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Men's Basketball Slots Into Fourth in SAC Preseason Poll


ROCK HILL, S.C. ( -- Catawba was picked fourth in the 2017-2018 South Atlantic Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll. Senior Jameel Taylor was named to the preseason All-SAC first team, while senior Jerrin Morrison was a second team selection. Preseason National #2 Queens grabbed eight first-place to edge Lincoln Memorial as the preseason favorite.

Taylor topped Catawba in scoring last season at 17.6 points a game, while grabbing 6.3 a contest. He also handed out a team-high 3.7 assists with 43 steals. Taylor his on just over 50% of his shots and canned 82% at the line. 

Morrison was second to Taylor in scoring at 15.8 points a game and led the squad with seven rebounds per game. He blocked 24 shots and posted 34 steals with 48 assists. Morrison hit on 33 three-point goals.
The 2017-18 Men’s Basketball season gets underway on Friday Nov. 10. Catawba will open against Francis Marion at 1 pm in Pembroke, NC, in the SAC/PBC Challenge.
Men’s Preseason Poll (First-Place Votes)    Points
1. Queens (8), 98
2. Linoln Memorial (2), 91
3. Carson-Newman  (1), 80
4. Catawba, 67
5. Wingate, 62
6. Newberry, 57
7. Anderson, 48
8. Lenoir-Rhyne, 37
9. Tusculum, 34
10. Coker, 17
11. Mars Hill, 14          
First Team
Charles Clark, Carson-Newman
Randall Shaw, Anderson
Jalin Alexander, Queens
Jameel Taylor, Catawba
Todd Withers, Queens
Dorian Pinson, Lincoln Memorial

Second Team
Mike Davis, Queens
Trevon Shaw, Lincoln Memorial
Jerrin Morrison, Catawba
Emmanuel Terry, Lincoln Memorial
Ike Agusi, Queens
Marshall Lange, Newberry

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