Danny Rudeen is one of four returning starters for the Morningside basketball team.
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With a very experienced team returning, the Morningside men's basketball team was picked to finish fourth in the GPAC preseason poll. The Mustangs did get one first place vote, and could challenge for the conference title.
Head coach Jim Sykes has had eight winning seasons over the last ten year, including an 18-15 record last season. The Mustangs return 11 lettermen, including four starters.
Morningside peaked at the end of the season by winning 10 of their last 13 games and reached the championship game of the GPAC tournament. They hope that momentum will lead to big things.
"I'm hoping that we come into the season with a little bit of confidence, but not over-confidence," Head Coach Jim Sykes said. "Respect our opponents, but fear none of them. Hopefully we can do that, and get off to a good start. It's not going to be easy. We play a very difficult schedule."
"We finished last season on a great note," senior Danny Rudeen added. "We got a lot of momentum heading into this year. Still have a core group of guys, a lot a of guys returning so we're really excited about this year."
Morningside will open the season on the road against William Penn on November 1st.
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