2015–16 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team

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2015–16 Drexel Dragons men's basketball
Drexel Dragons wordmark.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2015–16 record 6–25 (3–15 CAA)
Head coach Bruiser Flint (15th season)
Assistant coach Mike Connors (8th season)
Assistant coach Matt Collier (6th season)
Assistant coach Bobby Jordan (4th season)
MVP Kazembe Abif (1st year)
Home arena Daskalakis Athletic Center
Seasons
2015–16 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hofstra 14 4   .778     24 10   .706
UNC Wilmington 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
Towson 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
James Madison 11 7   .611     21 11   .656
William & Mary 11 7   .611     20 11   .645
Northeastern 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
College of Charleston 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Elon 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Drexel 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
Delaware 2 16   .111     7 23   .233
2016 CAA Tournament winner

The 2015–16 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team represented Drexel University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Dragons, led by 15th year head coach Bruiser Flint, played their home games at the Daskalakis Athletic Center and were members of the Colonial Athletic Association.

They finished the season 6–25, 3–15 in CAA play to finish in ninth place in the regular season. They lost in the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament to Hofstra.

On March 7, 2016, following the end of Drexel's season, Bruiser Flint was fired as head basketball coach after 15 seasons with the team.[1]

Previous season[edit]

The 2014–15 Drexel Dragons finished the season with a record of 10-18 after losing to the College of Charleston in the 2015 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The team went 9–9 in the CAA regular season, and was the 7 seed in the conference tournament.

Off season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Sooren Derboghosian 0 C 6'10" 255 RS Senior Tehran, Iran Graduated
Freddie Wilson 1 PG 6'3" 204 Senior New Haven, CT Graduated
Damion Lee 14 G/F 6'6" 200 RS Junior Baltimore, MD Transferred to Louisville[2]

Incoming transfers[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ahmad Fields
SG
Washington, D.C. Utah 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Apr 22, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:2/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 67
Miles Overton
SG
Philadelphia, PA Wake Forest 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jan 26, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 74
Chandler Fraser-Pauls
G
Pennington, NJ Lafayette 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • Miles Overton was not eligible to play in the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Overton redshirted and entered the 2016-17 season as a redshirt sophomore with 3 years of eligibility remaining.

2015 Recruiting Class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Terrell Allen
PG
Upper Marlboro, MD DeMatha Catholic High School 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sep 10, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:2/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 64
Andrew Cartwright
F
Guilford, ME Nokomis Regional High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Miles Overton (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Saint Joseph's Prep/Wake Forest Philadelphia, PA
G 1 Ahmad Fields 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS So Massanutten Academy/Utah Washington, D.C.
G 2 Sammy Mojica 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) So Brimmer and May School Chestnut Hill, MA
F 5 Austin Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Trinity Episcopal HS Richmond, VA
G/F 11 Tavon Allen 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr Hillhouse HS New Haven, CT
G 12 Terrell Allen 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr DeMatha Catholic HS Upper Marlboro, MD
G 13 Rashann London 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Roman Catholic HS Philadelphia, PA
F/C 15 Mohamed Bah 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Lee Academy (ME) Bamako, Mali
F 24 Rodney Williams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr St. Christopher's School (VA) Richmond, VA
G 25 Major Canady Injured 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So The Kiski School (PA) Wilson, NC
F 32 Kazembe Abif 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Sr University HS (NJ) Elizabeth, NJ
G 33 Chandler Fraser-Pauls (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Sr The Pennington School/Lafayette Pennington, NJ
F 35 Andrew Cartwright (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Nokomis Regional HS Guilford, ME
F 55 Tyshawn Myles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) So Washington Heights Queens, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

  • On 18 November 2015, the team announced that Redshirt Sophomore guard Major Canady would miss his second consecutive full season due to a knee injury.[3] Canady redshirted the season for the second consecutive year, and retained 3 years of eligibility entering the 2016–17 season.

