MONTGOMERY, Ala. --- The Huntingdon
College men's basketball team opens the 2010-11 season tonight in an
exhibition game against Division I Troy University.
The Hawks finished last season 11-13
overall and Head Coach Mike Pugh is excited to get the season
started. “This year's group of players provides the most depth on
the team since I've been at Huntingdon,” says Pugh. “Our senior
class has a lot of leadership and experience, and I look forward to
seeing how the new guys fit into the team.”
The Hawks' top returners are seniors
Adrian Williams and Ephriam Hudson, each finishing third and fourth
in scoring, respectively. Last season, Williams ranked first on the
team in rebounds (135) and blocked shots (64), while averaging 9.5
points per game.
Ephriam Hudson led the Hawks in field
goal attempts (293), 3-point attempts (184), and 3-points made (56)
last year. Hudson finished third in the Great South Athletic
Conference for scoring with a 16.7 average per game. The GSAC awarded
Hudson to the All-Academic squad last season.
Newcomers set to make an immediate
impact are junior transfers Jacob Moody and Willie McDowell. Moody, a
native of Danville, Ala., is a 6-7 forward transfer from Shoals
Community College. McDowell, a native of Eclectic, Ala., is a 6-4
forward transfer from Troy University and also plays wide receiver
for the Hawks' football team.
“I expect our team to improve on last
seasons' record and finish strong in the conference tournament,”
The Hawks open the 2010-11 season
tonight, Nov. 12, at 7 p.m. in Troy, Ala. Huntingdon will play
Division I Troy University in an exhibition game.