Photo by Darwin Moore / MTSU Sidelines
Story by Carl Coates Jr. / Sports Reporter
Honors for Middle Tennessee’s men’s basketball team have already been awarded, as senior guard Giddy Potts was selected to the 2017-18 All-Conference USA Basketball Preseason Team Monday morning.
Last season, Potts was a key piece to the Blue Raiders’ success. As the starting shooting guard, the Athens, Alabama, native shot an impressive 48.3 percent from the field en route to averaging 15.3 points a game.
Along with his solid field goal percentage, he made some noise from behind the arc as well. Already having a reputation as a top three-point threat for the Raiders, Potts registered a solid 38.4 percent from the three-point line to follow up his sophomore campaign when he shot a blistering 50.6 percent from distance.
In terms of defense, Potts consistently showed that he was a solid on-ball defender, as his quick hands led to him recording a team-leading 47 steals.
This is not a surprise for the man in charge on the Blue Raider bench. Head Coach Kermit Davis has seen Potts’ leadership in action for the last three seasons.
“The loudest voice on our team is Giddy Potts,” Davis said. “His leadership by example is phenomenal because of what he does every day, and how he goes about his business.”
So far, Potts has been the only Blue Raider to be named Preseason All-Conference Team for this upcoming season.
Conference USA will reveal the remaining players on the All-Conference roster by the end of this week.
The Blue Raiders will be in action for the first time this year against Arkansas Fort Smith on Nov. 2, with tip-off set for 7:30 p.m.