How is This Possible?? U of Antelope Valley Expected Near Top in CAL PAC.

Posted: November 1, 2016 in AVC Men's Basketball, AVC Men's BB 2016-17, Coaches, NAIA
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According Kevin McCarthy even with a completely new coaching staff and only in its second year of CALPAC NAIA basketball, U of AV is ranked in top three of Coaches pre-season poll to win their conference.  Could it be the D-1, NAIA and JUCO transfers?

California Pacific Conference Men’s Basketball

Coaches Preseason Poll

  1. Benedictine-Mesa (5 first place votes)
  2. Cal Maritime (3)            
  3. U of Antelope Valley                                                    
  4. UC Merced                                               
  5. Simpson
  6. Pacific Union
  7. La Sierra
  8. Embry-Riddle

ANTELOPE VALLEY (2015-16 Cal Pac: 7-5; Overall: 14-13)

The Pioneers have a new head coach with BJ Porter taking over the helm in Lancaster, Calif., but UAV will be relying on some very familiar players to carry the team deep into its first season of postseason eligibility.  Heading the list of returnees is Franky Teran, who led the nation in 3-point shooting percentage last year and earned All-America Honorable Mention.  The senior guard poured in 17.5 points per game while draining 71-of-139 threes (.511).  Also back are sophomore guard Miles Nolen-Webb and forward Jacob Bowman.   Add to that mix Sheldon Blackwell, a transfer from Cal State Fullerton, Argad Abramian, a transfer from Hope International, and Terrence Blum, who moved over from Santa Ana JC, and the Pioneers are restocked to make a run at the title.

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