We are less than two months away from the college basketball season and I can't wait.  The Siena men's basketball team is entering the 2022-23 season with high expectations after a strong MAAC regular season last year which featured a home win over Rick Pitino and Iona.  They return several key players and will also have some exciting new freshman to watch this year.  Head Coach Carm Maciariello has done an excellent job since he took over the program and has exceeded Siena's preseason expectations each year.  Here is my quick take on this from The Times Union:

I spent a portion of my Monday watching the first practice for the Siena men’s basketball team, and was very impressed with what I saw. Head coach Carmen Maciariello has plenty of good parts including veteran leadership from Jackson Stormo and Jayce Johnson. Andrew Platek from Guilderland is back for one more season, and he can really play. Not sure where Siena will be picked in the MAAC, but this team will be better than it’s preseason prediction.

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MJ and I discussed Siena earlier this morning right here on Big Board Sports.  We both agree that it will be a fun year to watch Siena as they have a lot of good players for this upcoming season.  Below is our full conversation on this.

The Siena fans should be very excited for this season.  They are some of the most dedicated fans around the Capital Region and I witnessed first hand on Monday how good of a team Siena has.  Not to mention, the Albany Cup is back between Siena and UAlbany in early November at the MVP Arena.  The countdown to college basketball is on.

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