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
November 13, 2015*
8:00 pm, PHL17
at Saint Joseph's L 81–82  0–1
 20  Ta. Allen   7  Abif   4  Te. Allen  Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
November 18, 2015*
7:00 pm
High Point L 66–75  0–2
 21  Ta. Allen   8  Abif   4  Te. Allen  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,413)
Philadelphia, PA
November 21, 2015*
2:00 pm
Monmouth L 74–82  0–3
 20  London   13  Abif   5  Tied  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,522)
Philadelphia, PA
November 26, 2015*
11:59 pm, CBSSN
vs. UNC Asheville
Great Alaska Shootout Quarterfinals
L 66–85  0–4
 19  Te. Allen   8  Abif   6  Te. Allen  Alaska Airlines Center (2,542)
Anchorage, AK
November 27, 2015*
6:00 pm
vs. Alaska Anchorage
Great Alaska Shootout Consolation
L 65–71  0–5
 20  Mojica   10  R. Williams   6  Mojica  Alaska Airlines Center (2,478)
Anchorage, AK
November 28, 2015*
4:00 pm
vs. San Diego
Great Alaska Shootout 7th place game
L 59–62  0–6
 15  Mojica   11  Abif   4  Tied  Alaska Airlines Center (2,193)
Anchorage, AK
December 5, 2015*
2:00 pm
at La Salle W 66–53  1–6
 25  Ta. Allen   13  R. Williams   3  Tied  Tom Gola Arena (2,004)
Philadelphia, PA
December 15, 2015*
7:00 pm, SECN
at South Carolina L 54–79  1–7
 18  Ta. Allen   4  A. Williams   4  Ta. Allen  Colonial Life Arena (8,418)
Columbia, SC
December 19, 2015*
7:00 pm
Penn State L 57–63  1–8
 18  Te. Allen   5  Tied   2  Tied  Palestra (3,033)
Philadelphia, PA
December 22, 2015*
7:00 pm
Penn
Battle of 33rd Street
W 53–52 OT 2–8
 16  Ta. Allen   14  Abif   3  Tied  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,334)
Philadelphia, PA
December 28, 2015*
7:00 pm
at Iona L 70–77  2–9
 20  Mojica   8  R. Williams   3  Ta. Allen  Hynes Athletic Center (2,177)
New Rochelle, NY
CAA regular season
December 31, 2015
1:00 pm
at UNC Wilmington L 63–75  2–10
(0–1)
 15  R. Williams   15  R. Williams   5  London  Trask Coliseum (3,599)
Wilmington, NC
January 2, 2016
4:00 pm, ASN
at Elon L 78–82  2–11
(0–2)
 19  Tied   7  Tied   2  Tied  Alumni Gym (1,134)
Elon, NC
January 7, 2016
7:00 pm
William & Mary L 63–72  2–12
(0–3)
 13  Tied   7  R. Williams   4  Te. Allen  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,107)
Philadelphia, PA
January 9, 2016
4:00 pm
College of Charleston W 61–54  3–12
(1–3)
 19  R. Williams   6  Te. Allen   5  Mojica  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,240)
Philadelphia, PA
January 14, 2016
7:00 pm
at Hofstra L 61–69  3–13
(1–4)
 16  Abif   10  Abif   5  Te. Allen  Hofstra Arena (1,102)
Hempstead, NY
January 16, 2016
4:00 pm, CSN
at Towson L 50–69  3–14
(1–5)
 15  Te. Allen   6  Bah   4  London  SECU Arena (2,000)
Towson, MD
January 21, 2016
7:00 pm
at James Madison L 45–86  3–15
(1–6)
 15  Abif   5  R. Williams   3  Tied  JMU Convocation Center (2,807)
Harrisonburg, VA
January 23, 2016
6:00 pm, ASN
UNC Wilmington
Postponed to January 24 (Snow)
  
