Coach: Oliver Purnell (two seasons at DePaul 19-43 ) Overall 413-322, 24 years
2011-12: Record 12-19 overall, 3-15 in Big East (16th)
Starters Returning (4) Cleveland Melvin, Brandon Young, Jamee Crockett, Charles McKinney
Preseason Tournament: Cancun Challenge
Top Non-Conference Games: At Auburn, At Arizona Sate
Transfers Out : Tony Freeland (Long Beach State)
Sat Out: Montray Clemons (injury)
Poor DePaul they have been the Big East’s worst team for a while now. For the past four years they have finished in the basement of the Big East. The good thing for third year head coach Oliver Purnell is this will be his best and most experienced team. The bad news this same roster only won 3 Big East games last season.
The leader for the Blue Demons is no doubt Cleveland Melvin (17.5 ppg). He is the highest returning scorer in the Big East. He is a very athletic power forward that is very versatile. Joining Melvin in the frontcourt will be center Derrell Robertson Jr (.8 ppg). He wil...