2017-2018 Rice Owls

2017-2018 Rice Owls Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
3 Ako Adams So SG 6-3 175 Jan 11, 1997 Arlington (VA) United States Bishop O'Connell High School
0 Connor Cashaw Jr SG 6-5 200 Oct 29, 1996 Lincolnshire (IL) United States Stevenson High School
35 Tim Harrison So PF 6-8 220 Dec 30, 1997 El Cerrito (CA) United States Francis Parker High School
14 Najja Hunter Fr SG 6-5 180 - West Chester (PA) United States Saint Benedict's Preparatory School
4 Dylan Jones RS-Sr F 6-8 215 - Houston (TX) United States The Village School
2 A.J. Lapray Sr G 6-5 190 - Salem (OR) United States Sprague High School
11 Miles Lester Fr G 6-0 170 Jan 30, 1998 Wichita (KS) United States Wilbraham & Monson Academy
10 B.J. Martin So PF 6-6 220 Oct 24, 1996 Waltham (MA) United States Tilton School
15 Bishop Mency Sr G 6-5 215 - Chino Hills (CA) United States Chino Hills High School
30 Austin Meyer So C 6-9 235 May 13, 1997 Mustang (OK) United States Mustang High School
13 Malik Osborne Fr F 6-9 215 Apr 9, 1998 Matteson (IL) United States Don Bosco Preparatory High School
5 Addison Owen So G 6-5 195 Dec 31, 1997 Atlanta (GA) United States Paideia School
12 Josh Parrish RS-So SG 6-4 215 - Mansfield (TX) United States Seguin High School
24 J.T. Trauber Sr G 5-10 165 Aug 23, 1995 Houston (TX) United States St. John's School
20 Grant Youngkin So G 6-3 190 May 26, 1997 Washington (DC) United States St. Albans School

Recent Rice Owls History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 13-19 (8-10) 9th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2017-2018 7-24 (4-14) 13th (C-USA) N/A N/A
2016-2017 23-12 (11-7) 5th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2015-2016 12-20 (7-11) 9th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2014-2015 12-20 (8-10) 7th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2013-2014 7-23 (2-14) 16th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2012-2013 5-26 (1-15) 12th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2011-2012 19-16 (8-8) 7th (C-USA) 1st Rnd CIT 3rd Rnd
2010-2011 14-18 (5-11) 10th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2009-2010 8-23 (1-15) 12th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 10-22 (4-12) 10th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2007-2008 3-27 12th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2006-2007 16-16 (8-8) 7th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd N/A
2005-2006 12-16 (6-8) 6th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2004-2005 19-12 (12-6) 3rd (WAC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2003-2004 22-11 (12-6) 3rd (WAC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2002-2003 19-10 (11-7) 3rd (WAC) 2nd Rnd N/A

2017-2018 Rice Owls Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Najja Hunter C-USA Freshman of the Week (Feb 26, 2018)

2017-2018 Rice Owls Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters A. Adams N. Hunter C. Cashaw B. Mency M. Osborne
Rotation M. Lester     B. Martin  
Lim PT J. Trauber A. Owen   T. Harrison A. Meyer
Lim PT   A. Lapray   D. Jones  
Lim PT   J. Parrish      
Lim PT   G. Youngkin      

2017-2018 Rice Owls Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Connor Cashaw 30 33.7 15.5 7.1 3.2 1.3 0.1 2.2
Ako Adams 31 29.7 10.5 2.6 3.2 0.8 0.0 2.6
A.J. Lapray 10 21.1 9.1 3.3 0.8 1.0 0.0 1.5
Malik Osborne 31 27.1 9.0 6.5 0.8 0.6 0.8 1.8
Bishop Mency 31 31.4 7.8 5.0 0.8 0.5 0.2 1.0
Najja Hunter 30 17.6 6.4 3.1 1.1 0.6 0.3 1.6
B.J. Martin 31 19.9 6.0 3.0 0.9 0.5 0.1 1.7
Austin Meyer 22 11.8 4.4 2.2 0.1 0.1 0.6 1.2
Tim Harrison 31 10.6 3.1 2.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.8
Miles Lester 29 12.4 3.1 1.2 1.6 0.3 0.0 1.1
Dylan Jones 23 8.0 2.2 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.7
J.T. Trauber 4 2.0 0.0 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Addison Owen 2 2.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0
Grant Youngkin 1 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 Rice Owls Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Scott Pera Head Coach 2017-2018 Associate Head Coach (Rice, 2014 to 2017)
Chris Kreider Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Virginia Military, 2015 to 2017)
Mark Linebaugh Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Hobart College, 2014 to 2017)
Omar Mance Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Director of Player Personnel (Vanderbilt, 2016 to 2017)
Joe Karlgaard Athletic Director 2013-2014 N/A
Rhett Bonner Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Virginia Wesleyan, 2014 to 2016)
Charles Cochrum Associate Director of Sports Information 2012-2013 N/A
Van Green Graduate Manager 2015-2016 N/A
Dean Miller Head Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A
Donald Brown Strength and Conditioning Coach 2016-2017 Director of Sports Performance (East Tennessee State, 2015 to 2016)
Scott McGonagle Director of Sports Medicine 2013-2014 N/A