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)
9. Idaho 10
Note: Coaches could not vote for their own team or players
Preseason All-WAC Teams
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
Preseason All-WAC Team
Nick Fazekas, Sr., F,
Tyrone Nelson, Jr., F,
Coby Karl, Sr, G,
Quinton Hosley, Sr., G/F,
Jaycee Carroll, Jr., G,
Preseason Player of the Year: Nick Fazekas, Sr., F,
Preseason Newcomer of the Year: Fred Peete, Jr., G,