Fulton, Mo. - The Westminster College Blue Jay men's basketball team will kick off their long-awaited season on Saturday. It will be 370 days since the Blue Jays last took the court. Head Coach Matt Mitchell and his team will take the court in Historic Gym for a 3:00 p.m. tip off.
When: February 27th, 2021
Where: Westminster College in Fulton, Mo.
Venue: Historic Gym
Time: 3:00 p.m.
Affiliations: Westminster and Fontbonne are NCAA Division III institutions and members of the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC)
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Westminster College COVID-19 Attendance Policy: No Fans Will Be Permitted.
Taking a look at the Westminster College Blue Jays (0-0, 0-0 SLIAC):
- The Blue Jays were tabbed by the league coaches to finish 2nd in this years SLIAC race. The Blue Jays received two first place votes.
- The Blue Jays return four starters and 10 letter winners (Landon Harrison, Ethan Thompson, Jaxon Althaus, Emil Spriggs, Steph Campbell, Devonte Hubbard, Makygh Galbreath, Adrian Webb, JJ Geier and Carlos Brickhouse) from last years team..
- Coach Mitchell and his staff brought in five freshmen (Tre Kempker, Coby Williams, Brennan Jeffries, Presley David and Dillon Seabaugh) and seven transfers (Ian Smith, Braeden Wetrich, Cade Combs, Dexter Allen, Anthony Hill, Camron Jamison and Manny Green) this season.
- The all time series between Westminster and Fontbonne is all tied up 33-33.
Taking a look at the Fontbonne University Griffins (0-3, 0-0 SLIAC):
- Fontbonne was picked as the favorites to win the conference in the SLIAC Pre-season Coaches Poll just in front of the Blue Jays.
- This will be the Griffins fourth contest of the season.
- The Griffins leading scorers are Anthony Jones with 19.3 PPG and Elijah Rice at 17.7 PPG.
- The Griifins leading rebounders are Gus Kleecamp at 8.3 RPG and 6.3 RPG for Caden Clark
- Fontbonne's Clark also leads all returners with 4.3 APG.
- Jones leads the Griffins with 2.7 steals per game and 2.0 steal per game for Kleekamp