SIOUX FALLS, S.D. – South Dakota’s Trey Burch-Manning and Tyler Hagedorn were voted to the Summit League Preseason Teams while the men’s basketball team was picked second in the preseason poll announced Thursday. The polls are voted on by Summit League head coaches, sports information directors and select media.
Burch-Manning was voted to the preseason first team, a season after earning second-team all-Summit League accolades. Last year, the native of Federal Way, Washington, started all 35 games for the Coyotes averaging 8.7 points and a team-best 6.7 rebounds per game. He ranked fourth in the Summit League with 234 rebounds and ninth with a field goal percentage of 50.2 percent. He tallied two double-doubles in 2017-18 including an 18-point, 14-rebound effort against Southern Miss.
Hagedorn, hailing from Norfolk, Nebraska, was named to the preseason second team. He is coming off a breakout campaign in 2017-18 that saw him average 13 points and 5.9 rebounds per game. He started all 34 games he played in and ranked 10th in the league for rebounding and 12th for scoring. He scored a career-high 27 points at San Jose State and grabbed a career-best 13 rebounds against Northern Colorado. In all, he had five games of 20 or more points and two double-doubles.
As a team, the Coyotes were picked second with 470 points, including one first-place vote in the poll. South Dakota State earned the nod at the top of the list with 570 points and 34 first place votes while Denver was third with 454 points and a first-place vote.
Under the direction of first-year head coach Todd Lee, the Coyotes open the season Nov. 7 against York inside the Sanford Coyote Sports Center.