Wildcats Men’s Basketball Holds First Practice
2020-21 Davidson Men’s Basketball Preseason Notes
- Davidson returns four starters from last year’s team that went 16-14 overall and finished 10-8 in Atlantic 10 play.
- Among those returning include three-time all-conference performer Kellan Grady (17.2 ppg, 4.2 rpg, 1.1 spg) and fellow double-figure scorers from a year ago, Carter Collins (10.0 ppg, 3.8 rpg, .811 FT%) and Luka Brajkovic (10.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg, .519 FG%).
- Senior Bates Jones, junior Nelson Boachie-Yiadom, redshirt sophomores Michael Jones and David Czerapowicz, sophomore David Kristensen, and 2020 A-10 all-rookie selection Hyunjung Lee are also back for the ‘Cats.
- As a team, Davidson finished the regular season ranked among league leaders in scoring offense (4th/72.7), scoring margin (5th/+5.2), field-goal percentage (4th/.453), 3-point field-goal percentage (2nd/.368), 3-pointers per game (1st/9.1), free-throw percentage (2nd/.762) and assist/turnover ratio (3rd/1.27).
- In addition to its returnees, Davidson welcomes freshmen Grant Huffman (Aurora, Ohio), Emory Lanier (Atlanta, Ga.) and Sam Mennenga (Auckland, New Zealand) to the 2020-21 roster.
- The Wildcats have six players with international roots – Mennenga (Auckland, New Zealand), Czerapowicz (Gothenburg, Sweden), Boachie-Yiadom (London, England), Brajkovic (Feldkirch, Austria), Kristensen (Aarhus, Denmark) and Lee (Yongin City, South Korea).
- Davidson’s 2020-21 schedule will be announced at a later date.
- In six seasons in the Atlantic 10, the ‘Cats have won a regular season title (2015), tournament title (2018) and totaled 69 league wins (11.5 per year).
Head coach Bob McKillop is entering his 32nd season at the helm.
- Davidson has appeared in 23 postseason appearances, including 17 under McKillop.
- 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 594-364.
- He is just six wins shy of 600 for his career and would become the 39th (14th active) head coach with at least 600 victories at the Division I level.
- Entering the 2020-21 campaign, his victory total ranks 18th 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.