2020-2021 N.J.I.T. Highlanders

2020-2021 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
0 Adetokunbo Bakare Fr SG 6-3 180 - Newark (NJ) United States Saint Benedict's Preparatory School
2 San Antonio Brinson Sr F 6-8 200 - Augusta (GA) United States South Kent School
23 Antwuan Butler Jr PG 6-0 195 - Philadelphia (PA) United States Cardinal O'Hara High School
3 Miles Coleman Jr F 6-6 212 - Royal Palm Beach (FL) United States William T. Dwyer High School
4 Zach Cooks Sr G 5-9 155 Mar 4, 1999 Lawrenceville (GA) United States Berkmar High School
33 Kjell De Graff Jr F 6-10 210 Sep 8, 1999 Rotterdam Netherlands Canarias Basketball Academy
21 Souleymane Diakite Jr F 6-9 210 May 4, 1999 Bamako Mali Saint Benedict's Preparatory School
35 Da'Mir Faison Fr SF 6-7 200 - Hazleton (PA) United States Hazleton Area High School
24 Mekhi Gray Fr G 6-4 180 - Montrose (NY) United States Putnam Science Academy
32 Xavier Mayo So F 6-7 230 - Wappingers Falls (NY) United States The Hill School
13 Jason Murphy Fr F 6-8 232 - Baltimore (MD) United States St. Frances Academy
1 Dylan O'Hearn Jr F 6-4 190 - Romulus (MI) United States N/A
5 Diego Willis Jr PG 6-4 175 May 11, 1999 Sonora Mexico Canarias Basketball Academy

Recent N.J.I.T. Highlanders History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2020-2021 7-12 (7-10) 7th (AM East) 1st Rnd N/A
2019-2020 9-21 (6-10) 8th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2018-2019 22-13 (8-8) 5th (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd CIT 3rd Rnd
2017-2018 14-16 (7-7) 4th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2016-2017 11-20 (3-11) 7th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2015-2016 20-15 (8-6) 2nd (A-Sun) 1st Rnd CIT 4th Rnd
2014-2015 21-12 N/A (INDEP) N/A CIT 4th Rnd
2013-2014 13-16 1st (INDEP) N/A N/A
2012-2013 16-13 (6-2) 1st (GWC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2011-2012 15-17 (5-5) 3rd (GWC) Runner Up N/A
2010-2011 15-15 (9-3) 2nd (GWC) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 10-21 (4-8) 5th (GWC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2008-2009 1-30 N/A (INDEP) N/A N/A
2007-2008 0-29 N/A (INDEP) N/A N/A
2006-2007 5-24 N/A (INDEP) N/A N/A
2005-2006 N/A N/A (INDEP) N/A N/A
2004-2005 N/A N/A (INDEP) N/A N/A
2003-2004 N/A N/A (INDEP) N/A N/A
2002-2003 N/A N/A (INDEP) N/A N/A

2020-2021 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Zach Cooks America East Third Team
Mekhi Gray America East All-Rookie Team
Zach Cooks America East Player of the Week (Feb 2, 2021)

2020-2021 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Butler Z. Cooks M. Gray D. O'Hearn S. Brinson
Rotation D. Willis   D. Faison J. Murphy S. Diakite
Rotation         K. De Graff
Lim PT   A. Bakare M. Coleman    
Lim PT     X. Mayo    

2020-2021 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Zach Cooks 19 37.7 17.1 4.9 1.5 2.2 0.1 2.2
Dylan O'Hearn 17 27.6 10.7 2.9 1.4 0.6 0.1 1.8
San Antonio Brinson 19 26.4 8.9 3.9 1.0 0.7 0.1 1.7
Miles Coleman 9 16.3 7.7 2.0 0.9 0.4 0.0 1.1
Souleymane Diakite 17 25.2 6.3 5.1 1.1 0.8 1.0 1.4
Antwuan Butler 18 25.1 6.0 3.0 2.0 0.9 0.2 1.1
Diego Willis 19 21.6 5.9 3.3 0.9 0.6 0.0 0.5
Mekhi Gray 18 13.2 3.8 1.5 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.8
Kjell De Graff 18 17.2 3.3 2.4 0.8 0.1 0.5 0.4
Jason Murphy 10 5.3 2.6 1.6 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.1
Adetokunbo Bakare 11 6.4 1.9 1.0 0.3 0.4 0.0 0.6
Da'Mir Faison 8 6.9 1.0 1.8 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.5

2020-2021 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Brian Kennedy Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (N.J.I.T., 2012 to 2016)
Kim Waiters Assistant Coach 2015-2016 N/A
Jeff Rafferty Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Associate Head Coach (Delaware, 2013 to 2016)
Joe Gutowski Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Director of Basketball Operations (N.J.I.T., 2018 to 2019)
Lenny Kaplan Athletic Director 2000-2001 N/A
Tim Camp Director of Sports Information 2014-2015 N/A
Danny Manuel Director of Basketball Operations 2020-2021 Head Coach (2017 to 2019)
Matt Koscs Head Athletic Trainer 2009-2010 N/A
Bobby Fisk Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 2014-2015 N/A