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Forum staff reports, Published October 17 2012

South Dakota State, Wolters headline Summit men's basketball poll

ELMHURST, Ill. – South Dakota State collected 30 of 31 first-place votes Wednesday to become the preseason favorite in the Summit League men’s basketball poll.

SDSU garnered 390 points in the poll, while North Dakota State was second with 321.

Nate Wolters of SDSU was named the preseason player of the year.

Team (first-place votes in parentheses): South Dakota State 390 (30), North Dakota State 321 (1), Oakland 310, Western Illinois 274, IUPUI 193, Fort Wayne 191, Kansas City 120, South Dakota 108, Omaha 64.

Preseason all-league

First team: Travis Bader, O; Taylor Braun, NDSU, Ceola Clark III, WI; Frank Gaines, FW; Terell Parks, WI; Nate Wolters, SDSU.

Second team: Lawrence Alexander, NDSU; Marshall Bjorklund, NDSU; Ian Chiles, IUPUI; Jordan Dykstra, SDSU; Drew Valentine, O.