2021-2022 Winthrop Eagles

2021-2022 Winthrop Eagles Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
3 Michael Anumba Sr F 6-4 220 Sep 6, 1999 Reggio Emilia Italy N/A
11 Drew Buggs Sr PG 6-3 195 - Long Beach (CA) United States Long Beach Polytechnic High School
30 D.J. Burns, Jr. Jr C 6-9 275 Oct 13, 2000 Rock Hill (SC) United States York Preparatory Academy
13 Nate Buss So G 5-11 175 - Verona (WI) United States Verona High School
33 Chase Claxton Jr F 6-7 185 - Greenville (SC) United States Legacy Charter School
32 Josh Corbin So G 6-3 190 - Gahanna (OH) United States Lincoln High School
5 Patrick Good Sr PG 6-0 175 Jan 16, 1998 Memphis (TN) United States David Crockett High School
12 Cory Hightower Jr F 6-7 222 - Norcross (GA) United States Meadowcreek High School
0 Russell Jones, Jr. Jr G 5-8 175 - Blythewood (SC) United States Westwood High School
21 Jamal King Jr SG 6-5 230 - Goldsboro (NC) United States Wayne Country Day School
1 Toneari Lane So SF 6-5 210 - Lilburn (GA) United States Grayson High School
2 Sincere McMahon So PG 6-1 167 - Indianapolis (IN) United States Tindley School
4 Kelton Talford So F 6-7 195 - Great Falls (SC) United States Great Falls High School
10 Cameron Whiteside RS-Jr GF 6-5 195 - Thomasville (NC) United States Thomasville High School

Recent Winthrop Eagles History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2022-2023 11-13 (6-5) 5th (Big South) N/A N/A
2021-2022 23-9 (14-2) 2nd (Big South) Runner Up N/A
2020-2021 23-2 (17-1) 1st (Big South) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2019-2020 24-10 (15-3) 1st (Big South) Champion N/A
2018-2019 18-12 (10-6) 3rd (Big South) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 19-12 (12-6) 2nd (Big South) 3rd Rnd N/A
2016-2017 26-7 (15-3) 1st (Big South) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2015-2016 23-9 (13-5) 1st (Big South) Runner Up N/A
2014-2015 19-13 (12-6) 3rd (Big South) Runner Up N/A
2013-2014 20-13 (10-6) 4th (Big South) Runner Up N/A
2012-2013 14-17 (6-10) 9th (Big South) 2nd Rnd N/A
2011-2012 12-20 (8-10) 6th (Big South) 3rd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 12-17 (9-9) 5th (Big South) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 19-14 (12-6) 3rd (Big South) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2008-2009 11-19 (9-9) 5th (Big South) 1st Rnd N/A
2007-2008 22-12 (10-4) 1st (Big South) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2006-2007 29-5 1st (Big South) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2005-2006 23-8 (13-3) 1st (Big South) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 27-6 (15-1) 1st (Big South) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2003-2004 16-12 (10-6) 3rd (Big South) 1st Rnd N/A
2002-2003 20-10 (13-3) 1st (Big South) 2nd Rnd N/A

2021-2022 Winthrop Eagles Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
D.J. Burns, Jr. NABC All-District (3) First Team
D.J. Burns, Jr. Big South Player of the Year
D.J. Burns, Jr. All-Big South First Team
Patrick Good All-Big South Honorable Mention Team
Cory Hightower Big South All-Tournament Team
D.J. Burns, Jr. Big South Player of the Week (Feb 7, 2022)
D.J. Burns, Jr. Big South Player of the Week (Dec 27, 2021)
Patrick Good Big South Player of the Week (Nov 29, 2021)

2021-2022 Winthrop Eagles Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Buggs M. Anumba C. Claxton C. Hightower D. Burns, Jr.
Rotation P. Good   K. Talford    
Rotation S. McMahon        
Rotation R. Jones, Jr.        
Lim PT N. Buss J. Corbin C. Whiteside    
Lim PT   J. King T. Lane    

2021-2022 Winthrop Eagles Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
D.J. Burns, Jr. 32 20.9 15.0 4.5 1.1 0.5 0.4 2.0
Cory Hightower 28 27.3 11.8 5.5 1.8 1.0 0.5 2.9
Patrick Good 30 25.8 11.2 3.3 0.7 1.3 0.0 0.9
Kelton Talford 31 16.8 8.5 4.9 0.3 0.3 0.6 1.3
Michael Anumba 32 27.6 7.7 3.9 1.4 0.4 0.3 1.4
Drew Buggs 32 24.5 6.2 2.9 4.2 0.7 0.2 2.2
Sincere McMahon 31 14.1 5.2 1.0 1.1 0.7 0.0 1.2
Josh Corbin 20 15.5 4.7 1.8 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.9
Russell Jones, Jr. 32 16.7 4.6 1.8 1.7 0.9 0.0 1.0
Chase Claxton 30 22.6 3.9 3.8 0.7 0.6 0.8 0.6
Jamal King 10 8.9 2.3 1.7 0.4 0.2 0.0 0.5
Nate Buss 8 2.6 1.4 0.2 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1

2021-2022 Winthrop Eagles Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Mark Prosser Head Coach 2021-2022 Head Coach (Western Carolina, 2018 to 2021)
Ben Betts Assistant Coach 2021-2022 Assistant Coach (Western Carolina, 2020 to 2021)
Brett Ferguson Assistant Coach 2021-2022 Director of Basketball Operations (Western Carolina, 2018 to 2021)
Tony Rack Assistant Coach 2021-2022 Assistant Coach (Western Carolina, 2018 to 2021)
Matt Erps Video Coordinator 2021-2022 Video Coordinator (Western Carolina, 2018 to 2021)
Hank Harrawood Athletic Director 2021-2022 N/A
Mitchell Hill Director of Basketball Operations 2021-2022 Director of Basketball Operations (Winthrop, 2018 to 2019)
Monty Sanders Director of Player Development 2021-2022 Assistant Coach (UNC Wilmington, 2020 to 2021)
Jeff Lahr Head Athletic Trainer 1999-2000 N/A
Brett Redden Director of Communications 2017-2018 Assistant Director of Media Relations (Winthrop, 2014 to 2017)