Hampton picked second, NSU third in MEAC preseason poll

NORFOLK (WAVY) — One year after winning the MEAC Tournament at Scope and a game in the NCAA Tournament, Hampton University has been picked to finish second in the MEAC preseason basketball poll.

Norfolk State was picked to finish third. North Carolina Central was the preseason pick to win the conference.

NSU senior guard Jeff Short, who averaged 19 points per game last season, was named the preseason Player of the Year.


2015 MEAC Men’s Basketball Predicted Order of Finish
As voted on by the Conference’s Head Men’s Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors

1.      North Carolina Central (14)                   316 points

2.      Hampton (9)                                         297 points

3.      Norfolk State                                        283 points

4.      Maryland Eastern Shore                        249 points

5.      Howard (1)                                           235 points

6.      North Carolina A&T State                      163 points

7.      Morgan State                                        159 points

8.      S.C. State (1)                                        144 points

9.      Delaware State                                      138 points

10.  Bethune-Cookman                                   135 points

11.  Coppin State (1)                                      113 points

12.  Savannah State                                      103 points

13.  Florida A&M                                            31 points


All-MEAC First Team


James Daniel          Howard               G    5-10     Jr.
Jeff Short                Norfolk State       G    6-4       Sr.Quinton Chievous    Hampton             F    6-6       Grad.
Bruce Beckford       NC A&T              F    6-7        Sr.
Dominique Elliott     UMES                C    6-8        Sr.


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