- Feb 12, 2009
It’s early, but based off what teams returned and how they’ve looked so far, I’m ready to declare contenders, pretenders and enigmas for this year’s Atlantic 10 title. Feels earlier to dive into that than previous seasons, but I feel ready, so let’s go.
The Flyers have — according to NBA scouts — the best player in the Atlantic 10 in Obi Toppin, back for his sophomore season and what will likely be his last season before turning pro. Back surrounding Toppin is almost every key piece from last season’s 13-5 third place Atlantic 10 squad, as well as a number of key transfers including Chase Johnson (Florida), Ibi Watson (Michigan) and arguably their best so far, Chattanooga transfer, Rodney Chatman (13 ppg, 5.3 ast). Take one of the conference’s most talented teams, make it more talented and surround them by a 13,000-fan home court advantage and you can guarantee Dayton is one of the top contenders for this season’s Atlantic 10 title.