2017–18 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team

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2017–18 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball
Arizona State Athletics wordmark.svg
NCAA Tournament, First Four
Conference Pac-12 Conference
2017–18 record 20–12 (8–10 Pac–12)
Head coach Bobby Hurley (3rd season)
Assistant coach Rashon Bruno
Assistant coach Levi Watkins
Assistant coach Anthony Coleman
Home arena Wells Fargo Arena
Seasons
2017–18 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 12 Arizona 14 4   .778     27 8   .771
USC 12 6   .667     24 12   .667
UCLA 11 7   .611     21 12   .636
Utah 11 7   .611     23 12   .657
Stanford 11 7   .611     19 16   .543
Oregon 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
Washington 10 8   .556     21 13   .618
Colorado 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Arizona State 8 10   .444     20 12   .625
Oregon State 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Washington State 4 14   .222     12 19   .387
California 2 16   .111     8 24   .250
2018 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2017–18 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team represented Arizona State University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Sun Devils were led by third-year head coach Bobby Hurley, and played their home games at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Arizona as members of Pac–12 Conference. They finished the season 20–12, 8–10 in Pac-12 play to finish in a tie for eighth place, they lost in the first round of the Pac-12 Tournament to Colorado. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they lost in the First Four to Syracuse.

Previous season[edit]

The Sun Devils finished the 2016–17 season 15–18, 7–11 in Pac-12 play to finish in 8th place. They received the #8 seed in the 2017 Pac-12 Tournament; in the tournament, the Sun Devils' defeated #9 Stanford in the first round before losing to #1 seed Oregon in the quarterfinals.

Off-season[edit]

Departures[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for Departure
Torian Graham SG 6'5" 195 Senior Durham, NC Graduated
Maurice O'Field G/F 6'5" 205 Senior Cleveland, OH Graduated
Obinna Oleka PF 6'8" 225 Senior Washington, D.C. Graduated
Andre Adams PF 6'9" 225 RS Freshman Avondale, AZ Transferred to Southern Utah.[1]
Jethro Tshisumpa F/C 6'10" 260 Freshman DR Congo Elected to transfer.[2]
Sam Cunliffe SF 6'6" 200 Freshman Seattle, WA Left team 10 games into the season.[3] Later elected to transfer to Kansas.

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Zylan Cheatham PF 6'9" 220 RS Jr. Phoenix, AZ Transfer from San Diego State. Will redshirt for the 2017–18 season per NCAA transfer rules and have one year remaining eligibility beginning the 2018–19 season.[4]
Carlton Bragg PF 6'10" 240 Jr. Cleveland, OH Transfer from Kansas. Will redshirt for the 2017–18 season per NCAA transfer rules and have two years remaining eligibility beginning the 2018–19 season.
Rob Edwards SG 6'4" 200 Jr. Detroit, MI Transfer from Cleveland State. Will redshirt for the 2017–18 season per NCAA transfer rules and have two years remaining eligibility beginning the 2018–19 season.[5]
De'Quon Lake F/C 6'10" - Jr. Newport News, VA Junior college transfer from Iowa Western Community College. [6]
Mickey Mitchell SF 6'7" - RS So. Plano, TX Mid-year transfer from Ohio State. Will be eligible to play in December of the 2017–18 season.[7]

2017 Recruiting class[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Remy Martin
PG
Chatsworth, CA Sierra Canyon School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jun 9, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 80
Kimani Lawrence
SF
Providence, RI New Hampton School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Nov 10, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:4/5 stars   247Sports:4/5 stars    ESPN:4/5 stars   ESPN grade: 86
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:

2018 Recruiting class[edit]

Roster[edit]

2017–18 Arizona State Sun Devils men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 Tra Holder 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Brentwood School Los Angeles, California
G 1 Remy Martin 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Sierra Canyon School Chatsworth, California
G 2 Rob Edwards Current redshirt 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Cleveland State Detroit, Michigan
F 3 Mickey Mitchell 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS So Ohio State Plano, Texas
F 10 Vitaliy Shibel 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Fr Lee Academy Ukraine
G 11 Shannon Evans II 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 172 lb (78 kg) RS Sr Buffalo Suffolk, Virginia
F 14 Kimani Lawrence 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr New Hampton School Ashburnham, Massachusetts
G 22 Austin Witherill (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Sr Highland HS Gilbert, Arizona
F 23 Romello White 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Fr Joseph Wheeler HS Suwanee, Georgia
G 24 Jordan Salzman (W) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Locust Valley HS Long Island, New York
G 25 Grant Fogerty (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Fr Desert Mountain HS Scottsdale, Arizona
F 31 Zylan Cheatham Current redshirt 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS Jr San Diego State Phoenix, Arizona
G 34 Trevor Thompson (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Moon Valley HS Phoenix, Arizona
F 35 De'Quon Lake 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Iowa Western C.C. Newport News, Virginia
G 41 Imran Takhar (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr Villa Park HS Orange, California
G 44 Kodi Justice 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Dobson HS Mesa, Arizona
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: January 3, 2018

