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Broome, Potter earn OVC preseason honors, Morehead St. picked to finish 2nd

The Eagles have been picked to finish second in the conference this season behind Belmont.
Freshman forward Johni Broome was nearly unstoppable in the paint, scoring a game-high 20 points
Freshman forward Johni Broome was nearly unstoppable in the paint, scoring a game-high 20 points(Morehead State)
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 7:16 PM EDT
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MOREHEAD, Ky. (WKYT) - Last season, Morehead State head coach Preston Spradlin led the Eagles to their fifth OVC tournament title to book a trip to the NCAA Tournament.

The Eagles have been picked to finish second in the conference this season behind Belmont. The Bruins received 17 of the 20 first-place votes.

1.         Belmont (17 first-place votes) – 161 points

2.         Morehead State (3) - 141

3.         Murray State - 136

4.         Southeast Missouri - 101

5.         Tennessee State - 84

6.         Austin Peay - 76

7.         SIUE - 65

8.         Tennessee Tech - 62

9.         Eastern Illinois - 43

10.        UT Martin - 34

Morehead State forward Johni Broome is the preseason Co-OVC Player of the Year. He had an incredible rookie campaign, setting the MSU freshman record for rebounding and blocked shots. Broome shot 57% from the floor, averaging nearly 14 points a game with nine rebounds, while finishing with 13 double-doubles.

Broome scored a career-high 27 points in the OVC title game against Belmont.

Skyelar Potter was also named to the OVC First-Team. Potter played in 30 games and started in 25, averaging 30.5 minutes per game. He averaged 12.0 points and 5.8 rebounds per game, which was second on the team.

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