No FAU players were named to the All-Sun Belt Conference men' s basketball teams which were announced today by the conference office.
There’s a pretty good reason for that and the Sun Belt Conference office or the voters (the coach and one media member from each school) are hardly to blame.
As one of the voters, when I was filling out my ballot, I noticed something interesting – there were no FAU players nominated. And this was no oversight or snub by the league office. I confirmed that it was a decision by the Owls' coaching staff not to submit any players.
If you have been paying attention to the lineups or listening to coach Mike Jarvis lately it’s not a shock. The two players who had a chance to be named to one of the three All-Sun Belt teams, Ray Taylor and Greg Gantt, aren’t exactly earning praise from the staff right now.
Taylor and Gantt were named pre-season All-Sun Belt team and had the stats that would likely have put them on second or third team, but without being nominated, that was impossible.