Central Washington seniors Mark McLaughlin, Kevin Davis and JB Pillard have been named to the GNAC preseason all-conference basketball team.
McLaughlin, a 6-foot-6 guard, was runner-up to Seattle Pacific point guard David Downs as the preseason player of the year after averaging a GNAC-best 22.8 points per game. He was a first team all-conference pick last spring.
Davis, a 6-9 center, averaged 8.2 points and 5.1 rebounds after joining the Wildcats in the middle of last season, but scored 11.9 points and grabbed 7.3 boards during a full campaign in 2011-12.
Pillard is a transfer from Northwest Nazarene, where in 2011-12 he averaged 15.2 points and 6.4 rebounds while shooting .581 from the field.
The first five on the preseason all-conference team consists of Downs, McLaughlin, Western Washington guard Richard Woodworth, Alaska Anchorage guard Kyle Fossman and SPU forward Patrick Simon. All are seniors.