PITMAN, NJ - The Rowan men’s basketball team has been picked to finish third in the NJAC during the 2021-22 season, according to a poll of the league’s head coaches.
Rowan will be back in action for the first time since the 2019-20 season, in which the Profs went 15-12 (10-8 NJAC) and reached the conference semifinals.
NJCU and Stockton are tied with five first-place votes apiece as they have been voted as the preseason favorites to win the title.
TCNJ was predicted fourth and Montclair State rounds out the top five picks. Ramapo was chosen sixth, Rutgers-Newark seventh, and Kean – which was picked eighth – has been named the dark horse team to watch this year. William Paterson (9) and Rutgers-Camden (10) round out the poll.
Rowan will have a new look this year with only five players remaining from 2019-20. The leading returning scorer is junior Connor Dickerson, who averaged 9.1 points per game despite missing 10 games with an injury.
The Profs will open the year on November 12 against Coast Guard as they take part in the TownePlace Suites Tip-Off Classic at Messiah (PA). NJAC play is set to open on November 23.