Monarch Cagers Ranked 10th In Mid-Major Poll

October 26, 2007
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 26, 2007

NORFOLK, VA--The Old Dominion University Monarchs picked to finish third in the Colonial Athletic Association pre-season poll rank tenth in the COLLEGIATEINSIDER.COM Mid-Major Top 25.

Monarch fans can get a glimpse of the 2007-08 squad Sunday in the annual Blue-white scrimmage at 2 p.m. in the Constant Center.

ODU is one of three CAA teams ranked in the top ten. VCU is fifth, George Mason ninth, while Drexel is 25th.

The 13-man Monarch roster is led by seniors Brian Henderson (9.4 ppg), Brandon Johnson (8.3 ppg), Abdi Lidonde (4.6 ppg), and 7-3 center Sam Harris (1.7 ppg/ 1.2 rpg) along with sophomore center-forward Gerald Lee (4.2 ppg./3.3 rpg), junior forward Jonathan Adams (3.4 ppg/3.0 rpg), and sophomore guard Marsharee Neely (1.4 ppg).

ODU newcomers include red-shirt forwards Keyon Carter (6-8, F, Riviera Beach, Fl.) and Frank Hassell (6-8, F, Chesapeake, VA.), along with freshmen Ben Finney (6-5, F, Portsmouth, Va.), Etoile Imama (6-3, G, Montreal, Canada), Kent Bazemore (6-5 G-F,Windsor, NC.), and Darius James (6-1,G, Virginia Beach, Va.)

ODU's first exhibition game will be Wednesday, Oct. 31 against Mt. Olive College at 6 p.m. in the Constant Center.

1.	Gonzaga
2.	Southern Illinois
3.	Butler
4.	Davidson
5.	VCU
6.	Western Kentucky
7.	Missouri State
8.	Bradley
9.	George Mason
10.	ODU
11.	St. Mary's
12.	Austin Peay
13.	Winthrop
14.	Akron
15.	Kent State
16.	Holy Cross
17.	Miami-Ohio
18.	Creighton
19.	Belmont
20.	UC Santa Barbara
21.	Wichita State
22.	Siena
23.	Western Michigan
24.	Central Micigan
25.	Drexel