2016-2017 Valparaiso Crusaders

2016-2017 Valparaiso Crusaders Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
23 Jubril Adekoya Sr F 6-7 230 Dec 30, 1994 Tinley Park (IL) United States Victor J. Andrew High School
1 Micah Bradford Fr G 6-2 150 - Bradley (IL) United States Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School
22 Nick Davidson Sr G 6-4 195 Jun 22, 1994 Merrillville (IN) United States Andrean High School
11 Shane Hammink Sr F 6-7 210 Jul 22, 1994 Millingen aan de Rijn Netherlands Oakley College
3 Max Joseph Jr G 6-1 210 - Montreal Canada Vanier College
12 Jason Karys Sr G 6-1 175 - Newton (MA) United States Newton South High School
33 John Kiser Fr GF 6-5 205 - Noblesville (IN) United States Noblesville High School
30 Chandler Levingston-Simon Jr F 6-7 220 Jan 22, 1994 Chicago (IL) United States St. John's Northwest Military Academy
25 Alec Peters Sr F 6-9 232 Apr 13, 1995 Washington (IL) United States Washington Community High School
21 Derrik Smits Fr C 7-2 240 Sep 6, 1996 Zionsville (IN) United States Zionsville High School
14 Jaume Sorolla Fr C 6-11 240 Feb 18, 1997 Tarragona Spain Sunrise Christian Academy
2 Tevonn Walker Jr G 6-2 200 Nov 7, 1993 Montreal Canada Vanier College
15 Lexus Williams Jr G 6-0 165 May 23, 1995 Chicago (IL) United States Marist High School

Valparaiso Transfers Sitting Out 2016-2017

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Joe Burton Jr GF 6-6 210 Jul 17, 1995 Houston (TX) United States Oklahoma State
- Baker Evelyn So PG 6-2 180 Feb 7, 1997 Detroit (MI) United States Nebraska
- John Middleton So G 6-3 215 - Atlantic City (NJ) United States Utah State

Recent Valparaiso Crusaders History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 24-9 (14-4) 1st (Horizon) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2015-2016 30-7 (16-2) 1st (Horizon) 3rd Rnd NIT Runner Up
2014-2015 28-6 (13-3) 1st (Horizon) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 18-16 (9-7) 4th (Horizon) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2012-2013 26-8 (13-3) 1st (Horizon) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 22-12 (14-4) 1st (Horizon) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2010-2011 23-12 (12-6) 4th (Horizon) 3rd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2009-2010 15-17 (10-8) 4th (Horizon) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 9-22 (5-13) 9th (Horizon) 1st Rnd N/A
2007-2008 22-14 (9-9) 4th (Horizon) 3rd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 16-15 (9-5) 3rd (MCC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 17-12 (8-8) 4th (MCC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 14-16 (10-6) 3rd (MCC) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 18-13 (11-5) 1st (MCC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2002-2003 20-11 (12-2) 1st (MCC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd

2016-2017 Valparaiso Crusaders Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Alec Peters NABC All-American Third Team
Alec Peters NABC All-District (12) First Team
Alec Peters Academic All-American First Team
Alec Peters Horizon League Player of the Year
Alec Peters Horizon All-League First Team
Shane Hammink Horizon All-League Second Team
Tevonn Walker Horizon League All-Defensive Team
Alec Peters Horizon League Player of the Week (Nov 28, 2016)
Alec Peters Horizon League Player of the Week (Jan 23, 2017)
Alec Peters Horizon League Player of the Week (Dec 19, 2016)
Alec Peters Horizon League Player of the Week (Dec 5, 2016)
Alec Peters MGM Grand Main Event MVP

2016-2017 Valparaiso Crusaders Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Williams T. Walker N. Davidson S. Hammink J. Sorolla
Rotation M. Joseph J. Kiser   A. Peters D. Smits
Rotation M. Bradford        
Lim PT J. Karys   C. Levingston-Simon J. Adekoya  

2016-2017 Valparaiso Crusaders Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Alec Peters 29 35.1 23.0 10.1 2.2 0.8 0.4 2.4
Shane Hammink 33 31.6 15.1 3.9 2.5 1.0 0.3 2.5
Tevonn Walker 31 28.7 11.9 5.6 1.3 1.3 0.0 1.3
Jubril Adekoya 9 28.9 8.6 5.1 0.7 1.2 0.6 2.4
Max Joseph 32 22.0 5.7 2.9 1.8 0.8 0.3 1.0
Lexus Williams 33 22.9 5.2 2.2 2.0 1.4 0.1 1.3
Jaume Sorolla 32 19.1 5.2 4.4 0.7 0.2 0.9 0.8
Micah Bradford 33 14.0 4.0 1.4 0.8 0.4 0.0 1.2
Derrik Smits 33 12.8 3.4 2.2 0.8 0.1 0.5 1.1
John Kiser 24 10.3 1.9 2.2 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.2
Nick Davidson 24 8.5 1.5 1.0 0.8 0.1 0.0 0.3
Jason Karys 10 1.7 0.9 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
Chandler Levingston-Simon 8 2.0 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0

2016-2017 Valparaiso Crusaders Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Matt Lottich Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Valparaiso, 2013 to 2016)
Luke Gore Associate Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Valparaiso, 2002 to 2016)
David Ragland Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Northern Kentucky, 2015 to 2016)
Jackie Manuel Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (UNC Greensboro, 2012 to 2016)
Mark LaBarbera Athletic Director 2004-2005 N/A
Joel Zimba Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 N/A
Rod Moore Head Athletic Trainer 1967-1968 N/A