-- Coppin State senior Tywain McKee
has been named to the collegeinsider.com preseason mid-major All-America team as chosen by selected National Basketball Association scouts and Division I head coaches.
McKee was one of 25 players selected to the team and it marks the second straight season he has received the preseason honor. He was also selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Most Valuable Player at the conclusion of the 2007-08 season by collegeinsider.com.
McKee, who was chosen as the 2008-09 MEAC preseason Player of the Year, led the Eagles into the NCAA Tournament last season after averaging 16.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game.
The Eagles will open the season on Nov. 14 against Cheyney in an exhibition game at 7:30 p.m. in the Coppin Center.
collegeinsider.com Preseason Mid-Major All-America Team
Josh Alexander, G, 6-4, Sr., Stephen F. Austin
Marqus Blakely, F, 6-5, Jr., Vermont
Michael Bramos, G/F, 6-5, Sr., Miami (Ohio)
J'Nathan Bullock, F, 6-5, Sr., Cleveland State
Chris Devine, F, 6-8, Sr., UC Santa Barbara
Osiris Eldridge, G, 6-3, Jr., Illinois State
Jeremiah Dominguez, G, 5-6, Sr., Portland State
Al Fisher, G, 6-1, Sr., Kent State
Jeremy Goode, G, 5-9, Jr., Mount St. Mary's
Kenny Hasbrouck, G, 6-3, Sr., Siena
Matt Howard, F, 6-8, So., Butler
Brandon Johnson, G, 6-0, Sr., San Diego
Jonathan Jones, G, 5-11, Jr., Oakland
Gerald Lee, G/F, 6-10, Jr., Old Dominion
Eric Maynor, G, 6-2, Sr., Virginia Commonwealth
Josh Mayo, G, 5-11, Sr., Illinois-Chicago
Derrick Mercer, G, 5-9, Sr., American
Gyno Pomare, F, 6-8, Sr., San Diego
Gerald Robinson, G, 6-0, So., Tennessee State
Anthony Smith, G, 6-5, Sr., Liberty
Ryan Thompson, G, 6-6, Jr., Rider
Edwin Ubiles, G/F, 6-6, Jr., Siena
Ryan Wittman, F, 6-6, Jr., Cornell
Desmond Yates, F, 6-7, Jr., Middle Tennessee