2019-2020 Valparaiso Crusaders

2019-2020 Valparaiso Crusaders Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
5 Donovan Clay Fr GF 6-7 205 - Alton (IL) United States Alton High School
35 Ryan Fazekas Sr PF 6-8 190 Oct 30, 1996 Michigan City (IN) United States Marquette Catholic High School
0 Javon Freeman-Liberty So G 6-3 175 Oct 20, 1999 Chicago (IL) United States Whitney Young High School
11 Emil Freese-Vilien Fr C 6-10 230 Nov 5, 1999 Copenhagen Denmark N/A
10 Eron Gordon Jr PG 6-3 205 Nov 7, 1997 Indianapolis (IN) United States North Central High School
- Steven Helm RS-So G 6-2 180 - Valparaiso (IN) United States Valparaiso High School
33 John Kiser Sr GF 6-5 210 May 10, 1998 Noblesville (IN) United States Noblesville High School
23 Ben Krikke Fr PF 6-9 220 Mar 23, 2001 Edmonton Canada Jasper Place High School
1 Sigurd Lorange Fr PG 5-11 175 Aug 10, 2000 Trondheim Norway N/A
22 Mileek McMillan Jr F 6-8 230 - Merrillville (IN) United States Merrillville High School
2 Zion Morgan Jr SG 6-5 185 Nov 18, 1997 Chicago (IL) United States Kenwood Academy
15 Luke Morrill Fr G 6-2 185 - Lombard (IL) United States Montini Catholic High School
3 Brock Pappas So G 6-4 205 - Valparaiso (IN) United States Washington High School
25 Nick Robinson Jr SF 6-5 215 - Chicago (IL) United States Kenwood Academy
4 Daniel Sackey So G 5-9 175 Apr 9, 1999 Winnipeg Canada 22ft Basketball Academy

Recent Valparaiso Crusaders History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 19-16 (9-9) 6th (MVC) Runner Up N/A
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

2019-2020 Valparaiso Crusaders Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Javon Freeman-Liberty NABC All-District (16) First Team
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC All-Conference First Team
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC All-Tournament Team
John Kiser MVC All-Tournament Team
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC All-Defensive Team
John Kiser MVC All-Bench Team
Donovan Clay MVC All-Freshman Team
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC Most-Improved Team
Mileek McMillan MVC Most-Improved Team
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC Player of the Week (Dec 2, 2019)
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC Player of the Week (Nov 18, 2019)
Javon Freeman-Liberty MVC Player of the Week (Feb 17, 2020)
Donovan Clay MVC Newcomer of the Week (Mar 1, 2020)

2019-2020 Valparaiso Crusaders Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Freeman-Liberty J. Kiser D. Clay R. Fazekas M. McMillan
Rotation D. Sackey Z. Morgan   B. Krikke  
Rotation E. Gordon        
Lim PT S. Lorange N. Robinson     E. Freese-Vilien
Lim PT L. Morrill B. Pappas      

2019-2020 Valparaiso Crusaders Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Javon Freeman-Liberty 33 33.3 19.0 6.1 3.2 2.2 0.3 2.5
Ryan Fazekas 18 28.9 10.6 2.4 0.7 0.4 0.1 0.5
Donovan Clay 35 28.7 9.4 4.6 1.7 0.6 1.0 1.1
Mileek McMillan 34 18.0 8.8 3.2 1.0 0.6 0.5 1.8
Ben Krikke 33 15.6 6.7 2.9 0.7 0.4 0.5 0.8
John Kiser 33 25.6 6.5 4.5 1.9 1.1 0.4 1.1
Daniel Sackey 34 25.5 6.3 2.4 3.6 1.0 0.0 2.1
Nick Robinson 25 23.2 6.2 3.9 2.2 0.9 0.4 1.6
Eron Gordon 35 17.8 5.2 2.3 0.5 0.7 0.1 0.9
Sigurd Lorange 8 7.4 3.2 0.2 0.6 0.1 0.0 0.4
Zion Morgan 27 9.3 2.0 2.2 1.2 0.4 0.2 0.8
Emil Freese-Vilien 16 6.6 1.0 0.9 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.3
Luke Morrill 5 1.8 1.0 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Brock Pappas 5 1.8 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2

2019-2020 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)
Matt Bowen Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Director of Basketball Operations (Valparaiso, 2018 to 2019)
Mark LaBarbera Athletic Director 2004-2005 N/A
Jason Karys Director of Basketball Operations 2019-2020 Graduate Assistant (Valparaiso, 2017 to 2018)
Derek Bol Strength and Conditioning Coach 2015-2016 Graduate Assistant (Valparaiso, 2012 to 2015)
Zachary Creighton Athletic Trainer 2017-2018 N/A