2017-2018 Howard Bison

2017-2018 Howard Bison Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
2 R.J. Cole Fr G 6-1 185 Aug 24, 1999 Union (NJ) United States St. Anthony High School
24 Justin Cotten So G 6-0 180 - Clinton (MD) United States Bishop McNamara High School
10 Zion Cousins Fr F 6-8 195 - Upper Marlboro (MD) United States Frederick Douglass High School
22 Ibrahim Dosunmu So F 6-7 200 - Chicago (IL) United States Lincoln Park High School
11 Kyle Foster Fr SF 6-6 175 - Hampton (VA) United States Hampton High School
3 Nate Garvey Fr SG 6-3 180 - Montvale (NJ) United States St. Joseph High School
5 Marcus Hall So F 6-7 205 - Atlanta (GA) United States Woodward Academy
12 Burke Hassan Jr F 6-7 190 - Plainfield (NJ) United States N/A
23 Jalen Jones Jr G 6-5 200 May 16, 1995 Kinston (NC) United States Raleigh High School
15 Phillip Jones So G 6-1 175 - Atlanta (GA) United States The Westminster School
25 Cameron Lewis Jr FC 6-8 220 Aug 2, 1997 Buffalo (NY) United States Nichols School
21 Chad Lott So SG 6-2 189 Oct 2, 1996 Shreveport (LA) United States C.E. Byrd High School
00 Dalique Mingo RS-Sr G 6-2 200 Mar 8, 1995 Long Island City (NY) United States Farmingdale High School
34 Michael Obindu Jr FC 6-8 230 - Los Angeles (CA) United States Cathedral High School
44 Henry Odunze Fr PF 6-8 185 - Erwin (NC) United States Cape Fear Christian Academy
1 Kai Tease Fr PG 6-3 180 - Antelope (CA) United States Antelope High School
13 C.J. Williams So SG 6-6 188 Sep 11, 1996 Richmond (VA) United States Millwood School
4 Tyler Williams Fr C 6-9 250 - Waldorf (MD) United States National Christian Academy

Recent Howard Bison History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 4-29 (1-15) 11th (MEAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2018-2019 17-17 (10-6) 3rd (MEAC) 3rd Rnd CBI 1st Rnd
2017-2018 10-23 (7-9) 7th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2016-2017 10-24 (5-11) 11th (MEAC) 3rd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 12-20 (6-10) 9th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2014-2015 16-16 (10-6) 4th (MEAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2013-2014 8-25 (5-11) 8th (MEAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 7-24 (4-12) 11th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2011-2012 10-21 (6-10) 8th (MEAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 6-24 (4-12) 11th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 6-26 (5-11) 9th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 8-23 (6-10) 8th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2007-2008 6-26 (3-13) 10th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2006-2007 9-22 (5-13) 10th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 7-22 (5-13) 9th (MEAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 5-23 (2-16) 10th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 6-22 (4-14) 10th (MEAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2002-2003 13-17 (9-9) 7th (MEAC) 3rd Rnd N/A

2017-2018 Howard Bison Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
R.J. Cole NABC All-District (15) First Team
C.J. Williams NABC All-District (15) Second Team
R.J. Cole All-MEAC First Team
C.J. Williams All-MEAC First Team
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Year
R.J. Cole MEAC All-Rookie Team
R.J. Cole MEAC Player of the Week (Dec 18, 2017)
R.J. Cole MEAC Player of the Week (Jan 29, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Player of the Week (Dec 25, 2017)
C.J. Williams MEAC Player of the Week (Dec 4, 2017)
Zion Cousins MEAC Defensive Player of the Week (Dec 4, 2017)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Jan 22, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Feb 19, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Dec 11, 2017)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Jan 1, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Jan 15, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Feb 12, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Dec 25, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Dec 25, 2017)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Feb 5, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Feb 27, 2018)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Dec 18, 2017)
R.J. Cole MEAC Rookie of the Week (Jan 8, 2018)
R.J. Cole Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational All-Tournament Team

2017-2018 Howard Bison Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Cole J. Jones C. Williams Z. Cousins C. Lewis
Rotation K. Tease D. Mingo K. Foster    
Rotation     M. Hall    
Lim PT J. Cotten N. Garvey I. Dosunmu M. Obindu  
Lim PT P. Jones     H. Odunze  

2017-2018 Howard Bison Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
R.J. Cole 33 37.9 23.7 3.9 6.0 1.7 0.0 3.8
C.J. Williams 33 35.5 20.4 3.4 0.6 0.8 0.3 1.8
Kyle Foster 33 18.0 6.4 1.8 0.8 0.5 0.2 1.2
Zion Cousins 29 29.8 5.8 7.1 0.5 0.4 1.2 1.0
Dalique Mingo 33 17.1 4.8 2.4 1.3 0.5 0.1 1.4
Kai Tease 10 12.1 4.3 0.8 0.4 0.2 0.0 1.0
Cameron Lewis 33 19.5 4.0 3.6 1.0 0.4 0.5 1.2
Jalen Jones 33 21.8 3.4 4.9 0.9 0.6 0.5 1.2
Ibrahim Dosunmu 10 6.9 2.5 2.3 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.5
Marcus Hall 29 12.6 2.3 2.6 0.6 0.2 0.1 0.5
Nate Garvey 30 6.3 2.0 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.3
Michael Obindu 19 6.8 0.8 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3
Justin Cotten 14 1.6 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.2
Henry Odunze 6 2.3 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.2 0.0
Phillip Jones 2 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 Howard Bison Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Kevin Nickelberry Head Coach 2010-2011 N/A
Keith Coutreyer Associate Head Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Howard, 2010 to 2015)
Travis Lyons Assistant Coach 2011-2012 N/A
Sean Whalen Assistant Coach 2016-2017 N/A
Kery Davis Athletic Director 2015-2016 N/A
Clarence Carter Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Howard, 2015 to 2016)
Daniel Bellamy Director of Sports Medicine 2016-2017 Head Athletic Trainer (Coppin State, 2013 to 2015)
Anthony Lucas Athletic Trainer 2016-2017 N/A