The national runner-up Butler Bulldogs are the preseason favorite for the 3rd year in-a-row. That, despite losing three starters, Matt Howard and Shawn Vanzant to graduation and Shelvin Mack to the NBA. The Bulldogs received 28 of a possible 50 first-place votes from the league’s coaches, sports information directors and selected media members.
Detroit is picked to finish second and Cleveland State third.
Detroit’s Ray McCallum has been picked as the preseason player of the year. The Horizon League preseason first team includes UW-Milwaukee’s Kaylon Williams.
The second team includes UW-Milwaukee’s Tony Meier and UW-Green Bay’s Alec Brown.