2017-2018 Kent State Golden Flashes

2017-2018 Kent State Golden Flashes Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
0 Jalen Avery Jr PG 6-0 186 Jan 22, 1996 Covington (KY) United States Shroder Paideia Academy
15 Ryan Bernstein Jr G 6-0 180 Aug 24, 1996 Bronx (NY) United States Marianapolis Preparatory School
1 Adonis De La Rosa Jr C 7-0 265 Oct 20, 1994 Bronx (NY) United States Christ the King
2 B.J. Dulling Fr SF 6-7 235 Oct 4, 1998 Newark (OH) United States Newark High School
3 Akiean Frederick Jr F 6-9 231 Nov 27, 1996 Columbus (OH) United States Franklin Heights High School
20 P.J. Grant Jr G 6-3 188 - Kent (OH) United States Theodore Roosevelt High School
14 Chris Johnson RS-So F 6-7 215 - South Holland (IL) United States Thornton Fractional North High School
4 Taishaun Johnson Jr G 6-0 176 Jul 28, 1994 Indianapolis (IN) United States Quakerdale Prep Academy
33 Jonathan Nwankwo So C 6-9 235 - Bradenton (FL) United States Victory Rock Prep
13 Mitch Peterson So SG 6-5 199 Feb 18, 1998 Stow (OH) United States Walsh Jesuit High School
5 Danny Pippen So PF 6-9 222 - Detroit (MI) United States Allen Academy
32 Desmond Ridenour Sr G 6-3 185 Oct 12, 1993 Cleveland Heights (OH) United States Benedictine High School
23 Jaylin Walker Jr SG 6-1 187 Jul 26, 1997 Romulus (MI) United States Romulus High School
55 Kevin Zabo Sr PG 6-2 180 May 12, 1995 Montreal Canada Montrose Christian School

Kent State Transfers Sitting Out 2017-2018

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
11 Kain Harris Jr SG 6-4 200 Apr 23, 1997 Chicago (IL) United States Tulane
- Philip Whittington Jr F 6-8 227 May 21, 1997 Columbus (GA) United States USC Upstate

Recent Kent State Golden Flashes History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 22-11 (11-7) 4th (MAC) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2017-2018 17-17 (9-9) 5th (MAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2016-2017 22-14 (10-8) 6th (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2015-2016 19-13 (10-8) 3rd (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2014-2015 23-12 (12-6) 1st (MAC) 3rd Rnd CIT 3rd Rnd
2013-2014 16-16 (7-11) 9th (MAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2012-2013 21-14 (9-7) 5th (MAC) 4th Rnd CIT 2nd Rnd
2011-2012 21-12 (10-6) 4th (MAC) 4th Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2010-2011 25-13 (12-4) 1st (MAC) Runner Up NIT 3rd Rnd
2009-2010 24-10 (13-3) 1st (MAC) 2nd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2008-2009 19-15 (10-6) 3rd (MAC) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2007-2008 28-7 (13-3) 1st (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2006-2007 21-11 (12-4) 3rd (MAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2005-2006 25-9 (15-3) 1st (MAC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 19-13 (11-7) 2nd (MAC) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2003-2004 0-1 2nd (MAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2002-2003 21-10 (12-6) 2nd (MAC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd

2017-2018 Kent State Golden Flashes Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jaylin Walker NABC All-District (14) Second Team
Jaylin Walker All-MAC Third Team
Jaylin Walker MAC Player of the Week (East) (Dec 25, 2017)

2017-2018 Kent State Golden Flashes Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Avery K. Zabo J. Walker D. Pippen A. De La Rosa
Rotation   D. Ridenour M. Peterson A. Frederick  
Rotation     B. Dulling    
Lim PT T. Johnson       J. Nwankwo
Lim PT R. Bernstein        

2017-2018 Kent State Golden Flashes Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jaylin Walker 31 33.6 16.5 3.9 2.0 1.0 0.1 2.6
Kevin Zabo 34 28.8 12.9 3.2 2.4 1.1 0.1 1.9
Adonis De La Rosa 34 25.7 11.8 7.6 1.0 0.6 0.6 3.3
Jalen Avery 34 33.6 10.3 2.7 3.6 0.6 0.0 0.7
Danny Pippen 33 21.8 8.1 6.8 0.6 0.4 1.6 1.5
B.J. Dulling 34 15.9 4.8 2.6 0.5 0.4 0.6 0.8
Desmond Ridenour 34 15.5 3.9 2.0 0.6 0.8 0.2 0.9
Mitch Peterson 33 19.1 3.5 3.3 0.7 0.7 0.1 0.6
Akiean Frederick 25 10.0 2.9 2.0 0.3 0.2 0.3 0.8
Taishaun Johnson 8 9.5 2.6 1.8 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.8
Jonathan Nwankwo 7 3.1 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1
Ryan Bernstein 10 4.4 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.5 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 Kent State Golden Flashes Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rob Senderoff Head Coach 2011-2012 Associate Head Coach (Kent State, 2008 to 2011)
Eric Haut Associate Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Kent State, 2011 to 2016)
Akeem Miskdeen Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Associate Head Coach (Hampton, 2014 to 2016)
Brock Erickson Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Iona, 2013 to 2017)
Matt Sligh Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Missouri State, 2015 to 2018)
Joel Nielsen Athletic Director 2010-2011 N/A
Bob Lemieux Director of Strength and Conditioning 2010-2011 N/A
Julian Sullinger Director of Basketball Operations 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Tiffin, 2013 to 2017)
Trent Stratton Director of Sports Medicine 2009-2010 N/A
Kevin Kamlowsky Assistant Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A
Eugene Canal Director of Communications 2016-2017 Associate Director of Communications (New Mexico, 2015 to 2016)