Monarch Cagers Ranked 10th In Mid-Major Poll
By ODU Athletics
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.
COLLEGIATEINSIDER.COM MID MAJOR TOP 25 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