2016–17 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team

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2016–17 Drexel Dragons men's basketball
Drexel Dragons wordmark.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2016–17 record 9–23 (3–15 CAA)
Head coach Zach Spiker (1st season)
Assistant coach Paul Fortier (1st season)
Assistant coach Justin Jennings (1st season)
Assistant coach Rob O’Driscoll (1st season)
MVP Rodney Williams (1st year)
Home arena Daskalakis Athletic Center
Seasons
2016–17 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UNC Wilmington 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
College of Charleston 14 4   .778     25 10   .714
Towson 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Elon 10 8   .556     18 14   .563
William & Mary 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
Northeastern 8 10   .444     15 16   .484
Hofstra 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
James Madison 7 11   .389     10 23   .303
Delaware 5 13   .278     13 20   .394
Drexel 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2017 CAA Tournament winner

The 2016–17 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team represented Drexel University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Dragons, led by first year head coach Zach Spiker, played their home games at the Daskalakis Athletic Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as members of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 9–23, 3–15 in CAA play to finish in last place, they lost in the first round of the CAA Tournament to James Madison.

Previous season[edit]

The 2015–16 Drexel Dragons finished the season with a record of 6–25 after losing to Hofstra in the 2016 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament. The team went 3–15 in the CAA regular season, finishing 9th.

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

On March 24, 2016, Drexel announced that Zach Spiker was hired to replace Bruiser Flint as head coach.[2]

Off season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Ahmad Fields 1 G 6'5" 195 RS Sophomore Philadelphia, PA Career Ending Injury; Transferred to Cal State LA
Tavon Allen 11 G/F 6'7" 190 RS Senior New Haven, CT Graduated; Signed to BC Khimik
Terrell Allen 12 G 6'2" 180 Freshman Upper Marlboro, MD Transferred to UCF[3]
Rashaan London 13 G 6'2" 185 Junior Philadelphia, PA Transferred to North Carolina Central
Kazembe Abif 32 F 6'7" 220 RS Senior Elizabeth, NJ Graduated; Signed to SC Rasta Vechta
Chandler Fraser-Pauls 33 G 6'0" 175 RS Senior Pennington, NJ Graduated; Hired as Director of Player Development at Rider

Incoming transfers[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Troy Harper
PG
Philadelphia, PA Campbell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 12, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:2/5 stars   ESPN grade: 69
Tramaine Isabell
SG
Seattle, WA Missouri 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Jul 20, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars   ESPN grade: 70
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:

  • Troy Harper and Tramaine Isabell were not eligible to play in the 2016–17 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Both were redshirts for the season and entered the 2017–18 season as redshirt juniors with 2 years of eligibility remaining.

2016 Recruiting Class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Sam Green
SF
Forestville, MD Bishop McNamara High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Aug 30, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:3/5 stars   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Jeremy Peck
PF
Houston, TX St. Thomas' Episcopal School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Oct 6, 2015 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A
Kurk Lee Jr
PG
Baltimore, MD St. Frances (MD) 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) May 2, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN:1/5 stars   ESPN grade: 57
Kári Jónsson
SG
Reykjavík, Iceland Haukar Hafnarfjörður 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 1, 2016 
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:

Class of 2017 early commitments[edit]

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Drexel Dragons men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Miles Overton 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Saint Joseph's Prep/Wake Forest Philadelphia, PA
G 1 Kurk Lee Jr 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Fr St. Frances (MD) Baltimore, MD
G 2 Tramaine Isabell (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Garfield HS (WA)/Missouri Seattle, WA
G 3 Troy Harper (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Neumann-Goretti HS/Campbell Philadelphia, PA
F 4 Sam Green 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Bishop McNamara HS Forestville, MD
F 5 Austin Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Trinity Episcopal HS Richmond, VA
G 12 Kári Jónsson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Haukar Hafnarfjörður Reykjavík, Iceland
G 14 Kris Alford (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Valley Christian Los Angeles, CA
G 15 Sammy Mojica 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Jr Brimmer and May School Chestnut Hill, MA
G 22 Elgin Ford, Jr. (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Arabia Mountain Lithonia, GA
F/C 23 Mohamed Bah 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Lee Academy (ME) Bamako, Mali
F 24 Rodney Williams 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr St. Christopher's School (VA) Richmond, VA
G 25 Major Canady 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr The Kiski School (PA) Wilson, NC
G 30 John Moran (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS Sr The Hill School/Richmond Phoenixville, PA
F 34 Jeremy Peck 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr St. Thomas' Episcopal School Houston, TX
F 35 Andrew Cartwright (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Nokomis Regional HS Guilford, ME
F 55 Tyshawn Myles 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Jr Washington Heights Queens, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: November 28, 2016

