SEASON PREVIEW: Men's Basketball Reloaded for 2016-17

SEASON PREVIEW: Men's Basketball Reloaded for 2016-17


           

2016-17 Schedule

 

2016-17 Roster

2015-16 Stats

 

2015-16 Results

    
2015-16 Record: 13-15 (6-10 Sunshine State Conference)
    
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 4/9
    
Starters Returning/Lost: 1/4
    
Newcomers: 9
    
Top Returners: Vieux Kande (Sr., C), Allen Baez (R-Jr., G), Jamal Palmer (So., G)
    
Head Coach: Jeff Price (10th year)
    
Notes: The men's basketball team was picked fifth in the Sunshine State Conference by the league's coaches in the preseason poll after finishing the regular season last year in a tie for fifth place…Lynn returns just three members who saw regular playing time last year and one starter while graduating an experienced seven-man senior class…the Fighting Knights claimed the No. 6 seed in the SSC Tournament last postseason, upsetting No. 3 Rollins on the road before falling to the eventual champions Eckerd in the semifinals...Kande could see a bigger starting role as the post presence, Baez returns as a combo guard with experience running the offense as a starter last season and Palmer was a scoring threat coming off the bench as the sixth man last year as a true freshman...Fred Landers, a graduated senior with three years in the Blue and White, was a Second Team All-SSC selection last year…the backcourt will be reloaded with veteran transfers with Division I experience as Marquan Botley (three years at FAU) and Terrell Rogers (Delaware/College of Central Florida) look to guide the offense, while redshirt-sophomore and Sante Fe transfer Kevin O'Brien looks to fill the role vacated by Landers as a shooting stretch-four...the Blue & White open the season this Saturday at home vs. Florida Memorial at 7:30 p.m.