Who: The Piedmont Lions (DIII) (Exhibition game)
What: Men’s basketball
Where: The Convocation Center
When: 7:00pm on Thursday November 1st
Why: To get the younger players experience and for the team to get practice playing together. Winning is incidental.
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Projected Starting Lineups
PG: Yonel Brown (#4)
SG: Delbert Love (#3)
F: Brandon Dawson (#35)
F: Markeith Cummings (#2)
F/C: Aaron Anderson (#21)
Because this is an exhibition, Coach Preston may elect to start his freshmen to get them a little extra experience. I wouldn’t expect KSU’s regular season lineup to start more than one half.
G: Jessie Jenkins (#11)
G: Dylan Delaney (#23)
F: Kyle Lundberg (#33)
F: Tyler Arnold (#22)
Piedmont returns 8 players this season, but they have absolutely no size as their tallest player (6’6″) played just three minutes per game last season.
Jessie Jenkins is Piedmont’s leading scorer/rebounder and Dylan Delaney also scored double digits last season. Delaney shot 36.4% from three point range last season so he is one of their biggest weapons.
-Myles Hamilton will not be playing.
-Brandon Dawson’s status is unknown.
-Willy Kouassi and Bernard Morena (redshirts) are not likely to play.
-We are not sure of the status of walk-on Kris Drees.
Piedmont is a Division III school which means that their players are non-scholarship athletes. This game vs. Division I Kennesaw is what the Tennessee, Notre Dame and Pittsburgh games are to KSU. It’s a chance for their players to prove they belong and can hang with bigger schools.
KSU SHOULD have too much size and talent for Piedmont to match but that is why they play the game.
This is a chance for the Owls to showcase their talents to everybody and to help get the students and fans excited for the start of the regular season.
Kennesaw by 32