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North Carolina Central Eagles

HU men, women picked second in MEAC men's hoops; Short, Tate-DeFreitas are Preseason Players of Year

Norfolk State guard Jeff Short was chosen as the MEAC Preseason Player of the Year and North Carolina Central was picked as the team to beat in the conference in a vote of the coaches and sports information directors. Short was the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference's second-leading scorer last season with an average of 19.1 points per game. He was named first-team all-conference. Also on the preseason first team were Hampton's Quinton Chievous, Howard's James Daniel, North Carolina A&T's Bruce Beckford and Maryland Eastern Shore's Dominique Elliott. Daniel is a graduate of Phoebus. Hampton's Brian Darden, another Phantoms grad, was on the second team. The...