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Eckerd men's basketball preview capsule

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Coach: Tom Ryan (253-132, 14th season)

Last season: 13-14 (5-11 Sunshine State Conference)

Notable: The Tritons struggled with injuries and inexperience last season. Many of those players are back, including Zaronn Cann and Lewis Lampley, both juniors. Eckerd also is bolstered by the return of Wayne Sears, who received significant playing time as a freshman and averaged nearly 10 points in his final seven games. That depth is a big reason the Tritons are picked to finish fourth in the preseason SSC poll.

Roster (No. Player, ht., pos., yr.)

10 Chris Gray, 6-0, G, Jr.

11 Lewis Lampley, 6-3, G, Jr.

12 Wayne Sears, 6-2, G, So.

15 Sammy O'Garro, 6-5, G, Fr.

20 VaShawn Taylor, 6-1, G, Fr.

22 John Harper, 6-2, G, Jr.

23 Lance Kearse, 6-6, F, Jr.

24 Darrien Mack, 6-6, F, Fr.

30 Jeremy D'Amico, 6-5, G, Fr.

31 Walade Wade, 6-6, F, Fr.

33 Dale Carn, 6-10, C/F, Jr.

34 Zaronn Cann, 6-6, F., Jr.

40 Nick Agress, 6-8, C, Jr.

42 Quincy Okolie, 6-7, C, So.

50 Audio Faucher, 6-6, C, So.

D.Cruickshank, 5-8, G, Fr.

Ryan Springer, 6-6, F, Fr.

Schedule: Nov. 18 — Palm Beach Atlantic, 7:30; Nov. 24 — Florida Memorial, 7:30; Nov. 27 — Puerto Rico-Bayamon, 7:30; Nov. 28 — Edward Waters, 7:30; Dec. 4 — West Alabama at Montevallo, Ala., TBA; Dec. 5 — at Montevallo, TBA; Dec. 15 — St. Augustine's, 7:30; Dec. 21 — Delta State at Tampa, 5:30; Dec. 22 — Concordia at Tampa, 5:30; Jan. 2 — Barry, 4; Jan. 6 — at Florida Southern, 7:30; Jan. 9 — at Nova Southeastern, 7:30; Jan. 13 — Tampa, 7:30; Jan. 16 — Florida Tech, 4; Jan. 20 — at Saint Leo, 7:30; Jan. 23 — at Lynn, 4 p.m.; Jan. 27 — Rollins, 7:30; Jan. 30 — at Palm Beach Atlantic, 5; Feb. 3 — at Berry, 7:30; Feb. 6 — Nova Southeastern, 4; Feb. 10 — Florida Southern, 7:30; Feb. 13 — at Florida Tech, 4; Feb. 17 — at Tampa, 7:30; Feb. 20 — Lynn, 4; Feb. 24 — Saint Leo, 7:30; Feb. 27 — at Rollins, 7:30.

Bob Putnam, Times staff writer

Eckerd men's basketball preview capsule 11/07/09 [Last modified: Saturday, November 7, 2009 4:42pm]
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