Tate Handsaker, a 6-3 freshman forward/guard from Nevada, is a member of the Central College men’s basketball team.

Second-year coach Craig Douma returns six letterwinners and two starters from last year’s 10-14 club. The Dutch also welcome back assistant coach Joe Steinkamp, who returns after a one-year hiatus. Central has won 16 conference titles - including 10 since 1975 - more than any other school. They’ve made nine NCAA Division III tournament appearances.

Central played an exhibition game at Drake University Nov. 3 and opened the season Nov. 15 at Monmouth in Illinois.