Key and LaRavia Named Preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference; Sycamores Picked Fourth in MVC Preseason Poll

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ST. LOUIS – Two returning standouts on the Indiana State men's basketball team received preseason recognition on Thursday as the Missouri Valley Conference announced its preseason teams and poll in advance of the 2020-21 season. The preseason poll and individual awards are decided by a voting panel consisting of coaches, sports information directors and media.

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WOZ

The Varsity Level
How could Key be 1st Team all MVC?
If they were to vote today, I don’t think he’d be 3rd team.
 

BrokerZ

The JSW Level
Supporter
How could Key be 1st Team all MVC?
If they were to vote today, I don’t think he’d be 3rd team.
Pretty simply. He was 1st Team All MVC last year. Makes sense for the preseason voters to assume he will be at least as good, if not better, than last year.
 

BrokerZ

The JSW Level
Supporter
I guess I misunderstood your question. You asked how he could be first team all MVC in the preseason poll. That answer seemed pretty obvious.

In conference play Tyreke's still averaging 14PPG and 5RPG and leads the team in assists...not slouch numbers. Last year Key was 1st Team all MVC with 14PPG and 4RPG. We need him to be more assertive for us to be successful, but let's not act like he's not our best player. He's also still one of the best in the league.

Right now he's not first team, but by the end of the season he still could be. Unfortunately for him, there are other SG's in the league that are playing better right now.
 

Jason Svoboda

The Bird Level
Administrator
In MVC-only numbers, Key is 13th in scoring, tied for 12th in rebounding and tied for 9th in steals. I know he hasn't lived up to our expectations, but he's still put up numbers. While he likely won't get a 1st team nod, he's still among the best in the conference.
 

Sycamorefan96

The All-MVC Level
I went back and looked at the preseason poll and did anyone even try to do any research on the teams in the MVC? The preseason rankings are exactly the same as the Arch Madness seedings from the tournament, except they flipped us and Bradley. I picked us 5th and I was being generous. The fact that we were picked 4th is pretty hilarious.
 
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