DOVER, Del.- The Wesley College men's basketball team has been named No. 17 on the D3hoops.com poll, the Wolverines highest national ranking in program history for the third time since becoming a Division III program in the 1986-87 season.
The Wolverines earned their national ranking for the first time in Week 9 of last year at No. 24 after winning 11 straight games. Wesley earned an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament in 2012-13 and finished the season with 20 wins, the first ever for its program.
Seniors David Langan and James Livingston carried the Navy and White colors through the opening weeks of the season while earning CAC Player of the Week honors. Langan, from Sayreville, N.J. stands at six-foot-eight and averages a double-double with 19.8 points and 11/4 rebounds while making 81.2 of his shots from the floor, with 2.6 steals a game. Trenton, N.J. native Livingston has scored over 20 points in the last two games and averages 16.6 with four rebounds and four assists while scoring over 58 percent of his shots from the three-point range.
Junior Quincy Pettiford averages 13.4 points with 6.6 rebounds and almost two assists. Senior point guard Eric Selby is also playing toward his best season ever, tallying 7.4 points and 5.4 assists per game. Sophomores AJ Tilghman and Anthony Bowers combined over 11 points off the bench and have a change of pace at the point.
Wayne Lennon and Brandin Youngblood, both guards, have also put forth positive contributions with solid defense, rebounding and long distance shooting.
Head Coach Jerry Kobasa, in his ninth season at the program, was named the Dill News Coach of the Month for November. He also carries the most wins in the team's history at 133-91 (.594.)
The 5-0 Wolverines hoops team is off to its best start as a Division III program with wins in its first time games to open the season. Wesley returns to action on December 4, when the team travels to Marymount (VA.) in an 8 p.m. Capital Athletic Conference showdown.