2018-2019 Valparaiso Crusaders

2018-2019 Valparaiso Crusaders Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
1 Micah Bradford Jr G 6-2 155 - Bradley (IL) United States Bradley Bourbonnais Community High School
4 Baker Evelyn Jr PG 6-2 180 Feb 7, 1997 Detroit (MI) United States Hillcrest Academy
35 Ryan Fazekas Jr PF 6-7 200 Oct 30, 1996 Michigan City (IN) United States Marquette Catholic High School
0 Javon Freeman-Liberty Fr G 6-3 175 - Chicago (IL) United States Whitney Young High School
5 Markus Golder Jr GF 6-6 195 - Portland (OR) United States Clackamas High School
33 John Kiser Jr GF 6-5 205 - Noblesville (IN) United States Noblesville High School
2 Deion Lavender Sr G 6-3 205 Jan 18, 1996 Alton (IL) United States Marquette Catholic High School
23 Mileek McMillan So F 6-8 220 - Merrillville (IN) United States Merrillville High School
3 Daniel Sackey Fr G 5-9 175 Apr 9, 1999 Winnipeg Canada 22ft Basketball Academy
21 Derrik Smits Jr C 7-1 240 Sep 6, 1996 Zionsville (IN) United States Zionsville High School
14 Jaume Sorolla Jr C 7-0 240 Feb 18, 1997 Tarragona Spain Sunrise Christian Academy
12 Langston Stalling Fr G 6-3 210 - Gary (IN) United States Thea Bowman Leadership Academy

Valparaiso Transfers Sitting Out 2018-2019

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Eron Gordon Jr PG 6-3 200 Nov 7, 1997 Indianapolis (IN) United States Seton Hall
- Nick Robinson Jr SF 6-5 200 - Chicago (IL) United States Saint Joseph's

Recent Valparaiso Crusaders History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 15-18 (7-11) 8th (MVC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 15-17 (6-12) 10th (MVC) 1st Rnd N/A
2016-2017 24-9 (14-4) 1st (Horizon) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2015-2016 30-7 (16-2) 1st (Horizon) 3rd Rnd NIT Runner Up
2014-2015 28-6 (13-3) 1st (Horizon) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 18-16 (9-7) 4th (Horizon) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2012-2013 26-8 (13-3) 1st (Horizon) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 22-12 (14-4) 1st (Horizon) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2010-2011 23-12 (12-6) 4th (Horizon) 3rd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2009-2010 15-17 (10-8) 4th (Horizon) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 9-22 (5-13) 9th (Horizon) 1st Rnd N/A
2007-2008 22-14 (9-9) 4th (Horizon) 3rd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2006-2007 16-15 (9-5) 3rd (MCC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 17-12 (8-8) 4th (MCC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 14-16 (10-6) 3rd (MCC) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 18-13 (11-5) 1st (MCC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2002-2003 20-11 (12-2) 1st (MCC) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd

2018-2019 Valparaiso Crusaders Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC All-Defensive Team
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC All-Freshman Team
Ryan Fazekas MVC Newcomer of the Week (Jan 2, 2019)
Ryan Fazekas MVC Newcomer of the Week (Jan 7, 2019)
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC Newcomer of the Week (Feb 11, 2019)

2018-2019 Valparaiso Crusaders Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Freeman-Liberty D. Lavender J. Kiser M. Golder J. Sorolla
Rotation B. Evelyn     R. Fazekas D. Smits
Rotation D. Sackey        
Lim PT L. Stalling M. Bradford     M. McMillan

2018-2019 Valparaiso Crusaders Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Derrik Smits 32 21.8 12.2 5.7 0.8 0.4 1.0 2.0
Ryan Fazekas 20 27.2 11.8 3.8 0.9 0.2 0.1 0.9
Javon Freeman-Liberty 33 31.3 11.0 4.3 2.0 1.8 0.4 1.6
Markus Golder 31 25.0 9.2 3.8 0.9 0.8 0.2 1.1
Baker Evelyn 32 28.7 8.4 2.4 2.1 0.6 0.1 2.0
Deion Lavender 33 28.8 7.8 5.0 3.7 0.9 0.1 2.0
Jaume Sorolla 27 17.5 4.1 3.1 0.5 0.4 1.3 1.0
Daniel Sackey 33 17.8 4.1 1.6 1.8 0.7 0.0 1.7
Mileek McMillan 30 8.1 2.8 1.5 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.6
John Kiser 29 14.9 2.3 2.8 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.5
Langston Stalling 7 3.1 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.0
Micah Bradford 1 3.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0

2018-2019 Valparaiso Crusaders Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Matt Lottich Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Valparaiso, 2013 to 2016)
Luke Gore Associate Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Valparaiso, 2002 to 2016)
Rob Holloway Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Eastern Illinois, 2016 to 2018)
Todd Townsend Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Assistant Coach (Milwaukee, 2016 to 2017)
Mark LaBarbera Athletic Director 2004-2005 N/A
Matt Bowen Director of Basketball Operations 2018-2019 Head Coach (Minnesota Duluth, 2012 to 2018)
Zachary Creighton Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 N/A