Western's Smalls on preseason All-Conference team

Montana Western senior guard Shyke Smalls was selected to the Frontier Conference Preseason All-Conference Team for men's basketball, conference officials announced on Tuesday.

The preseason teams are selected by head basketball coaches within the conference with the stipulation that they cannot vote for their own players.

Carroll College had three men's players selected, with Zach Taylor being tabbed as the Preseason Player of the Year. Match Burnham and Ryan Imhoff also made the cut.

The women's Preseason Player of the Year is Natalie Faupel, a senior from MSU-Northern.

No Montana Tech players were selected for either preseason squad.

Men's preseason team: Zach Taylor, Carroll College (POY); Match Burnham, Carroll; Ryan Imhoff, Carroll; Taylor Longo, Rocky Mountain; Doug McDaniel, Lewis-Clark State; Shyke Smalls, Montana Western.

Women's preseason team: Natalie Faupel, MSU-Northern (POY); Cassidy Hashley, Carroll; Nneka Nnadi, Great Falls; Caelyn Orlandi, Lewis-Clark State; Brittany Tackett, Lewis Clark State; Jacy Thompson, MSU-Northern.