                  Daskalakis Athletic Center 
Philadelphia, PA
January 24, 2016
1:00 pm, ASN
UNC Wilmington L 71–77  3–16
(1–7)
 17  R. Williams   6  Ta. Allen   5  Te. Allen  Daskalakis Athletic Center (332)
Philadelphia, PA
January 28, 2016
7:00 pm
Towson L 70–77  3–17
(1–8)
 17  Mojica   7  Abif   7  Te. Allen  Daskalakis Athletic Center (962)
Philadelphia, PA
January 30, 2016
4:00 pm, ASN
Hofstra L 64–70  3–18
(1–9)
 33  Ta. Allen   10  Mojica   4  Mojica  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,510)
Philadelphia, PA
February 4, 2016
7:00 pm
James Madison L 56–78  3–19
(1–10)
 12  Mojica   10  Abif   5  Ta. Allen  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,107)
Philadelphia, PA
February 6, 2016
4:00 pm
at College of Charleston L 38–60  3–20
(1–11)
 8  R. Williams   6  Mojica   1  Tied  TD Arena (3,456)
Charleston, SC
February 11, 2016
7:00 pm
at Delaware L 60–69  3–21
(1–12)
 16  Mojica   7  Abif   5  Te. Allen  Bob Carpenter Center (1,946)
Newark, DE
February 13, 2016
1:00 pm
at Northeastern L 60–70  3–22
(1–13)
 23  R. Williams   5  Te. Allen   5  Te. Allen  Matthews Arena (1,238)
Boston, MA
February 18, 2016
7:00 pm
Elon L 76–81  3–23
(1–14)
 18  Te. Allen   9  Abif   7  Te. Allen  Daskalakis Athletic Center (976)
Philadelphia, PA
February 20, 2016
2:00 pm, CSN
at William & Mary W 74–69  4–23
(2–14)
 20  Te. Allen   12  Abif   4  Tied  Kaplan Arena (3,948)
Williamsburg, VA
February 25, 2016
6:00 pm, CSN
Delaware W 74–64  5–23
(3–14)
 19  Te. Allen   13  Abif   4  Tied  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,107)
Philadelphia, PA
February 27, 2016
4:00 pm
Northeastern L 59–61  5–24
(3–15)
 27  Ta. Allen   7  Tied   4  Ta. Allen  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,307)
Philadelphia, PA
CAA Tournament
March 4, 2016
6:00 pm
(9) vs. (8) Elon
First Round
W 57–56  6–24
 17  Ta. Allen   10  R. Williams   2  Tied  Royal Farms Arena (2,170)
Baltimore, MD
March 5, 2016
12:00 pm, CSN
(9) vs. (1) Hofstra
Quarterfinals
L 67–80  6–25
 20  R. Williams   11  R. Williams   8  Te. Allen  Royal Farms Arena (3,904)
Baltimore, MD
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Team statistics[edit]

As of the end of the season.
     Indicates team leader in each category.

(FG%, FT% leader = minimum 50 att.; 3P% leader = minimum 20 att.)
Player GP GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
Kazembe Abif 31 30 29.9 9.3 7.0 0.8 0.4 0.3 1.3 .466 .621 .111
Tavon Allen 31 19 29.8 13.1 2.8 2.1 0.7 0.5 1.7 .364 .827 .366
Terrell Allen 31 29 32.9 9.8 3.0 3.5 1.5 0.1 1.8 .407 .838 .321
Mohamed Bah 26 2 13.1 2.3 2.9 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.7 .431 .469 .000
Andrew Cartwright 6 0 2.0 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.2 .200 1.000 .200
Ahmad Fields 3 1 15.7 6.0 5.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.3 .286 .667 .400
Chandler Fraser-Pauls 5 1 1.4 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 .000 .000 .000
Rashann London 31 24 30.1 7.5 2.3 2.3 0.4 0.0 1.5 .344 .700 .279
Sammy Mojica 31 20 28.4 8.9 3.5 2.0 0.8 0.6 1.6 .351 .623 .338
Tyshawn Myles 23 0 9.3 1.6 2.5 0.1 0.2 0.4 0.4 .438 .333 .000
Austin Williams 17 0 7.8 1.0 2.3 0.1 0.0 0.4 0.4 .353 .500 .000
Rodney Williams 30 29 26.2 10.5 5.6 1.2 0.4 1.1 1.5 .457 .675 .000
Team 31 - - 63.2 33.0 12.4 4.5 3.5 11.1 .393 .685 .329

Awards[edit]

Terrell Allen
  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • CAA Rookie of the Week (2)
Kazembe Abif
  • Team Most Valuable Player
  • "Sweep" Award (team leader in blocks)
Rodney Williams
  • CAA All-Academic Team
  • Team Academic Award
Tavon Allen
  • Dragon "D" Award (team's top defensive player)
  • Preseason CAA All-Conference Team Honorable Mention
Terrell Allen
  • Assist Award (team leader in assists)
Sammy Mojica
  • Samuel D. Cozen Award (team's most improved player)
Chandler Fraser-Pauls
  • Donald Shank Spirit & Dedication Award

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Goodman, Jeff; Borzello, Jeff (7 March 2016). "Bruiser Flint fired by Drexel after 15 seasons". ESPN.com. ESPN. Retrieved 7 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Parrish, Gary. "Louisville lands Damion Lee". CBSSports. Retrieved 23 April 2015. 
  3. ^ Verlin, Josh. "Drexel's Canady to miss second consecutive season due to injury". City of Basketball Love. Retrieved 18 November 2015.