2017-2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders

2017-2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
0 Tyrik Dixon So SG 6-1 173 Feb 18, 1998 Bentonville (AR) United States Southwest Christian Academy
25 Karl Gamble Jr PF 6-9 215 Nov 26, 1996 Columbia (SC) United States A.C. Flora High School
- Antonio Green RS-Jr G 6-2 190 Dec 3, 1996 Tupelo (MS) United States Tupelo High School
4 James Hawthorne Jr F 6-7 210 Feb 17, 1997 Prentiss (MS) United States Prentiss High School
2 Antwain Johnson Jr PG 6-2 197 Feb 22, 1997 Malone (FL) United States Malone High School
5 Nicholas King Sr SF 6-7 225 Aug 5, 1995 Memphis (TN) United States Memphis East High School
15 T.J. Massenburg RS-Fr F 6-7 225 Feb 1, 1998 Snellville (GA) United States Shiloh High School
14 Chase Miller So G 6-0 185 Dec 10, 1995 Dallas (TX) United States The June Shelton School
20 Giddy Potts Sr G 6-2 220 Aug 8, 1995 Athens (AL) United States Athens High School
12 Therren Shelton-Szmidt Fr G 6-5 195 Jul 12, 1998 Mississauga Canada Hamilton Heights Christian Academy
21 David Simmons Jr G 6-3 195 Oct 18, 1996 Henderson (KY) United States Henderson High School
11 Edward Simpson, Jr. Sr G 6-2 195 - Ocean Springs (MS) United States St. Martin High School
3 Donovan Sims Fr G 6-1 165 Jan 21, 1999 Murfreesboro (TN) United States Blackman High School
10 Will Slatten Fr G 6-4 166 Mar 27, 1998 Lynchburg (TN) United States Moore County High School
35 Davion Thomas Fr PF 6-9 210 Nov 19, 1997 Columbus (GA) United States Northside High School
32 Michael Van Hooser Fr G 6-3 195 - Demorest (GA) United States Tallulah Falls High School
1 Brandon Walters Sr FC 6-10 250 Jan 19, 1995 Chattanooga (TN) United States Howard School of Academics and Technology

Recent Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 7-21 (3-12) 14th (C-USA) N/A N/A
2018-2019 11-21 (8-10) 9th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2017-2018 25-8 (16-2) 1st (C-USA) 2nd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2016-2017 31-5 (17-1) 1st (C-USA) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2015-2016 25-10 (13-5) 2nd (C-USA) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2014-2015 19-17 (9-9) 6th (C-USA) Runner Up CIT 1st Rnd
2013-2014 24-9 (13-3) 1st (C-USA) 4th Rnd N/A
2012-2013 28-6 (19-1) 1st (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 27-7 (14-2) 1st (Sun Belt) 2nd Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
2010-2011 16-16 (10-6) 4th (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2009-2010 19-14 (13-5) 1st (Sun Belt) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2008-2009 18-14 (10-8) 5th (Sun Belt) 2nd Rnd N/A
2007-2008 17-15 (11-7) 3rd (Sun Belt) Runner Up N/A
2006-2007 15-17 (8-10) 8th (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2005-2006 16-12 (8-6) 3rd (Sun Belt) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 19-12 (7-7) 5th (Sun Belt) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 17-12 (8-6) 4th (Sun Belt) 2nd Rnd N/A
2002-2003 16-14 (9-5) 3rd (Sun Belt) Runner Up N/A

2017-2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Nicholas King NABC All-District (11) First Team
Giddy Potts NABC All-District (11) Second Team
Nicholas King AP All-American Honorable Mention
Nicholas King C-USA Player of the Year
Nicholas King C-USA All-Conference First Team
Giddy Potts C-USA All-Conference Second Team
Tyrik Dixon C-USA All-Defensive Team
Nicholas King C-USA Newcomer of the Year
Nicholas King C-USA Player of the Week (Dec 11, 2017)
Nicholas King C-USA Player of the Week (Feb 12, 2018)
Nicholas King C-USA Player of the Week (Dec 26, 2017)

2017-2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Sims A. Johnson G. Potts N. King K. Gamble
Rotation D. Simmons T. Dixon     B. Walters
Rotation E. Simpson, Jr.        
Lim PT C. Miller T. Shelton-Szmidt J. Hawthorne D. Thomas  
Lim PT   A. Green T. Massenburg    
Lim PT   W. Slatten      

2017-2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Nicholas King 33 32.9 21.0 8.4 2.0 0.7 0.2 2.8
Giddy Potts 33 31.8 13.3 4.3 1.9 1.4 0.2 1.6
Brandon Walters 32 23.0 10.8 5.2 0.6 0.7 0.9 1.2
Antwain Johnson 31 22.7 10.3 1.9 1.8 0.7 0.1 1.0
Tyrik Dixon 32 22.5 4.8 3.0 3.1 0.8 0.1 1.3
David Simmons 32 17.9 4.7 2.6 1.6 0.5 0.1 1.2
Karl Gamble 33 14.5 3.9 3.2 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.8
Edward Simpson, Jr. 33 18.0 2.4 1.6 1.4 0.4 0.0 0.6
James Hawthorne 32 8.1 2.2 1.3 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.5
Donovan Sims 28 9.3 1.7 1.1 1.4 0.4 0.1 0.6
Therren Shelton-Szmidt 26 5.1 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.4
Davion Thomas 13 3.0 1.0 0.3 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.3
Chase Miller 9 1.7 0.7 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0
Will Slatten 2 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
T.J. Massenburg 1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Froggy Davis Head Coach 2002-2003 N/A
Win Case Assistant Coach 2010-2011 N/A
Greg Grensing Assistant Coach 2012-2013 N/A
Ronnie Hamilton Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Houston, 2012 to 2014)
Chris Massaro Athletic Director 2005-2006 N/A
Mark Owens Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2001-2002 N/A
Zach Willis Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 2015-2016 N/A
Drew Shea Director of Sports Medicine 2007-2008 N/A
Chris Harris Assistant Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A