NAPERVILLE, Ill. — Utah Valley senior Justin Baker was one of five selections for the Great West’s preseason All-Conference First Team on Wednesday. Houston Baptist University’s Andrew Gonzalez received the most votes by the coaches and is the preseason choice for Player of the Year.

Baker averaged 10.6 points and 4.9 rebounds per game as a junior and capped his season with a career high 25 points and 10 rebounds in the conference tournament.

“I’m happy for Justin to be recognized for his commitment to our program and his outstanding improvement as a player. I’m excited about his upcoming senior year,” Head Coach Dick Hunsaker said.

Chicago State’s Carl Montgomery, South Dakota’s Jake Thomas and NJIT’s Jheryl Wilson round out the First Team.