2019-20 SLIAC Men's Basketball Preseason Watch List
The following nine players will have an impact on the success of their teams this season in SLIAC play. Heading up that list is a trio of returning First Team All-Conference players. Dakota Bennington was 3rd in the SLIAC in scoring last year at 23.3 points per game and got to the free-throw line a league leading 180 times. Karson Hayes is looking to close out his career with Blackburn on a high note. Hayes has led the Beavers in scoring in each of the last two season (including 19.5 points per game last season) and led his team to the postseason in each of those seasons. Josh Johnson earned First Team honors after leading Webster with 18.0 points per game. He is joined on the watch list by teammates Enrique Tankins and Rodson Etienne. Tankins routinely fills up the boxscore while Etienne averaged 13.3 points per game while shooting 59-percent from the field. Last year's SLIAC Newcomer of the Year, Logan Dorethy, will be looking to further asert himself and lead the Highlanders this season. Spalding's Marcus Montgomery averaged 16.7 points per game last year while ranking 7th in three-point percentage. Trevaughn Goodman has increased his scoring in each season since his freshman year, with a career high 20.4 points per game last year, and is looking to continue that trend in his senior year. Eric Williams will have a chance at a scoring title for Greenville after finishing 2nd last season at 23.7 points per game.