2021-2022 Akron Zips

2021-2022 Akron Zips Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
24 Ali Ali So F 6-8 196 Mar 8, 2001 Kuala Lumpur United States East Noble High School
21 Aziz Bandago Fr FC 7-0 215 Jan 18, 2001 Joal Fadiout Senegal NBA Academy Africa
13 Xavier Castaneda Sr PG 6-1 188 Mar 26, 2000 Chicago (IL) United States Whitney Young High School
11 Garvin Clarke Fr SG 6-0 184 - Euclid (OH) United States / Bahamas Cleveland Heights High School
22 Mikal Dawson So SG 6-5 222 Jan 30, 2000 Huntington (WV) United States Huntington Prep
- Brandon Ford Fr G 6-1 172 - Ashtabula (OH) United States Lakeside High School
25 Enrique Freeman So F 6-7 206 Jul 29, 2000 Cleveland (OH) United States St. Martin de Porres High School
34 Nate Johnson Fr G 6-3 204 - Middletown (OH) United States Lakota East High School
23 Sekou Kalle Fr PF 6-10 224 - Bamako Mali ASPIRE Basketball Academy
12 Pat Mayfield Jr G 6-5 185 - Elgin (IL) United States Burlington Central High School
3 Kobe Mitchell Fr G 6-2 190 - Cadiz (OH) United States Harrison High School
2 Greg Tribble So PG 6-1 195 Aug 28, 2001 Cincinnati (OH) United States Winton Woods High School
4 Bryan Trimble, Jr. Jr SG 6-2 203 Jun 26, 1998 Kansas City (KS) United States Sunrise Christian Academy
1 K.J. Walton Sr SG 6-3 205 Jul 20, 1996 Brownsburg (IN) United States Brownsburg High School
20 Evan Wilson Fr G 6-2 200 - Noblesville (IN) United States Noblesville High School
0 Michael Wynn Sr SG 6-6 204 Dec 3, 1998 Charlotte (NC) United States Liberty Heights Athletic Institute

Recent Akron Zips History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2022-2023 16-6 (8-1) 1st (MAC) N/A N/A
2021-2022 24-10 (14-6) 3rd (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2020-2021 15-8 (12-6) 2nd (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2019-2020 24-7 (14-4) 1st (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2018-2019 17-16 (8-10) 7th (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 14-18 (6-12) 11th (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2016-2017 27-9 (14-4) 1st (MAC) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2015-2016 26-9 (13-5) 1st (MAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 21-14 (9-9) 7th (MAC) 4th Rnd N/A
2013-2014 21-13 (12-6) 4th (MAC) 4th Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2012-2013 26-7 (14-2) 1st (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 22-12 (13-3) 1st (MAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2010-2011 23-13 (9-7) 5th (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 24-11 (12-4) 2nd (MAC) Runner Up CBI 1st Rnd
2008-2009 23-13 (10-6) 3rd (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2007-2008 23-12 (11-5) 3rd (MAC) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 26-7 (13-3) 2nd (MAC) Runner Up N/A
2005-2006 23-10 (14-4) 2nd (MAC) 3rd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2004-2005 19-10 (11-7) 2nd (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 13-15 (7-11) 9th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2002-2003 14-14 (9-9) 6th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A

2021-2022 Akron Zips Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ali Ali MAC Player of the Week (Jan 3, 2022)
Enrique Freeman MAC Player of the Week (Dec 6, 2021)
Enrique Freeman NABC All-District (14) Second Team
Ali Ali All-MAC Second Team
Enrique Freeman All-MAC Second Team
Xavier Castaneda All-MAC Honorable Mention
Enrique Freeman MAC Tournament MVP
Ali Ali MAC All-Tournament Team
Xavier Castaneda MAC All-Tournament Team
Enrique Freeman MAC All-Tournament Team
Enrique Freeman MAC Defensive POY
Enrique Freeman MAC All-Defensive Team

2021-2022 Akron Zips Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters X. Castaneda G. Tribble M. Dawson A. Ali E. Freeman
Rotation   G. Clarke      
Rotation   M. Wynn      
Lim PT   E. Wilson B. Trimble, Jr. S. Kalle A. Bandago
Lim PT   B. Ford K. Walton    

2021-2022 Akron Zips Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ali Ali 34 34.2 13.9 2.9 2.5 0.5 0.3 2.7
Xavier Castaneda 34 31.9 13.6 3.6 2.3 0.9 0.1 1.5
Enrique Freeman 34 28.8 13.2 10.8 1.4 0.5 1.1 1.9
Bryan Trimble, Jr. 23 28.3 10.4 2.1 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.8
K.J. Walton 6 19.7 7.3 3.2 1.3 1.3 0.0 1.2
Greg Tribble 33 25.7 7.2 2.8 2.2 1.1 0.2 1.3
Mikal Dawson 34 24.3 5.9 3.4 0.8 1.0 0.1 0.7
Garvin Clarke 34 14.4 3.3 2.5 1.1 0.5 0.0 1.0
Aziz Bandago 33 12.1 3.2 3.3 0.3 0.2 1.2 0.8
Michael Wynn 23 10.4 2.4 1.7 0.5 0.6 0.3 0.6
Sekou Kalle 6 2.2 2.0 1.0 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
Brandon Ford 1 0.0 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Evan Wilson 6 2.3 0.3 0.0 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.0

2021-2022 Akron Zips Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
John Groce Head Coach 2017-2018 Head Coach (Illinois, 2012 to 2017)
Dustin Ford Associate Head Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Illinois, 2012 to 2017)
Rob Fulford Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Missouri, 2014 to 2017)
Robby Pridgen Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Robert Morris, 2009 to 2017)
Cole Christian Video Coordinator 2021-2022 Graduate Assistant (Iowa State, 2018 to 2021)
Charles Guthrie Athletic Director 2021-2022 Athletic Director (Green Bay, 2018 to 2021)
Tim Campbell Director of Strength and Conditioning 2014-2015 N/A
Cole Pittis Director of Basketball Operations 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Eastern Florida State College, 2016 to 2017)
Bill Droddy Director of Sports Medicine 2014-2015 N/A