Cardinals Gear up for Challenging 2013-14 Season Led by Captains Glen Thomas '14 & Zach Lynch '14
With the graduation of three 1,000 point scorers, including all-time scoring leader Shasha Brown ’13, it will be a different look for Wesleyan basketball this year. Seniors Zach Lynch (#30, right side photo) and Glen Thomas (#33, left side photo) will provide great leadership for our younger team. Competition for playing time will be intense as many minutes are now open in the team’s rotation. Once again the NESCAC will be an extremely tough conference so the Cardinals will be challenged every time they take to the floor.
Highlights of the schedule include welcoming the Coast Guard Academy, Dickinson College, and MCLA to the second annual Herb Kenny Tip Off Tournament the weekend of November 15 to inaugurate the season. The Cardinals will participate in the UMass Boston Thanksgiving weekend tournament and take on Emerson in the first round match up. The first game in 2014 will be against Bridgewater State in the Springfield College New Year’s tournament the weekend of January 3. NESCAC play will begin the weekend of January 10 with a road trip against a strong Colby team and veteran Bowdoin squad.
Wesleyan frontcourt will be anchored by senior captain Glen Thomas. Glen wrapped up last season second in the NESCAC with 8.5 rebounds per game. Wesleyan will look for high impact contributions from its junior class. Tim Gallivan ’15, at 6-7, and 6-7 Chris Tugman ’15 are expected to play significant minutes in the frontcourt and should be ready for break out years. Sophomore forward Rashid Epps, at 6-5, had a super freshman campaign including a 15-point, 15-rebound performance in only his eighth collegiate game versus Mitchell College.
Competition in the backcourt will also be spirited. Junior Bryan Galvin has played valuable minutes for the Cardinals the past two seasons and his tireless work ethic should put him in a position to see game action. Sophomore wing Brian Bartner and sophomore combo guard BJ Davis were voted most improved players by their peers last year and expect to make a major impact this year as well. Joining them in the class of 2016 are Jack Mackey, a dynamic athletic guard, and Aaron Morgan, an energetic point guard.
There will be five freshmen on the roster fighting for playing time, along with transfer Joe Edmonds, a 6-5 versatile wing.