Wright State Raiders (19-14, 10-8)
Projected starting five:
So. F Cole Darling
Sr. F Johann Mpondo
So. F A.J. Pacher
So. G Matt Vest
So. G Vance Hall
Vaughn Duggins: 18.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, 2.2 apg
N’gai Evans: 13.7 ppg, 3.9 rpg, 3.3 apg
Troy Tabler: 10.9 ppg, 2.8 rpg, 1.8 apg
Cooper Land: 8.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 0.7 apg
The Raiders lost more talent than any other team in the Horizon League. Their main losses include Vaughn Duggins, N’gai Evans, Troy Tabler and Cooper Land.
% returning scoring and rebounding:
Scoring: 28 percent
Rebounding: 54 percent
Two starters return for the Raiders: Cole Darling and Johann Mpondo
Brooklyn Bradley is a freshman guard who is a hometown product from Dayton, Ohio. Reggie Arceneaux is a freshman guard from North Carolina who was named to the NC Preps Class 4A All State Team. Jason Cuffee is a freshman guard from West Virginia who was first-team all-state in West Virginia. Stephen Gossard is a freshman forward from Ohio who is not expected to contribute immediately. Kendall Griffin is a freshman guard from Indiana who has been recognized by the Wright State coaching staff for his defense. Alex Pritchett is a freshman forward from Indiana who is a hard-working, physical post player. Tavares Sledge is a freshman forward from Alabama who has been described as having a unique blend of size and athleticism. Ulysses Thomas is a freshman guard and local product from Cincinnati who will play point guard for the Raiders.
The Raiders’ biggest nonconference matchup is their first game of the year against Ohio State. In Horizon League play, the Raiders face a tough three-game patch of Butler, Milwaukee and Valparaiso.