2016-2017 UAB Blazers

2016-2017 UAB Blazers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
0 Hakeem Baxter Sr G 6-2 192 Jan 10, 1994 Philadelphia (PA) United States Philadelphia Electrical & Technical Charter
3 Chris Cokley Jr F 6-8 241 Jul 27, 1996 Savannah (GA) United States Savannah High School
13 Nate Darling Fr SG 6-4 170 Aug 30, 1998 Hyattsville (MD) United States DeMatha Catholic High School
5 Deion Lavender So G 6-4 195 Jan 18, 1996 Alton (IL) United States Marquette Catholic High School
34 William Lee Jr F 6-9 210 Jan 10, 1995 Plantersville (AL) United States Dallas County High School
Lionel Love Jr G 6-3 165 Jul 17, 1996 Huntsville (AL) United States J.O. Johnson High School
22 Tyler Madison Sr G 6-4 228 Nov 10, 1994 Columbiana (AL) United States Shelby County High School
21 Tosin Mehinti Sr F 6-9 238 May 30, 1994 Lithonia (GA) United States Green Forest Academy
2 Nick Norton Jr G 5-10 171 Sep 29, 1995 Bloomington (IN) United States Central Catholic High School
33 Thomas Smallwood So C 7-0 231 Mar 30, 1995 Roanne France Ecole Saint John Perse
35 Lewis Sullivan Jr F 6-7 222 May 29, 1995 Hazel Green (AL) United States Hazel Green High School
1 Denzell Watts Sr G 6-2 211 Aug 10, 1994 Flint (MI) United States Carman-Ainsworth High School
11 Dirk Williams Sr SG 6-5 180 Aug 24, 1994 Homewood (AL) United States Homewood High School
10 Javien Williams Fr SF 6-4 165 Feb 28, 1997 Birmingham (AL) United States Woodlawn High School

Recent UAB Blazers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 17-16 (9-9) 7th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 26-7 (16-2) 1st (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 20-16 (12-6) 4th (C-USA) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2013-2014 18-13 (7-9) 8th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 16-17 (7-9) 7th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2011-2012 15-16 (9-7) 5th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 22-9 (12-4) 1st (C-USA) 2nd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 25-9 (11-5) 3rd (C-USA) 2nd Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
2008-2009 22-12 (11-5) 3rd (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2007-2008 23-11 (12-4) 2nd (C-USA) 2nd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 15-16 (7-9) 8th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 24-7 (12-2) 2nd (C-USA) Runner Up NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 22-11 (10-6) 4th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2003-2004 22-10 (12-4) 1st (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NCAA 3rd Rnd
2002-2003 22-12 (9-7) 4th (C-USA) Runner Up NIT 4th Rnd

2016-2017 UAB Blazers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
William Lee NABC All-District (11) Second Team
William Lee C-USA All-Conference Second Team
William Lee C-USA Defensive Player of the Year
William Lee C-USA All-DefensiveTeam
William Lee C-USA Player of the Week (Jan 16, 2017)

2016-2017 UAB Blazers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters H. Baxter D. Watts D. Williams W. Lee T. Mehinti
Rotation   D. Lavender   C. Cokley  
Rotation   N. Darling      
Lim PT   T. Madison J. Williams   T. Smallwood
Lim PT   N. Norton L. Sullivan    
Lim PT   L. Love      

2016-2017 UAB Blazers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
William Lee 33 28.2 13.2 6.7 1.6 0.9 2.4 2.0
Chris Cokley 33 21.7 12.1 6.0 1.5 0.6 0.6 1.9
Dirk Williams 33 28.7 10.5 3.4 1.6 0.4 0.3 1.4
Hakeem Baxter 32 25.0 7.5 3.0 1.9 0.6 0.0 1.5
Denzell Watts 31 21.1 6.7 1.9 1.9 0.5 0.0 1.0
Deion Lavender 33 23.4 6.2 2.8 3.4 0.8 0.1 2.0
Tosin Mehinti 33 18.7 5.6 4.2 0.9 0.3 1.0 1.8
Tyler Madison 31 10.7 4.0 2.4 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.5
Javien Williams 33 15.3 4.0 1.9 1.1 0.3 0.2 0.8
Nate Darling 30 9.4 2.5 0.5 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.5
Thomas Smallwood 14 5.6 1.5 0.9 0.4 0.0 0.1 0.1
Nick Norton 2 5.5 0.5 0.5 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.5

2016-2017 UAB Blazers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Robert Ehsan Head Coach 2016-2017 Associate Head Coach (UAB, 2015 to 2016)
Turner Battle Associate Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (UAB, 2014 to 2016)
Dannton Jackson Assistant Coach 2016-2017 N/A
Kevin Devitt Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Wright State, 2015 to 2016)
Mark Ingram Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
Bryan Koch Assistant Athletic Trainer 2003-2004 N/A