Hamilton Earns Preseason Accolade
Thursday, October 19, 2006

Tyrone Hamilton

SHREVEPORT, La. -- Centenary sophomore Tyrone Hamilton was selected to the 2006-07 Mid-Continent Preseason All-Conference Team, announced by the Mid-Con office. In the preseason poll, the Gents were picked eighth, garnering 42 points.

Hamilton, who missed the entire 2005-06 season, was named to the Mid-Con All-Newcomer team in his freshman season. A standout guard from Shreveport, Hamilton was among the conference leaders in assists in 2004-05, averaging 3.9 assists per game in 24 appearances. Averaging 2.08 three-pointers per game, Hamilton stood sixth in the conference in three-point field goal percentage in his freshman year, shooting 40.7 percent from beyond the arc.

Hamilton averaged 12.5 points per game and 1.7 rebounds per game and looks to build upon those numbers in the upcoming season.

Under second-year head coach Rob Flaska, Centenary returns two starters from last season’s team, in addition to Hamilton. This season, Flaska and the Gents welcome four freshmen and two transfers to the 2006-07 roster.

Receiving 19 of a possible 23 first-place votes, as voted by conference coaches, sports information directors and selected media members, Oral Roberts was picked first in the Mid-Con Preseason Poll. Headlined by Mid-Con Preseason Player of the Year Caleb Green, the Golden Eagles return its top two scorers from last season’s 21-win team. Green, along with three-time Mid-Con all-conference selection Ken Tutt, helped Oral Roberts capture last season’s Mid-Con regular season title.

Centenary opens the season on the road, traveling to Fort Worth, Texas to face TCU Nov. 11.

2006-07 Mid-Continent Preseason Poll


Team - Points (1st Place Votes)

1. Oral Roberts - 260 (19)

2. IUPUI - 230 (2)

3. UMKC - 200 (2)

4. Valparaiso - 156

5. Oakland - 135

6. Western Illinois - 108

7. Southern Utah - 81

8. Centenary - 42


2006-07 Mid-Continent Preseason All-Conference Team


FIRST TEAM              

Name, School, Class                            

Quinton Day, UMKC, Sr.           

*Caleb Green, Oral Roberts, Sr.  

George Hill, IUPUI, Jr.              

David Jackson, Western Illinois, Jr.   

Vova Severovas, Oakland, Sr.         

Ken Tutt, Oral Roberts, Sr.



Name, School, Class

Dee Ayuba, UMKC, Sr.

David Barlow, IUPUI, Sr.

Steve Barnes, Southern Utah, Sr.

Tim Blackwell, UMKC, Jr.

Tyrone Hamilton, Centenary, So.


* Mid-Continent Preseason Player of the Year