Compiled by PAUL GOTHAM
Counting down to tipoff and previewing the incoming players of the Atlantic 10 with a look at the first-year players of the Dayton Flyers.
Dayton finished 25-8 (14-4 in A-10 play) last season and fell to Syracuse in the first round of the NCAA.
Archie Miller and his staff welcome Trey Landers to campus. In addition, transfer Josh Cunningham joins the lineup.
• Redshirt the 2015-16 season due to NCAA underclass transfer restrictions and will then have three seasons of eligibility for the Flyers
2014-15 (Freshman – Bradley)
• Led team in rebounding (7.5)
• Tied for team high in steals (1.1)
• Averaged 7.9 points a game
• Shot 43.4 percent from the field (96-of-221), 23.4 percent from 3-point range (15-of-64) and 57.0 percent at the free-throw line (53-of-93)
• Upped his averages to 8.5 points and 8.4 rebounds in Missouri Valley Conference play
• Second-leading rebounder in the MVC
• League’s All-Freshman Team
• Fifth nationally among Division I freshmen in rebounding, with a high of 21 boards at Missouri State
• Major: Media Production
• High school teammate of current Dayton co-captain Kyle Davis at Morgan Park High in Chicago
• Top-100 prospect (No. 98 on the ESPN Top 100)
• Cunningham and Davis were cornerstones on Morgan Park’s 2013 & 2014 Illinois state championship team
• Averaged 21.6 points, 14.5 rebounds, and 2.9 assists as a senior in 2013-14
• First-team all-state honors from the Associated Press and Illinois Basketball Coaches Association
• Regarded as high as the 98th-best player in the nation as a prep senior in 2013-14
First Team All-Ohio
Averaged 16.4 points, 7.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists
Played for Wayne High School in the Dayton suburb of Huber Heights
Wayne finished the regular season undefeated and ranked No. 1 in Ohio.
Averaged 11.0 points and 7.2 rebounds as a junior, after averaging 9.8 points as a sophomore.
Played on Wayne’s 2015 Ohio Division I state championship team with current Flyer Xeyrius Williams.
One of six Flyers to win a state championship in high school
His brother Robert plays football at Ohio State
What they’re saying about Trey Landers – Chris Johnson/Hoop Scoop: “He is a strong-bodied wing who really plays more like a power forward. He has a football mentality. His strengths are rebounding, defense and toughness. He is a great rebounder for his size and also a very good defender. He has a pretty good basketball IQ, a good passer. He is one of those kids who does a lot of stuff on the floor like getting a loose ball, setting screens, things that don’t show up on the score sheet. His weakness is his offense. He is somewhat limited basketball-skill wise: shooting and handling the ball.”