Men's Basketball Looks to Push Past Sweet 16

Men's Basketball Looks to Push Past Sweet 16

 

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2018-19 Record: 25-78 Overall, 15-5 Sunshine State Conference

Starters Lost/Returning: 4/2

Returners: 6

Newcomers: 9

Head Coach: Jeff Price, 13th season overall (7th consecutive) Overall record: 398-273

Top Returners: 

  • Darius Moore, Sr. averaged 13.3 points 3 assists and 3 rebounds per game
  • Brandon Bornelus, Jr. averaged 10.9 points, 3 assists and 2 rebounds per game

Top Newcomers: 

  • Jordan Allen, Jr. averaged 10 points per game at Division I Rider University. Scored 37 points in the exhibition game vs. Florida.
  • Christian Peevy, R-Jr. averaged 13 points per game at Division I University of Incarnate Word.
  • Cameron Gaines, Jr. averaged 16.5 points at Paine College.

Overview:

Coming off a Sweet 16 appearance in 2018-19 Lynn has their sights set on returning to the postseason and making another deep run. They were predicted to finish tied for third place with Barry University in the preseason poll.

The Fighting Knights lost a couple of superstar players in Michael Baez and Jordan Palmer who both signed pro contracts oversees. Rasheed Worrell and Daniel Cooper were two players who each started over 30 games and were lost to graduation.

One of the biggest storylines headed into the season is the influx of new players. Moore and Bornelus both started games last season, but combined to start just 34 games.

To replace the departed Baez and Palmer, Price went out and reeled in a couple of DI transfers in Allen and Peevy. The transfer portal was kind to the Fighting Knights as they added Gaines a 6-foot 8-inch forward who averaged nearly 17 points per game in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference last season.

Lynn also beefed up, upfront adding 6-foot 8-inch 226 pound Giovanni Fraser from Daytona State College. The frontline reinforcements kept coming with long and athletic Ibrahima Sankare who started his career at Grand Canyon University.

The season tips-off Nov. 15 at 8:30 p.m. against Trevecca Nazarene in the conclusion to the Adidas Challenge. The Fighting Knights get right into SSC on Nov. 23 at Embry-Riddle. The first rematch with Nova Southeastern comes Jan. 8 when the Sharks visit the de Hoernle Center.