketball Media Day on Wednesday.  Karl is the first Bronco to earn preseason first-team honors since the Broncos joined the WAC before the 2001-02 season.

Karl, who earned second-team All-WAC honors as a junior, joins preseason player of the year Nick Fazekas (Nevada), Tyrone Nelson (New Mexico State), Quinton Hosely (Fresno State) and Jaycee Carroll (Utah State) on both the media and coaches all-league team.

Boise State was picked to finish sixth in both preseason polls.  The Broncos earned 88 points in the media poll and 29 points in the coaches poll.  Nevada was the preseason pick to win the title in both polls collecting 17 of the 23 first place votes in the media poll and seven of the nine first place votes in the coaches poll.

2006-07 Preseason Men's Basketball Coaches Poll
Rank Team (1st place votes)
Points
1. Nevada (7)     63
2. New Mexico State (2)     57
3. Fresno State     49
4. Utah State     41
5. Hawai'i     40
6. Boise State     29
7. Louisiana Tech     19
8. San Jose State     16
9. Idaho     10

Note: Coaches could not vote for their own team or players

Preseason All-WAC Teams

First-Team
Nick Fazekas, Sr., F, Nevada
Quinton Hosley, Sr., G/F, Fresno State
Tyrone Nelson, Jr., F, New Mexico State
Coby Karl, Sr., G, Boise State
Jaycee Carroll, Jr., G, Utah State

Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas, Nevada

 

Rank                                  Points

1.Nevada (17)                    199

2. New Mexico State (6)    183

3.Fresno State                    151

4.Utah State                       143

5.Hawaii                           112

6.Boise State                      88

7.Louisiana Tech                80

8.San Jose State                 54

9.Idaho                              25

 

Preseason All-WAC Team

Nick Fazekas, Sr., F, Nevada

Tyrone Nelson, Jr., F, New Mexico State

Coby Karl, Sr, G, Boise State

Quinton Hosley, Sr., G/F, Fresno State

Jaycee Carroll, Jr., G, Utah State

 

Preseason Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas, Sr., F, Nevada

Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Fred Peete, Jr., G, New Mexico State