2017-2018 Evansville Aces

2017-2018 Evansville Aces Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
14 Dainius Chatkevicius Jr PF 6-9 240 Jul 9, 1995 Klaipeda Lithuania West Oak Academy
30 Noah Frederking Fr G 6-4 210 - Okawville (IL) United States Okawville High School
25 Duane Gibson Sr G 6-3 195 Feb 24, 1995 Cleveland (OH) United States Villa Angela-St. Joseph High School
5 Solomon Hainna RS-Sr F 6-7 195 - Inglewood (CA) United States Palisades Charter High School
35 John Hall Fr F 6-7 215 - Philadelphia (PA) United States Standard of Excellence Academy
1 Marty Hill Jr G 6-5 180 - Brooklyn Park (MN) United States Champlin Park High School
10 Evan Kuhlman Fr F 6-8 220 - Liberty Township (OH) United States Lakota East High School
33 K.J. Riley So G 6-5 200 - Bronx (NY) United States N/A
50 Blake Simmons Sr F 6-5 210 - Newburgh (IN) United States Castle High School
12 Dru Smith So SG 6-3 203 Dec 30, 1997 Evansville (IN) United States Reitz High School
0 Ryan Taylor Jr G 6-6 190 Feb 1, 1995 Gary (IN) United States St. John's Northwest Military Academy
15 Dalen Traore Sr C 6-9 230 Dec 12, 1995 Petit-Badien Ivory Coast Northwood Temple Academy

Evansville Transfers Sitting Out 2017-2018

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Devan Straub So G 6-2 190 - Evansville (IN) United States Indiana-Kokomo

Recent Evansville Aces History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 9-20 10th (MVC) N/A N/A
2018-2019 11-21 (5-13) 10th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2017-2018 17-15 (7-11) 7th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2016-2017 16-17 (6-12) 8th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 25-9 (12-6) 2nd (MVC) Runner Up N/A
2014-2015 24-12 (9-9) 5th (MVC) 2nd Rnd CIT Champion
2013-2014 14-19 (6-12) 8th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 21-15 (10-8) 4th (MVC) 2nd Rnd CIT 4th Rnd
2011-2012 16-16 (9-9) 3rd (MVC) 3rd Rnd CBI 1st Rnd
2010-2011 16-16 (9-9) 6th (MVC) 2nd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2009-2010 9-21 (3-15) 10th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 17-14 (8-10) 5th (MVC) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2007-2008 9-21 (3-15) 10th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2006-2007 14-17 (6-12) 7th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 10-19 (5-13) 7th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 11-17 (5-13) 9th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 7-22 (5-13) 8th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2002-2003 12-16 (8-10) 5th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A

2017-2018 Evansville Aces Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ryan Taylor NABC All-District (16) Second Team
Ryan Taylor MVC All-Conference First Team
Dru Smith MVC Most-Improved Team
Dru Smith MVC Player of the Week (Dec 11, 2017)
Ryan Taylor MVC Player of the Week (Feb 26, 2018)
Ryan Taylor MVC Player of the Week (Feb 5, 2018)
Blake Simmons Cancun Challenge Riviera Division All-Tournament Team
Ryan Taylor Cancun Challenge Riviera Division All-Tournament Team

2017-2018 Evansville Aces Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Smith K. Riley B. Simmons R. Taylor D. Chatkevicius
Rotation D. Gibson N. Frederking S. Hainna E. Kuhlman D. Traore
Rotation   M. Hill J. Hall    

2017-2018 Evansville Aces Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ryan Taylor 25 35.2 21.3 3.8 1.1 0.8 0.2 2.3
Dru Smith 22 30.2 13.7 3.5 4.6 2.0 0.5 3.2
Blake Simmons 31 35.7 10.4 4.7 2.1 0.9 0.3 2.0
K.J. Riley 32 24.0 6.8 3.4 2.8 1.0 0.2 2.0
Duane Gibson 20 22.3 6.5 2.9 2.6 1.1 0.3 2.2
Noah Frederking 32 21.6 5.4 1.8 1.1 0.4 0.1 0.9
Dainius Chatkevicius 32 19.0 4.8 5.4 0.2 0.2 1.2 1.0
Solomon Hainna 3 14.0 4.0 2.0 0.7 0.7 0.0 0.7
Marty Hill 9 14.1 3.7 2.6 1.0 0.3 0.0 0.8
John Hall 32 13.7 2.8 2.7 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.6
Evan Kuhlman 25 11.4 2.4 1.2 0.3 0.2 0.1 0.2
Dalen Traore 30 12.4 2.3 2.7 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.5

2017-2018 Evansville Aces Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Marty Simmons Head Coach 2007-2008 Assistant Coach (Evansville, 1997 to 2002)
Doug Novsek Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Associate Head Coach (Nevada, 2009 to 2015)
Carson Harris Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Head Coach (Marian College, 2015 to 2017)
Kim Gentry Director of Basketball Development 2008-2009 N/A
Chad Harmon Video Coordinator 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Monmouth (IL), 2015 to 2016)
Mark Spencer Athletic Director 2014-2015 N/A
Sunny Park Director of Sports Performance 2015-2016 N/A
Kavon Lacey Director of Basketball Operations 2014-2015 N/A
Bob Pristash Associate Athletic Director of Communications 2016-2017 Director of Sports Information (Evansville, 2012 to 2016)
Terry Collins Head Athletic Trainer 1987-1988 N/A
Troy Coppus Assistant Athletic Trainer 2007-2008 N/A
Joe Downs Director of Media Relations 2017-2018 N/A