  • Sophomore forward Ramon Vila decided to transfer.[8]
  • Transfer forward Carlton Bragg decided to transfer.[9]

Depth chart[edit]

Pos. Starting 5 Bench
C Romello White De'Quon Lake
PF Mickey Mitchell Vitaliy Shibel
SF Kodi Justice Kimani Lawrence
SG Tra Holder
PG Shannon Evans II Remy Martin

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Oct 26, 2017*
6:00 pm
Northern State W 98–90 2OT
Wells Fargo Arena 
Tempe, AZ
Nov 1, 2017*
7:00 pm
at San Diego
Hurricane Maria relief charity game
W 85–77 
Jenny Craig Pavilion (757)
San Diego, CA
Nov 3, 2017*
6:00 pm
Arizona Christian W 115–69 
Wells Fargo Arena 
Tempe, AZ
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
8:00 pm, P12N
Idaho State W 94–74  1–0
Wells Fargo Arena (5,697)
Tempe, AZ
Nov 14, 2017*
7:00 pm, P12N
San Diego State W 90–68  2–0
Wells Fargo Arena (6,640)
Tempe, AZ
Nov 17, 2017*
6:00 pm, P12N
Northern Arizona
Las Vegas Invitational campus-site game
W 97–62  3–0
Wells Fargo Arena (6,189)
Tempe, AZ
Nov 19, 2017*
12:00 pm, P12N
UC Irvine
Las Vegas Invitational campus-site game
W 99–78  4–0
Wells Fargo Arena (5,394)
Tempe, AZ
Nov 23, 2017*
5:30 pm, FS1
vs. Kansas State
Las Vegas Invitational semifinals
W 92–90  5–0
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
Nov 24, 2017*
3:30 pm, FOX
vs. No. 15 Xavier
Las Vegas Invitational championship
W 102–86  6–0
Orleans Arena 
Paradise, NV
Dec 2, 2017*
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 20 San Francisco W 75–57  7–0
Wells Fargo Arena (8,682)
Tempe, AZ
Dec 8, 2017*
6:00 pm, P12N
No. 16 vs. St. John's
Basketball Hall of Fame Classic
W 82–70  8–0
Staples Center 
Los Angeles, CA
Dec 10, 2017*
12:00 pm, ESPN
No. 16 at No. 2 Kansas W 95–85  9–0
Allen Fieldhouse (16,300)
Lawrence, KS
Dec 17, 2017*
12:00 pm, P12N
No. 5 Vanderbilt W 76–64  10–0
Wells Fargo Arena (10,797)
Tempe, AZ
Dec 19, 2017*
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 3 Longwood W 95–61  11–0
Wells Fargo Arena (9,308)
Tempe, AZ
Dec 22, 2017*
1:00 pm, P12N
No. 3 Pacific W 104–65  12–0
Wells Fargo Arena (10,646)
Tempe, AZ
Pac-12 regular season
Dec 30, 2017
7:00 pm, P12N
No. 3 at No. 17 Arizona
Rivalry
L 78–84  12–1
(0–1)
McKale Center (14,644)
Tucson, AZ
Jan 4, 2018
6:30 pm, P12N
No. 4 at Colorado L 81–90 OT 12–2
(0–2)
Coors Events Center (7,740)
Boulder, CO
Jan 7, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 4 at Utah W 80–77  13–2
(1–2)
Jon M. Huntsman Center (12,123)
Salt Lake City, UT
Jan 11, 2018
8:00 pm, FS1
No. 11 Oregon L 72–76  13–3
(1–3)
Wells Fargo Arena (13,693)
Tempe, AZ
Jan 13, 2018
4:00 pm, P12N
No. 11 Oregon State W 77–75  14–3
(2–3)
Wells Fargo Arena (13,459)
Tempe, AZ
Jan 17, 2018
9:00 pm, P12N
No. 16 at Stanford L 77–86  14–4
(2–4)
Maples Pavilion (4,014)
Stanford, CA
Jan 20, 2018
8:30 pm, P12N
No. 16 at California W 81–73  15–4
(3–4)
Haas Pavilion (8,107)
Berkeley, CA
Jan 25, 2018
7:30 pm, P12N
No. 21 Utah L 77–80 OT 15–5
(3–5)
Wells Fargo Arena (11,536)
Tempe, AZ
Jan 27, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 21 Colorado W 80–66  16–5
(4–5)
Wells Fargo Arena (13,943)
Tempe, AZ
Feb 1, 2018
9:00 pm, P12N
No. 25 at Washington L 64–68  16–6
(4–6)
Alaska Airlines Arena (6,904)
Seattle, WA
Feb 4, 2018
2:00 pm, ESPNU
No. 25 at Washington State W 88–78  17–6
(5–6)
Beasley Coliseum (2,803)
Pullman, WA
Feb 8, 2018
9:00 pm, ESPN2
USC W 80–78  18–6
(6–6)
Wells Fargo Arena (12,377)
Tempe, AZ
Feb 10, 2018
5:00 pm, P12N
UCLA W 88–79  19–6
(7–6)
Wells Fargo Arena (14,025)
Tempe, AZ
Feb 15, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 25 No. 17 Arizona
Rivalry
L 70–77  19–7
(7–7)
Wells Fargo Arena (14,233)
Tempe, AZ
Feb 22, 2018
9:30 pm, FS1
at Oregon L 68–75  19–8
(7–8)
Matthew Knight Arena (9,940)
Eugene, OR
Feb 24, 2018
6:00 pm, ESPNU
at Oregon State L 75–79  19–9
(7–9)
Gill Coliseum (6,147)
Corvallis, OR
Mar 1, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPNU
California W 84–53  20–9
(8–9)
Wells Fargo Arena (11,737)
Tempe, AZ
Mar 3, 2018
12:30 pm, P12N
Stanford L 83–84  20–10
(8–10)
Wells Fargo Arena (11,895)
Tempe, AZ
Pac-12 Tournament
Mar 7, 2018
1:00 pm, P12N
(9) vs. (8) Colorado
First round
L 85–97  20–11
T-Mobile Arena (8,619)
Paradise, NV
NCAA Tournament
Mar 14, 2018*
6:10 pm, truTV
(11 MW) vs. (11 MW) Syracuse
First Four
L 56–60  20–12
UD Arena (12,732)
Dayton, OH
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. MW=Midwest.
All times are in Mountain Time.

