Basketball (M)

Men's Basketball Picked Fifth in Preseason Poll

15_MBB_ArringtonKJWING1

ROCK HILL, S.C. (TheSAC.com) -- Catawba was picked fifth in the race for the 2017 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship as voted by the league’s head coaches.  Junior Jameel Taylor and senior KJ Arrington earned spots on the preseason All-SAC teams.

Lincoln Memorial was picked to repeat as SAC Champions, garnering all 11 of first place available to the Railsplitters.  LMU played for the National Championship last season.  Wingate and Queens tied for the runner-up spot in the poll.

Taylor earned first team preseason honors as voted on by the league’s Athletic Communications Directors.  Last year, he led Catawba in scoring at 16.9 points a game, while pulling down 5.4 rebounds.  He shot 48% from the field and led the team with 44 steals.

Arrington missed last season with a knee injury.  He was first team all-conference honoree in 2014-15 after leading the Indians in scoring (17.9) and rebounding (6.8).  Arrington canned 62 three-pointers and collected 30 steals.
 
The 2016-17 SAC men’s basketball season gets underway on Friday Nov. 11.  Catawba will open that night in Hickory, N.C., against Francis Marion at 6 pm.
 
Men’s Preseason Poll
1.       Lincoln Memorial (11), 121
2t.     Wingate (1), 100
2t.      Queens, 100
4.     Carson-Newman, 85
5.     Catawba, 82
6.     Newberry, 74
7.     Lenoir-Rhyne, 61
8.     Tusculum, 54
9.     Anderson, 50
10.  Coker, 31
11.  Mars Hill, 23
12.  Brevard, 11          
 
First Team
Isiah Cureton, Wingate
Sawyer Williams, Carson-Newman
Luquon Choice, Lincoln Memorial
Mike Baez, Wingate
Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
Jameel Taylor, Catawba
 
Second Team
Randall Shaw, Anderson
KJ Arrington, Catawba
Daniel Camps, Queens
Donte Samuels, Coker
Todd Withers, Queens
Keith Griffin, Wingate

Today's Events

Swimming @ Spartan Invite (Day 4), Video

Calendar

«December 2018»
1
December 1

Basketball (W) vs. TUSCULUM 64-51

Basketball (M) vs. TUSCULUM 83-79

2
December 2

Track/Field @ JDL Early Bird Duels

34
December 4

Basketball (M) @ Elizabeth City St. 68-51

5
December 5

Basketball (W) vs. LIVINGSTONE 83-57

678
9101112131415
December 15

Swimming @ Spartan Invite (Day 1) 

Basketball (W) vs. MARS HILL 94-56

Basketball (M) vs. MARS HILL 96-86

16
December 16

Swimming @ Spartan Invite (Day 2)

17
December 17

Swimming @ Spartan Invite (Day 3)

18
December 18

Swimming @ Spartan Invite (Day 4) 

19
December 19

Basketball (W) @ Wingate 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ Wingate 4 p.m.

202122
23242526272829
3031
December 31

Basketball (W) vs. BELMONT ABBEY 2 p.m.

Basketball (M) @ St. Augustine's 2 p.m.

Mouse over the red calendar dates to display events on those days. Click to open the full-size calendar.


TEAM PHOTO

Basketball (M) Team Photo

SPONSORS