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Emegano Tabbed Preseason POY; ORU Picked Third

Emegano Tabbed Preseason POY; ORU Picked Third

Complete Summit League Release

TULSA, Okla. – The Oral Roberts University men's basketball team was picked to finish third in The Summit League by a panel of SIDs, coaches and media, it was announced Wednesday. Additionally, Obi Emegano was a first team all-league selection and was also chosen as the Preseason Player of the Year.  

Emegano finished second in the league in scoring last year at 18.3 points per game, and averaged 19.4 points per game in league play. He led the league and was fifth in the nation in free throws made (205) last season. He was an NABC Second Team All-District and a First Team All-Summit League selection in 2014-15, also earning a spot on the Summit League's All-Tournament team. Twice he was named the Summit League Player of the Week, including the last week of the regular season after dropping a career best 34 points against North Dakota State while grabbing a career high eight rebounds in the same game.

ORU finished third in the league last year and advanced to the semifinals of The Summit League Tournament. After falling to eventual champion North Dakota State, ORU earned its first ever berth in the CBI and advanced to the second round after beating UC Santa Barbara.

The 2015-16 regular season kicks off November 13 as ORU hosts Missouri State in a game that will be broadcast on ESPN3. The Golden Eagles will also have two exhibition contests as they host Rogers State (Nov. 2) and Central Oklahoma (Nov. 7).

 

SUMMIT LEAGUE MEN'S BASKETBALL

2015-16 PRESEASON POLL

Place

Team

Points (1st)

1.

South Dakota State

541 (30)

2.

North Dakota State

481 (3)

3.

Oral Roberts

403 (1)

4.

Fort Wayne

316

5.

South Dakota

283

6.

IUPUI

239

7.

Omaha

192

8.

Denver

164

9.

Western Illinois

126

 

Preseason Player of the Year: Obi Emegano, Oral Roberts

 

First Team 

Name

School

Pos.

Year

Jake Bittle

South Dakota State

G

Sr.

Garret Covington

Western Illinois

G

Jr.

Obi Emegano

Oral Roberts

G

Sr.

A.J. Jacobson

North Dakota State

G/F

So.

George Marshall

South Dakota State

G

Sr.

Deondre Parks

South Dakota State

G

Sr.

 

Second Team

Name

School

Pos.

Year

Marcellus Barksdale

IUPUI

G

Sr.

Kory Brown

North Dakota State

G

Sr.

Mo Evans

Fort Wayne

G

Jr.

Max Landis

Fort Wayne

G

Sr.

Dexter Werner

North Dakota State

F

Jr.

 

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ORU Races Past JMU 74-64
November 21, 2015 ORU Races Past JMU 74-64