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Men’s Basketball to Hold Annual Red/Black Game Oct. 26

by | Oct 17, 2019 | Sports

Pre-game huddles at the 2018 Red-Black Game

 

DAVIDSON, N.C. – The Davidson men’s basketball team will hold its annual Red/Black scrimmage Saturday, October 26 at 5:30 p.m. inside John M. Belk Arena. The scrimmage is open to the public and admission is free.

Tipoff of the 2018 Red-Black Game.

The team will be introduced prior to the scrimmage, while Head Coach Bob McKillop and the Wildcats will take part in a post-game question and answer session with fans in the lobby after the contest.

Preseason Talking Points

  • Davidson returns its entire starting lineup from last year’s team that went 24-10 overall and finished second in the Atlantic 10 with a 14-4 mark.
  • Among those returning include 2019 Atlantic 10 Player of the Year Jon Axel Gudmundsson (16.9 ppg, 7.3 rpg, 4.8 apg, 1.3 spg) and fellow all-conference performer / backcourt mate Kellan Grady (17.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg).
  • Senior KiShawn Pritchett (6.9 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 2.4 apg), redshirt sophomore Luke Frampton (11.1 ppg, 100 3-pointers) and sophomore Luka Brajkovic (11.1 ppg, 6.0 rpg, .549 FG%) are also back for the Wildcats.
  • Key reserves Carter CollinsBates JonesDavid Czerapowicz and Nelson Boachie-Yiadom also return after contributing valuable minutes in 2018-19.
  • In addition, Davidson advanced to its 23rd postseason appearance a year ago, including 17th under head coach Bob McKillop, who is in his 31st season at the helm.
  • The 10-time Conference Coach of the Year has won more games in Davidson and league history than any other coach thanks to an all-time mark of 578-350.
  • Entering the 2019-20 campaign, his victory total ranks 20th on the NCAA’s list of Division I winningest active coaches. McKillop also ranks fourth among active coaches on the NCAA’s list of most seasons with their current school.
  • In five seasons in the Atlantic 10, the ‘Cats have won a regular season title (2015), tournament title (2018) and totaled 59 league wins (11.8 per year).
  • Along with redshirt freshman Mike Jones, who sat out last season due to injury, the roster features newcomers Drew Dibble (Nashville, Tenn.), David Kristensen (Aarhus, Denmark) and Hyunjung Lee (Yongin City, South Korea).

    Jon Axel Gudmundsson pulls up for a shot

  • The Wildcats have six players with international roots – Gudmundsson (Grindavik, Iceland), Czerapowicz (Gothenburg, Sweden), Boachie-Yiadom (London, England), Brajkovic (Feldkirch, Austria), Kristensen (Aarhus, Denmark) and Lee (Yongin City, South Korea).

  • Davidson’s non-conference schedule will include four NCAA Tournament teams from a year ago, including 2019 Final Four participant Auburn in the Veterans Classic to open the season.
  • In all, the ‘Cats will face eight (6 – NCAA, 2 – NIT) postseason teams from last season.

Kellan Grady on a breakaway during the 2018 Red Black Game

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