Price, Fant named to Preseason All-Conference USA Team

WKU junior guard T.J. Price drives the ball pass ULL junior guard Kevin Brown during the 2014 Men’s Sun Belt Tournament semifinal round at the Lakefront Arena in New Orleans, La. on Saturday Mar. 15, 2014. (Jeff Brown/HERALD)

Kyle Williams

Conference USA announced Tuesday that WKU senior forward George Fant and senior guard T.J. Price have been named to the 10-player Preseason All-Conference USA Team by the league’s head coaches.

Price and Fant were the top two scorers for the Hilltoppers a season ago, averaging 15.5 and 13.3 points per game, respectively. Fant added a team-high 6.6 rebounds in all 31 games while scoring a 53 percent clip, which was good for fifth-best in the Sun Belt Conference. Fant was named an all-conference third-team member.

Price managed to score double-figures in 25 of 30 games played last season, and his 15.5 points per game ranked 10th in the Sun Belt Conference. He added 4.4 rebounds per contest. Price garnered second-team all-conference honors.

In addition to the 10-man team, Conference USA announced that LA Tech, UTEP, Charlotte and Old Dominion will comprise the top four of the preseason coaches poll.

2014-15 Preseason All-Conference USA Team

Pierria Henry, Charlotte (Jr., G)

Raheem Appleby, LA Tech (Sr., G)

Alex Hamilton, LA Tech (Jr., G)

Kenneth Smith, LA Tech (Sr., G)

Aaron Bacote, Old Dominion (Jr., G)

C.J. Washington, UAB (Sr., F)

Vince Hunter, UTEP (So., F)

Julian Washburn, UTEP (Sr., F/G)

George Fant, WKU (Sr., F)

T.J. Price, WKU (Sr., G)