Goldey-Beacom College’s men’s basketball team was picked to finish second in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference South Division based on a vote by the league’s coaches.
Goldey-Beacom last season won the CACC South Division and tied the school record for most victories to mark the fourth time it has done this. It also notched back-to-back 20-win seasons for the second time in program history, advanced to the CACC Tournament semifinals and won 11 of its last 13 contests.
Goldey-Beacom’s success this upcoming season will rely on senior guard Corey Taite, of Sayreville, New Jersey, the reigning CACC Player of the Year. Taite was picked first-team NABC All-East Region, CCA All-East Region and a member of the CACC All-Tournament Team last season.
Taite last season closed 61st in the country with 19.4 points per game; 14th with 67 steals; 20th with 2.23 steals per contest; 21st with 156 free throws; 51st with 581 points; 69th with 1,058 minutes; and 76th with 35.3 minutes per game. He also ended first in the CACC in free throws, second in points and third in points per game.
Taite will enter the campaign fourth in school history with 1,236 points, second with a .396 three-point percentage, second with 318 free throws, third with 148 three-pointers, fourth with 268 assists, tied for fourth with 167 steals, fifth with 385 field goals and seventh with 388 rebounds.
Senior Mahir Johnson, of Chester, Pennsylvania, ended last season first in the CACC with a .459 three-point percentage, 15th with a .460 field goal percentage, 29th with 39 three-pointers, 31st with 11.9 points per game and scored in double figures 20 times that included 15 of his last 16 games.
Sophomore Marcellus Livingston, of Linden, New Jersey, ended last season 37th in the league with 11.4 points per game, ninth with a .787 free throw percentage, 14th with a .397 three-point percentage, 25th with 46 three-pointers, 27th with 5.3 rebounds per game and scored in double figures 18 times that included 10 of his last 12 contests.
Goldey-Beacom opens its season Nov. 10 at Bentley.
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