1. Longwood: The 17-win Lancers return four starters, including guard Dana Smith and versatile performer Kevin Swecker.
2. SIU-Edwardsville: All-Independent candidate Mark Yelovich and guard Barry Wellington lead a solid returning corps.
5. North Carolina Central: The departure of Jamar Briscoe to Charlotte is a huge loss, and Vincent Davis will have to step up.
6. Savannah State: The Tigers went 13-3 at home last season, and Rashad Hassan leads a very solid returning group.
Player of the Year: Dana Smith, G, Longwood
G- Dana Smith, Longwood
G- Vincent Davis, North Carolina Central
F- Mark Yelovich, SIU-Edwardsville
F- Trent Blakley, Cal State Bakersfield
F- Santwon Latunde, Cal State Bakersfield
G- Kevin Swecker, Longwood
G- Chris Gweth, Seattle
G- Barry Wellington, SIU-Edwardsville
F- Rashad Hassan, Savannah State