GIF: Hialeah's own Shawn Jones scores his first points as a member of the Miami HEAT in the 3rdQ http://t.co/DSNGidULhW - None
2014 CBB Conference Champions with No Chance of Repeating This Season - 2013-14 Record: 24-9 (13-3 in C-USA)
Noteworthy Departures: Shawn Jones, Neiko Hunter, Kerry Hammonds, Trantell Knight
Middle Tennessee State was one of four teams to claim a share of the 2013-14 C-USA regular-season title, but the Blue Raiders won't be sniffing that crown this year.
Those four players listed above were their four leading scorers last season. They combined to account for 65.2 percent of the points MTSU scored.
But one thing to note about Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders is that they make their bread on defense and typically have a very deep rotation. Two years ago, they only had one player average better than 8.5 PPG, while a total of nine players averaged at least 13 minutes per game.
Expect Jaqawn Raymond and Reggie Upshaw to emerge as the primary scorers in a rotation of eight or nine players, but also expect the Blue Raiders to finish well behind both Louisiana Tech and UTEP in the conference standings because it's hard to replace your top four scorers no matter how deep you go.
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@Rizzmigizz Shawn Jones... He was his conference player of the year and is from Hialeah... So you be quiet if you know what's good for you! - None
RT @IraHeatBeat: Looks like this could be it for most Heat regulars. On the court now: Cole, Granger, Birch, Ennis and Shawn Jones. - None
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