The Washington Times - October 16, 2012, 09:12AM

George Mason was picked third in the CAA’s preseason poll. Guard Sherrod Wright was named to the preseason second team.

Drexel, last year’s regular season champion, was pegged as the favorite in the 11-team league, with Delaware second. Dragons guard Frantz Massenat was named the CAA’s preseason player of the year.


Mason is coming off a 24-9 season, but lost last year’s CAA player of the year Ryan Pearson to graduation. The Patriots must also replace forward Mike Morrison.

The full preseason poll rundown:

1. Drexel
2. Delaware
3. George Mason
4. Old Dominion
5. Northeastern
6. James Madison
7. Hofstra
8. Georgia State
9. William & Mary
10. Towson
11. UNC Wilmington


F Jamelle Hagins, Delaware
G Damion Lee, Drexel
G Jonathan Lee, Northeastern
G Frantz Massenat, Drexel
F Keith Rendleman, UNC Wilmington
G Devon Saddler, Delaware


G A.J. Davis, James Madison
G/F Quincy Ford, Northeastern
G Marcus Thornton, William & Mary
G Devonta White, Georgia State
G Sherrod Wright, George Mason

—- Patrick Stevens