(Honolulu-AP) -- Hawaii guard Carl English has been selected as the Western Athletic Conference pre-season player of the year by WAC coaches today. The junior averaged 15.5 points and 5.1 rebounds a game last season and was the only Rainbow on the WAC's first or second team.
Meanwhile, Hawaii was selected to finish second behind Tulsa in the WAC men's basketball preseason poll. Tulsa received 79 points in the poll, including seven first-place votes. Hawaii had 71 points and two first-place votes.
The Rainbows open their season on November 22nd at home against Arkansas-Little Rock.
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