Predicted Order of Finish:
- Morgan State (22-9)
- North Carolina A&T (17-14)
- South Carolina State (16-12)
- Coppin State (14-13)
- Bethune-Cookman (14-16)
- Hampton (12-18)
- Delaware State (10-17)
- Norfolk State (9-19)
- Florida A&M (9-16)
- Howard (4-23)
- Winston-Salem State (4-26)
- UMES (3-27)
- Tavarus Alston (G) – North Carolina A&T – Should lead the MEAC in assists this season, and could be a scoring threat as well.
- Reggie Holmes (G) – Morgan State – 3rd leading scorer and leading 3pt shooter in the MEAC in 08 will expand his role in 09.
- Jason Flagler (F) – South Carolina State – Dynamic scorer is SC State’s best chance at post-season success.
- Neal Pitt (F) – UMES– Tenacious rebounder and defensive force under the basket will lead conference in glass cleaning for second straight season.
- Kevin Thompson (C) – Morgan State – Could emerge as a secondary scoring option in the low post, and will fill role as interior stopper.
- Alexander Starling (6th Man, F) – Bethune-Cookman –Versatile forward is Bethune-Cookman’s primary scoring option.
What You Need to Know. The MEAC is a mid-major conference that, while among the lowest rated in RPI, is among the more recognized brands in college basketball outside of power conference competition. The MEAC champion has won three first-round tournament games in the last 20 years, and has produced tough out of conference wins over quality competition in the last three years. (Morgan State defeating Maryland, Hampton defeating George Mason in 2008)