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Fisher III Earns Preseason Honor, Redbirds Picked Ninth

ST. LOUIS – Illinois State senior Keith Fisher III has been selected to the preseason All-Missouri Valley Conference third team, and the Redbirds were picked to finish ninth in the 2020-21 preseason conference poll, which is voted on by coaches, sports information directors, and media.

Illinois State totaled 112 points in the poll, just behind Missouri State (210), Drake (207), and Valparaiso (148) and ahead of Evansville (54). UNI was chosen as the preseason favorite with 426 poll points and 30 of the 44 first-place votes. Loyola was a close second with 405 points and 13 first place votes while Bradley (341) and Indiana State (282) rounded out the top four poll point totals.