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Wednesday, 16 October 2013 11:20

Men’s Squad Selected Sixth in Poll

Head Coach Sean Dooley addresses the media on Tuesday at HAAC Media Day Head Coach Sean Dooley addresses the media on Tuesday at HAAC Media Day

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Second year head men's basketball coach Sean Dooley addressed the media on Tuesday afternoon at the 2013 Heart of America Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Media Day at the NAIA National Office in downtown Kansas City, Mo.

At the event the 2013-14 HAAC Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll was announced and Baker University was selected sixth in the poll with 41 points.

Baker returns five players from the 2012-13 season that saw the Wildcats go 15-14 overall and 8-10 in the HAAC in Dooley's first season.

Two key seniors returning for the 'Cats are point guard Julian Mills and two guard Todd Johnston.

Mills appeared in 29 games with 12 starts last season and led the team in assists with 73. Johnston nailed 24 three-point field goals a year ago, which was good for third on the squad.

Baker will open up the season at Hastings College on Friday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. in Hastings, Neb.

2013-14 HAAC Men's Basketball Coaches' Preseason Poll

Rank      Team First Place Votes        Points
1 Evangel             7   79
2 MNU          2   71
3 Culver-Stockton     62
4 Benedictine          1   60
5 Central Methodist     52
6 Baker     41
7 Avila     28
8 Peru State     27
9 Missouri Valley     19
10 Graceland     11

 

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