Junior guard Jalen Windham jumps to go for a basket in an exhibition game against DePauw Oct. 29 at Worthen Arena. Windham scored 12 points during the game. Amber Pietz, DN

Ball State Men's Basketball's new season marks a new era

With the hire of head coach Michael Lewis who, in spite of his extensive assistant coaching career, is in his first year as head coach, and the return of two former Mid-American Conference (MAC) Freshman of the Year winners, all eyes are on the Cardinals this season. 

Arizona's Bennedict Mathurin (0) reacts after a dunk during the second half against TCU in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Viejas Arena at San Diego State University on March 20, 2022, in San Diego. (Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/TNS)

SMEDLEY: 2022 NBA Draft Results: Indiana Pacers get their wing of the future with No. 6 pick

SMEDLEY: With the No. 6 pick in the 2022 NBA Draft, the Indiana Pacers selected Bennedict Mathurin, who is an explosive athlete that showcases tremendous athletic ability that also shows a fiery passion for the game of basketball and should provide the Pacers with yet another scoring option and a player who has room to improve defensively, while not being a liability on that end either.

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