Evangel Men’s Basketball Tabbed 11th In Heart Preseason Poll

Evangel Men’s Basketball Tabbed 11th In Heart Preseason Poll

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SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Evangel men's basketball team was picked 11th as the 2019-20 Heart Men's Basketball Preseason Poll was released on Tuesday.

The preseason poll was released in conjunction with a Virtual Media Day produced by all 13 Heart schools. View Heart Virtual Media Day here.

Evangel was picked 11th after finishing 6-23 last season and 5-19 in the Heart. A majority of a young Crusader team returns for the 2019-20 season including the top six scorers from last season with Chris Stocks (14 ppg), Clark Brewington (11.2 ppg), and Cade Coffman who was also the team's top rebounder at 5.7 boards per game.

William Penn was picked to win the league with eight first-place votes while defending league champion Benedictine was picked second and earned four first-place votes. Central Methodist picked up one first-place vote and was tabbed third, while MidAmerica Nazarene and Peru State tied at fourth with 117 points each.

The Crusaders also welcome a number of new faces including junior transfer Nate Davis, and redshirt-freshman Josh Pritchett.

Evangel will open the season on the road at Trinity Christian in Chicago and continue on the road through the first five games of the season before opening at home on November 20 against Graceland.

2019-20 Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll

Place

Team (1st Place Votes)

Points

1

William Penn (8)

150

2

Benedictine (4)

144

3

Central Methodist (1)

122

T4

MidAmerica Nazarene

117

T4

Peru State

117

6

Clarke

88

7

Grand View

83

8

Mount Mercy

78

9

Missouri Valley

68

10

Graceland

65

11

Evangel

53

12

Baker

51

13

Culver-Stockton

34

 

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