BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) - Basketball season is almost here. Canisius star Billy Baron and UB's Mackenzie Loesing headline the Preseason All-Big 4 Teams this year.
Baron put up 17.2 points a game last year, leading the Griffs to a 20-14 record and a postseason berth in the CIT. He ranked third in the MAAC in scoring and led the league in assists with 5.0 per game.
Loesing, just a sophomore for the Bulls, had the highest scoring average for a UB freshman since 1988-89, with 11.6 points per game. She made 25 starts as a freshman last season.
Joining Baron on the All-Big 4 First Team are UB's Javon McCrea and Will Regan, Canisius' Chris Manhertz, and Niagara's Antoine Mason. Jarod Oldham (UB), Jordan Heath (Canisius), Marvin Jordan (Niagara), Matthew Wright (St. Bonaventure) and Youssou Ndoye (St. Bonaventure) make up the second team.
On the women's side, Loesing, Rachael Gregory (UB), Jamie Ruttle (Canisius), Meghan McGuinness (Niagara), and Katie Healy (St. Bonaventure) are First-Team selections. On the second team are Cherridy Thornton (UB), Kayla Hoohuli and Jen Morabito (Canisius), Kelly Van Leeuwen (Niagara), and Chelsea Bowker (St. Bonaventure).
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