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Presidents Athletic Conference: 2017-2018 Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll

For the many college hoops fans across the land, the time is now to celebrate the talents of young men on the hardwood. The coaches of the Presidents Athletic Conference disclosed their projection Friday, Nov. 10 on the outcome of the 2017-2018 Men’s Basketball campaign in their Preseason Poll. They chose for the fourth time in the last five preseason surveys the Saint Vincent College Bearcats to finish as the regular season champion.

The Green and Gold claimed four first-place votes and 92 points in the preseason appraisal. SVC wrapped up last season with a 21-7 record overall and a 15-3 mark in the PAC. They averaged 74.5 points per contest while permitting an average of 67.6 points to the score sheet. The Boys from Latrobe led the league in field goal percentage at .484 and in three-point field goal percentage at .395.

From PAC Athletics On YouTube.com – Saint Vincent head coach D.P. Harris, who is in his 15th season at the helm of the Bearcats, talks about being the preseason favorite…

Thomas More College, last season’s conference champ, was second in the balloting with five first-place votes and 90 points. The Saints put up 78.0 points on average and surrendered 69.3. Last season’s conference tournament crown was the program’s second with the first title coming in 2009. This season a total of 11 of the 16 players on the roster hail from the Bluegrass State. At the end of May, TMC divulged that they are departing the conference after the 2017-2018 season.

Fans of the Titans at Westminster College saw their team gather the last first-place vote, 76 points, and a third-place slot in the poll results. The Blue and White achieved a berth in both the PAC and the Eastern College Athletic Conference Championship Tournaments. They got to the ECAC Semifinals.

Two squads rounding out the Top Five were the Thiel College Tomcats in fourth with 74 points while the Bethany College Bison stampeded into the fifth spot with 63 points. The ratings continued with the Grove City College Wolverines in sixth with 44 points, the Chatham University Cougars coming in seventh with 35 points, and the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes touching down in eighth with 33 points. The Waynesburg University Yellow Jackets landed in ninth with 28 points as the Washington & Jefferson College Presidents ended the proceedings in tenth with 15 points.

All ten schools get their seasons underway this week, beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 15, and moving into the weekend of Nov. 17-18 in non-conference action. The eight-team PAC Championship Tournament begins with its quarterfinal round Tuesday, Feb. 20 and concludes Saturday, Feb. 24 with the title showdown.

2017-2018 PAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches’ Poll:

1} Saint Vincent (21-7 overall last season / 15-3 in PAC)
2} Thomas More (22-7 / 15-3)
3) Westminster (17-12 / 11-7)
4) Thiel (16-9 / 11-7)
5) Bethany (17-13 / 9-9)
6) Grove City (12-14 / 8-10)
7) Chatham (10-16 / 6-12)
8) Geneva (10-16 / 7-11)
9) Waynesburg (6-19 / 4-14)
10) Washington & Jefferson (4-21 / 4-14)

PAC Men’s Basketball Players To Watch In 2017-2018:

Bethany

Liam Davis – Senior – Center – 6-8 – Hometown: Orlando, Florida
Calique Jones – Senior – Guard – 6-0 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Andrew Williams – Senior – Guard – 6-2 – Oil City, Pennsylvania

Chatham

Anthony Bomar – Junior – Gurard – 6-0 – Bethel Park, Pennsylvania
Isaiah Brown – Junior – Guard – 6-0 – Detroit, Michigan
Alex Schoppen – Junior – Guard/Forward – 6-3 – Gibsonia, Pennsylvania

Geneva

Jimmy Leichliter – Senior – Guard/Forward – 6-7 – Connellsville, Pennsylvania
Ethan Moose – Sophomore – Guard/Forward – 6-4 – New Castle, Pennsylvania
Danny Torok – Junior – Guard/Forward – 6-0 – Grove City, Pennsylvania

Grove City

Andrew Beckman – Senior – Forward – 6-6 – Shelby, Michigan
Cory Huff – Senior – Center – 6-6 – Kersey, Pennsylvania

Saint Vincent

Jason Capco – Senior – Guard – 6-3 – Belle Vernon, Pennsylvania
Matt D’Amico – Senior – Guard – 6-3 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Tom Kromka – Senior – Forward – 6-5 – Monroeville, Pennsylvania

Thiel

Alonzo Brown – Junior – Guard – 6-6 – Largo, Florida
Tyreik Burton – Senior – Guard – 5-8 – Lewes, Delaware
Josh Lumbus – Senior – Forward – 6-5 – Cleveland, Ohio

Thomas More

Simon Clifford – Senior – Forward/Center – 6-6 – Louisville, Kentucky
Damion King – Junior – Guard – 5-10 – Winchester, Kentucky

Washington and Jefferson

Brian Graytok – Senior – Guard – 6-1 – Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Brian Lindquist – Senior – Forward – 6-5 – Narvon, Pennsylvania
Sean Stinelli – Sophomore – Guard – 6-0 – Harrison City, Pennsylvania

Waynesburg

Jon Knab – Senior – Forward – 6-5 – Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Kendall Paige – Senior – Forward – 6-4 – McKees Rocks, Pennsylvania
Marcus Wallace – Senior – Forward – 6-5 – Twinsburg, Ohio

Westminster

Austin Armwood – Junior – Guard – 6-1 – Columbus, Ohio
Deontay Scott – Senior – Guard/Forward – 6-4 – Youngstown, Ohio
Jarret Vrabel – Senior – Forward – 6-6 – Canfield, Ohio

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