2020-2021 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

2020-2021 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
2 Jeff Armstrong Fr PG 6-0 175 - Rainsville (AL) United States Massanutten Military Academy
20 Javarzia Belton Fr C 6-10 275 - Hickory (NC) United States Moravian Prep
11 LaDavius Draine Sr G 6-4 212 - Calhoun City (MS) United States Calhoun City High School
10 Tae Hardy Jr G 6-3 175 - Ellenwood (GA) United States Miller Grove High School
1 Denijay Harris So GF 6-7 203 May 29, 2000 Columbus (OH) United States Columbus High School
44 Mark Jaakson Fr SF 6-8 210 Feb 15, 2000 Tallinn Estonia Get Better Academy
2 Justin Johnson Jr F 6-6 195 - Fort Lauderdale (FL) United States Boyd H. Anderson High School
5 Artur Konontsuk So F 6-7 215 May 9, 2000 Parnu Estonia Get Better Academy
10 Jay Malone Jr G 6-0 167 Nov 4, 1998 Meridian (MS) United States Meridian High School
0 Tyler Morman Jr C 6-8 225 Jul 14, 1997 Mableton (GA) United States Pebblebrook High School
55 Jaron Pierre, Jr. Fr F 6-5 185 Jul 12, 2002 New Orleans (LA) United States St. Augustine High School
5 DeAndre Pinckney Jr F 6-8 225 - Miami Gardens (FL) United States Miami Carol City High School
4 Blake Roberts Fr G 6-2 185 - Hattiesburg (MS) United States Oak Grove High School
3 Angel Smith Fr SG 6-5 185 - Oakland Park (FL) United States Northeast High School
13 Kai Steinman Fr G 6-3 191 - Champaign (IL) United States ASPIRE Basketball Academy
14 Tyler Stevenson Jr F 6-8 207 - Columbus (MS) United States New Hope High School
15 Clay Weatherspoon Sr G 6-2 212 - Jackson (MS) United States Ridgeland High School

Recent Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2020-2021 8-17 (4-13) 12th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2019-2020 9-22 (5-13) 13th (C-USA) N/A N/A
2018-2019 20-13 (11-7) 2nd (C-USA) 3rd Rnd CBI 1st Rnd
2017-2018 16-18 (7-11) 9th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd N/A
2016-2017 9-22 (6-12) 11th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2015-2016 8-21 (5-13) 12th (C-USA) N/A N/A
2014-2015 9-20 (4-14) 13th (C-USA) N/A N/A
2013-2014 29-7 (13-3) 1st (C-USA) 4th Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
2012-2013 27-10 (12-4) 2nd (C-USA) Runner Up NIT 3rd Rnd
2011-2012 25-9 (11-5) 2nd (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2010-2011 22-10 (9-7) 5th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2009-2010 20-14 (8-8) 6th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2008-2009 15-17 (4-12) 10th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2007-2008 19-14 (9-7) 4th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd N/A
2006-2007 20-11 (9-7) 4th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2005-2006 10-21 (3-11) 11th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 11-17 (2-14) 14th (C-USA) N/A N/A
2003-2004 13-15 (6-10) 10th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2002-2003 13-16 (5-11) 12th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A

2020-2021 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jaron Pierre, Jr. C-USA All-Freshman Team
Tae Hardy C-USA Player of the Week (Feb 22, 2021)
Jaron Pierre, Jr. C-USA Freshman of the Week (Jan 18, 2021)
Jaron Pierre, Jr. C-USA Freshman of the Week (Jan 4, 2021)
Jaron Pierre, Jr. C-USA Freshman of the Week (Dec 14, 2020)

2020-2021 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Hardy L. Draine J. Johnson T. Stevenson D. Pinckney
Rotation     J. Pierre, Jr.   T. Morman
Lim PT C. Weatherspoon A. Smith M. Jaakson    
Lim PT J. Malone B. Roberts A. Konontsuk    
Lim PT J. Armstrong K. Steinman D. Harris    

2020-2021 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Tyler Stevenson 25 33.4 14.1 7.1 1.4 0.6 0.5 1.8
Tae Hardy 23 30.0 11.0 2.7 2.6 1.4 0.2 2.2
Jaron Pierre, Jr. 24 24.4 8.8 3.5 1.5 1.1 0.2 2.2
LaDavius Draine 25 27.9 8.5 4.2 1.9 0.9 0.0 2.1
DeAndre Pinckney 21 22.4 8.2 4.8 0.9 0.5 0.6 1.3
Justin Johnson 21 18.8 5.7 2.1 1.2 0.5 0.4 0.9
Artur Konontsuk 25 16.3 4.6 2.7 1.0 0.2 0.2 1.2
Denijay Harris 22 16.9 3.4 4.4 0.4 0.6 0.1 1.0
Jay Malone 21 14.8 2.8 0.9 1.7 0.3 0.0 1.1
Clay Weatherspoon 6 3.7 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0
Tyler Morman 17 8.5 1.1 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5
Mark Jaakson 9 4.4 0.9 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0
Jeff Armstrong 11 3.1 0.5 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.0 0.2
Kai Steinman 3 1.3 0.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
Blake Roberts 3 2.0 0.0 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2020-2021 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Jay Ladner Head Coach 2019-2020 Head Coach (Southeastern Louisiana, 2014 to 2019)
Kyle Roane Associate Head Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (Southeastern Louisiana, 2017 to 2019)
Clarence Weatherspoon Assistant Coach 2016-2017 N/A
Dalonte Hill Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (Austin Peay, 2017 to 2019)
Anthony Winchester Video Coordinator 2019-2020 Graduate Assistant (Loyola Marymount, 2018 to 2019)
Jeremy McClain Athletic Director 2020-2021 Athletic Director (Troy, 2015 to 2020)
Jim Durning Director of Strength and Conditioning 2020-2021 Head Strength and Conditioning Coach (Charlotte, 2016 to 2018)
Chris Clapton Assistant Athletic Trainer 2020-2021 N/A
David Cohen Director of Communications 2016-2017 Sports Information Assistant (Louisiana-Monroe, 2015 to 2016)
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