CIAA Begins 2005-2006 Basketball Season Announcing Pre-Season Picks in Charlotte

CIAA Begins 2005-2006 Basketball Season Announcing Pre-Season Picks in Charlotte

October 13, 2005

Charlotte, NC - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association announced its 2005-2006 Men's and Women's Basketball Pre-Season Picks at the CIAA Basketball Press Conference held at the Charlotte Convention Center this afternoon.

This season's picks feature familiar faces from the 2005 All-Conference Team on both the men's and women's sides. Cassie King of North Carolina Central University and Rookie of the Year, Celeste Trahan of Elizabeth City State University are two of the returning bright spots for this year.

Virginia Union University's Darius Hargrove and Winston-Salem State University's Audly Wehner are amongst the top returning student-athletes for the men.

The All-Conference Pre-Season Team and the Predicted Order of Finish are as follows:

Women
Eastern Division Western Division
Shaw University North Carolina Central University
Elizabeth City State University Fayetteville State University
Virginia Union University Winston-Salem State University
Bowie State University Johnson C. Smith University
Virginia State University St. Augustine's College
St. Paul's College Livingstone College
Men
Eastern Division Western Division
Virginia Union University Johnson C. Smith University
Bowie State University Winston-Salem State University
Elizabeth City State University St. Augustine's College
Virginia State University Fayetteville State University
Shaw University North Carolina Central University
St. Paul's College Livingstone College
Women's All-Conference Preseason Team
Celeste Trahan ECSU So C 6'2 Stockton, CA
Deanna Price ECSU Jr G 5'7 Washington, DC
Tiffany Mitchell FSU Sr G 5'6 Sanford, NC
Brittany Sumpter JCSU Jr G 5'9 Orangeburg, SC
Tiana Pope JCSU Jr G 5'8 Albany, GA
Lina Love Brown LC So C/F 6'3 Norfolk, VA
Cassie King NCCU So F 6'0 Wendell, NC
Valicia Brown SAC So G 5'9 Riverdale, MD
Nastassia Boucicault SU Jr G 5'6 Syracuse, NY
Nikki Bowen SPC Jr F 5'10 Pink Hill, NC
Erica Glasper VSU Sr F 5'9 Richmond, VA
Shalonda Carter WSSU Jr F 6'1 Fayetteville, NC
Men's All-Conference Preseason Team
Kevin Bell BSU Sr G 6'2 Harlem, NY
Derick Payne BSU Sr F 6'5 Washington, DC
Tyrone Smith ECSU Sr G 6'0 Chesapeake, VA
Charles Clark JCSU Sr F 6'6 Greenville, SC
John Fulton JCSU Jr F 6'6 Manning, SC
Claude Neeley SAC Jr G/F 6'2 Tallahassee, FL
James Rosebud SU Sr F 6'10 St. Petersburg, FL
Avis Wyatt VSU Sr C 6'9 Petersburg, VA
Darius Hargrove VUU Sr G 6'4 Warfield, VA
Duan Crockett VUU Sr G 6'6 Richmond, VA
Audly Wehner WSSU Jr F 6'6 Fayetteville, NC
Alleggie Guinn WSSU Sr G 6'3 Charlotte, NC














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