The UNCW men's basketball team was picked to finish sixth in the CAA preseason poll which was released on Tuesday.
The Seahawks, who finished in a four-way tie for first last season, return senior guard Craig Ponder who was named Honorable Mention All-CAA by the league's coaches and media. Ponder was the only player to start all 32 games one year ago and ranked third on the team in scoring.
UNCW, which finished 18-14 (12-6) last season, will open the exhibition schedule with Barton College on November 8.
2015-16 CAA MEN'S BASKETBALL PREDICTED ORDER OF FINISH
2. James Madison
4. William & Mary
9. College of Charleston
2015-16 CAA MEN'S BASKETBALL PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS
CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Juan'ya Green, Hofstra
Honorable Mention: Tavon Allen, Sr., G, Drexel; Canyon Barry, Jr., G, College of Charleston; Arnaud William Adala Moto, Jr., F, Towson; Craig Ponder, Sr., G, UNCW; Tanner Samson, Sr., G, Elon
* - 1st team All-CAA in 2014-15
# - 2nd team All-CAA in 2014-15
^ - 3rd team All-CAA in 2014-15