2017-2018 Ball State Cardinals

2017-2018 Ball State Cardinals Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
5 Ishmael El-Amin Fr PG 6-1 195 Dec 2, 1998 Minnetonka (MN) United States Hopkins High School
15 Zach Gunn Fr PF 6-6 210 Nov 6, 1998 Fishers (IN) United States Hamilton Southeastern High School
44 Blake Huggins RS-Fr C 6-10 245 Jun 14, 1999 Troy (TN) United States Obion County Central High School
0 Francis Kiapway Sr G 6-3 195 Jan 7, 1995 Hamilton Canada St. Thomas More Prep
11 Tyler Leedy Fr G 6-0 146 May 4, 1999 Zionsville (IN) United States Zionsville High School
14 Kyle Mallers So SF 6-7 217 Oct 15, 1997 Fort Wayne (IN) United States Carroll High School
41 Trey Moses Jr PF 6-9 245 Aug 21, 1997 Louisville (KY) United States Eastern High School
2 Tayler Persons Jr G 6-3 220 Aug 31, 1995 Kokomo (IN) United States Kokomo High School
34 Sean Sellers Sr F 6-6 216 Apr 9, 1995 Greensburg (IN) United States Greensburg Community
25 Tahjai Teague So PF 6-8 215 Jun 25, 1997 Indianapolis (IN) United States Pike High School
3 Josh Thompson So G 6-0 194 Jun 15, 1996 Indianapolis (IN) United States Lawrence North High School
22 Jeremie Tyler Sr G 6-2 170 Sep 6, 1995 Indianapolis (IN) United States Arsenal Technical High School
1 Jontrell Walker Jr G 6-1 185 Nov 6, 1995 Aurora (IL) United States West Aurora High School

Ball State Transfers Sitting Out 2017-2018

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Brachen Hazen So SF 6-8 215 May 7, 1997 Columbia City (IN) United States Arkansas
- K.J. Walton Jr SG 6-3 200 Jul 20, 1996 Brownsburg (IN) United States Missouri

Recent Ball State Cardinals History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 16-12 (9-6) 4th (MAC) N/A N/A
2018-2019 16-17 (6-12) 10th (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 19-13 (10-8) 4th (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2016-2017 21-13 (11-7) 2nd (MAC) 3rd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2015-2016 21-14 (10-8) 3rd (MAC) 1st Rnd CIT 3rd Rnd
2014-2015 7-23 (2-15) 12th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2013-2014 5-25 (2-16) 12th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2012-2013 15-15 (8-8) 6th (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2011-2012 15-15 (6-10) 8th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2010-2011 19-13 (10-6) 4th (MAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2009-2010 15-15 (8-8) 6th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 14-17 (7-9) 6th (MAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2007-2008 6-24 (5-11) 10th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2006-2007 9-22 (5-11) 9th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 10-18 (6-12) 9th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2004-2005 15-13 (10-8) 8th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 14-15 (10-8) 6th (MAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2002-2003 13-17 (8-10) 8th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A

2017-2018 Ball State Cardinals Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Tayler Persons All-MAC Second Team
Trey Moses All-MAC Third Team
Tayler Persons MAC Player of the Week (West) (Dec 11, 2017)

2017-2018 Ball State Cardinals Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Persons S. Sellers K. Mallers T. Teague T. Moses
Rotation I. El-Amin     Z. Gunn  
Rotation J. Thompson        
Lim PT T. Leedy F. Kiapway     B. Huggins
Lim PT J. Walker        
Lim PT J. Tyler        

2017-2018 Ball State Cardinals Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Tayler Persons 32 29.8 15.0 3.3 4.3 0.8 0.2 2.9
Tahjai Teague 32 25.5 12.1 7.5 1.2 1.2 0.9 1.5
Trey Moses 32 26.1 11.3 8.2 2.1 0.5 0.8 2.2
Kyle Mallers 32 27.8 9.6 4.9 1.3 0.6 0.4 1.3
Sean Sellers 32 27.0 8.3 4.3 1.2 0.6 0.4 1.1
Jontrell Walker 14 22.7 7.9 1.3 2.1 0.6 0.2 1.7
Jeremie Tyler 15 18.3 7.1 1.5 0.9 0.9 0.6 1.2
Zach Gunn 25 14.1 5.0 2.8 0.7 0.2 0.4 1.0
Ishmael El-Amin 31 18.7 4.9 2.0 1.5 0.5 0.1 1.3
Francis Kiapway 25 17.2 3.5 1.2 0.7 0.2 0.1 0.7
Josh Thompson 16 9.5 1.8 0.6 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.4
Tyler Leedy 4 1.5 0.5 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Blake Huggins 1 4.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 Ball State Cardinals Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
James Whitford Head Coach 2013-2014 Associate Head Coach (Arizona, 2012 to 2013)
Jason Grunkemeyer Associate Head Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Ball State, 2013 to 2015)
Brian Thornton Assistant Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Danny Peters Assistant Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Mark Sandy Athletic Director 2015-2016 Athletic Director (Eastern Kentucky, 2005 to 2015)
Michael Clark Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2015-2016 Assistant Athletic Director for Media Relations (Eastern Kentucky, 2014 to 2015)
Kindon Crowder Graduate Manager 2015-2016 N/A
Neal Hazen Head Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 N/A
Shawn Comer Associate Athletic Trainer 2007-2008 N/A
Troy Hershman Assistant Athletic Trainer 2007-2008 N/A
Jillian Brigle Assistant Athletic Trainer 2010-2011 N/A