2018-2019 N.J.I.T. Highlanders

2018-2019 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
34 Mohamed Bendary Sr PF 6-9 235 Nov 18, 1996 Jersey City (NJ) United States / Egypt St. Anthony High School
2 San Antonio Brinson So F 6-8 200 - Augusta (GA) United States South Kent School
4 Zach Cooks So G 5-9 155 Mar 4, 1999 Lawrenceville (GA) United States Berkmar High School
33 Kjell De Graff Fr F 6-10 210 Sep 8, 1999 Rotterdam Netherlands Canarias Basketball Academy
21 Souleymane Diakite Fr F 6-9 210 May 4, 1999 Bamako Mali Saint Benedict's Preparatory School
11 Shyquan Gibbs Jr PG 6-1 150 - Jersey City (NJ) United States St. Anthony High School
32 Donovan Greer Sr G 6-3 165 - Houston (TX) United States Hillcrest Academy
3 Patrick Jamison So PG 5-9 160 - West Orange (NJ) United States West Orange High School
23 Shawndale Jones So G 6-3 185 - Pittsburgh (PA) United States The Kiski School
0 Abdul Lewis Sr F 6-10 225 Dec 27, 1995 Newark (NJ) United States East Side High School
1 Taj Price Jr SF 6-7 210 - Newark (NJ) United States East Side High School
14 Reilly Walsh RS-Sr SG 6-3 180 Apr 16, 1997 Staten Island (NY) United States St. Peter's Boys High School
5 Diego Willis Fr PG 6-3 175 May 11, 1999 Sonora Mexico Canarias Basketball Academy
15 Diandre Wilson Sr G 6-2 170 - Fort Lauderdale (FL) United States Blanche Ely High School

Recent N.J.I.T. Highlanders History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
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

2018-2019 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Abdul Lewis Atlantic Sun First Team All-Conference
Zach Cooks Atlantic Sun Second Team All-Conference
Diandre Wilson Atlantic Sun All-Tournament Team
Zach Cooks Atlantic Sun Player of the Week (Nov 26, 2018)
Zach Cooks Atlantic Sun Player of the Week (Dec 10, 2018)
Abdul Lewis Atlantic Sun Player of the Week (Jan 28, 2019)
Diandre Wilson Atlantic Sun Player of the Week (Nov 12, 2018)

2018-2019 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Gibbs Z. Cooks D. Wilson M. Bendary A. Lewis
Rotation D. Greer     S. Diakite K. De Graff
Rotation S. Jones     S. Brinson  
Lim PT D. Willis R. Walsh T. Price    
Lim PT P. Jamison        

2018-2019 N.J.I.T. Highlanders Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Zach Cooks 35 37.3 17.6 4.8 2.1 2.5 0.1 2.2
Abdul Lewis 29 33.1 13.0 9.1 2.0 0.4 0.9 3.2
Diandre Wilson 34 29.8 11.9 2.9 1.7 0.9 0.2 1.5
Shyquan Gibbs 35 30.7 8.6 2.1 2.2 0.8 0.1 1.1
Reilly Walsh 3 20.7 7.0 2.3 0.3 0.7 0.3 0.7
San Antonio Brinson 35 19.3 6.0 4.1 0.5 0.5 0.5 1.5
Donovan Greer 26 12.0 4.5 1.4 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.6
Mohamed Bendary 35 13.2 4.2 2.6 0.7 0.2 0.4 0.7
Shawndale Jones 35 15.1 4.1 2.3 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.6
Kjell De Graff 26 9.3 2.0 1.5 0.5 0.1 0.2 0.4
Diego Willis 28 9.7 1.9 1.5 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.4
Souleymane Diakite 16 8.4 1.8 2.9 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.3
Patrick Jamison 3 1.3 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.7
Taj Price 5 2.4 0.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

2018-2019 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)
Stephen Sauers Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (UC Riverside, 2013 to 2015)
Lenny Kaplan Athletic Director 2000-2001 N/A
Tim Camp Director of Sports Information 2014-2015 N/A
Joe Gutowski Director of Basketball Operations 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Muhlenberg College, 2014 to 2015)
Courtney Caden Assistant Director of Sports Information 2014-2015 N/A
Matt Koscs Head Athletic Trainer 2009-2010 N/A
Bobby Fisk Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 2014-2015 N/A