Tiger Basketball will get one more tune-up contest in before the regular season starts when they welcome the Carolina Christian College Centurions to S. Douglas Fleet Gymnasium on Sunday at 2 pm.
Due to competitive reasons, the game will not be webcasted but you can attend the game in-person at no charge.
The Tigers are a young group with just four upperclassmen on the 16-man roster, but both juniors and seniors are seasoned veterans while four of the five sophomores saw regular playing time a season ago. A strong seven-man freshmen class will help bolster the roster as several will be competing for the chance to start or a valuable reserve.
Leading the way for the Tigers is senior Malik Crute, a third-team All-ODAC honoree from last season and senior Justin Reid. Crute led the team with 14.7 points and also added 4.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists, and 1.5 steals. Reid played in 18 games and shot 50% from the field while being one of the Tiger's top defensive players.
Both juniors, Kevin Quinn and Chaise Johnson, have been a consistent presence on the court for H-SC since they stepped foot on campus. Quinn has played in 50 games with 24 starts over his career. He ranked second on the team in points a year ago with 11.5 and made his mark as a three-point shooter as he made 2.6 three pointers a game while shooting 38.8% from deep. Johnson has 40 games to his record with 13 starts. He came in third on the team in points at 9.5 a contest and shot an efficient 45.2% overall and 43.8% from beyond the arc.
Brendan McHale is back for his second year as the team's likely starting point guard after playing in 26 games and receiving 16 starts at the point. He handed out 102 assists and contributed 33 steals with shooting splits of. 44.3% overall and 35.7% from three. Drew Scott played 11.5 minutes in 17 outings and proved to be a strong rebounder, reeling in 8.8 boards per 40 minutes with a career-high of seven in two games.
Jake Hahn saw the court in 23 games and started three for 10 minutes per contest. He also proved to be a capable rebounder as he grabbed 10.5 rebounds per 40 minutes. He scored a career-high 10 points against Johnson & Wales in 11 minutes and collected nine rebounds in 18 minutes at Virginia Wesleyan. Jake Furrow played on all 26 games with one start and proved to be one of the Tigers most efficient shooters, canning 40.9% from deep range. Baker Haviland rounds out the returning cast and he played in three games but saw his year come to a quick end just four games into the season due to an injury.