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
October 27, 2016*
7:00 pm
Keiser L 71–76  0–1
 18  Mojica   12  R. Williams   5  Lee  Daskalakis Athletic Center 
Philadelphia, PA
Non-conference regular season
November 11, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Monmouth L 65–78  0–1
 17  Lee   10  R. Williams   3  Lee  OceanFirst Bank Center (3,738)
West Long Branch, NJ
November 13, 2016*
4:00 pm, BTN
at Rutgers
Scarlet Knight Showcase
L 66–87  0–2
 24  R. Williams   7  Mojica   6  Lee  Louis Brown Athletic Center (4,056)
Piscataway, NJ
November 18, 2016*
7:00 pm
Hartford
Scarlet Knight Showcase
W 87–73  1–2
 24  Lee   11  A. Williams   3  Lee  Daskalakis Athletic Center (2,025)
Philadelphia, PA
November 20, 2016*
2:00 pm
at North Texas
Scarlet Knight Showcase
W 83–62  2–2
 20  R. Williams   9  Mojica   5  R. Williams  Super Pit (1,457)
Denton, TX
November 23, 2016*
7:00 pm
at Niagara
Scarlet Knight Showcase
L 74–93  2–3
 17  Mojica   7  A. Williams   7  Lee  Gallagher Center (863)
Lewiston, NY
November 27, 2016*
4:00 pm
La Salle
City 6
L 78–89  2–4
 21  Lee   8  Mojica   5  Lee  Daskalakis Athletic Center (931)
Philadelphia, PA
November 30, 2016*
8:00 pm
at Lafayette W 74–70  3–4
 14  Tied   7  R. Williams   3  Mojica  Kirby Sports Center (1,134)
Easton, PA
December 3, 2016*
7:00 pm
at High Point W 78–72  4–4
 25  Jónsson   12  A. Williams   8  Lee  Millis Center (1,106)
High Point, NC
December 11, 2016*
6:00 pm
Saint Joseph's
City 6
L 71–72  4–5
 29  R. Williams   10  R. Williams   6  Lee  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,252)
Philadelphia, PA
December 16, 2016*
7:00 pm
at Rider L 82–90  4–6
 23  R. Williams   9  A. Williams   4  Lee  Alumni Gymnasium (1,531)
Lawrenceville, NJ
December 18, 2016*
4:30 pm
Kean W 84–44  5–6
 16  Tied   11  A. Williams   10  Lee  Daskalakis Athletic Center (895)
Philadelphia, PA
December 21, 2016*
7:00 pm
at Quinnipiac W 91–74  6–6
 25  R. Williams   12  A. Williams   9  Lee  TD Bank Sports Center (823)
Hamden, CT
December 28, 2016*
4:00 pm, TCN
at Penn
Battle of 33rd Street
L 67–75  6–7
 19  Overton   9  Mojica   6  Lee  Palestra (3,836)
Philadelphia, PA
CAA regular season
December 31, 2016
2:00 pm
at James Madison L 67–78  6–8
(0–1)
 14  Overton   11  R. Williams   4  Overton  JMU Convocation Center (3,212)
Harrisonburg, VA
January 2, 2017
4:30 pm
Northeastern L 70–75 OT 6–9
(0–2)
 20  R. Williams   9  R. Williams   8  Mojica  Daskalakis Athletic Center (899)
Philadelphia, PA
January 5, 2017
7:00 pm
UNC Wilmington L 72–90  6–10
(0–3)
 17  R. Williams   11  R. Williams   3  Tied  Daskalakis Athletic Center (508)
Philadelphia, PA
January 7, 2017
4:00 pm
at William & Mary
Postponed to January 30 (Snow)
  
