2016–17 Elon Phoenix men's basketball team

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2016–17 Elon Phoenix men's basketball
Elon Phoenix wordmark.svg
Conference Colonial Athletic Association
2016–17 record 18–14 (10–8 CAA)
Head coach Matt Matheny (8th season)
Assistant coach Jack Wooten
Assistant coach Monty Sanders
Assistant coach Chris Long
Home arena Alumni Gym
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 Elon Phoenix men's basketball team represented Elon University during the 2016–17 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Phoenix, led by eighth-year head coach Matt Matheny, played their home games at Alumni Gym in Elon, North Carolina as third-year members of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 18–14, 10–8 in CAA play to finish in a tie for fourth place. As the No. 5 seed in the CAA Tournament, they lost in the quarterfinals to William & Mary.

Previous season[edit]

The Phoenix finished the 2015–16 season 16–16, 7–11 in CAA play to finish in eighth place. They lost in the first round of the CAA Tournament to Drexel.

Offseason[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Tanner Samson 3 G 6'4" 195 Senior Littleton, CO Graduated
Sam Hershberger 5 G 6'0" 180 Senior Vandalia, OH Walk-on; graduated
Tony Sabato 15 C 6'7" 220 Senior Cincinnati, OH Graduated
West Brewer 30 F 6'7" 230 RS Junior Burlington, NC Walk-on; left the team due personal reasons

2016 recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Seth Fuller
PF
Dublin, OH Dublin Coffman High School 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) N/A Jul 27, 2015 
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:

2017 recruiting class[edit]

Roster[edit]

2016–17 Elon Phoenix men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 00 Brian Dawkins 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Jr Bishop Kenny Jacksonville, FL
G 1 Luke Eddy 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr George Washington Charleston, WV
G 2 Dmitri Thompson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Orlando Christian Prep Orlando, FL
G 3 Seth Fuller 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Dublin Coffman Dublin, OH
G/F 4 Collin Luther 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Hampton Pittsburgh, PA
F/C 10 Karolis Kundrotas 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Barking Abbey School Kaunas, Lithuania
G/F 12 Christian Hairston 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Greensboro Day School Greensboro, NC
G 13 Dainan Swoope (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Sunrise Christian Academy Kansas City, KS
F 14 Jack Anton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Archbishop Moeller Mason, OH
G 20 Sheldon Eberhardt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Middle Creek Apex, NC
F 21 Jack George 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Carmel Catholic Libertyville, IL
G 22 Steven Santa Ana 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Ardrey Kell Charlotte, NC
G 25 Ryder Bowline (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr Forsyth Central Cumming, GA
F 41 Tyler Seibring 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Normal Community Normal, IL
G 42 Patrick Ryan (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Sr Greens Farms Academy Darien, CT
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

