The Citadel picked 9th in SoCon by coaches, media

The Citadel picked to finish 9th in SoCon

CHARLESTON, SC - The Citadel has been picked to finish 9th in preseason Southern Conference men's basketball standings by both the conference coaches and the media the league announced on Thursday.

Chattanooga was picked as the preseason favorite in both polls while Wofford was picked to finish 2nd.

The Bulldogs are entering their 1st season with new head coach Duggar Baucom who came to the Bulldogs from VMI. The team will also have a much different look as only four players who had any significant time are returning from last years squad that went 11-19.

Gone from last year are the top 3 scorers. Ashton Moore and PJ Horgan each graduated while Jake Wright chose to transfer. So the teams top returning scorer and rebounder is junior Brian White who averaged 7.1 points per game and 4.3 rebounds per game. Senior Quinton Marshall and juniors Warren Sledge and Tom Koopman are the other returning players who started at least a game last season.

The Citadel will play their lone exhibition on November 6th when they host Erksine and begin the regular season on November 14th in Indianapolis against Butler in a game that will be televised on Fox Sports 2.