2016-2017 Iona Gaels

2016-2017 Iona Gaels Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
22 Taylor Bessick Sr F 6-9 225 Nov 18, 1992 Philadelphia (PA) United States Rise Academy-South Dade Charter School
4 Schadrac Casimir So G 5-10 155 Nov 7, 1995 Stamford (CT) United States South Kent School
1 Sam Cassell, Jr. Sr G 6-4 190 May 12, 1992 Baltimore (MD) United States Notre Dame Preparatory
2 E.J. Crawford Fr SF 6-4 180 - Simsbury (CT) United States St. Thomas More Prep
32 Ryden Hines Sr C 6-10 225 Apr 20, 1994 Anchorage (AK) United States Impact Basketball Academy
0 Rickey McGill So PG 6-1 165 Jun 19, 1997 Spring Valley (NY) United States Spring Valley High School
12 Luka Milosavljevic Fr SF 6-6 175 Mar 19, 1998 Vienna Austria Impact Basketball Academy
15 Deyshonee Much Jr GF 6-5 170 Jan 26, 1994 Rochester (NY) United States Redemption Christian Academy
24 Benjamin Nwokeabia So G 6-5 165 Sep 1, 1996 Geneva Switzerland Impact Basketball Academy
10 Jon Severe Sr G 6-2 195 Apr 1, 1994 Brooklyn (NY) United States Christ the King
20 Jan Svandrlik Jr F 6-7 210 Jan 28, 1994 Plzen Czech Republic Canarias Basketball Academy
13 DeAndre Turner Jr G 6-3 215 - Winter Park (FL) United States Winter Park High School
23 Jordan Washington Sr PF 6-8 255 Aug 24, 1993 Newark (NJ) United States Pathways College Preparatory School
44 Tyrell Williams So F 6-8 225 Dec 27, 1994 Miami (FL) United States Miami Norland High School

Recent Iona Gaels History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 22-13 (12-8) 3rd (MAAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2015-2016 22-11 (16-4) 2nd (MAAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2014-2015 26-9 (17-3) 1st (MAAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2013-2014 22-11 (17-3) 1st (MAAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2012-2013 20-14 (11-7) 4th (MAAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 25-8 (15-3) 1st (MAAC) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2010-2011 25-12 (13-5) 2nd (MAAC) Runner Up CIT Runner Up
2009-2010 21-10 (12-6) 3rd (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2008-2009 12-19 (7-11) 7th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2007-2008 12-20 (8-10) 7th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2006-2007 2-28 (1-17) 10th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 23-8 (13-5) 2nd (MAAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 15-16 (9-9) 5th (MAAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 11-18 (8-10) 7th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2002-2003 16-13 (11-7) 5th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A

2016-2017 Iona Gaels Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jordan Washington NABC All-District (1) First Team
Jordan Washington All-MAAC First Team
Jordan Washington MAAC Tournament MVP
E.J. Crawford MAAC All-Rookie Team
Sam Cassell, Jr. MAAC Player of the Week (Nov 28, 2016)
Jordan Washington MAAC Player of the Week (Jan 2, 2017)
Jordan Washington MAAC Player of the Week (Dec 12, 2016)
Sam Cassell, Jr. Great Alaska Shootout Most Outstanding Player
Sam Cassell, Jr. Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team

2016-2017 Iona Gaels Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Casimir R. McGill E. Crawford D. Much J. Washington
Rotation J. Severe S. Cassell, Jr.   T. Bessick  
Lim PT   D. Turner L. Milosavljevic T. Williams R. Hines
Lim PT   B. Nwokeabia   J. Svandrlik  

2016-2017 Iona Gaels Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jordan Washington 35 21.7 18.0 7.6 0.6 0.9 0.4 2.2
Jon Severe 35 26.5 11.3 3.7 2.2 0.7 0.1 1.9
Sam Cassell, Jr. 35 30.2 10.9 3.1 3.0 0.9 0.1 1.4
Rickey McGill 35 32.1 10.5 3.8 5.1 1.8 0.4 2.0
Deyshonee Much 27 24.6 9.5 3.6 1.9 1.4 0.1 1.5
E.J. Crawford 35 25.0 9.4 3.1 1.1 0.4 0.2 0.9
Schadrac Casimir 34 20.1 7.0 1.5 1.4 0.6 0.1 0.8
Taylor Bessick 34 14.6 3.1 4.4 0.3 0.3 1.3 0.7
Jan Svandrlik 31 8.8 2.4 2.0 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
DeAndre Turner 5 8.6 1.6 0.8 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.2
Tyrell Williams 26 6.0 1.1 1.7 0.1 0.1 0.4 0.3
Luka Milosavljevic 12 1.6 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

2016-2017 Iona Gaels Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Tim Cluess Head Coach 2010-2011 N/A
Jared Grasso Associate Head Coach 2011-2012 Assistant Coach (Iona, 2010 to 2011)
Brock Erickson Assistant Coach 2013-2014 N/A
Mark Calzonetti Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Long Island, 2012 to 2015)
Rick Cole Jr. Athletic Director 2013-2014 N/A
Yusef Fitzgerald Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 N/A
Jessica Rosenberg Assistant Athletic Director 2011-2012 N/A
Cooper Calzonetti Video Coordinator 2015-2016 N/A
Sam De Rosa Head Athletic Trainer 1999-2000 N/A
Leah Dior Assistant Athletic Trainer 2011-2012 N/A