Senior Brett Royster was one of three Owls named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt Team on Tuesday.
Oct. 26, 2010
BOCA RATON, FL - Sophomores Greg Gantt and Raymond Taylor were named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt Second Team and senior Brett Royster was named to the Preseason All-Sun Belt Third Team, the conference office announced Tuesday.
Gantt and Taylor were both named Third Team All-Conference at the end of last season. Gantt was the conference's leading freshman scorer at 15.6 points per contest and finished among the nation's leaders in three-pointers made per game (2.8) and three-point percentage (.390). He was also named to the NABC All-District Team and to CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Freshman All-America team.
Taylor set the school's single season assist record (177) and was 11th in the nation in assists per game as a freshman (5.9). Taylor was the Sun Belt's third leading scorer as a freshman at 14.2 points per game.
Royster is the league's reigning Defensive Player of the Year and is already FAU's career blocked shots leader. He enters his senior season just 350 points and seven rebounds shy of becoming the first player in school history with 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 200 blocked shots. Royster also holds FAU's single season blocked shots mark.
As a team, the Owls were picked to finish second in the Eastern Division, behind Western Kentucky and also received a first place vote.
FAU will also be on television six times this season. The Owls' game at Florida (Nov. 23) will air on Sun Sports. Both games against Western Kentucky (January 15 and January 29) will air on the Hilltopper Satellite Sports Network. The February 10 contest against Denver will be aired on Fox Sports-Rocky Mountain. Finally, FAU will appear on the Sun Belt Network (airing locally on CSS) twice this upcoming season, December 19 at ULM and February 5 at home vs. rival FIU. The time of the FIU game has also been changed to accommodate the television broadcast, the game, originally scheduled for 7 p.m., has been moved up to 2 p.m.