Salem - Hampden-Sydney is picked to finish second, Washington & Lee eighth in this season's ODAC Preseason Basketball Poll release Thursday. Defending champ Virginia Wesleyan is picked number one for the second straight season.
Dee Vick, 5TH-YEAR HAMDPEN-SYDNEY COACH, said "We have five seniors, three starters returning and preseason All-American Harrison George who has been a terrific player for us. And you know we're getting great leadership out of our senior class."
Adam Hutchinson, 10TH-YEAR W&L COACH, said "We haven't been as strong defensively the last two years and it's really hurt us. We're showing some signs this year that we're getting back to that. We're not there yet."