2019-2020 UAB Blazers

2019-2020 UAB Blazers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
34 Chukwuebuka Akabueze Fr C 6-8 260 - Lagos Nigeria Prominence Academy
13 Jalen Benjamin Fr PG 5-10 140 - Raleigh (NC) United States Leesville High School
23 Jordan Brinson Fr G 6-2 175 - Los Angeles (CA) United States Westchester High School
1 Zack Bryant RS-Jr PG 6-2 195 Nov 24, 1997 Hastings (FL) United States Providence School
12 Will Butler Sr F 6-8 245 Dec 23, 1996 Troy (NY) United States Redemption Christian Academy
21 Jon Coleman Fr PG 5-10 170 - Little Rock (AR) United States Pulaski Academy
32 Rashawn Fredericks Sr G 6-5 200 Nov 12, 1996 Tampa (FL) United States / U.S. Virgin Islands Chamberlain High School
5 Makhtar Gueye Jr C 6-10 210 Jan 7, 1997 Rufisque Senegal Lake Forest High School
10 Luis Hurtado So SG 6-6 210 Jan 3, 1998 Weston (FL) United States Sagemont School
3 Tavin Lovan So SG 6-4 196 Jun 24, 1999 Franklin (KY) United States Hargrave Military Academy
11 Kassim Nicholson Jr F 6-6 200 - Jackson (MS) United States Callaway High School
2 Tamell Peason So C 6-10 223 Oct 10, 1999 Chicago (IL) United States Morgan Park High School
25 Antonio Ralat Sr G 6-2 200 Oct 24, 1996 San Juan (PR) Puerto Rico / United States ELEV|8 Sports Institute
0 Tyreek Scott-Grayson Jr G 6-5 177 Sep 4, 1998 Brick (NJ) United States Suffield Academy
15 Joshua Sippial So G 6-2 180 Mar 16, 1999 Montgomery (AL) United States Loveless Senior High School
4 Jahein Spencer Fr SF 6-4 220 - Baton Rouge (LA) United States Madison Prep Academy

Recent UAB Blazers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 19-13 (9-9) 6th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2018-2019 20-15 (10-8) 6th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd CBI 1st Rnd
2017-2018 20-13 (10-8) 6th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2016-2017 17-16 (9-9) 7th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 26-7 (16-2) 1st (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 20-16 (12-6) 4th (C-USA) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2013-2014 18-13 (7-9) 8th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 16-17 (7-9) 7th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2011-2012 15-16 (9-7) 5th (C-USA) 2nd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 22-9 (12-4) 1st (C-USA) 2nd Rnd NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 25-9 (11-5) 3rd (C-USA) 2nd Rnd NIT 3rd Rnd
2008-2009 22-12 (11-5) 3rd (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2007-2008 23-11 (12-4) 2nd (C-USA) 2nd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 15-16 (7-9) 8th (C-USA) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 24-7 (12-2) 2nd (C-USA) Runner Up NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 22-11 (10-6) 4th (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NCAA 2nd Rnd
2003-2004 22-10 (12-4) 1st (C-USA) 3rd Rnd NCAA 3rd Rnd
2002-2003 22-12 (9-7) 4th (C-USA) Runner Up NIT 4th Rnd

2019-2020 UAB Blazers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jalen Benjamin C-USA All-Freshman Team
Jalen Benjamin C-USA Freshman of the Week (Jan 13, 2020)
Jalen Benjamin C-USA Freshman of the Week (Dec 2, 2019)

2019-2020 UAB Blazers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Benjamin T. Lovan T. Scott-Grayson W. Butler M. Gueye
Rotation J. Brinson A. Ralat K. Nicholson   T. Peason
Lim PT Z. Bryant R. Fredericks     C. Akabueze
Lim PT J. Coleman L. Hurtado      
Lim PT   J. Sippial      

2019-2020 UAB Blazers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Tavin Lovan 32 29.3 13.2 4.8 2.1 1.3 0.4 1.8
Jalen Benjamin 31 27.7 11.9 2.8 1.4 0.7 0.1 2.9
Zack Bryant 3 29.0 11.0 2.0 2.7 1.3 0.3 3.3
Tyreek Scott-Grayson 32 26.9 10.0 4.7 2.0 1.1 0.5 2.5
Will Butler 32 22.1 8.7 4.5 0.7 0.4 0.5 1.2
Makhtar Gueye 32 24.5 6.8 5.1 0.8 0.4 0.5 1.7
Kassim Nicholson 32 19.0 5.7 3.8 0.3 0.6 0.3 1.1
Tamell Peason 32 15.1 3.7 3.6 0.8 0.3 0.3 1.3
Jordan Brinson 27 20.8 3.4 3.4 1.4 0.6 0.3 0.7
Antonio Ralat 31 12.5 3.2 1.5 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.6
Chukwuebuka Akabueze 7 4.6 1.7 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0
Luis Hurtado 9 8.0 1.3 0.3 1.1 0.1 0.0 0.1
Jon Coleman 2 2.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Joshua Sippial 4 2.3 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.8

2019-2020 UAB Blazers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Robert Ehsan Head Coach 2016-2017 Associate Head Coach (UAB, 2015 to 2016)
Turner Battle Associate Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (UAB, 2014 to 2016)
Dannton Jackson Associate Head Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (UAB, 2016 to 2018)
Kevin Devitt Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Wright State, 2015 to 2016)
Nick Michael Director of Athletic Performance 2017-2018 Assistant Athletic Director for Sports Performancce (Missouri, 2016 to 2017)
Mark Ingram Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
Scott Sharp Director of Basketball Administration 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (College of Idaho, 2014 to 2018)
D.J. Black Director of Basketball Operations 2018-2019 Assistant to the Head Coach (UAB, 2015 to 2018)
Ted Feeley Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2016-2017 Director of Media Relations (Pittsburgh, 2012 to 2016)
Bryan Koch Director of Sports Medicine 2017-2018 Assistant Athletic Trainer (UAB, 2003 to 2017)