Ball State's Majok Majok selected Preseason All-MAC

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Ball State senior post player Majok Majok was named to the Preseason All-Mid-American Conference West Division Team announced Tuesday.

The preseason all-conference teams and preseason poll were selected based on a vote of media members from around the league.

Majok was joined on the All-West Division Team by Toledo's Rian Pearson and Julius Brown, Western Michigan's Shayne Whittington and Eastern Michigan's Glenn Bryant.

A third-team All-MAC selection last season, Majok averaged nearly a double-double at 10.7 points and 9.8 rebounds in his first season with Ball State. The former junior college transfer led the conference and ranked among the top 20 nationally in rebounding average.

Majok is one of five scholarship seniors returning for a Ball State team that was picked to finish fourth in the West Division by the voters. Toledo was tabbed to win the West, while Akron was chosen as the favorite in the East Division.

The Preseason All-MAC East team consisted of Buffalo's Javon McCrea and Will Regan, Akron's Demetrius Treadwell and Quincy Diggs, and Miami's Will Felder.

Ball State, under first-year head coach James Whitford, begins its 2013-14 season Monday, Nov. 4 with a 7 p.m. exhibition game against Marian at Worthen Arena. The Cardinals will open the regular season on the road Nov. 9 at Indiana State.

West Division Preseason All-MAC

Rian Pearson, Toledo

Julius Brown, Toledo

Shayne Whittington, Western Michigan

Majok Majok, Ball State

Glenn Bryant, Eastern Michigan

East Division Preseason All-MAC

Javon McCrea, Buffalo

Demetrius Treadwell, Akron

Will Felder, Miami

Will Regan, Buffalo

Quincy Diggs, Akron

West Division Predicted Order of Finish 

1. Toledo – 149 Votes (24 first place votes)

2. Western Michigan – 108 Votes 

3. Eastern Michigan – 101 Votes (1 first place vote)

4. Ball State – 89 Votes

5. Central Michigan – 50 Votes

6. Northern Illinois – 28 Votes

East Division Predicted Order of Finish

1. Akron – 143 Votes (18 first place votes)

2. Buffalo – 120 Votes (6 first place votes)

3. Ohio – 94 Votes

4. Kent State – 91 Votes (1 first place vote)

5. Miami – 42 Votes

6. Bowling Green – 35 Votes


MAC Men's Basketball Tournament Favorite

Akron (14); Toledo (7); Buffalo (1)