#42 Davidson Men's Basketball 2019-2020 Preview

Davidson Wildcats
2019-2020 Overall Rank: #42
Conference Rank: #2 Atlantic 10
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Coach Bob McKillop once again had a successful season at Davidson. He has been the head man at Davidson since the 1989-1990 season and there have not been too many bad campaign since. Last year the Wildcats went 24-10 overall, but had to settle for a trip to the NIT. The goal will clearly be the NCAA Tournament in 2020 though with their top six scorers returning.
2018-19 Record: 24-10, 14-4
2018-19 Postseason: NIT
Coach: Bob McKillop
Coach Record: 578-350 at Davidson, 578-350 overall
Key Departed Players:
Dusan Kovacevic, Forward, 1.9 ppg
Key Returning Players:
Kellan Grady, Junior, Guard, 17.3 ppg
Jon Axel Gudmundsson, Senior, Guard, 16.9 ppg
Luka Brajkovic, Sophomore, Forward, 11.1 ppg
Luke Frampton, Sophomore, Guard, 10.3 ppg
KiShawn Pritchett, Senior, Guard, 6.9 ppg
Carter Collins, Junior, Guard, 5.4 ppg
David Czerapowicz, Sophomore, Guard, 1.5 ppg
Key New Players:
Mike Jones, Sophomore, Guard
David Kristensen, Freshman, Forward
Hyunjung Lee, Freshman, Guard/Forward
Kellan Grady and Jon Axel Gudmundsson will again be the leaders of the Wildcats. Grady led the way with 17.3 points per game and is a player who can score from anywhere on the floor and is extremely dangerous attacking the basket. Gudmundsson, the reigning A-10 Player of the Year, averaged 16.9 points, 7.3 rebounds, 4.8 assists and 1.3 steals. Gudmundsson knocked down 60 three-pointers on the year and was a regular at the charity stripe, where he hit 82.6 percent of his attempts. Gudmundsson is the favorite to win the A-10 POY honors again this year and he may add some more national accolades to his collection as well. Luke Frampton returned from his ACL injury last year and led the conference with 100 made three-pointers, while KiShawn Pritchett and Carter Collins are both experienced guards who can do some scoring. The addition of Mike Jones and Hyunjung Lee adds even more shooting options to the roster. The frontcourt will revolve around Luke Brajkovic. The 6-10 sophomore was an efficient scorer in the paint last season and certainly was able to take advantage of everybody else on the floor being an outside shooting threat. Coach McKillop will use Pritchett as a stretch four and rely on Gudmundsson to help with the rebounding, but there are not any proven options in the frontcourt after Brajkovic. Danish freshman David Kristensen may be forced into a key role off the bench and the Wildcats need somebody to give Brajkovic a break or the lack of frontcourt depth will catch up to Davidson sooner than later.
Projected Postseason Tournament: NCAA
By the Numbers:
Scoring Offense: 70.9 (227th in nation, 4th in conference)
Scoring Defense: 65.6 (38, 4)
Field-Goal Percentage: 45.0 (139, 3)
Field-Goal Defense: 40.8 (33, 3)
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game: 9.2 (50, 1)
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage: 35.4 (126, 1)
Free-Throw Percentage: 74.9 (37, 3)
Rebound Margin: 1.3 (138, 6)
Assists Per Game: 14.7 (73, 3)
Turnovers Per Game: 11.1 (41, 4)
Madness 2019 Men’s Basketball Recruit Rankings:
#163 Hyunjung Lee