Ranking movement[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Final 
AP NR NR NR 20 16 5 (5) 3 (5) 3 (6) 4 11 16 21 25 RV 25 RV NR Not released 
Coaches NR NR^ NR 21 17 6 4T 4 6 11 14 19 23 RV 22 25 RV

^Coaches Poll did not release a Week 2 poll at the same time AP did.
*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings. Number in parenthesis indicates number of first place votes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff. "Andre Adams becomes second ASU basketball transfer". AZCentral.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  2. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff. "Jethro Tshisumpa transferring from ASU basketball". AZCentral.com. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  3. ^ Haller, Doug. "Freshman Sam Cunliffe to transfer from Arizona State". AZCentral.com. Retrieved 30 March 2017. 
  4. ^ Zeigler, Mark. "Cheatham transfers from SDSU to ASU". SanDiegoUnionTribune.com. The San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved 25 April 2017. 
  5. ^ Decker, Ryan. "Report: Cleveland State guard Rob Edwards to transfer to ASU". ArizonaSports.com. Bonneville International. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  6. ^ Metcalfe, Jeff. "De'Quon Lake signs with ASU basketball, Kenny Wooten decommits". AZCentral.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  7. ^ Haller, Doug. "Former Ohio State forward Mickey Mitchell transfers to Arizona State". AZCentral.com. Retrieved 24 April 2017. 
  8. ^ Layman, Matt. "Sun Devil basketball's Ramon Vila reportedly transfers from ASU". ArizonaSports.com. Retrieved 23 November 2017. 
  9. ^ Haller, Doug. "Forward Carlton Bragg leaves Arizona State basketball". AZCentral.com. Retrieved 3 January 2018.