By Sasha Lester and Alex Dynan
The VCU Men’s Basketball Team will kick off the new season on Friday, November 7th with an exhibition game against Virginia Union University.
Fans can expect to see three new faces on the court this season: David Hinton, Bradford Burgess and Terrance Saintil. Star guard and Preseason “Player of the Year”, Eric Maynor, is the only senior on the team this year.
Maynor said he’s confident in the abilities of the freshman.
“They fit in real good. Guys are working hard. Bradford Burgess and Terrance Saintil are both working hard. I think they’re going to step right in and play.”
Sophomore center Larry Sanders says he’s ready to step up and help Maynor lead the team on the court. “I have the responsibility now to have to lead by example. I have to lead the other post players and just give them a good example of what to do.”
Sanders is excited and is hopeful for another great season with the Rams.
“Winning the CAA Championship…that’s all I want. I want that ring.”
For the complete VCU Men’s Basketball 2008-2009 schedule, visit http://www.vcuathletics.com/mbb_schedule.php