Sinclair Picked to Finish 4th in the OCCAC

Dayton, Ohio- In its second annual preseason coaches' poll, Sinclair Community College was picked to finish fourth in the Ohio Community College Athletics Conference (OCCAC). In front of the Tartan Pride include (in order) Cincinnati State Technical and Community College, Owens Community College and Lakeland Community College. 

 

OCCAC Pre-Season Men's Basketball Coaches Poll

 

1

Cincinnati State (5)

 

2

Owens (2)

 
 

3

Lakeland (1)

 
 

  4  

Sinclair 

     

5

Cuyahoga

     

6

Columbus State

 
 

7

Lorain

     

8

Edison

     

(#) Number of First place votes

Steven Perriere, a 6'7" Forward out of Villepinte, France has been recognized as one of three Top Incoming Freshman according to NJCAA's DII 2014-15 Men's Basketball Season Preview of the Top Newcomers in District XI.  The other two freshman recognized include Cario Brown (Cuyahoga) and Jemicheal Blanton (Clark State). 

Three Tartans were named as preseason Top Returning Players in that same NJCAA Season Preview. First recognized was Wesley Parr, a 6'7" Forward from Cleveland, Ohio who is listed as the 4th Top Returning Player in Scoring at 13.6 points per game. He was an OCCAC Honorable Mention and named Sinclair's MVP a year ago. Next was Connor Myslowski, a 6'4" Guard from West Carrollton, Ohio. He averaged 7.4 points, 4 rebounds, and 2 assists in 27 games played last season. Last mentioned was Ashier Poole, a 6'0" Guard out of Cleveland, Ohio. Poole averaged 2.2 points per game and 1.8 rebounds per game.

Sinclair is entering the 2014-15 season after finishing 3rd in the OCCAC with a 21-9 overall record, 6-6 in the OCCAC. The Tartans were ranked in the Top 20 of the NJCAA Division II National Men's Basketball Polls for 11 weeks from Dec. 3, 2013 to Feb. 4, 2014 and spent 3 weeks at No.4.

All five sophomores from a year ago transferred to 4 year institutions:

Trace Cureton (6-4/Indianapolis Cathedral H.S.) – Utah State

Richard Weaver (6-5/Dayton Medowdale H.S.) – Northwood Univ.

Corbin Bates (6-1/Akron Firestone H.S.) – Ohio Valley Univ

Aaron Montgomery (6-3/Mooresville H.S. IN) – Bluffton Univ.

Cameron Lee (6-3/Lakota East H.S.) – College of Mt. Saint Joseph

 

Sinclair Community College travels to take on the University of Charleston (WV) on Saturday Nov. 1st at 4pm for an exhibition game. They then begin regular season play hosting Cedarville University's JV team Tuesday November 4th at 7pm in Building 8 P.A.C. Gymnasium.

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Patrick Kaindl
Sports Information Director
Sinclair Athletics