UL guard Mylik Wilson (13) ready to take another step forward during his sophomore season.

The UL men’s basketball team was picked second in the Sun Belt West race by the league's coaches.

Little Rock is the heavy favorites with nine first-place votes for 140 points, followed by the Cajuns with one first-place vote and 106 total points.

UTA is third with one first-place vote and 87 points.

In the East, Georgia State is picked to the winwith 131 total points.

UL coach Bob Marlin’s Ragin’ Cajuns also got two players on the Preseason All-Sun Belt team, including sophomore guard Mylik Wilson on the second team and senior guard Cedric Russell on the third team.

Little Rock’s Ruot Monyyong is the Preseason Player of the Year.

Sun Belt Men's Basketball Coaches Poll


The Sun Belt Conference men's preseason poll with total votes and first-place votes in parenthesis.

Little Rock 140 (9)

UL 106 (1)

UTA 87 (1)

Arkansas State 49

Texas State 47

UL-Monroe 35


Georgia State 131 (1)

South Alabama 98

Coastal Carolina 86

App State 79

Georgia Southern 55

Troy 22

Preseason All-Sun Belt Team

First team

Ruot Monyyong, Little Rock

Markquis Nowell, Little Rock

Justin Forrest, App State

Kane Williams, Georgia State

DeVante Jones, Coastal Carolina

Second team

David Azore, UTA

Mylik Wilson, UL

Marquis Eaton, Arkansas State

Elijah McCadden, Georgia Southern

Justin Roberts, Georgia State

Third team

Cedric Russell, UL

Michael Flowers, South Alabama

Ben Coupet Jr, Little Rock

Zack Bryant, Georgia Southern

Caleb Fields, Arkansas State