The Bearcats men’s basketball team participated in media day on Wednesday afternoon with the regular season just over a month away. Wes Miller enters his second season as head coach and definitely has the entire program moving in the right direction.
After finishing with an 18-15 record last season, the Bearcats are hoping to improve and compete for a conference championship before departing for the Big 12 next summer. Cincinnati has an experienced and talented roster that could surprise opponents.
David DeJulius, Mika Adams-Woods and Jeremiah Davenport return as the leading scorers from last season with DeJulius averaging a team-high 14.5 points per game. The Bearcats bring back several others including John Newman and Ody Oguama.
“I think there’s a ton of momentum for our program right now. I think there’s a ton of momentum for our athletic department. I think there’s a ton of momentum for our university.”@CoachWesMiller discussed the preseason at today’s media day.
— Cincinnati Men’s Hoops (@GoBearcatsMBB) October 5, 2022
Cincinnati Basketball: Wes Miller previews upcoming season during media day
In addition to multiple impact players coming back, the Bearcats added a handful of transfers during the offseason. Kalu Ezikpe, Landers Nolley II and Rob Phinisee will each have a chance to carve out a role in the rotation alongside a skilled group of veterans.
Prior to the Maui Invitational, Cincinnati will start the season against Chaminade on November 7 at home. The Bearcats will play four games before traveling to Maui. Miller talked about the upcoming season and much more at media day per Cincinnati Athletics.
“I think there is a ton of momentum for our program, athletic department and university right now. People sense that and feel it. We talk about our program and what we’re doing everyday is this movement. Sometimes it’s hard to put a finger on that and explain exactly what you mean but I think people are starting to know. Our daily approach this offseason was in line with the way I wanted it to be with guys’ commitment to their game and body.”