2021-2022 Ball State Cardinals

2021-2022 Ball State Cardinals Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
13 Kani Acree Jr F 6-6 185 - Carbondale (IL) United States Carbondale High School
25 Luke Brown Fr G 6-1 165 - Carmel (IN) United States Blackford High School
4 Josh Bryan So G 6-5 190 - Muncie (IN) United States Delta High School
2 Luke Bumbalough Jr G 6-1 180 - New Castle (IN) United States New Castle Chrysler High School
45 Tyler Cochran Jr G 6-2 220 - Bolingbrook (IL) United States Bolingbrook High School
34 Ben Hendriks Jr C 6-10 215 Jun 6, 2000 Mississauga Canada Orangeville Prep
44 Blake Huggins Sr C 6-10 245 Jun 14, 1999 Troy (TN) United States Obion County Central High School
1 Demarius Jacobs Sr SG 6-2 185 - Chicago (IL) United States Hillcrest Prep
11 Basheer Jihad Fr F 6-9 220 - Farmington (MI) United States North Farmington High School
23 Reggie Jones Sr GF 6-7 210 Mar 10, 1998 Marion (IN) United States Marion High School
14 Mickey Pearson, Jr. So PF 6-7 210 Feb 11, 2000 Elizabethtown (KY) United States Hargrave Military Academy
25 Chris Robinson Jr G 6-2 185 - Indianapolis (IN) United States Pike High School
12 Jaylin Sellers Fr G 6-4 180 - Columbus (GA) United States George Washington Carver High School
5 Payton Sparks Fr C 6-9 240 - Winchester (IN) United States Winchester High School
3 Teemu Suokas So G 6-2 185 Mar 27, 2001 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Basketball Academy
0 Miryne Thomas Sr F 6-8 215 - Cleveland (OH) United States Cleveland Central Catholic High School
24 Jalen Windham Jr G 6-5 180 - Indianapolis (IN) United States Ben Davis High School

Recent Ball State Cardinals History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2022-2023 15-7 (6-3) 4th (MAC) N/A N/A
2021-2022 14-17 (9-10) 6th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2020-2021 10-13 (6-9) 8th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2019-2020 18-13 (11-7) 3rd (MAC) 2nd Rnd 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

2021-2022 Ball State Cardinals Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Payton Sparks NABC All-District (14) Second Team
Payton Sparks All-MAC Third Team
Payton Sparks MAC Freshman of the Year
Jaylin Sellers MAC All-Freshman Team
Payton Sparks MAC All-Freshman Team

2021-2022 Ball State Cardinals Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters L. Bumbalough D. Jacobs T. Cochran M. Thomas P. Sparks
Rotation   L. Brown J. Sellers    
Lim PT   C. Robinson R. Jones B. Jihad B. Hendriks
Lim PT   J. Windham K. Acree M. Pearson, Jr. B. Huggins
Lim PT   T. Suokas      
Lim PT   J. Bryan      

2021-2022 Ball State Cardinals Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Payton Sparks 31 28.0 13.5 8.5 1.2 0.4 0.5 2.2
Tyler Cochran 31 27.0 11.6 5.6 2.2 2.0 0.1 2.5
Miryne Thomas 30 26.2 11.3 4.9 1.9 0.6 0.6 2.7
Luke Bumbalough 31 33.9 10.9 2.7 2.8 0.6 0.0 1.2
Demarius Jacobs 30 28.9 8.2 3.5 2.7 0.7 0.5 1.6
Jalen Windham 13 16.1 8.0 1.6 0.8 0.4 0.1 0.6
Jaylin Sellers 31 18.9 6.7 1.8 0.5 0.8 0.2 0.9
Mickey Pearson, Jr. 27 12.8 3.9 2.1 0.5 0.4 0.3 1.0
Luke Brown 18 12.4 3.3 1.0 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.3
Basheer Jihad 29 8.6 2.7 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.9
Kani Acree 8 12.5 2.6 2.4 1.4 0.4 0.0 0.8
Blake Huggins 16 3.8 1.2 0.4 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.3
Teemu Suokas 4 4.2 1.0 1.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 1.0
Josh Bryan 6 2.7 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ben Hendriks 2 3.0 0.0 1.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0

2021-2022 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)
Ben Botts Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Fort Wayne, 2014 to 2018)
Khristian Smith Assistant Coach 2021-2022 Graduate Manager (Texas Tech, 2020 to 2021)
Linc Darner Assistant Coach 2021-2022 Head Coach (Green Bay, 2015 to 2020)
Beth Goetz Athletic Director 2018-2019 Athletic Director (Minnesota, 2015 to 2016)
Bill Comar Director of Basketball Operations 2021-2022 Director of Basketball Administration (Indiana, 2017 to 2021)
Neal Hazen Head Athletic Trainer 1996-1997 N/A
Jason Roberson Head Strength and Conditioning Coach 2020-2021 Strength and Conditioning Coordinator (Ball State, 2006 to 2020)
Shawn Comer Associate Athletic Trainer 2007-2008 N/A
Troy Hershman Assistant Athletic Trainer 2007-2008 N/A