CAA Announces Preseason Men’s Basketball Poll and Full TV Slate

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Colonial Athletic Association released its 2016-17 Men’s Basketball Preseason Coaches Poll and complete television schedule on Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the league’s annual Media Day in Arlington, Va. In addition, Elon University men’s basketball has announced all game times for the upcoming season.

Sophomore forward Tyler Seibring was named as an honorable mention on the 2016-17 CAA Preseason All-Conference team. Elon as a team was selected eighth in the poll, as the Phoenix enters its third season in the CAA.

Elon is coming off of a 16-16 record, including a 7-11 mark in conference play during the 2015-16 season. The Phoenix welcomes back four starters in senior guard Luke Eddy (10.5 ppg, 4.5 apg), senior forward Christian Hairston (8.6 ppg, 5.8 rpg), junior guard Dmitri Thompson (9.9 ppg, 4.8 rpg), as well as Seibring (9.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg). The team has a total of 14 returning players and welcomes its lone newcomer Seth Fuller (Fr., G, 5-11, 170, Dublin, Ohio) to the fold.

In addition to the preseason prognostications, the CAA announced its full television package for the 2016-17 season. Elon will be on television a total of six times during the year. Below is a list of the Elon games will be on television. For the full 2016-17 Phoenix schedule with game times, click here.

Date      Time        Opponent             Network
Nov. 17   7:00 p.m.   at South Florida     ESPN3
Dec. 4    1:30 p.m.   at Georgetown        FS1
Dec. 21   6:00 p.m.   Duke                 ESPN2
Feb. 2    7:00 p.m.   James Madison        American Sports Network (ASN)
Feb 4     5:00 p.m.   at Charleston        WCIV
Feb. 11   4:00 p.m.   UNCW                 American Sports Network (ASN)

Following a Nov. 1 home exhibition against Randolph College, Elon opens the 2016-17 regular season on Nov. 11 inside Alumni Gym against William Peace at 8 p.m.

Season tickets for the 2016-17 season are currently on sale now and are the only way to guarantee your seat in Alumni Gym this season. Order tickets online here or call the Elon Athletics Ticket Office at 336-278-6750 today.

2016-17 CAA Men’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish
1. UNCW (37 first-place votes) – 361
2. Towson (2 first-place votes) – 278
3. William & Mary (1 first-place vote) – 275
4. College of Charleston – 267
5. James Madison – 227
6. Hofstra – 207
7. Northeastern – 136
8. Elon – 134
9. Drexel – 63
10. Delaware – 52

2016-17 CAA Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams

First Team                      Class   Position  Hometown/High School
William Adala Moto, Towson      Sr.     F         Yaounde, Cameroon/Episcopal
Jarrell Brantley, Charleston    So.     F         Columbia, S.C./Notre Dame Prep
Chris Flemmings, UNCW 	        Sr.     G         Cary, N.C./Green Hope
Rokas Gustys, Hofstra 	        Jr.     F/C       Kaunas, Lithuania/Oak Hill Academy
Omar Prewitt, William & Mary    Sr.     G/F       Mount Sterling, Ky./Montgomery Co.

Second Team Class Position Hometown/High School Shakir Brown, James Madison Sr. G/F Baltimore, Md./Patterson Daniel Dixon, William & Mary Sr. G Great Falls, Va./Langley Denzel Ingram, UNCW Sr. G Chapel Hill, N.C./Chapel Hill Cameron Johnson, Charleston Jr. G Athens, Ga./Clarke Central Mike Morsell, Towson Jr. G Fort Washington, Md./St. John's

CAA Preseason Player of the Year: Chris Flemmings, UNCW

Honorable Mention: Brian Bernardi, Sr., G, Hofstra; CJ Bryce, So., G, UNCW; Chivarsky Corbett, So., G/F, Delaware; Yohanny Dalembert, Sr., F, James Madison; Jeremy Miller, So., F, Northeastern; Tyler Seibring, So., F, Elon; Rodney Williams, Sr., F, Drexel