|McClure Earns Preseason All-SAC Honors|
|Written by Staff Reports|
|Wednesday, 30 October 2013 16:15|
Lenoir-Rhyne's R.J. McClure was named to the 2013-14 All-South Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Preseason Second Team, league officials announced today.
In addition, L-R was picked seventh in the SAC Preseason Coaches Poll. Lincoln Memorial, ranked No. 13 in NCAA Division II, was picked to win the conference title for the second year in a row after receiving seven of the 12 first-place votes.
McClure, a senior guard from Canton, N.C., finished second on the team last year in scoring at 12.6 points per game and three-pointers made with 48.
McClure also led the squad in free throw percentage (.849) to go along with 61 assists and 54 steals in 2012-13.
L-R welcomes back three starters and 12 letterwinners from a team which finished 18-9 last year including an 11-7 mark in league play.
Senior guard Jarvis Perry (Willingboro, N.J.) and senior forward Mark Terrell (Keswick, Va.) also return as starters for the Bears. Perry led the league in assists (132) while averaging 8.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per outing.
Lenoir-Rhyne faces Davidson this Sunday in an exhibition in Davidson, N.C., beginning at 2:00 p.m. L-R's first game of the 2013-14 season takes place on Saturday, November 9, at 6:00 p.m., against Pfeiffer in the Salisbury Roundball Classic in Salisbury, N.C.
Lenoir-Rhyne first home game takes place on Wednesday, November 20, against Queens in a South Atlantic Conference game at Shuford Memorial Gymnasium beginning at 8:00 p.m.
2013-14 South Atlantic Conference
Men's Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll
1. Lincoln Memorial 117 (7)
2. Carson-Newman 114 (5)
3. Anderson 100
4. Wingate 83
5. Newberry 71
6. Queens 66
7. Lenoir-Rhyne 65
8. Catawba 60
9. Tusculum 36
10. Coker 34
11. Brevard 31
12. Mars Hill 15
2013-14 All-South Atlantic Conference
Preseason Men's Basketball Teams
Antoine Davis, Carson-Newman
Chandler Hash, Anderson
Ishmael Sanders, Carson-Newman
Vincent Bailey, Lincoln Memorial
Tyrece Little, Catawba
Dondray Walker, Newberry
Lorenza Ross, Lincoln Memorial
Deion Turman, Wingate
Ryan Daye, Wingate
Julian Nelson, Coker
Elon Edwards, Catawba
R.J. McClure, Lenoir-Rhyne
Photo Courtesy: R.J. McClure, L-R Athletics
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