CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charleston Southern sophomore guard Armel Potter was selected to the 2016-17 Big South Preseason All-Conference Second Team, announced Tuesday at the league's annual Media Day.
Potter emerged as CSU's go-to player early last season and finished the year as the team's leader in scoring, assists, field goals made and attempted, free throws made and attempted, steals and minutes per game. The Marietta, Ga., product earned a spot on the All-Big South Freshman Team after pacing all league rookies in assists and assist-to-turnover ratio while ranking second in scoring.
Potter becomes the first CSU player to earn preseason honors since Saah Nimley and Arlon Harper did so in 2014-15. He was also the first Buc to pick up All-Freshman Team accolades sine Nimley and Harper garnered the honor in 2011-12.
Winthrop's Keon Johnson was named Big South Preseason Player of the Year. The Eagles' Xavier Cooks, Gardner-Webb's Tyrell Nelson, Campbell's Chris Clemons and Liberty's John Dawson joined him on the all-conference first team.
Comprising the second team are Potter, UNC Asheville's Ahmad Thomas and Kevin Vannatta, High Point's Miles Bowman Jr. and Radford's Ed Polite Jr.