2016-2017 Belmont Bruins

2016-2017 Belmont Bruins Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
50 Seth Adelsperger Fr C 6-11 215 Sep 11, 1996 Peru (IN) United States Peru High School
20 Taylor Barnette Sr G 6-3 185 Apr 7, 1993 Lexington (KY) United States Lexington Catholic High School
24 Michael Benkert Fr SG 6-4 195 Apr 12, 1997 Greenwood (IN) United States Center Grove High School
35 Evan Bradds Sr GF 6-7 205 Apr 17, 1994 Jamestown (OH) United States Greeneview High School
32 Amanze Egekeze Jr F 6-8 220 Dec 3, 1995 Lake In The Hills (IL) United States Huntley High School
41 Tyler Hadden Jr C 6-10 240 Feb 8, 1995 Cincinnati (OH) United States St. Xavier High School
14 Nick Hopkins Fr PG 5-11 155 Nov 16, 1997 Fayetteville (TN) United States Fayetteville High School
31 Josh Lester Jr F 6-6 225 Jan 2, 1995 Antioch (TN) United States Brentwood Academy
1 Austin Luke Jr G 6-3 200 Oct 27, 1994 Rowlett (TX) United States Rowlett High School
11 Kevin McClain So SG 6-2 180 Oct 21, 1996 Jasper (FL) United States Hamilton County High School
25 Mack Mercer Jr F 6-9 225 Sep 17, 1995 Plymouth (IN) United States Plymouth High School
21 Burton Sampson Jr G 6-4 195 Nov 18, 1994 Knoxville (TN) United States Webb School of Knoxville
2 Nick Smith Sr F 6-8 220 Feb 21, 1995 Bentonville (AR) United States Bentonville High School
3 Dylan Windler So SF 6-7 190 Sep 22, 1996 Indianapolis (IN) United States Perry Meridian High School

Recent Belmont Bruins History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 23-7 (15-1) 1st (OVC) 3rd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2015-2016 20-12 (12-4) 1st (OVC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 22-11 (11-5) 2nd (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 26-10 (14-2) 1st (OVC) Runner Up NIT 3rd Rnd
2012-2013 26-7 (14-2) 1st (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 27-8 (16-2) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2010-2011 30-5 (19-1) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 19-12 (14-6) 1st (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 20-13 (14-6) 2nd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd CIT 2nd Rnd
2007-2008 25-9 (14-2) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2006-2007 23-10 (12-4) 2nd (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2005-2006 20-11 (15-5) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 14-16 (12-8) 3rd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 22-8 (15-5) 3rd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2002-2003 17-12 (12-4) 3rd (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A

2016-2017 Belmont Bruins Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Evan Bradds NABC All-District (19) First Team
Evan Bradds Academic All-American Second Team
Evan Bradds OVC Player of the Year
Evan Bradds All-OVC First Team
Austin Luke All-OVC First Team
Taylor Barnette OVC Player of the Week (Jan 2, 2017)
Evan Bradds OVC Player of the Week (Dec 5, 2016)
Evan Bradds OVC Player of the Week (Feb 20, 2017)
Evan Bradds OVC Player of the Week (Jan 23, 2017)

2016-2017 Belmont Bruins Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Barnette A. Luke D. Windler E. Bradds A. Egekeze
Rotation   K. McClain   N. Smith  
Rotation   M. Benkert      
Lim PT   B. Sampson J. Lester   S. Adelsperger
Lim PT     M. Mercer   T. Hadden

2016-2017 Belmont Bruins Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Evan Bradds 29 31.9 20.0 8.4 2.3 0.4 0.2 2.9
Taylor Barnette 30 33.2 11.3 2.7 1.8 0.4 0.1 1.4
Amanze Egekeze 30 27.2 11.3 5.5 0.9 0.4 0.8 1.4
Dylan Windler 30 30.1 9.2 6.3 1.6 0.9 1.0 1.0
Nick Smith 30 13.9 8.9 1.6 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.2
Austin Luke 30 31.1 8.0 2.8 7.1 1.2 0.0 3.1
Kevin McClain 30 11.5 4.6 1.3 1.1 0.5 0.1 1.1
Seth Adelsperger 27 3.8 1.3 1.1 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3
Michael Benkert 23 6.0 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.2
Tyler Hadden 25 3.6 1.1 1.0 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.4
Burton Sampson 30 10.9 1.0 1.3 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.5
Josh Lester 17 2.3 0.3 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.1
Mack Mercer 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2016-2017 Belmont Bruins Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rick Byrd Head Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Brian Ayers Associate Head Coach 2011-2012 Assistant Coach (Belmont, 1998 to 2011)
James Strong Assistant Coach 2011-2012 N/A
Mark Price Assistant Coach 2011-2012 N/A
Scott Corley Athletic Director 2016-2017 N/A
Tyler Holloway Director of Basketball Operations 2011-2012 Graduate Assistant (Belmont, 2009 to 2011)
Paul Malloy Head Athletic Trainer 2001-2002 N/A
Kim Anderson Assistant Athletic Trainer 2006-2007 N/A