November 29, 2017
By: Erica Rose
The Moravian men’s basketball team is not what it was just three years ago when Head Coach Justin Potts took over. Oh no, the team Potts took over had just one winning season since 2008-2009. In just two years, Potts has proven to be quite a respectable coach, leading his team to a 19-9 overall record (which tied the school record in wins) in his second year and tying for first place in the Landmark Conference regular season (the squad was originally picked 4th in the preseason poll.) The team also won the program’s first postseason game in 27 years, by defeating Susquehanna University.
So this year the team is coming in with the mindset to win and the league now expects them to. The Greyhounds were picked 2nd in this years Landmark Conference Preseason Poll, which is picked by the head coaches. The defending champions, University of Scranton, were predicted to finish first.
Potts brings back 13 players from last year’s roster, but the Greyhounds are still very young with just three seniors on the team. So far the team is 3-1 on the year, it was the first time in more then 20 years the Greyhounds opened up a year 3-0. Their lone loss came in their last outing to rival DeSales, after a poor shooting performance. However, the Bulldogs are always a tough opponent and to have hung in their with them and falling by just 6 points is pretty impressive.
The biggest thing for Potts this season will be getting his players to mature on the floor. They also have to make sure they make every possession count and not take so many bad shots.