MINNEAPOLIS, MN - The 2012-13 rendition of the Hampden-Sydney Basketball team is ranked #25 in the D3Hoops.com Preseason Poll.
The Tigers return 14 players from a team that went 19-8 and 11-5 in the ODAC last season and advanced to the ODAC Tournament semifinals. A highly experienced squad, five seniors and and three returning juniors dot the roster, all of which who have been in the Tiger rotation throughout their careers.
Preseason All-American candidate Harrison George (Raleigh, NC/Leesville Road) is back in the mix for his senior season after leading the team in total points, rebounds, assists, and steals en route to earning Second-Team All-South Region and First-Team All-ODAC a season ago. Khobi Williamson (Norfolk, VA/Maury) is back for his junior year after having a breakout sophomore season that saw him emerge as the team's third leading scorer while also ranking first in rebounds and blocks per game, earning Third-Team All-ODAC honors.
The Tigers first game this year will be an exhibition contest against D2 St. Augustine's at home on November 5 and they open regular season play on November 17 at Washington College.