The Army men’s basketball team was picked to finish third in the Patriot League in a preseason polling of coaches and sports information directors.
Boston University, which has shifted over from America East, was the unanimous choice to win the league, with 18 first-place votes (schools could not vote for their own teams). Lafayette received the two B.U. first-place votes and finished second in the polling. Army was third, ahead of Bucknell, Metro Atlantic transfer Loyola (Md.), Lehigh, Holy Cross, Colgate, American and Navy.
No Army players were named to the preseason all-star team. The squad consisted of player of the year D.J. Irving, a senior guard at B.U.; Bucknell senior guard Cameron Ayers; Loyola senior guard Dylon Cormier; Holy Cross senior forward Dave Dudzinski; and, Lehigh senior guard Mackey McKnight.