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Morgan’s Black, Chiles; Coppin’s Murray named first team All-MEAC

Posted on 10 March 2014 by WNST Staff

NORFOLK, Va. - North Carolina Central senior guard Jeremy Ingram was named the 2014 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Player of the Year as announced by the conference on Monday.  Howard’s James Daniel was selected as Rookie of the Year and Hampton’s Du’Vaughn Maxwell garnered the Defensive Player of the Year honor.  North Carolina Central Head Coach Levelle Moton was named the MEAC Coach of the Year.

All awards are voted on by the conference’s head men’s basketball coaches and sports information directors.

Ingram averaged 20.2 points and 3.8 rebounds to lead the Eagles to a 15-1 conference mark and a regular season MEAC Championship. The Charlotte native scored at least 20 points in 16-of-30 games this season. Ingram, who earned MEAC Player of the Week four times, tallied 113 rebounds, 35 assists, 21 blocks, and 50 steals this season. He also added a season-high 38 points against Savannah State.

Daniel led the MEAC in scoring at 21.7 points, while shooting 40-percent from three on the season. Daniel recorded double figures in scoring in all 26 games this season and notched a career-high 38 points in against Hampton. Daniel garnered MEAC Rookie of the Week honors eight times.

Maxwell led the Pirates offense by scoring 14.9 points. Defensively, Maxwell registered 218 total rebounds (7.4 per game) and reached double figures in scoring 26 times and double-digit rebounds seven times. A two-time MEAC Player of the Week and six-time MEAC Defensive Player of the Week honoree, Maxwell finished with six double-doubles, including 20 points and 10 rebounds against Winthrop.

Moton earned the Coach of the Year after leading the NCCU Eagles to a 15-1 record in conference play and its first regular-season MEAC title. Moton also guided North Carolina Central to a 25-5 mark, including a win over N.C. State.

Ingram is joined on the 2014 All-MEAC First Team by Morgan State’s Ian Chiles and Justin Black, Coppin State’s Michael Murray, and Hampton’s Du’Vaughn Maxwell.

North Carolina Central clinched the MEAC regular season title with a 64-57 win over Savannah State. The Eagles will enter the tournament as the number one seed and will face the winner of the No.8 Howard vs. No. 9 North Carolina A&T matchup on Wednesday, March 12 at 6 p.m.

The 2014 regular season champion, regular season runners-up, first-team members and top honorees including Player, Rookie, Defensive and Coach of the Year selections will be recognized in pre-game presentations prior to their first games of the 2014 MEAC Basketball Tournament. Tournament play tips off March 10-15 at the Scope Arena in Norfolk, Virginia.


Coach of the Year: Levelle Morton, North Carolina Central University
Player of the Year: Jeremy Ingram, North Carolina Central University
Rookie of the Year: James Daniel, Howard University
Defensive Player of the Year:  Du’Vaughn Maxwell, Hampton University



Name School Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown
Jeremy Ingram North Carolina Central G 6-3 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
Justin Black Morgan State G 6-2 Sr. St. Louis, Mo.
Michael Murray Coppin State F 6-5 Jr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Du’Vaughn Maxwell Hampton F 6-7 Sr. Manhattan, N.Y.
Ian Chiles Morgan State C 7-2 Sr. Cliffside Park, N.J.


Name School Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown
Pendarvis Williams Norfolk State G 6-6 Sr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Jamie Adams Florida A&M G 5-10 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Malcolm Hawkins Norfolk State F 6-5 Sr. Norfolk, Va.
Kendall Gray Delaware State F 6-10 Jr. Dover, Del.
Matthew Hezekiah South Carolina State C 6-11 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.


Name School Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown
Emanuel Chapman North Carolina Central G 6-1 Sr. Raleigh, N.C.
James Daniel Howard G 5-11 Fr. Hampton, Va.
Lamont Middleton North Carolina A&T G 6-3 Sr. Bronx, N.Y.
Jyles Smith* Savannah State F 6-8 Sr. Fairburn, Ga.
Troy Snyder* Maryland E. Shore F 6-6 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Brandon Goode Norfolk State C 7-0 Sr. Bronx, N.Y.


Name School Pos. Ht. Cl. Hometown
James Daniel Howard G 5-11 Fr. Hampton, Va.
Hakeem Baxter Maryland E. Shore G 6-2 Fr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Clemmye Owens Bethune-Cookman G 6-1 Fr. Toledo, Ohio
DeAndre Haywood Delaware State G 6-2 Fr. Paterson, N.J.
Jeremiah Hill Savannah State G 6-1 Fr. Richmond Hill, Ga.

