2015-2016 UC Irvine Anteaters

2015-2016 UC Irvine Anteaters Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
33 Mike Best Sr FC 6-10 215 May 13, 1993 San Rafael (CA) United States Terra Linda High School
3 Haitham Chehabi Fr G 6-1 187 - Laguna Beach (CA) United States Junipero Serra Catholic High School
12 Giannis Dimakopoulos Jr C 7-2 255 Nov 7, 1994 Patras Greece Cathedral High School
24 Dominique Dunning Sr G 6-4 214 Sep 8, 1992 Corona (CA) United States Centennial High School
5 Jonathan Galloway Fr F 6-10 235 Jun 19, 1996 Brentwood (CA) United States Salesian College Prep
2 Max Hazzard RS-Fr PG 6-0 170 Sep 30, 1996 Los Angeles (CA) United States Loyola High School
0 Jaron Martin Jr G 5-10 170 Nov 5, 1994 Sunland (CA) United States Chaminade College Preparatory High School
34 Mamadou Ndiaye Jr C 7-6 300 Sep 14, 1993 Dakar Senegal / United States Brethren Christian High School
10 Luke Nelson Jr G 6-3 190 Jun 29, 1995 Worthing England The Henley College
20 Shawn Ray Sr F 6-8 235 Mar 20, 1993 Torrance (CA) United States West Torrance High School
25 Spencer Rivers Fr G 6-2 200 Jun 27, 1995 Winter Park (FL) United States Winter Park High School
11 Haroldas Saprykinas So SG 6-1 180 Jul 10, 1995 Klaipeda Lithuania West Oak Academy
13 Brandon Smith Fr SF 6-5 190 Mar 14, 1997 Santa Ana (CA) United States Godinez Fundamental High School
23 Darrian Traylor RS-Fr SG 6-4 210 Mar 20, 1997 Las Vegas (NV) United States Centennial High School
- Justin Wertner RS-Fr G 6-4 203 Nov 14, 1996 Collierville (TN) United States St. George Academy
32 Aaron Wright Sr G 6-3 212 - Cerritos (CA) United States Cerritos High School
1 Alex Young Sr G 6-2 193 Mar 28, 1994 Phoenix (OR) United States / England Phoenix High School

Recent UC Irvine Anteaters History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 31-6 (15-1) 1st (Big West) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2017-2018 18-17 (11-5) 2nd (Big West) Runner Up N/A
2016-2017 21-15 (12-4) 1st (Big West) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2015-2016 28-10 (13-3) 1st (Big West) 2nd Rnd CIT Runner Up
2014-2015 21-13 (11-5) 2nd (Big West) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 23-12 (13-3) 1st (Big West) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2012-2013 21-16 (11-7) 4th (Big West) Runner Up CIT 2nd Rnd
2011-2012 12-20 (6-10) 6th (Big West) 2nd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 13-19 (6-10) 7th (Big West) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 14-18 (6-10) 7th (Big West) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 12-19 (8-8) 4th (Big West) 1st Rnd N/A
2007-2008 18-16 (9-7) 5th (Big West) Runner Up N/A
2006-2007 15-18 (6-8) 5th (Big West) 3rd Rnd N/A
2005-2006 16-13 (10-4) 2nd (Big West) 3rd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 16-13 (8-10) 5th (Big West) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 11-17 (6-12) 8th (Big West) N/A N/A
2002-2003 20-9 (13-5) 2nd (Big West) 2nd Rnd N/A

2015-2016 UC Irvine Anteaters Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Mamadou Ndiaye NABC All-District (9) Second Team
Mamadou Ndiaye All-Big West First Team
Luke Nelson All-Big West First Team
Alex Young All-Big West Second Team
Luke Nelson Big West All-Tournament Team
Mamadou Ndiaye Big West Defensive POY
Mike Best College Insider.com All-Tournament Team
Alex Young College Insider.com All-Tournament Team
Luke Nelson College Insider.com Honorable Mention Team
Luke Nelson Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational MVP

2015-2016 UC Irvine Anteaters Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Young L. Nelson D. Dunning M. Best M. Ndiaye
Rotation J. Martin A. Wright   J. Galloway G. Dimakopoulos
Lim PT   H. Saprykinas B. Smith S. Ray  
Lim PT   S. Rivers      

2015-2016 UC Irvine Anteaters Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Luke Nelson 38 31.0 13.7 2.9 3.9 1.3 0.1 1.8
Mamadou Ndiaye 37 23.2 12.1 7.2 0.6 0.2 2.4 2.2
Alex Young 37 30.1 10.5 4.3 4.4 1.4 0.2 1.6
Mike Best 38 22.4 9.8 5.1 0.7 0.2 0.7 1.6
Jaron Martin 38 19.9 8.3 1.4 1.4 0.6 0.0 1.0
Giannis Dimakopoulos 38 14.8 5.2 2.6 0.6 0.2 0.9 0.9
Aaron Wright 35 20.3 3.9 3.0 2.0 0.9 0.1 1.3
Dominique Dunning 35 16.4 2.9 2.7 1.1 0.6 0.0 0.6
Jonathan Galloway 38 14.4 2.7 3.7 0.2 0.3 0.6 0.7
Brandon Smith 36 9.8 1.8 1.6 0.3 0.2 0.2 0.6
Haroldas Saprykinas 29 4.0 1.6 0.6 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.2
Spencer Rivers 10 1.8 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.0 0.3
Shawn Ray 16 2.6 0.1 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3 0.1

2015-2016 UC Irvine Anteaters Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Russell Turner Head Coach 2010-2011 Assistant Coach (Golden State Warriors, 2004 to 2010)
Ali Ton Associate Head Coach 2012-2013 Assistant Coach (UC Irvine, 2010 to 2012)
Ryan Badrtalei Assistant Coach 2009-2010 Director of Basketball Operations (UC Irvine, 2007 to 2009)
Nick Booker Assistant Coach 2011-2012 Director of Basketball Operations (UC Irvine, 2010 to 2011)
Michael Izzi Director of Intercollegiate Athletics 2014-2015 N/A
Ryan Schlaich Director of Basketball Operations 2012-2013 N/A
Bob Olson Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2014-2015 N/A
Stacey Shackleford Assistant Athletic Director 2014-2015 N/A
Mike Nagler Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 2015-2016 N/A