The Morgan State Bears who are currently ranked #1 in the preseason MEAC rankings reload this year on lots of young talent for the future.
They return two seniors with one being the preseason MEAC player of the year Phillip Carr and first team selection Tiwian Kendley who both led the Bears in scoring and rebounding last year. Both seniors will look to lead the Bears at number one out of the MEAC rankings into the NCAA tournament this year.
Martez Cameron will return at the point guard position controlling the offense and getting guys in their right spots in order to get easy baskets. Sophomore Stanley Davis and Freshman Kyson Rawls are another pair of young guards that will look to make an immediate production on the offensive end for the Bears.
Davis at 6’4 has the ability to attack the rim strong and finish against the trees. Rawls, a streaky freshman shooter out of Delaware can hit the three ball and best to be sure he will be ready to knock it down when Coach Todd Bozeman calls his number.
Another big time incoming freshman is Lapri McCray Pace who stands at 6’4 210 pounds from Philadelphia. With his figure and his tremendous ball handling and finishing ability, he has the advantage to get whatever he wants on the floor, his athleticism is just off the charts.
After averaging 17 points per game and 7 rebounds per game back in high school, the college game should be a pretty easy adjustment to him in the MEAC. Alex Ennis and Tyjhai Byers who both stand at 6’10 will control the front court once again this year being prepared to toss anything coming their way by the opponents.
Sophomore David Syfax who was a huge standout last season in his freshman campaign, he is an all around scorer. This year will just be a sneak peak of how much damage he will do in the future as junior and senior. His ceiling is real high as a sophomore, keep the name in mind.
Lastly to round off the preview, the Bears return streaky shooters who are juniors Antonio Gillespie and Tyler Streeter who both combined for 60% from the three point line last season. Their numbers should sky rocket this year.
Coach Todd Bozeman has a talented group to work with this year with lots of young talent, but he will look for Carr and Kendley to be those vocal leaders on the court for when times get hard and the gym is packed out and loud. He is entering his 11th year at Morgan State and just like his players, i’m pretty sure his goals are to win the MEAC and make it to the NCAA Tournament like he did in 2009 and 2010.