Albany State predicted to finish fourth in SIAC East, Simpson and Parker named to all-Conference 1st Team

The SIAC announced their 2022-23 men’s basketball preseason ranking Thursday morning. The Golden Rams who went 7-10 overall and 4-7 last season and finished fifth in the Eadtern Division, were picked to finish fourth in the preseason pole, ranking behind Morehouse, Benedict, and Savannah State.

Men’s Basketball Preseason Rankings by Division
East Division

  1. Morehouse
  2. Benedict
  3. Savannah State
  4. Albany State
  5. Fort Valley State
  6. Clark Atlanta
  7. Allen
  8. Edward Waters

West Division

  1. Miles
  2. Tuskegee
  3. LeMoyne-Owen
  4. Kentucky State
  5. Central State
  6. Lane
  7. Spring Hill

Malik Parker

Golden Rams Malik Parker and Jordan Simpson were both named to the SIAC Preseason All-First Team. Parker, a senior guard out of Chicago, IL paced ASU in scoring and was the third-ranked bucket getter in the SIAC last season, putting in 17.6 ppg.

Jordan Simpson

Senior forward Jordan Simpson from Pasadena California was the second-leading scorer on last year’s squad, averaging 15.3 points per contest. Simpson also led the team and conference in rebounding at 11.6 and was second in the conference in field goal percentage at 62.3%.

2022-23 SIAC Men’s Basketball Preseason Team
First Team
Yasim Hooker*MilesSeniorGuardNewark, NJ
Jordan Simpson*Albany StateSeniorForwardPasadena, CA
Malik Parker*Albany StateSeniorGuardChicago, IL
Kabamba Beril*Spring HillSophomoreForwardClearwater, FL
K.J. DoucettFort Valley StateSophomoreForwardAustell, GA
Second Team
Montrell JacobsKentucky StateSeniorGuardMilwaukee, WI
Gregg BoydTuskegeeR-SeniorGuardSeat Pleasant, MD
Mykayle CarterMilesJuniorForwardLauderhill, FL
Marcus ScottCentral StateJuniorGuardHinesville, GA
Brandon BeildlemanBenedictJuniorGuardCharlotte, N.C.

*Indicates returner for 2021-22 SIAC All-Conference Team

Albany State tips off the 2022-23 season Friday, November 11 at 8 pm when they head to Livingston, Alabama to take on Mississippi College.

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