ASU trio named to College Sports Madness SBC Preseason Team

From Arkansas State University

Trey Finn, Marcus Hooten, and Brandon Peterson of the 2012-13 Arkansas State University men's basketball team continue to receive preseason honors as the three seniors were named to the 2012-13 College Sports Madness Sun Belt Preseason All-Conference Men's Basketball Team as released Wednesday (Oct. 24) by the online publication.

Finn attained second-team laurels while Hooten and Peterson received third-team kudos. College Sports Madness featured five student-athletes apiece on its first, second, third, and fourth teams for the Sun Belt Conference Preseason squads. Tony Mitchell of North Texas was tabbed as the SBC's Player of the Year while FIU's Jermone Frink garnered Freshman of the Year accolades. The SBC Preseason Coach of the Year was Middle Tennessee's Kermit Davis.

The three A-State seniors – Finn, Hooten, and Peterson were also selected to one of the three preseason 2012-13 All-Sun Belt Conference teams. Following the 2011-12 season's conclusion, Finn was recognized as a second-team All-SBC pick while Peterson earned third-team all-conference honors by College Sports Madness.

Finn (6-2, 213), a 2012 SBC All-Tournament Team member, averaged 11.6 points and 5.3 rebounds per outing in 30 games last season. Hooten (6-3, 208) produced a team-leading 12.5 per game scoring average and had 2.4 rebounds a contest in 34 appearances a season ago. Peterson (6-8, 217) led the 2011-12 Red Wolves in rebounding with a 7.9 average and in blocked shots with 33 total in 34 encounters.

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