Shooting guard Matt Westman, from Michigan City, was also named a “Player to Watch” by the league on Monday.

With the 2020-21 Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference men’s basketball season set to officially begin this weekend, the Transylvania University Pioneers have been selected to repeat as league-leaders this season, in a vote amongst league coaches announced on Monday, Jan. 11.

The Pioneers picked up 80 points to claim the first place slot. Not far behind, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was picked to finish second with 71 points with Franklin College (64), Hanover College (62) and Anderson University (54) rounding out the top five, respectively.

Dillon Bender is sports information director for Manchester University.