[1]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 1, 2016*
8:00 pm
Randolph W 88–43 
Alumni Gym 
Elon, NC
Non-conference regular season
Nov 11, 2016
8:00 pm
William Peace
NIU Thanksgiving Classic
W 101–68  1–0
Alumni Gym (1,131)
Elon, NC
Nov 14, 2016*
8:00 pm
Charlotte L 95–100  1–1
Alumni Gym (1,478)
Elon, NC
Nov 17, 2016*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at South Florida W 74–61  2–1
USF Sun Dome (2,206)
Orlando, FL
Nov 23, 2016*
5:30 pm
vs. UIC
NIU Thanksgiving Classic
W 91–80  3–1
Convocation Center (844)
DeKalb, IL
Nov 25, 2016*
2:00 pm
at Northern Illinois
NIU Thanksgiving Classic
W 85–80  4–1
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
Nov 26, 2016*
2:00 pm
vs. Cal Poly
NIU Thanksgiving Classic
W 72–66  5–1
Convocation Center 
DeKalb, IL
Nov 30, 2016*
7:00 pm
FIU W 84–81 OT 6–1
Alumni Gym (1,388)
Elon, NC
Dec 4, 2016*
1:00 pm, FS1
at Georgetown
BB&T Classic
L 74–77  6–2
Verizon Center (8,645)
Washington, D.C.
Dec 6, 2016*
7:00 pm, 67–78
UNC Asheville L 67–78  6–3
Alumni Gym (1,421)
Elon, NC
Dec 10, 2016*
4:00 pm
at Radford L 56–68  6–4
Dedmon Center (1,177)
Radford, VA
Dec 18, 2016*
2:00 pm
at Saint Peter's W 68–53  7–4
Yanitelli Center (500)
Jersey City, NJ
Dec 21, 2016*
6:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 5 Duke L 61–72  7–5
Greensboro Coliseum (9,733)
Greensboro, NC
Dec 28, 2016*
8:00 pm
Central Penn W 89–60  8–5
Alumni Gym (847)
Elon, NC
CAA regular season
Dec 31, 2016
2:00 pm
College of Charleston L 54–66  8–6
(0–1)
Alumni Gym (1,055)
Elon, NC
Jan 2, 2017
7:00 pm
at UNC Wilmington L 63–79  8–7
(0–2)
Trask Coliseum (4,350)
Wilmington, NC
Jan 5, 2017
7:00 pm
at William & Mary L 85–88  8–8
(0–3)
Kaplan Arena (2,117)
Williamsburg, VA
Jan 7, 2017
7:00 pm
Towson W 72–61  9–8
(1–3)
Alumni Gym (884)
Elon, NC
Jan 12, 2017
7:00 pm
Hofstra W 96–80  10–8
(2–3)
Alumni Gym (1,607)
Elon, NC
Jan 14, 2017
4:00 pm
at James Madison L 59–60  10–9
(2–4)
JMU Convocation Center (2,918)
Harrisonburg, VA
Jan 19, 2017
7:00 pm
Drexel W 93–73  11–9
(3–4)
Alumni Gym (1,452)
Elon, NC
Jan 21, 2017
7:00 pm
William & Mary W 71–62  12–9
(4–4)
Alumni Gym (1,446)
Elon, NC
Jan 26, 2017
7:00 pm
at Northeastern W 51–49  13–9
(5–4)
Matthews Arena (1,249)
Boston, MA
Jan 28, 2017
4:00 pm
at Hofstra W 84–70  14–9
(6–4)
Hofstra Arena 
Hempstead, NY
Feb 2, 2017
7:00 pm, ASN
James Madison W 67–61  15–9
(7–4)
Alumni Gym (1,535)
Elon, NC
Feb 4, 2017
5:00 pm
at College of Charleston L 58–71  15–10
(7–5)
TD Arena (4,081)
Charleston, SC
Feb 9, 2017
7:00 pm
at Delaware L 74–76 OT 15–11
(7–6)
Bob Carpenter Center (1,784)
Newark, DE
Feb 11, 2017
4:00 pm, ASN
UNC Wilmington W 77–76  16–11
(8–6)
Alumni Gym (1,738)
Elon, NC
Feb 16, 2017
7:00 pm
at Towson L 66–85  16–12
(8–7)
SECU Arena (1,931)
Towson, MD
Feb 18, 2017
2:00 pm
at Drexel W 65–56  17–12
(9–7)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,217)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 23, 2017
7:00 pm
Northeastern L 104–105 2OT 17–13
(9–8)
Alumni Gym (1,278)
Elon, NC
Feb 25, 2017
7:00 pm
Delaware W 81–59  18–13
(10–8)
Alumni Gym (1,714)
Elon, NC
CAA Tournament
Mar 4, 2017
2:30 pm, CSN
(5) vs. (4) William & Mary
Quarterfinals
L 66–71  18–14
North Charleston Coliseum (4,096)
North Charleston, SC
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

See also[edit]

2016–17 Elon Phoenix women's basketball team

References[edit]