Dover, Del. (Oct. 26, 2017) ---Delaware State senior forward Kavon Waller (Chester, Va.) has been named to the 2017-18 Preseason All-MEAC Men’s Basketball Team, in voting by league head coaches and sports information directors announced today.
Voters also picked the Hornets to finish 10th in the upcoming MEAC regular season race. Morgan State is the preseason league favorite. Norfolk State, defending champ North Carolina Central, Hampton and Savannah State round out the top five.
Waller was fourth on the Hornets in scoring at 10.0 points per game, while ranking third in the MEAC in three-point field goal percentage (.415) and ninth in the league at 2.3 three-pointers per game (73 total) as a junior during the 2016-17 season. He tied the team record with eight three-pointers (8-for-9) during a career-best 26-point performance in the Hornets’ 92-69 victory over Keystone last season.
Morgan State senior forward Phillip Carr has been selected as the 2017-18 MEAC Preseason Player-of-the-Year.
Delaware State was tied for eighth with a 7-9 MEAC record (10-22 overall) last season.
The Hornets tip off the new season at home on Nov. 10 against Cairn. Game time is 7:30 p.m. in Memorial Hall. DSU will play 13 home contests during the 2017-18 campaign. In addition to eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games, the Hornets will host foes Division I foes Binghamton (Nov. 29), UMBC (Dec. 6) and Delaware (Dec. 17) this season.