NICEVILLE, Fla. – With the start of men's basketball season just around the corner, NWFRaiders.com will take a look at the program in a four-part preview series.
Northwest Florida State opens its 2019-20 campaign at home on Nov. 1 against State College of Jacksonville. Tip is set for 7:30 p.m.
The first part of the series is a look at players that have moved on in the last two years. These players are currently listed on rosters for the 2019-20 season.
Robinson played in 30 games for Eastern Kentucky in 2018-19. The 6-2 guard from Little Rock, Ark., led the team and was 11th in the Ohio Valley Conference with 3.3 assists per game. Robinson ranked seventh in the league averaging a 1.7 assist-turnover ratio. He posted 7.7 points and 4.1 rebounds per contest a year ago.
Feliz played in all 33 games for Illinois last season. The Dominican Republic native averaged 8.3 points per game, fifth on the team, and was fifth with 2.9 rebounds per contest. He scored in double figures 11 times, including a season-high 26 points against Northwestern.
After one year at New Mexico, Ezzenddine opted to play professionally and is currently playing for Champville in Lebanon's LBL League.
Davis averaged 18.8 minutes and 8.1 points per game for Auburn-Montgomery in 2018-19. The 6-3 guard was second on the team with 48 three-pointers and shot 35 percent from beyond the arc.
Boyd was named to the SoCon All-Tournament Team after scoring 21 points in the quarterfinal round and 13 in the semifinals for ETSU. Boyd led the team in scoring averaging 12.2 points per game and scored in double figures 24 times, including a season-best 24 points against Norfolk State.
A 6-5 forward, Morgan enters his junior season with the Eastern Michigan looking to continue his solid play from a year ago when he posted 8.9 points per game for NWF. Morgan and the Eagles are looking to build on a 15-17 season in 2018-19 in which the team finished third in the West Division of the MAC.
Jackson joined the Pirates after averaging 8.1 points and 3.3 rebounds on Northwest Florida State's 2018-19 NJCAA Elite Eight squad and was named All-Panhandle Conference Second Team.
Henry is gearing up for a big season with Jacksonville State in the Ohio Valley Conference. The Gamecocks finished third in the leagues last season after posting a 24.9 record. Henry was named All-Panhandle Conference Second Team after he averaged 5.7 points per game.
Hamlet joined North Texas after a fantastic sophomore season with the Raiders. The Memphis, Tenn., native posted 17.8 points and 6.5 assists per game and was rated the No. 17 junior college player in the nation by jucoRecruiting.com. Hamlet was also named Panhandle Conference Newcomer of the Year.
Few players that graduated from the junior college ranks last season have as much hype surrounding them as Chris Duarte. The 2019 NJCAA National Player of the Year joins an Oregon squad ready to make a move after going 25-13 last season and advancing to the Sweet Sixteen. The Duck have been picked to win the 2019-20 Pac-12 title. Duarte averaged 19.4 points and 7.3 rebounds for NWF leading the team to its fifth-straight conference title.
Bowling Green is looking to build off a 22-12 campaign a year ago in which the team advanced to the MAC championship game for the first time in 17 years. Diggs enters the year after shooting 40.3 percent (144-357) from 3-point range combined at Florida Southern and Northwest Florida State. The 6-5 guard was named All-Panhandle Conference and converted 42.2 percent of his shot from beyond the arc with the Raiders.
Bridges joins UIC after sitting out last season at Northwest Florida State. The 6-11 forward played in 24 games as a freshman. The Flames were 16-16 overall last season and 10-8 in Horizon League action.
DeBaut was a member of back-to-back Panhandle Conference championship teams averaging 4.5 points and 5.5 rebounds as a sophomore. In 53 career games with the Raiders, DeBaut was 72-of-134 (.537) from the field.
Baker looks to lead the Cowboys after a successful 2018-19 season with the Raiders. The 6-4 guard averaged 3.1 points per game in 18 appearances. Under second-year head coach Heath Schroyer, McNeese is looking to bounce back from a 9-22 season a year ago.
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