Delaware State Basketball off to the best start in the last 20 seasons

Nick AlessandriniHeadlines, Sports

In the Summer of 2021, Stan Waterman was hired to be the head coach at Delaware State. He left a successful tenure at Sanford High School, where he won 6 basketball state championships. Del State had gone 3-16 the season before his arrival and after a few years, the Hornets are now turning things around in Dover.

After the Hornet’s fourth straight win Thursday night over Virginia University at Memorial Hall, the team improved to 6-6 in the 2023-2024 season. The team’s best start over the last 20 seasons has the Hornets sitting at the second spot in the MEAC Standings ahead of Conference play, which starts in January. They have been led this season in scoring and rebounding by Senior Martaz Robinson who’s averaging over 18 points and 6 rebounds per contest. Robinson was named the MEAC Player of the Week for last week. Delaware State is also listed at No. 3 for the HBCU D1 MBB Preconference Top 10.

After a tough loss Saturday to 9-1 Longwood 62-61, Delaware State dropped to 6-7 and will now head on the road to Winston Salem, North Carolina to take on the 6-3 Wake Forest Deacons out of the ACC. The Hornets are off to their best start in the last 20 seasons and they are playing great basketball in Dover. For more information and to keep up with Delaware State Basketball you can find more here:

Delaware State Hornets basketball team picture 2023-24 season, photo courtesy of Delaware State athletics

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