2015-2016 Belmont Bruins

2015-2016 Belmont Bruins Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
50 Seth Adelsperger RS-Fr C 6-11 230 Sep 11, 1996 Peru (IN) United States Peru High School
20 Taylor Barnette Jr G 6-3 185 Apr 7, 1993 Lexington (KY) United States Lexington Catholic High School
24 Michael Benkert RS-Fr SG 6-4 195 Apr 12, 1997 Greenwood (IN) United States Center Grove High School
35 Evan Bradds Jr GF 6-7 205 Apr 17, 1994 Jamestown (OH) United States Greeneview High School
23 Craig Bradshaw Sr G 6-3 210 Aug 5, 1993 Nashville (TN) United States Christ Presbyterian Academy
32 Amanze Egekeze So F 6-8 220 Dec 3, 1995 Lake In The Hills (IL) United States Huntley High School
41 Tyler Hadden So C 6-10 240 Feb 8, 1995 Cincinnati (OH) United States St. Xavier High School
5 Jeff Laidig Sr G 6-4 210 Jul 1, 1993 Mishawaka (IN) United States Penn High School
11 Sam Landrith So F 6-4 205 Aug 25, 1994 Hendersonville (TN) United States Beech High School
31 Josh Lester So F 6-6 225 Jan 2, 1995 Antioch (TN) United States Brentwood Academy
1 Austin Luke So G 6-3 200 Oct 27, 1994 Rowlett (TX) United States Rowlett High School
0 Alex Martin RS-Fr GF 6-5 205 Oct 21, 1996 Overland Park (KS) United States Blue Valley High School
30 Kevin McClain Fr SG 6-2 180 Oct 21, 1996 Jasper (FL) United States Hamilton County High School
25 Mack Mercer So F 6-9 230 Sep 17, 1995 Plymouth (IN) United States Plymouth High School
21 Burton Sampson So G 6-4 195 Nov 18, 1994 Knoxville (TN) United States Webb School of Knoxville
2 Nick Smith Jr F 6-8 220 Feb 21, 1995 Bentonville (AR) United States Bentonville High School
3 Dylan Windler Fr SF 6-7 200 Sep 22, 1996 Indianapolis (IN) United States Perry Meridian High School

Recent Belmont Bruins History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 27-6 (16-2) 1st (OVC) Runner Up NCAA 1st Rnd
2017-2018 24-9 (15-3) 2nd (OVC) Runner Up N/A
2016-2017 23-7 (15-1) 1st (OVC) 3rd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2015-2016 20-12 (12-4) 1st (OVC) 3rd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 22-11 (11-5) 2nd (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2013-2014 26-10 (14-2) 1st (OVC) Runner Up NIT 3rd Rnd
2012-2013 26-7 (14-2) 1st (OVC) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2011-2012 27-8 (16-2) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2010-2011 30-5 (19-1) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2009-2010 19-12 (14-6) 1st (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2008-2009 20-13 (14-6) 2nd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd CIT 2nd Rnd
2007-2008 25-9 (14-2) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2006-2007 23-10 (12-4) 2nd (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2005-2006 20-11 (15-5) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2004-2005 14-16 (12-8) 3rd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 22-8 (15-5) 3rd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd NIT 1st Rnd
2002-2003 17-12 (12-4) 3rd (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A

2015-2016 Belmont Bruins Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Evan Bradds NABC All-District (19) First Team
Craig Bradshaw NABC All-District (19) First Team
Craig Bradshaw Academic All-American Second Team
Evan Bradds Academic All-American Third Team
Evan Bradds OVC Player of the Year
Evan Bradds All-OVC First Team
Craig Bradshaw All-OVC First Team
Evan Bradds OVC All-Tournament Team

2015-2016 Belmont Bruins Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Barnette A. Luke C. Bradshaw E. Bradds A. Egekeze
Rotation   K. McClain D. Windler N. Smith  
Rotation       M. Mercer  
Lim PT   B. Sampson J. Lester   T. Hadden
Lim PT   J. Laidig      
Lim PT   M. Benkert      

2015-2016 Belmont Bruins Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Evan Bradds 32 30.6 17.6 9.2 2.2 0.3 0.2 2.4
Craig Bradshaw 32 32.3 16.4 3.9 3.2 1.2 0.4 2.4
Taylor Barnette 32 29.2 10.6 2.2 2.0 0.4 0.2 0.5
Amanze Egekeze 31 22.7 9.0 3.4 0.7 0.4 0.4 0.9
Mack Mercer 23 11.1 7.5 3.0 0.4 0.3 0.7 0.7
Nick Smith 28 12.6 6.5 1.8 0.3 0.2 0.0 0.5
Austin Luke 32 27.8 6.2 2.7 6.2 0.6 0.1 3.8
Kevin McClain 32 10.9 5.4 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.3
Dylan Windler 32 18.4 4.3 4.5 0.9 0.6 0.6 1.0
Tyler Hadden 24 3.9 1.7 0.8 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3
Burton Sampson 14 7.3 0.9 0.2 0.4 0.5 0.0 0.5
Josh Lester 12 2.8 0.8 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
Jeff Laidig 30 3.6 0.1 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.1
Michael Benkert 1 0.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2015-2016 Belmont Bruins Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rick Byrd Head Coach 1986-1987 N/A
Brian Ayers Associate Head Coach 2011-2012 Assistant Coach (Belmont, 1998 to 2011)
James Strong Assistant Coach 2011-2012 N/A
Mark Price Assistant Coach 2011-2012 N/A
Mike Strickland Athletic Director 1996-1997 N/A
Tyler Holloway Director of Basketball Operations 2011-2012 Graduate Assistant (Belmont, 2009 to 2011)
Paul Malloy Head Athletic Trainer 2001-2002 N/A
Kim Anderson Assistant Athletic Trainer 2006-2007 N/A