Dayton Is Class of Atlantic 10, But Richmond and Charlotte Could Surprise

Posted by Jameson Fleming on July-19-2009 Add Comments

The Atlantic 10 saw a drain of talent in the offseason as 10 of the 15 players that made up the top three postseason teams in the league have left for the NBA or graduated. Traditional powers Xavier, St. Joesph's, Rhode Island, and Temple all took serious hits as each lost an all-league performer.

The one league contender from 2009 that returned the majority of its core roster will be a legitimate candidate to reach the Elite Eight in the 2010 NCAA Tournament. Dayton lost just one starter and fourth most productive player on the team, Charles Little.

The Flyers won't be challenged at the top of the league by the usual suspects—Xavier, St. Joe's, Rhode Island, and Temple—but rather by three up-and-coming programs...

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