2017-2018 Eastern Washington Eagles

2017-2018 Eastern Washington Eagles Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
24 Kim Aiken, Jr. RS-Fr GF 6-7 215 Jun 1, 1999 Redlands (CA) United States East Valley High School
20 Cody Benzel Jr G 6-4 175 Oct 29, 1995 Spokane (WA) United States Ferris High School
32 Bogdan Bliznyuk Sr SG 6-6 215 Mar 31, 1995 Lutsk Ukraine Todd Beamer High School
10 Jacob Davison Fr SG 6-4 175 - Montebello (CA) United States Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School
12 Grant Gibb So F 6-5 185 Sep 16, 1996 Longview (WA) United States Mark Morris High School
2 Ty Gibson Jr SG 6-3 190 Jul 17, 1996 Issaquah (WA) United States Issaquah High School
15 Benas Griciunas Sr F 7-0 240 Jul 27, 1994 Henderson (NV) United States / Lithuania Findlay College Prep
35 Tanner Groves RS-Fr F 6-9 235 May 22, 1999 Spokane (WA) United States Shadle Park High School
23 Brendan Howard RS-Fr GF 6-6 225 Apr 7, 1998 Great Falls (MT) United States Great Falls High School
34 Jesse Hunt Jr PF 6-7 210 Jul 30, 1997 San Anselmo (CA) United States Sir Francis Drake High School
0 Tyler Kidd RS-Jr G 5-9 180 - Seattle (WA) United States O'Dea High School
14 Mason Peatling So PF 6-8 220 Mar 31, 1997 Melbourne Australia Beaconhills College
11 Jack Perry Fr G 6-2 175 Jan 1, 1999 Melbourne Australia Camberwell Grammar School
5 Richard Polanco Fr SF 6-8 225 Aug 12, 1997 San Diego (CA) United States Army and Navy Academy
42 Joshua Thomas Fr G 6-3 185 Feb 23, 1998 Spokane (WA) United States Central Valley High School
13 Luka Vulikic RS-So G 6-5 190 Jul 18, 1997 Belgrade Serbia Gimnazija Svetozar Markovic
4 Sir Washington Sr G 6-3 180 Jun 17, 1995 Las Vegas (NV) United States Clark High School

Eastern Washington Transfers Sitting Out 2017-2018

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Steven Beo So SG 6-3 180 - Richland (WA) United States Brigham Young

Recent Eastern Washington Eagles History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 19-8 (12-4) 2nd (Big Sky) N/A N/A
2018-2019 16-18 (12-8) 3rd (Big Sky) Runner Up N/A
2017-2018 20-15 (13-5) 3rd (Big Sky) Runner Up CBI 1st Rnd
2016-2017 22-12 (13-5) 2nd (Big Sky) 3rd Rnd CBI 1st Rnd
2015-2016 18-16 (10-8) 5th (Big Sky) 2nd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2014-2015 26-9 (14-4) 1st (Big Sky) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 15-16 (10-10) 7th (Big Sky) N/A N/A
2012-2013 10-21 (7-13) 9th (Big Sky) N/A N/A
2011-2012 15-17 (8-8) 4th (Big Sky) 2nd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 10-20 (7-9) 5th (Big Sky) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 9-21 (5-11) 7th (Big Sky) N/A N/A
2008-2009 12-18 (6-10) 6th (Big Sky) N/A N/A
2007-2008 11-19 (6-10) 7th (Big Sky) N/A N/A
2006-2007 15-14 (8-8) 5th (Big Sky) N/A N/A
2005-2006 15-15 (9-5) 3rd (Big Sky) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 8-20 (5-9) 6th (Big Sky) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 17-13 (11-3) 1st (Big Sky) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2002-2003 18-13 (9-5) 2nd (Big Sky) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd

2017-2018 Eastern Washington Eagles Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bogdan Bliznyuk NABC All-District (6) First Team
Bogdan Bliznyuk AP All-American Honorable Mention
Bogdan Bliznyuk Big Sky MVP
Bogdan Bliznyuk All-Big Sky First Team
Mason Peatling All-Big Sky Honorable Mention
Bogdan Bliznyuk Big Sky All-Tournament Team
Bogdan Bliznyuk Big Sky Player of the Week (Feb 19, 2018)
Bogdan Bliznyuk Big Sky Player of the Week (Jan 29, 2018)
Bogdan Bliznyuk Big Sky Player of the Week (Mar 5, 2018)
Bogdan Bliznyuk Big Sky Player of the Week (Dec 19, 2017)
Bogdan Bliznyuk Big Sky Player of the Week (Feb 26, 2018)

2017-2018 Eastern Washington Eagles Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Perry T. Gibson C. Benzel B. Bliznyuk M. Peatling
Rotation   S. Washington   J. Hunt B. Griciunas
Rotation   L. Vulikic      
Rotation   J. Davison      
Lim PT J. Thomas   R. Polanco    
Lim PT     G. Gibb    

2017-2018 Eastern Washington Eagles Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Bogdan Bliznyuk 35 35.1 21.2 6.8 3.9 0.8 0.3 3.4
Mason Peatling 31 20.7 7.7 5.6 0.6 0.9 1.1 0.9
Jesse Hunt 20 18.3 7.5 5.5 1.1 0.3 0.5 1.2
Jacob Davison 34 16.0 7.2 2.8 0.6 0.8 0.3 1.0
Jack Perry 35 27.3 6.8 2.0 2.4 0.4 0.0 1.5
Cody Benzel 34 20.2 6.6 1.2 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.4
Sir Washington 34 23.0 6.4 2.9 1.6 0.7 0.1 1.1
Luka Vulikic 9 22.9 6.3 3.2 2.2 0.7 0.2 1.6
Ty Gibson 35 26.1 6.3 2.2 1.2 0.6 0.0 0.7
Benas Griciunas 34 13.3 5.1 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.6
Richard Polanco 27 8.4 3.8 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.2 1.1
Joshua Thomas 7 1.6 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.4
Grant Gibb 12 2.6 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0

2017-2018 Eastern Washington Eagles Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Shantay Legans Head Coach 2017-2018 Associate Head Coach (Eastern Washington, 2015 to 2017)
Nick Booker Associate Head Coach 2017-2018 Director of Operations (Davidson, 2016 to 2017)
David Riley Assistant Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Bobby Suarez Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Video Coordinator (Florida State, 2016 to 2017)
Bill Chaves Athletic Director 2007-2008 N/A
Dave Cook Director of Sports Information 2012-2013 N/A
Monica Jaenicke Assistant Director of Sports Information 2017-2018 Communications Assistant (Western Illinois, 2016 to 2017)
Brian Norton Head Athletic Trainer 2003-2004 N/A