For Immediate Release


November 27, 2007


Rhode Island College Ranked 24th
in National Poll


Providence, RI—The Rhode Island College men’s basketball team debuted at No. 24 in the latest edition of the Top 25 national poll. The Anchormen have received at least one vote in the past 17 national listings, including No. 15 ranking in the final 2006-2007 poll.


The national poll is voted on weekly by a 25-person panel consisting of coaches, sports information directors, and media members.


“Being nationally ranked is great recognition for Rhode Island College and our program, but it really has no effect on the task at hand for this team, which is to improve every day and try and win our next game,” said Head Coach Bob Walsh.


Walsh has led his charges to a 3-0 overall record this season, including capturing the Wesleyan University Tip-Off Tournament title. Rhode Island College has defeated its past three oppositions by an average margin of seven points, while limiting its opposition to 37.8 percent shooting from the floor. The Anchormen have posted victories over Western New England, Springfield, and Bridgewater State.


Rhode Island College features a well-balanced offensive attack with five student-athletes averaging double-digits in scoring. Sophomore guard Carlos Brown (Lawrence, Mass.) paces the team at 16.3 points per game, while freshman guard Anthony Fortes (East Providence, R.I.) sports a 15.0 points-per-game mark. Junior forward Kaseem Johnson (New Haven, Conn.) averages a team-high 11.0 rebounds per game, while Brown hands out 2.3 assists per game.


Rhode Island College returns to the hardwood tonight at 7 p.m., when the Anchormen travel to Fitchburg State (3-0).