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College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

After averaging 27.1 points per game in 2015-16, James Daniel is the nation's top scorer returning in 2016-17, and he will look to lead a Howard team that returns the bulk of their roster from a year ago. (Source: HBCU Sports)
After averaging 27.1 points per game in 2015-16, James Daniel is the nation’s top scorer returning in 2016-17, and he will look to lead a Howard team that returns the bulk of their roster from a year ago. (Source: HBCU Sports)

With the exhibition season in full swing, and coming to a close early this week, that can mean only one thing.

The 2016-17 college basketball regular season is just around the corner!

Things get underway Friday, November 11th at Noon EST with the first regular season game of the season, and there will be a plethora of talent on display across all 32 conferences all season long.

Before the season gets started, we decided to hand out some preseason hardware, in the form of our Conference Player of the Year award and All-Conference Teams.

Along with that, we have the College Court Report All-Americans, and the Mid-Major Player of the Year Preseason Watch List. Links to all of the conference awards and the Watch List can be found at the bottom of each article.

Below, you can find the All-Conference Teams and Conference Player of the Year for the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Continue reading College Court Report Preseason All-Conference Teams: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

2016-17 Conference Previews: Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference

Bakari Copeland will take on a lead role for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks in 2016-17 with the departure of both Devin Martin and Dominique Elliott. Can he lead the Hawks back into contention in the competitive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference?
Bakari Copeland (21) will take on a lead role for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks in 2016-17 with the departure of both Devin Martin and Dominique Elliott. Can he lead the Hawks back into contention in the competitive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference?

Over the past two seasons, the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) has been dominated by one team: the Hampton Pirates.

The Pirates have represented the conference in each of the last two NCAA Tournaments, and they won a conference-best 13 games in MEAC play a season ago. Heading into the 2016-17 season, the Pirates have their sights set on a three-peat, while the other 12 teams will be looking to knock them from atop the conference hierarchy.

There are a handful of teams who have the talent and experience in place to knock off the Pirates atop the MEAC. From top to bottom, this year’s race for the MEAC crown will be one of the more competitive races across the NCAA. With talent scattered all over the conference, any team can win on any given night in 2016-17.
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Prey Harder: The Devin Martin Story

Devin Martin put together two stellar years with the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, and recently signed with a sports agency, marking the start of a professional career that has been years in the making.
Devin Martin put together two stellar years with the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, and recently signed with a sports agency, marking the start of a professional career that has been years in the making.

“The harder you prey, the harder you work, and the more you’ll succeed.”

If you ask Devin Martin what the phrase “prey harder” means to him, that’s what he will tell you.

The guard played the last two years for the Maryland-Eastern Shore Hawks, who regularly use #PreyHarder on social media to describe the men’s basketball program.

Last week, Martin signed a contract with his agency, taking the next step towards his ultimate dream of making it to the NBA. But, in the early years, some wondered if his dream would ever be realized.

Martin has had to overcome various challenges that would have knocked most people down and kept them away from realizing their dreams. Instead of letting the obstacles keep him down, Martin overcame them all, seemingly coming out stronger and more mature each time.

It must have been fate that led Martin to the Hawks before the 2014-15 season, as he has been living the “Prey Harder” life since his high school days. Continue reading Prey Harder: The Devin Martin Story