                  Kaplan Arena 
Williamsburg, VA
January 12, 2017
7:00 pm
at Northeastern L 75–92  6–11
(0–4)
 18  Mojica   8  A. Williams   5  Lee  Matthews Arena (1,417)
Boston, MA
January 14, 2017
4:00 pm
Delaware W 76–60  7–11
(1–4)
 15  R. Williams   15  Mojica   10  Mojica  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,788)
Philadelphia, PA
January 19, 2017
7:00 pm
at Elon L 73–93  7–12
(1–5)
 15  Tied   6  R. Williams   4  Jónsson  Alumni Gym (1,452)
Elon, NC
January 21, 2017
4:00 pm, TCN
at UNC Wilmington L 74–87  7–13
(1–6)
 15  Mojica   10  R. Williams   5  Lee  Trask Coliseum (5,200)
Wilmington, NC
January 26, 2017
7:00 pm
Hofstra W 81–80 OT 8–13
(2–6)
 22  R. Williams   8  R. Williams   4  Tied  Daskalakis Athletic Center (717)
Philadelphia, PA
January 28, 2017
2:00 pm, ASN
College of Charleston L 76–90  8–14
(2–7)
 17  Jónsson   9  A. Williams   6  Lee  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,602)
Philadelphia, PA
January 30, 2017
7:00 pm
at William & Mary
Rescheduled from January 7
L 85–108  8–15
(2–8)
 25  Lee   4  Tied   8  Lee  Kaplan Arena (1,895)
Williamsburg, VA
February 2, 2017
7:00 pm
at Towson L 103–104 2OT 8–16
(2–9)
 27  R. Williams   16  R. Williams   5  Tied  SECU Arena (1,905)
Towson, MD
February 4, 2017
7:00 pm
at Hofstra L 77–79  8–17
(2–10)
 26  R. Williams   8  Tied   5  Lee  Hofstra Arena (2,819)
Hempstead, NY
February 9, 2017
7:00 pm
William & Mary W 79–61  9–17
(3–10)
 23  Jónsson   8  A. Williams   6  Mojica  Daskalakis Athletic Center (533)
Philadelphia, PA
February 11, 2017
4:00 pm
Towson L 65–69  9–18
(3–11)
 18  Lee   6  Tied   5  Lee  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,009)
Philadelphia, PA
February 16, 2017
7:00 pm
at Delaware L 67–68  9–19
(3–12)
 21  Lee   9  Bah   4  Tied  Bob Carpenter Center (2,248)
Newark, DE
February 18, 2017
2:00 pm
Elon L 65–66  9–20
(3–13)
 18  Bah   12  Bah   6  Lee  Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,217)
Philadelphia, PA
February 23, 2017
7:00 pm
James Madison L 64–70  9–21
(3–14)
 18  Tied   9  Bah   3  Tied  Daskalakis Athletic Center (858)
Philadelphia, PA
February 25, 2017
5:00 pm
at College of Charleston L 67–80  9–22
(3–15)
 13  Lee   8  Tied   3  Lee  TD Arena (3,111)
Charleston, SC
CAA Tournament
March 3, 2017
8:30 pm
(10) vs. (7) James Madison
First round
L 70–80  9–23
 15  Mojica   7  R. Williams   7  Lee  North Charleston Coliseum (1,889)
North Charleston, SC
*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%
Kris Alford 5 0 3.6 0.6 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.4 .125 .000 .143
Mohamed Bah 24 5 12.6 4.3 3.7 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.7 .583 .588 .000
Major Canady 21 2 9.2 1.4 1.1 1.4 0.2 0.0 0.5 .250 .429 .227
Andrew Cartwright 4 0 2.5 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 .333 .000 .500
Elgin Ford 5 1 1.6 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.000 .000 1.000
Sam Green 14 0 6.8 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.2 .444 .000 .450
Kári Jónsson 28 21 28.5 10.1 2.3 2.0 1.0 0.1 1.4 .468 .829 .436
Kurk Lee 32 30 32.9 14.9 3.9 5.0 1.6 0.0 2.9 .415 .678 .400
Sammy Mojica 32 31 31.6 11.2 5.3 2.5 1.2 0.4 1.5 .388 .731 .312
John Moran 31 5 13.4 2.8 1.0 0.9 0.4 0.0 1.1 .275 .619 .316
Tyshawn Myles 25 0 12.4 2.2 2.8 0.2 0.0 0.3 0.3 .479 .476 .000
Miles Overton 22 6 23.8 9.5 2.0 1.6 0.9 0.1 2.1 .284 .763 .252
Jeremy Peck 19 0 6.4 1.6 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.2 .500 .778 .400
Austin Williams 31 27 21.8 7.1 6.3 0.5 0.4 1.2 1.5 .613 .480 .000
Rodney Williams 32 32 30.4 15.6 6.8 1.5 0.5 0.8 2.3 .526 .674 .231
Team 32 - - 74.9 36.8 14.5 5.8 3.0 13.3 .435 .666 .345

Awards[edit]

Rodney Williams
  • Team Most Valuable Player
  • "Sweep" Award (team leader in blocks)
  • CAA All-Conference Third Team
  • CAA All-Academic Team
  • CAA Player of the Week
  • Preseason CAA All-Conference Team Honorable Mention
Kurk Lee
  • Assist Award (team leader in assists)
  • CAA All-Rookie Team
  • CAA Rookie of the Week (2)
Kári Jónsson
  • Donald Shank Spirit & Dedication Award
  • CAA Rookie of the Week
John Moran
  • Team Academic Award
  • CAA All-Academic Team
Austin Williams
  • Dragon "D" Award (team's top defensive player)
Sam Green
  • Samuel D. Cozen Award (most improved player)

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. ^ Hermann, Adam. "Source: Drexel hires Zach Spiker as m. bball head coach". thetriangle.org. Drexel Triangle. Retrieved 24 March 2016. 
  3. ^ Terrell, Allen. "Terrell Allen's Tweet". Twitter. Retrieved 5 May 2016.