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Morgan picked to finish second in preseason MEAC poll

Posted on 04 November 2013 by WNST Staff

Norfolk State’s Pendarvis Williams was selected as the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) men’s basketball Preseason Player of the Year, the conference announced on Monday.  The defending regular season champion Norfolk State Spartans were also picked to win the 2013-14 MEAC regular season title.  All awards are voted on by the conference’s head men’s basketball coaches and sports information directors.

Williams earned offensive player of the year accolades a year ago after leading the Spartans to a 16-0 conference finish and regular season title.  He averaged 14.3 points and started 29 of 31 games.  He ranked third in the MEAC in 3-point field goals made (65) and free-throw percentage (.814).  As a junior he posted five 20+ point performances and recorded one double-double.

Norfolk State received 14 first-place votes and totaled 624 points to take hold of the conference’s top spot.  The Spartans were unbeaten (16-0) in conference play last year and ranked the top five in several MEAC categories including scoring offense (4th), scoring margin (4th), field-goal percentage (5th), field-goal percentage defense (5th), 3-point field goal percentage (3rd), 3-point field goal percentage defense (4th), rebounding offense (4th), blocked shots (4th) and assists (4th).  NSU’s 2012-13 season concluded with a loss to Virginia, 67-56, in the first round of the National Invitation Tournament (NIT).

NSU, which finished 21-12 overall last year, welcomes a new head coach to the sideline as former assistant coach Robert Jones takes over the program.  The team welcomes back four starters and 11 letterwinners.

Morgan State was predicted to finish second with 555 total points.  The Bears fell three points shy of the conference’s tournament title last year, finishing 17-15 overall and 10-6 in conference place.  North Carolina Central was selected to finish in third while Hampton earned the fourth place nod.  Last year’s tournament champion North Carolina A&T was projected to finish fifth with Savannah State slated to follow at sixth place.  Delaware State (7th), Bethune-Cookman (8th), Coppin State (9th), Florida A&M (10th), South Carolina State (11th), Howard (12th) and Maryland Eastern Shore (13th) round out the 2013-14 preseason poll for the men’s basketball season.

Accompanying Williams on the Preseason All-MEAC First Team are Justin Black (Morgan State), Jeremy Ingram (N.C. Central), Michael Murray (Coppin State), and Matthew Hezikiah (S.C. State).

The 2013-14 MEAC men’s basketball season tips off on Tuesday, November 5 with South Carolina State taking on Claflin.  Eight MEAC teams will begin action on Friday, November 8.
The 2014 MEAC Basketball Tournament is slated for March 10-15 at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Norfolk, Va.

For more information on MEAC Men’s Basketball, log on to www.MEACsports.com.



2013 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.       Norfolk State (14)                            624 points
2.       Morgan State                (5)               555 points
3.       North Carolina Central (4)             493 points
4.       Hampton (1)                                     456 points
5.       North Carolina A&T (1)                  433 points
6.       Savannah State           (1)               401 points
7.       Delaware State                                330 points
8.       Bethune-Cookman                          300 points
9.       Coppin State                                    236 points
10.     Florida A&M                                     220 points
11.     South Carolina State                      156 points
12.     Howard                                              128 points
13.     Maryland Eastern Shore                83 points


2013-14 Men’s Basketball Preseason All-MEAC Teams
As voted on by the Conference’s Head Men’s Basketball Coaches and Sports Information Directors

Preseason Player of the Year: Pendarvis Williams, Norfolk State

 First Team

Name School Pos.  Ht.  Wt. Cl. Hometown
Justin Black Morgan State G 6-2 220 Sr. St. Louis, Mo.
Pendarvis Williams Norfolk State G 6-6 195 Sr. Philadelphia, Pa.
Jeremy Ingram N.C. Central G 6-3 175 Sr. Charlotte, N.C.
Michael Murray Coppin State F 6-5 210 Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y.
Matthew Hezikiah S.C. State C 6-11 6-11 Sr. Jacksonville, Fla.

Second Team

Name   School Pos.  Ht.  Wt. Cl. Hometown
Lamont Middleton N.C. A&T G 6-3 205 Sr. Bronx, N.Y.
Jamie Adams Florida A&M G 5-10 166 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
Bruce Beckford N.C. A&T F 6-7 215 So. Silver Spring, Md.
Du’Vaughn Maxwell Hampton F 6-7 215 Sr. Manhattan, N.Y.
Ian Chiles Morgan State C 7-2 260 r-Sr. Cliffside Park, N.J.

