College basketball countdown: No. 52 Wright State


Ah, what a difference a year makes. Last preseason, Wright State was picked to finish last in the Horizon League. Heading into this season, the Raiders are the clear-cut favorites to win the conference.

Billy Donlon, one of the youngest coaches in college basketball at the ripe old age of 36, enters his fourth season at the helm, bringing back nearly his entire roster — all five starters and last year’s top nine scorers return.

Wright State fell in the championship game of the Horizon League tournament to Bryce Drew-coached Valparaiso, settling for a postseason appearance in the College Basketball Invitational. Being that close will be a sure-fire drive for this year’s veteran-laden squad, which also welcomes Butler transfer Chrishawn Hopkins.


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