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NAIA League Breakdown: Southern States Athletic Conference

NAIA League Breakdown: Southern States Athletic Conference

By naiahoopsreport_admin September 18, 2019 0 Comments

The Southern States Athletic Conference is a 12 team NAIA DI conference that features teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee.

2018-2019 Standings
6 Stillman  18-4 28-7
14 William Carey  18-4 25-10
18 Bethel  17-5 25-9
24 Loyola  13-9 23-12
Dalton State  13-9 18-13
Faulkner  12-10 19-12
Middle Georgia State  11-11 19-12
Martin Methodist  8-14 12-19
Mobile  7-15 10-18
Blue Mountain  6-15 12-16
Florida 6-16 12-18
Brewton-Parker 2-19 3-25

In the 2018-2019 season, Stillman and William Carey shared the regular season conference title, while Loyola won the Southern States tournament championship. The Southern States had four teams (Stillman, William Carey, Bethel, Loyola) qualify for the NAIA DI men’s national tournament. Bethel, Loyola and William Carey all won their first round games, while William Carey made it all the way to the National Semifinals before losing to the 2019 NAIA DI National Champs, Georgetown (KY).

Top Players Returning
1st Team All-American, Southern States Player of the Year
Prince McDaniel Photo
 School Logo

School: Stillman
Class: SR
Position: G

HM All-American, Southern States Defensive Player of the Year
Myles Burns Photo
 School Logo

School: Loyola
Class: SO
Position: G/F

HM All-American, Southern States Freshman of the Year
Zach Wrightsil Photo
 School Logo

School: Loyola
Class: SO
Position: G/F

HM All-American
Milan Skundric Image

School: Faulkner
Class: Sr
Position: F

Key Players Lost
2nd Team All-American
Ravion Henry Stillman
3rd Team All-American
Isaac Edmondson Bethel
HM All-Americans
Branden Sheppard William Carey
Elijah Staley Dalton State
Darrell White Middle Georgia State
Tony-Toni Wright Mobile

New Coaches

University of Mobile hired Darnell Archey as their new head coach. Coach Archey comes to Mobile from NCAA D1 Incarnate Word. He also coached at University of South Alabama before that.

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