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L-R Men's Hoops Picked Sixth In SAC Preseason Poll PDF Print
Written by Staff Reports   
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 17:47

The Lenoir-Rhyne University Men's Basketball Team has been voted to finish sixth in the league according to the 2012-13 South Atlantic Conference Preseason Coaches Poll, league officials announced today. Wingate, won who last

year's conference tournament title and advanced to the NCAA Division II Southeast Regional semifinals, was picked to win the league after receiving five first-place votes.
In addition, L-R junior forward Allan Jones (Kernersville, N.C.) earned All-SAC Preseason Second-Team accolades.
Jones finished second on the squad last year in scoring (12.3 ppg) to go along 4.1 rebounds per outing while shooting 51.3 percent for the year. Lenoir-Rhyne enters the season looking to improve on last year's 12-16 mark (8-10 in the South Atlantic Conference) and fifth-place tie in the SAC standings. L-R returns nine letterwinners and three of its top four scorers from last year's squad under 27-year Head Coach John Lentz.
Lenoir-Rhyne opens the 2012-13 campaign on Friday, November 9, against Limestone in the Conference Carolinas/SAC Tip-Off Classic beginning at 4:00 p.m., in Wingate, N.C. L-R's first home game of the season is scheduled for Saturday, December 1, against Carson-Newman in a conference contest at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium at 6:00 p.m.


2012-13 South Atlantic Conference
Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Wingate 77 (5)
2. Lincoln Memorial 73 (2)
3. Newberry 62 (1)
4. Carson-Newman 57 (1)
5. Anderson 54 (1)
6. Lenoir-Rhyne 43
7. Tusculum 30
8. Catawba 28
9. Brevard 14
10. Mars Hill 12


2012-13 All-South Atlantic Conference
Men's Basketball Preseason Teams
First Team
Denzail Jones, Anderson*
Vincent Bailey, Lincoln Memorial^
Antoine Davis, Carson-Newman^
Ishmael Sanders, Carson-Newman^
Dondray Walker, Newberry^+
Odell Turner, Wingate


Second Team
Allan Jones, Lenoir-Rhyne
Tyrece Little, Catawba+
Quayshun Hawkins, Newberry
Chandler Hash, Anderson
Jake Troyli, Lincoln Memorial
Paidrick Matilus, Wingate


* 2011-12 All-SAC First Team
^ 2011-12 All-SAC Second Team
+ 2011-12 SAC All-Freshman Team


Photo Courtesy: Allan Jones, L-R Athletics

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