SALEM, Va. - The Emory & Henry College Men's
Basketball Team has been picked to finish 11th in the Old Dominion
Athletic Conference this season, ODAC officials announced Thursday. The
release came as part of the league's annual media day held on the site
of the Salem Civic Center. The poll is voted on by the 12 head coaches
in the league.
Randolph-Macon College is the league favorite, earning eight of the
12 first-place votes. Hampden-Sydney College (four first-place votes) is
second while Virginia Wesleyan College and Guilford College are third
and fourth, respectively.
Emory & Henry returns 10 players from last season's team that
finished 4-21 with a 2-14 mark in league matches. The Wasps also welcome
12 new players to the roster in addition to David Wilson, who took over the position of Head Coach this past May.
Among the returners for E&H are senior forwards Tyler Mullins (Hazard, Ky.) and Charles Smith (Fayetteville, N.C.). Also back for the Wasps are senior guard Malcolm Green (Marshville, N.C.) and sophomore guard Myles Turner (Richmond, Va.). Freshman guard Drew Henry (Sterling, Va.) and freshman forward Alex Jones (Lake Worth, Fla.) will make an immediate impact for Emory & Henry.
E&H will open the 2013-14 season with an exhibition game at
Wofford College on Monday, November 11 at 7 p.m. The Wasps will have
their first test of the regular season on Friday, November 15 against
Huntingdon College in the Berry Invitational. That game is scheduled for
a 6 p.m., tipoff.
Emory & Henry will have its first home game on Sunday, November
23 as Berry College will visit Bob Johnson Court for a 3:00 p.m.
contest. The first ODAC contest on the slate for the Wasps will be on
Saturday, November 30 when Virginia Wesleyan College makes the trip
across the Commonwealth for a 2 p.m., game.