The GC Men's Basketball team are ready to begin their 2012-2013 season and, though they will miss their graduating seniors, they have a string recruiting class that is sure to propel the team through the SLIAC.
Last season, GC scored an average of 85.8 points per game, recorded 39.1 rebounds per game, and had 9.1 steals per game. They ended their season with a record of 15-9, going 10-6 in the SLIAC. They failed to qualify for the Conference tournament
Greenville will miss the presence of the 2012 graduating class. GC lost their top four scoring players from the 2011-2012 season, Markeith Brown, K.J. Hilliard, Jonas McBride, and Dondrale Campbell. These four men combined to score an average of 45.1 of the Panthers' average of 85.8 points per game. The absense of these senior leaders from last year have left big shoes for the team to fill.
Fortunately, the Greenville staff thinks they have found just the men to do it. Transfer students, MarQuel Brown and Tevin Rollins, both from Los Angeles, Calif., are expected to be big for Greenville this year. The team also returns upperclassman Ben Giertz, Alex Mumphard, and Jordan Smith, all players who contributed last season and will step up to lead the team.
The Panthers will take to the court on Friday Nov. 16, when they travel to Westminster to play in the Tip-Off Classic.