Lincoln University basketball standouts Deaquan Williams and Cameron Campbell have been named to the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) preseason all-conference team by the league coaches and sports information directors.

Williams, a 2019 CIAA all-conference honoree, became Lincoln’s first player in their NCAA Division II history to be named Men’s Basketball Player of the Year in the East Coast Athletic Conference (ECAC).

Williams led the Lions in rebounding (9.4 rpg), field goal percentage (.452) and double-doubles (11). He averaged 13.3 points a game, which was second on the team. He was tied for second on the team with 19 blocked shots.

Campbell also earned All-CIAA honors last season. He led the Lions in scoring, tallying 15.2 points a game. Campbell shot 38.8 percent from three-point range and was third on the team in steals with 23.

Lincoln University was predicted to finish 10th overall in the CIAA poll. The Lions finished 14-15 last season and lost to St. Augustine’s in the opening round of the CIAA tournament on a last-second shot.

Lincoln head coach Doug Overton returns Williams, Campbell, Zahrion Blue, former Chester High star Jordan Camper and Imhotep Charter product Bernard Lightsey. Lincoln will open its season on the road at West Chester University for the CIAA/PSAC Challenge on Nov. 8-9.

Black College Football Poll

North Carolina A&T is the No. 1 ranked football team among historically Black colleges and universities, according to the Power News Radio Network Black College Football Poll this week. Here is the complete list of the top 10 HBCU teams:

1. North Carolina A&T

2. Florida A&M

3. Alcorn State

4. South Carolina State

5. Southern

6. Bethune-Cookman

7. Alabama State

8. Virginia Union

9. Bowie State

10. Alabama A&M

Undefeated features ‘Battle of the Real HU’

The Undefeated, the ESPN web platform that includes the intersection of sports, race and culture, has launched the “Battle for the Real HU” heading into the Howard University at Harvard University football game on Saturday, Oct. 5, at 1 p.m.

The Howard-Harvard game will stream live on ESPN+. The “Battle of the Real HU” contains a collection of related content focusing on the first football game between the two high-profile schools.

Howard, a major historically Black university, represents the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference. Harvard plays in the Ivy League Conference.

Former La Salle star B.J. Johnson signs with Magic

The Orlando Magic has signed former La Salle basketball star B.J. Johnson, who was a standout in the Philadelphia Big 5. Johnson, an All-Big 5 first team selection, played seven games during his NBA rookie season, splitting time between Atlanta and Sacramento.

The 6-foot-7 forward averaged 3.3 points and 1.1 rebounds a game, including an 11-point outing in his NBA debut on March 3. He played in 39 games for the NBA G-League’s Lakeland Magic, averaging 15.4 points and 5.1 rebounds a game while shooting 44.4 percent from three-point range.

Johnson, a Lower Merion product, averaged 19.1 points and 7.3 rebounds per game for the Explorers. In his senior year, he was named a second team All-Atlantic 10 honoree as he averaged a team-high 20.8 points a game. (215) 893-5719

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