The Citadel's Mike Groselle was named to the 2012-13 preseason All-Southern Conference team, according to a vote by the league's head coaches on Thursday.
Groselle added to his list of preseason accolades after being named on "watch" lists for the Lou Henson Award and Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. The lone senior on head coach Chuck Driesell's roster, Groselle was ranked among the country's top 15 rebounders by Bleacherreport.com and ninth-best mid-major forward/center by Bloguin.com.
As a junior, Groselle established himself as the go-to player in the Bulldogs' offense with 501 points (16.7 ppg) and 288 rebounds (9.6 rpg). The eventual team Most Valuable Player, Groselle led the Bulldogs in 18 statistical categories on the season.
The Plano, Texas, native reached these milestones by converting 198-of-335 (.591) field goal attempts, ranking eighth in the nation in field goal percentage. Against SoCon opposition, Groselle was the only player to rank in the top three in scoring (third, 16.6), rebounding (first, 9.8) and field goal percentage (third, .591).
The SoCon head coaches and media also tabbed The Citadel sixth in the South Division in both polls.
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Preseason All-Conference Team
|Andrew Lawrence||College of Charleston|
|Trent Wiedeman||College of Charleston|
|Mike Groselle||The Citadel|
|Eric Ferguson||Georgia Southern|
|Trevis Simpson||UNC Greensboro|
|Trey Sumler||Western Carolina|
Preseason Player of the Year