2019-2020 Niagara Purple Eagles

2019-2020 Niagara Purple Eagles Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
30 Mariano Baldon Fr G 5-11 180 - Buffalo (NY) United States Park School of Buffalo
12 Shandon Brown So PG 5-9 180 Nov 4, 1999 Brockton (MA) United States New Hampton School
4 Italo Cicotti Jr F 6-6 205 - Sao Paulo Brazil N/A
32 William Engelhardt Fr PF 6-7 205 Aug 6, 1999 Syracuse (NY) United States Kimball Union Academy
21 Kierell Green Jr F 6-7 177 Sep 19, 1997 Washington (DC) United States Ideal Academy PCS
10 Marcus Hammond So G 6-1 160 - Queens (NY) United States Benjamin N. Cardozo High School
34 Nicholas Kratholm Jr F 6-9 220 Nov 18, 1997 Louisville (KY) United States IMG Academy
15 Greg Kuakumensah Jr F 6-6 200 - Worcester (MA) United States Cushing Academy
33 Steven Levnaic Fr G 6-2 180 - Hamilton Canada The RISE Centre Academy
22 Nick MacDonald Fr SG 6-5 185 - Buffalo (NY) United States St. Thomas More Prep
1 Kobi Nwandu Sr F 6-6 210 - York (PA) United States Northeastern York High School
25 Justin Roberts Jr PG 5-10 187 Apr 6, 1997 Lawrence (KS) United States Lawrence High School
4 Raheem Solomon So G 6-2 175 - Hartford (CT) United States Sacred Heart High School
24 Trey Syroka Fr G 5-9 155 - Toledo (OH) United States Whitmer High School
21 Damani Thomas Fr G 6-2 165 - Kingston (NY) United States Kingston High School
5 James Towns Sr PG 5-10 171 Mar 14, 1998 Detroit (MI) United States Henry Ford High School
2 Noah Waterman Fr C 6-11 200 - Savannah (NY) United States Finger Lakes Christian School

Recent Niagara Purple Eagles History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 12-20 (9-11) 6th (MAAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
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

2019-2020 Niagara Purple Eagles Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Marcus Hammond All-MAAC First Team
Marcus Hammond MAAC Player of the Week (Mar 2, 2020)
Marcus Hammond MAAC Player of the Week (Feb 17, 2020)

2019-2020 Niagara Purple Eagles Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Brown J. Roberts M. Hammond R. Solomon G. Kuakumensah
Rotation J. Towns N. MacDonald S. Levnaic N. Kratholm  
Lim PT D. Thomas M. Baldon K. Nwandu   N. Waterman
Lim PT     I. Cicotti    
Lim PT     K. Green    

2019-2020 Niagara Purple Eagles Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Marcus Hammond 32 31.1 14.3 4.6 2.9 1.0 0.1 1.5
James Towns 32 23.2 11.1 2.9 1.8 0.9 0.0 2.0
Raheem Solomon 32 28.1 9.6 3.6 0.8 1.0 0.4 1.6
Greg Kuakumensah 31 21.2 8.4 3.5 0.7 0.8 0.8 1.0
Justin Roberts 32 23.2 7.2 1.5 1.5 0.8 0.0 1.0
Noah Waterman 7 22.3 7.0 3.3 0.9 0.1 0.4 1.6
Nicholas Kratholm 27 18.6 4.6 3.4 0.3 0.3 0.6 0.7
Nick MacDonald 32 13.6 4.5 1.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.4
Shandon Brown 32 19.1 2.8 1.8 2.3 0.6 0.1 1.1
Steven Levnaic 32 17.9 1.8 1.8 0.8 1.1 0.2 0.5
Damani Thomas 17 7.1 1.5 1.4 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.2
Italo Cicotti 3 6.0 0.0 0.3 0.3 0.0 0.0 1.0
Mariano Baldon 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2019-2020 Niagara Purple Eagles Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Patrick Beilein Head Coach 2019-2020 Head Coach (Le Moyne, 2015 to 2019)
Brett Ervin Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (Le Moyne, 2018 to 2019)
Bryan Smothers Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Video Analyst (Michigan, 2017 to 2019)
Greg Paulus Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (George Washington, 2018 to 2019)
Simon Gray Athletic Director 2014-2015 N/A
Madison Hahesy Director of Basketball Operations 2019-2020 N/A
Stephen Butler Assistant Athletic Director 2014-2015 N/A
John Munro Head Athletic Trainer 1995-1996 N/A
Matt Wietlispach Strength and Conditioning Coach 2016-2017 N/A