DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson head men’s basketball coach Matt McKillop has announced that Foster Loyer, Sam Mennenga and Grant Huffman have been selected team captains for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
“The last few months have presented numerous opportunities for leadership,” McKillop said. “Foster, Sam, and Grant have embraced those opportunities and earned the trust of their teammates and their coaches. Whether by their voice, their presence, their attitude, or their work ethic, each have allowed our team to grow and bond since this journey began this summer.”
“I am grateful for what they have done and continue to do as leaders to make my life easier as their head coach.”
A redshirt senior from Clarkston, Mich., Loyer finished 2021-22 ranked among conference leaders in scoring (5th/16.2), 3-point field-goal percentage (2nd/.438), free-throw percentage (1st/.937), 3-pointers per game (4th/2.6), assists per game (12th/3.3) and assist/turnover (5th/2.0).
Loyer, the nation’s top free-throw shooter a year ago, also served as a captain his first season in a Wildcat uniform.
Mennenga, a redshirt junior from Auckland, New Zealand, averaged 8.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game, while shooting 51.9 percent overall and 46.7 percent from 3-point range last season.
Over his last eight contests, the 6-8 forward scored in double figures six times, including a career-high 18 points versus Richmond in the Atlantic 10 Championship, capped by a 15-point effort against Michigan State on March’s biggest stage, the NCAA Tournament.
A key contributor in Davidson’s A-10 regular season title run and NCAA Tournament berth, Huffman appeared in 31 contests, including five starts as a sophomore.
The Aurora, Ohio native set new personal bests in scoring, steals, assists, rebounds and minutes played.
Coming off their 15th NCAA Tournament appearance in school history, the Wildcats return two starters off last year’s team that finished 27-7 overall and a program-best 15-3 in league play.
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