2016-2017 Northern Kentucky Norse

2016-2017 Northern Kentucky Norse Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
20 Nick Ayers Jr G 6-3 190 - Independence (KY) United States Simon Kenton High School
10 Tre Cobbs Fr PG 5-10 170 - Lima (OH) United States Lima Central Catholic High School
11 Mason Faulkner Fr SG 6-3 180 - Glasgow (KY) United States Caverna High School
1 Jordan Garnett Jr F 6-6 220 - Indianapolis (IN) United States Warren Central High School
4 Jeff Garrett So F 6-7 215 Dec 8, 1994 Gadsden (AL) United States Oldsmar Christian Academy
13 Brennan Gillis So SF 6-6 210 - Indianapolis (IN) United States Ben Davis High School
30 Lavone Holland II Jr G 6-2 180 - Louisville (KY) United States Ballard High School
2 Brandon Maxwell So G 6-2 175 Oct 3, 1994 Orlando (FL) United States Orlando Christian Prep High School
34 Drew McDonald So SF 6-8 265 - Newport (KY) United States Newport Central Catholic High School
25 Cole Murray Sr F 6-7 200 Oct 3, 1994 Delphi (IN) United States Delphi Community High School
22 Matt Rosenwinkel Sr G 6-2 225 Mar 12, 1995 Rochelle (IL) United States Rochelle High School
3 Blake Spellman Fr PG 6-1 165 - Lee's Summit (MO) United States Lee's Summit High School
5 Jalen Tate Fr SF 6-6 180 - Pickerington (OH) United States Pickerington High School Central
32 Dantez Walton Fr SF 6-5 200 - Lima (OH) United States Lima Central Catholic High School
23 Carson Williams Fr SF 6-7 185 - Owenton (KY) United States Owen County High School

Recent Northern Kentucky Norse History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 24-11 (12-6) 3rd (Horizon) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2015-2016 9-21 (5-13) 8th (Horizon) 1st Rnd N/A
2014-2015 13-17 (7-7) 4th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2013-2014 9-21 (5-13) 8th (A-Sun) N/A N/A
2012-2013 11-16 (9-9) 4th (A-Sun) N/A N/A
2007-2008 N/A N/A (NEC) N/A N/A
2006-2007 N/A N/A (NEC) N/A N/A
2005-2006 0-1 N/A (NEC) N/A N/A
2004-2005 N/A N/A (NEC) N/A N/A

2016-2017 Northern Kentucky Norse Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Drew McDonald Horizon All-League First Team
Lavone Holland II Horizon League Tournament MVP
Lavone Holland II Horizon League All-Tournament Team
Drew McDonald Horizon League All-Tournament Team
Carson Williams Horizon League All-Freshman Team
Lavone Holland II Horizon League Player of the Week (Dec 12, 2016)
Drew McDonald Horizon League Player of the Week (Jan 9, 2017)
Drew McDonald Horizon League Player of the Week (Dec 5, 2016)
Drew McDonald Horizon League Player of the Week (Feb 27, 2017)
Mason Faulkner Horizon League Freshman of the Week (Jan 9, 2017)
Carson Williams Horizon League Freshman of the Week (Feb 20, 2017)
Carson Williams Horizon League Freshman of the Week (Dec 19, 2016)
Carson Williams Horizon League Freshman of the Week (Feb 27, 2017)
Carson Williams Horizon League Freshman of the Week (Nov 14, 2016)

2016-2017 Northern Kentucky Norse Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Holland II C. Williams J. Garnett C. Murray D. McDonald
Rotation   M. Faulkner J. Garrett    
Rotation     D. Walton    
Lim PT M. Rosenwinkel N. Ayers B. Gillis    
Lim PT B. Maxwell J. Tate      
Lim PT B. Spellman        
Lim PT T. Cobbs        

2016-2017 Northern Kentucky Norse Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Drew McDonald 35 30.1 16.4 7.7 1.7 0.4 0.5 2.2
Lavone Holland II 35 30.9 14.5 2.8 4.1 1.3 0.3 3.0
Carson Williams 35 24.7 10.8 5.9 1.2 0.5 0.4 1.5
Cole Murray 35 28.9 10.1 3.2 1.1 0.5 0.4 0.7
Mason Faulkner 33 18.3 7.4 2.4 2.1 0.8 0.1 1.3
Jordan Garnett 34 22.8 4.8 3.5 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.9
Jalen Tate 8 18.8 4.6 2.0 1.6 0.9 0.2 1.2
Dantez Walton 29 10.4 3.9 2.3 0.4 0.3 0.2 0.5
Jeff Garrett 33 14.3 3.5 4.0 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.9
Brennan Gillis 35 9.1 3.0 1.9 0.6 0.2 0.3 0.9
Blake Spellman 11 12.8 2.3 1.3 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.6
Brandon Maxwell 24 8.4 1.4 0.9 0.4 0.2 0.1 1.1
Tre Cobbs 8 1.9 1.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.5
Matt Rosenwinkel 5 2.0 0.4 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Nick Ayers 2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2016-2017 Northern Kentucky Norse Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
John Brannen Head Coach 2015-2016 Associate Head Coach (Alabama, 2013 to 2015)
Sean Dwyer Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Special Assistant to the Head Coach (Alabama, 2013 to 2015)
Chris Shumate Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Western Kentucky, 2015 to 2016)
Tim Morris Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Director of Player Development (Nevada, 2015 to 2016)
Ken Bothof Athletic Director 2014-2015 N/A
Tony Rack Director of Basketball Operations 2015-2016 Director of Operations (Winthrop, 2013 to 2015)
McIntyre Webb Video Coordinator 2016-2017 N/A
Molly Hutson Head Athletic Trainer 2005-2006 N/A