Coach: Mike Meiser, fifth season.

Last season's record: 6-17 overall, 4-12 SMAC.

Returning starters: G-F Leonard Bannister, 6-1, Sr.; F Robby Brisco, 6-5, Sr.; F-C Andrew Lee, 6-6, Jr.; G Ryon Rabon, 6-1, Sr.

Outlook: Lee, a three-year starter, continues to improve all phases of his game as he adjusts to his ever-growing frame. He averaged 7 points, 8 rebounds and 3 blocks per game last season, and this year will be relied upon more heavily on both ends of the court. Bannister (6.3 ppg), Rabon (5.3) and Brisco (3.9), with a year of varsity experience to their credit, also are expected to increase their production.

Coach's comment: "We're not hurting on height, especially with Andrew Lee. He's got enough to go around for a couple kids. And we're quicker than we've been in the past, more athletic. We've got a lot of surprising young kids, we just need to find that go-to jump shooter. And we need for Andrew to show up big for us every night. We need him to be in double-figures scoring and rebounding every night. As he goes, our team will go, and I don't mind putting that on his shoulders."

ROSTER

Pos.

Name

Ht.

Class

G-F

L. Bannister

6-1

Sr.

F

Robby Brisco

6-5

Sr.

F

Dwannell Bunting

6-0

Soph.

G-F

Mike Hawkins

5-10

Jr.

G

Anthony Jones

5-8

Jr.

F-C

Andrew Lee

6-6

Jr.

G

Ryon Rabon

6-1

Sr.

C-F

Brandon Tubbs

6-4

Sr.

F

Sean Ussery

6-0

Jr.

G

Brandon Watson

5-11

Sr.

F

Jacobi Williams

5-10

Sr.

G

A. Willingham

5-9

Jr.

G

Mike Wilson

5-10

Soph.

F

Thomas Young

6-0

Jr.