Cal Poly’s Gordon earns preseason honor

Cal Poly Pomona senior forward Larry Gordon was named to the Division II Bulletin 2008-09 Preseason All-American team that was announced on Thursday.

Gordon was one of 16 players selected to the team that consists of two players from each of the eight regions throughout the country.

As a junior, Gordon led Cal Poly Pomona to the championship game of the California Collegiate Athletic Association (CCAA) postseason tournament. The 6-foot-5 forward led the Broncos in scoring and was second in the CCAA after averaging 17.7 points and 9.1 rebounds a contest.

Cal Poly Pomona, which concluded the 2007-08 campaign with a 13-15 overall record, including a 10-10 mark in conference play, was selected to finish third in the 2008-09 CCAA Preseason Coaches Poll.

The Broncos make their season debut on November 8 when they play an exhibition game at UC Irvine. Cal Poly Pomona opens its regular season on November 18 when it hosts Vanguard.

Division II Bulletin 2008-09 Preseason All-Americans
Super 16
East                    Kendrick Easley, Mount Olive
                           Ted Scott, West Virginia State
Great Lakes       Jeff Bostic, Findlay (preseason player of the year)
                           Brandon Dagans, Lewis
Northeast           Jason Westrol, Bentley
                           Jonathan Schmidt, C.W. Post
North Central     Kevin Ratzsch, Northern State
                          Drake Beranek, Nebraska-Kearney
South                 Rob Eldridge, Florida Southern
                          Nick Kohs, Christian Brothers
South Atlantic    Anthony Hilliard, Elizabeth City State
                          Chris Commons, South Carolin-Aiken
South Central    Matthew Rogers, Southwest Baptist
                          Dejan Sencanski, Abilene Christian
West                  Larry Gordon, Cal Poly-Pomona
                          Lucas Alves, BYU-Hawaii
Honorable Mention
Malcolm Ingram, Philadelphia
Thomas Fraise, North Alabama
Antonio Houston, Catawba
Jake Morrow, Minnesota State
Hunter Henry, Northwest Missouri State
Stan Hall, Alderson-Broaddus
Ben Madgen, Augusta State
Billy Arre, Lock Haven
Lew Finnegan, Bentley
Kenny Boyd, Morehouse
Stephen Dennis, Kutztown
Garrett Siler, Augusta State
Tony Gugino, Hillsdale
Kenny Barker, Alaska Anchorage
Jesse Wagstaff, Metro State
Pierce Caldwell, Incarnate Word
Jason Genova, Lewis
Jake Linton, St. Martin’s
Darren Duncan, Merrimack
Jake Beitinger, Central Washington

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