The Idaho men’s basketball team was picked fifth by the media and sixth by the league’s coaches in the Western Athletic Conference preseason polls, which were released Wednesday morning. “The preseason polls are what they are,” Idaho coach Don Verlin said. “It’s about where you finish at the end of the year and that’s what I’ll tell my basketball team. Those things don’t really mean anything until the end of the season.”
Center Kyle Barone was a first-team all-WAC selection. Barone returned to practice this week, but is still serving an indefinite suspension for an offseason violation of team rules.