The Hope College men’s basketball team finished fourth in the 2019-20 Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association Men’s Basketball Poll.
Head coach Greg Mitchell and the Flying Dutchmen totaled 31 points.
The Flying Dutchmen return two starters from last season’s team that posted a 15-11 overall record and tied for third place in the MIAA standings.
Senior guard Riley Lewis of Williamston, Michigan (Williamston) earned All-MIAA Second Team honors last season after averaging a career-high 17.3 points per game. Junior forward Preston Granger of Lansing, Michigan (Lansing Christan) scored a career-high 13.3 points and a team-leading 6.1 rebounds per game.
Hope opens the season on Friday, November 8 with a 7 p.m. home game against Ripon College (Wisconsin) at DeVos Fieldhouse.
Albion topped the all seven possible first-place votes. Coaches could not vote for their own team.
MIAA PRESEASON POLL
- Albion - 49 points (7 first-place votes)
- Trine - 43 points (1 first-place vote)
- Calvin - 34 points
- Hope - 31 points
- Kalamazoo - 23 points
- Alma - 21 points
- Olivet - 15 points
- Adrian - 8 points