Third Team

Name   School Pos.  Ht.  Wt. Cl. Hometown
Malcolm Hawkins Norfolk State G 6-5 210 r-Sr. Norfolk, Va.
Emanuel Chapman N.C. Central G 6-1 160 Sr. Raleigh, N.C.
Anthony Hubbard* Morgan State G 6-5 230 Sr. Woodbridge, Va.
Troy Snyder* Maryland E. Shore F 6-6 215 Sr. Chicago, Ill.
RaShid Gaston Norfolk State F 6-8 230 So. Warren, Ohio
Brandon Goode Norfolk State C 7-0 235 Sr. Bronx, N.Y.

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Coppin F Murray named preseason All-MEAC first team

Posted on 04 November 2013 by WNST Staff

NORFOLK, Va. – Coppin State senior Michael Murray was named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Preseason All-Conference First Team and the Eagles were selected to finish ninth in the preseason poll as voted upon by the league’s head coaches and sports information directors and announced by the conference office on Monday.

Murray, who is the Eagles leading returning scorer and rebounder, averaged 12.4 points and a conference-leading 8.9 rebounds per game last season. He was joined on the first team by Justin Black of Morgan State, Pendarvis Williams of Norfolk State, Jeremy Ingram of North Carolina Central and Matthew Hezikiah of South Carolina State.

Coppin State was selected to finish ninth in the preseason poll after receiving 236 points. Norfolk State received 14 first-place votes and finished first in the preseason poll, while Morgan State earned five first-place votes and 555 points to finish second in the voting.

The All-MEAC preseason second team was comprised of Lamont Middleton and Bruce Beckford of North Carolina A&T, Jamie Adams of Florida A&M, Du’Vaugh Maxwell of Hampton and Ian Chiles of Morgan State.

Malcolm Hawkins, Rashid Gaston and Brandon Goode of Norfolk State, Emauel Chapman of North Carolina Central, Anthony Hubbard of Morgan State and Troy Snyder of Maryland Eastern Shore were named to the third team.

Norfolk State’s Williams was named the Preseason Player of the Year.

Coppin State will open the 2013-14 season on Friday (Nov. 8) at California.


MEAC Preseason Poll

1. Norfolk State

2. Morgan State

3. North Carolina Central

4. Hampton

5. North Carolina A&T

6. Savannah State

7. Delaware State

8. Bethune-Cookman

9. Coppin State

10. Florida A&M

11. South Carolina State

12. Howard

13. Maryland Eastern Shore

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Morgan’s Jackson, Black named All-MEAC

Posted on 11 March 2013 by WNST Staff

BALTIMORE, Md. – Senior DeWayne Jackson and junior Justin Black of Morgan State University’s men’s basketball team were named to the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) All-Conference Team.

It was the second time Jackson has been selected to the All-MEAC First-Team, while  Black, who was an All-Rookie member in 2011, was selected to the All-MEAC third team.

Selected and voted on by member coaches of the MEAC and the league’s Sports Information Directors, these student-athletes represent the finest basketball players in the MEAC.

Jackson completed the regular season averaging 13.6 points and led the Bears in the theft department by averaging 1.8 steals per game. His 1,537 career points ranks No. 6 in school history and he ranks No. 2 with 167 career steals.

Jackson enters his final MEAC Tournament in the Orange & Blue. The 6-foot-8 senior has been a major contributor at Morgan State where he has won a MEAC Championship, played in the NCAA Tournament and has received a number of postseason honors, including MEAC Rookie of the Year.

Jackson is the only player in school history to have the combination of over 1,500 points (1,537 – No. 7), 500 rebounds (539 – No. 9), 150 steals (167 – No. 2) and 150 assists (175).

Black completed the regular season as one of the top scorers in the conference and led the Bears by averaging 14.3 points per game. The Washington, D.C. native also led the team in assists (3.0 apg) and has 4) and has scored double figures in 22 of 28 games, including 16 of the last 18 contests.

Black, a product of Dunbar HS, has scored 20 or more points seven times this season, including a career-high 23 points at Coppin State on Feb. 9, 2013.

Morgan State enters the MEAC Tournament with the No. 5 overall seed and will face No. 12 seed South Carolina State in the Opening Round on Monday. Tip-off is scheduled for 9 p.m. at the Norfolk Scope Arena.

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