Five of the top six scorers return from a Truman State team that won the NCAA Midwest Regional and made the Division II Elite Eight last season. Great Lakes Valley Conference Coach of the Year Jeff Horner returns for his fourth season leading the Bulldogs. Horner says the number six national ranking puts a target on their back….
The Bulldogs graduated two seniors, including 1st Team All-GLVC and All-Regional Tournament point guard Turner Scott….
GLVC Player of the Year Cade McKnight returns in the post. The 6-9 NABC All-American averaged 17 points and five rebounds a game for the 20-3 Bulldogs. Horner says he’ll need to be more of a vocal leader this year….
Masen Miller was the GLVC Freshman of the Year connecting on 62 three-pointers. Horner says his next step is creating different scoring opportunities….
Miller was also on the GLVC All-Defensive team. Other returners include 6-8 2nd Team All-GLVC selection Dylan Peeters, 6-5 Elijah Hazekamp, and guard Hunter Strait.
Truman beat JUCO power Indian Hills 86-85 in overtime, in an exhibition game on Saturday. The Bulldogs will start the new season with the GLVC-GMAC Crossover in Quincy November 12-13th. The ‘Dogs will play Cedarville and Findlay. You can hear Bulldog basketball on Superstation KRES again this season and you can hear the full interview with Jeff Horner by going to the Magic City Sports Talk page at centralmoinfo.com.