2008-2009 Niagara Purple Eagles

2008-2009 Niagara Purple Eagles Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
- Chris Armstrong So G 6-1 195 Mar 29, 1989 Queens (NY) United States Xavier High School
- Bilal Benn Jr SG 6-4 188 Jul 31, 1986 Philadelphia (PA) United States Hargrave Military Academy
- Austin Cooley Fr G 6-5 195 Mar 23, 1990 Silver Spring (MD) United States Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School
- Kashief Edwards Fr F 6-5 195 Dec 29, 1988 Philadelphia (PA) United States Imhotep Charter School
- Benson Egemonye Sr C 6-10 245 Mar 30, 1983 Benin City Nigeria Paragon Science Academy
- Rob Garrison Jr G 6-2 185 Mar 20, 1987 Niagara Falls (NY) United States Niagara Falls High School
- Kamau Gordon Jr F 6-7 260 May 6, 1987 Greenwich (CT) United States King & Low-Heywood Thomas School
- Luuk Kortekaas RS-Fr C 6-11 200 May 13, 1990 Tiendeveen Netherlands RSG Lingecollege
- Paul Kowalski Fr F 6-6 175 Sep 26, 1989 Buffalo (NY) United States St. Joseph High School
- Tyrone Lewis Jr G 5-11 180 Dec 2, 1987 Levittown (PA) United States Harry S. Truman High School
- Anthony Nelson So G 6-1 175 Jan 20, 1989 Plainfield (NJ) United States Plainfield High School
- Eric Williams RS-Fr F 6-8 225 Dec 29, 1987 Hope Canada Champlain-Saint Lambert
- Demetrius Williamson Jr F 6-6 195 Aug 30, 1987 Chicago (IL) United States Whitney Young High School

Recent Niagara Purple Eagles History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 13-19 (6-12) 9th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2017-2018 19-14 (12-6) 3rd (MAAC) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2016-2017 10-23 (6-14) 9th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 7-25 (5-15) 10th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2014-2015 8-22 (7-13) 8th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2013-2014 7-26 (3-17) 11th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 19-14 (13-5) 1st (MAAC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2011-2012 14-19 (8-10) 6th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 9-23 (5-13) 8th (MAAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 18-15 (9-9) 5th (MAAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2008-2009 26-9 (14-4) 2nd (MAAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2007-2008 19-10 (12-6) 3rd (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2006-2007 23-12 (13-5) 2nd (MAAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2005-2006 11-18 (7-11) 7th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 20-10 (13-5) 2nd (MAAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2003-2004 22-10 (13-5) 2nd (MAAC) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2002-2003 17-12 (12-6) 3rd (MAAC) 3rd Rnd N/A

2008-2009 Niagara Purple Eagles Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Bilal Benn NABC All-District (1) Second Team
Tyrone Lewis NABC All-District (1) Second Team
Bilal Benn All-MAAC First Team
Tyrone Lewis All-MAAC First Team
Benson Egemonye All-MAAC Second Team
Bilal Benn MAAC All-Tournament Team
Tyrone Lewis MAAC All-Tournament Team
Tyrone Lewis MAAC Defensive POY

2008-2009 Niagara Purple Eagles Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Lewis A. Nelson R. Garrison B. Benn B. Egemonye
Rotation     D. Williamson    
Lim PT C. Armstrong A. Cooley P. Kowalski K. Gordon  
Lim PT   K. Edwards      

2008-2009 Niagara Purple Eagles Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Tyrone Lewis 35 34.8 16.2 4.6 2.0 2.6 0.8 2.1
Bilal Benn 35 34.4 13.8 9.3 2.7 2.4 0.5 2.9
Benson Egemonye 35 26.3 12.7 7.1 0.2 0.7 1.6 1.8
Rob Garrison 35 31.6 10.9 2.8 2.5 1.3 0.3 1.9
Anthony Nelson 34 34.1 8.1 4.5 5.5 1.5 0.1 2.1
Demetrius Williamson 34 19.6 7.7 3.0 0.6 0.6 0.4 0.7
Kashief Edwards 33 7.4 3.0 1.4 0.2 0.2 0.6 0.5
Austin Cooley 33 8.2 2.4 1.2 0.3 0.5 0.2 0.6
Kamau Gordon 31 8.1 2.3 1.8 0.4 0.2 0.3 0.5
Paul Kowalski 2 1.0 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Chris Armstrong 8 1.8 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1

2008-2009 Niagara Purple Eagles Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Joe Mihalich Head Coach 1998-1999 N/A
John Munro Head Athletic Trainer 1995-1996 N/A
Matthew Diegelman Strength and Conditioning Coach 2007-2008 N/A