Southeastern Louisiana junior guard Marlain Veal was recently named to
the 14-member Mid-Major Dream Team by College Court Report, the
Canadian-based NCAA college basketball website. (Photo by Randy
Bergeron, SLU Public Info)
Veal Named to Mid-Major Dream Team
HAMMOND, La. – Southeastern Louisiana junior guard Marlain Veal is
garnering national attention heading into the 2017-18 season.
That attention stretches across the border as Veal was recently
named to the 14-member Mid-Major Dream Team by College Court Report,
the Canadian-based NCAA college basketball website.
Veal, a third-team All-Southland Conference selection in 2016-17,
was named to the nine-member Dream Team bench.
“On the back end, the team boasts a pair of the most athletic
guards in the country, both of whom stand at 5’9” tall,” the website
states. “(Campbell’s) Chris Clemons and Marlain Veal are highlight
reels each time they touch the ball, and they have the athleticism to
jump out of the gym.
“Veal does a little bit of everything for Southeastern Louisiana,
a team we have picked as a sleeper team in the Southland Conference
Veal led Southeastern and ranked 10th in the Southland with 14.5
points per game in 2016-17 in being named honorable mention
All-Louisiana by the Louisiana Sports Writer Association. The New
Orleans native was also fifth in the league with 4.5 assists and
seventh with 1.8 steals while averaging 3.8 rebounds. He tied for
fourth on the Lions’ all-time season list with 58 steals and tied for
fifth with 144 assists. The Lions finished 16-16 overall and advanced
to the Southland Conference Tournament.
Southeastern is scheduled to open the 2017-18 season with an
exhibition game against Southern-New Orleans on Wednesday, Nov. 1 at 7
p.m. in the University Center. The regular season begins at Tulane on
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