2016-2017 UC Irvine Anteaters

2016-2017 UC Irvine Anteaters Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
12 Giannis Dimakopoulos Sr C 7-2 255 Nov 7, 1994 Patras Greece Cathedral High School
11 John Edgar Fr F 6-5 217 - Chino Hills (CA) United States Ayala High School
5 Jonathan Galloway So F 6-10 235 - Brentwood (CA) United States Salesian High School
55 Brad Greene Fr C 6-10 320 - Lone Pine (CA) United States Lone Pine High School
2 Max Hazzard Fr PG 5-10 170 - Los Angeles (CA) United States Loyola High School
50 Elston Jones Jr F 6-9 275 Jul 30, 1995 Goodyear (AZ) United States Millenium High School
14 Evan Leonard Fr PG 6-1 190 - Cerritos (CA) United States Cerritos High School
32 Adam Liberman Fr C 6-10 240 - Valley Villace (CA) United States Valley Torah High School
0 Jaron Martin Sr G 5-10 170 - Sunland (CA) United States Chaminade College Preparatory High School
10 Luke Nelson Sr G 6-3 190 Jun 29, 1995 Worthing England The Henley College
25 Spencer Rivers So G 6-2 200 Jun 27, 1995 Winter Park (FL) United States Winter Park High School
42 Tommy Rutherford Fr C 6-8 220 - San Diego (CA) United States Grossmont High School
13 Brandon Smith So SF 6-5 190 - Santa Ana (CA) United States Godinez Fundamental High School
23 Darrian Traylor Fr SG 6-4 210 - Las Vegas (NV) United States Centennial High School
4 Justin Wertner Fr G 6-4 203 - Collierville (TN) United States St. George Academy
24 Eyassu Worku Fr PG 6-2 170 Oct 18, 1998 Los Alamitos (CA) United States Los Alamitos High School

Recent UC Irvine Anteaters History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
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

2016-2017 UC Irvine Anteaters Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Luke Nelson NABC All-District (9) Second Team
Luke Nelson Big West Player of the Year
Jaron Martin All-Big West First Team
Luke Nelson All-Big West First Team
Giannis Dimakopoulos All-Big West Second Team
Jaron Martin Big West All-Tournament Team
Luke Nelson Big West All-Tournament Team
Jonathan Galloway Big West Defensive POY
Giannis Dimakopoulos Big West Player of the Week (Jan 23, 2017)
Jaron Martin Big West Player of the Week (Dec 26, 2016)
Jaron Martin Big West Player of the Week (Nov 21, 2016)
Luke Nelson Big West Player of the Week (Mar 6, 2017)
Jaron Martin Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational All-Tournament Team

2016-2017 UC Irvine Anteaters Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Martin L. Nelson B. Smith J. Galloway G. Dimakopoulos
Rotation E. Worku       T. Rutherford
Rotation M. Hazzard        
Lim PT E. Leonard S. Rivers J. Edgar   B. Greene
Lim PT   D. Traylor E. Jones    

2016-2017 UC Irvine Anteaters Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Luke Nelson 18 26.0 16.9 3.3 3.0 1.7 0.2 2.6
Jaron Martin 36 30.1 14.1 2.9 3.1 0.8 0.0 1.7
Giannis Dimakopoulos 36 20.7 10.9 4.1 1.1 0.2 0.9 1.5
Eyassu Worku 36 20.3 7.2 3.1 1.9 0.7 0.1 2.1
Tommy Rutherford 36 17.8 6.2 5.2 0.4 0.2 0.9 1.2
Max Hazzard 36 15.6 4.9 1.7 1.3 0.4 0.0 1.0
Jonathan Galloway 36 25.3 4.4 7.6 0.6 0.1 1.1 1.0
Evan Leonard 31 12.3 3.6 1.5 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.6
Brandon Smith 36 21.4 3.1 3.2 0.8 0.8 0.6 1.0
Brad Greene 35 8.9 2.7 3.0 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.7
John Edgar 34 7.9 2.1 1.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.4
Spencer Rivers 34 9.3 2.1 1.0 0.9 0.2 0.0 0.7
Darrian Traylor 20 3.3 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.1

2016-2017 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)
Ryan Badrtalei Assistant Coach 2009-2010 Director of Basketball Operations (UC Irvine, 2007 to 2009)
Blaine Taylor Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Head Coach (Old Dominion, 2001 to 2013)
Michael Wilder Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Director of Administration (UC Irvine, 2014 to 2016)
Ryan Schlaich Director of Basketball Operations 2012-2013 N/A
Stacey Shackleford Assistant Athletic Director 2014-2015 N/A