LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Former Kentucky guard Sean Woods takes over at Morehead State, promising an up-temp style of play.
"We will be exciting to watch, I'll tell you that," Woods said on Tuesday, at the team's annual Media Day. "We will be fun to watch, with our athleticism, the pace of the game. You'll see guys diving all over the floor, trapping and stealing."
Woods takes over for Donnie Tyndall, who left for Southern Mississippi. Woods led Mississippi Valley State to the NCAA Tournament last season with a frenetic pace.
"It's fun," Morehead forward Drew Kelly said. "The pace of the game is non-stop. We score, we're right in you, pressing, getting steals, do it again."
Kelly is one of six returnees for the Eagles. The 6-foot-7 native of Franklin, Tenn. will play more facing the basket this season.
"You're tired. It's hard. It's organized chaos," Kelly said of the team's new style. "It's high octane, but it's fun."
Morehead St. will feature 13 new players this season. Woods said his team is still learning how to play his system.
"Sometimes they surprise me a little bit, make me say 'Oooh and aaah.' That's a good thing."
The Eagles finished third last year in the Ohio Valley Conference and have played in two of the past four NCAA Tournaments.