MYRTLE BEACH - College basketball begins in two weeks, and Coastal Carolina will begin the season at Akron. But on Thursday, the Chants got to take the temperature of the rest of the league as Myrtle Beach played host to Big South Media Day.
A lot of talent returns to many of the teams on the men's side of things this year, and the media poll has shown Coastal Carolina is projected to finish third in the south division. The Chants lose the majority of their scoring with the loss of Anthony Raffa and Kierre Greenwood, but head coach Cliff Ellis isn't worried about that.
Click above to hear from coach about his team's potential.
Below are the projected polls for the Big South this year:
MEN'S PROJECTED ORDER OF FINISH:
1. Charleston Southern (28 first place votes)
3. COASTAL CAROLINA (2)
4. UNC Asheville
1. High Point (25)
2. Liberty (3)
4. VMI (2)
Preseason Player of the Year: John Brown, High Point
WOMEN'S PROJECTED ORDER OF FINISH:
1. Liberty (13 first place votes)
2. Winthrop (11)
4. High Point
5. Gardner-Webb (1)
9. COASTAL CAROLINA
10. Charleston Southern
11. UNC Asheville
Preseason Player of the Year: Dequesha McClanahan, Winthrop