The preseason All-Western Athletic Conference teams were announced as part of the WAC's men's and women's basketball media days on Wednesday in Denver.

CSUB's men's team had redshirt junior guard Damiyne Durham honored as first team preseason All-WAC player by the coaches and a second team player by the media. Roadrunners redshirt senior point guard Brent Wrapp earned a second team spot from the coaches and media. Senior forward Shon Briggs was added to the second team by the coaches.

Durham, the Roadrunners’ 3-point ace, was third in the conference with a 33.9 success rate from beyond the arc last year. Wrapp led the conference with a 2.30 assist-to-turnover ratio but injured his foot, Barnes said on Oct. 2, and is out indefinitely. Briggs and Wrapp both need to work on their shooting this season, men's head coach Rod Barnes said.

The Roadrunners' women's team had redshirt senior Jazmyne Bartee and senior Aja Williams recognized. Bartee landed on the media’s preseason All-WAC first team with Williams on the second team. Bartee was the only CSUB player recognized by the coaches, earning second team honors.

Bartee led the conference in blocked shots last year and Williams was second on the team with 11.2 points per game.

The men were picked to finish third and fourth in the conference by the coaches and media, respectively, while the women were picked to finish second and third.

Below are the complete lists of All-WAC players.

2017-18 Preseason Men’s Basketball Coaches All-WAC Teams

First Team

Joshua Braun, Grand Canyon

Eli Chuha, New Mexico State

Nick Dixon, UT Rio Grande Valley

Damiyne Durham, Cal State Bakersfield

Fred Sims Jr., Chicago State

Second Team

Shon Briggs, Cal State Bakersfield

Matej Kavas, Seattle

Sidy N’Dir, New Mexico State

Isaac Neilson, Utah Valley

Brent Wrapp, Cal State Bakersfield

Preseason Player of the Year: Joshua Braun, Grand Canyon

2017-18 Preseason Men’s Basketball Media All-WAC Teams

First Team

Joshua Braun, Grand Canyon

Eli Chuha, New Mexico State

Nick Dixon, UT Rio Grande Valley

Isaac Neilson, Utah Valley

Fred Sims Jr., Chicago State

Second Team

Casey Benson, Grand Canyon

Damiyne Durham, Cal State Bakersfield

Jemerrio Jones, New Mexico State

Matej Kavas, Seattle

Brent Wrapp, Cal State Bakersfield

Preseason Player of the Year: Joshua Braun, Grand Canyon

2017-18 Preseason Women’s Basketball Coaches All-WAC Teams

First Team

Alexis Montgomery, Seattle

Brooke Salas, New Mexico State

Brie Mobley, Grand Canyon

Taylor Christensen, Utah Valley

Mariah Seals, Utah Valley

Second Team

Sam Lubcke, Utah Valley

Jazmyne Bartee, Cal State Bakersfield

Aja Williams, Cal State Bakersfield

Samantha Waldron, Missouri-Kansas City

Zaire Williams, New Mexico State 

Preseason Player of the Year: Alexis Montgomery, Seattle

2017-18 Preseason Women’s Basketball Media All-WAC Teams

First Team

Alexis Montgomery, Seattle

Brooke Salas, New Mexico State

Sam Lubcke, Utah Valley

Brie Mobley, Grand Canyon

Jazmyne Bartee, Cal State Bakersfield

Second Team

Aja Williams, Cal State Bakersfield

Mariah Seals, Utah Valley

Taylor Christensen, Utah Valley

Kristen Moore, Missouri-Kansas City

Samantha Waldron, Missouri-Kansas City 

Preseason Player of the Year: Alexis Montgomery, Seattle

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