2016-2017 American University Eagles

2016-2017 American University Eagles Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
25 Kevin Brown So G 5-8 160 - West Orange (NJ) United States Montclair Prep
22 Matt Cimino Jr F 6-10 212 - Falmouth (ME) United States Worcester Academy
23 Mark Gasperini Fr C 6-10 210 - Brookline (MA) United States Brimmer & May School
20 Charlie Jones Sr GF 6-4 185 Aug 17, 1994 Manchester (MD) United States Mount Saint Joseph College
2 Delante Jones So SF 6-5 195 - Fairfax (VA) United States Virginia Episcopal School
35 Andrija Matic So C 6-10 220 Apr 20, 1996 Belgrade Serbia International School of Belgrade
5 Larry Motuzis So G 6-3 180 Oct 2, 1995 Darien (IL) United States Hinsdale South High School
0 Sa'eed Nelson Fr PG 5-11 180 - Pleasantville (NJ) United States St. Augustine College Preparatory School
4 Alex Paquin Jr G 6-0 198 Aug 16, 1994 Candiac Canada Champlain-Saint Lambert
14 Justin Perez Fr G 6-1 155 - Miami (FL) United States Gulliver Schools
21 Jalen Rhea Sr G 6-2 205 Jan 17, 1995 New Albany (OH) United States New Albany High School
15 Lonnie Ma Rivera So SG 6-6 195 Jan 8, 1997 New York (NY) United States / Puerto Rico Don Bosco Preparatory High School
13 Leon Tolksdorf Sr PF 6-8 225 Nov 27, 1993 Berlin Germany Leibniz-Schule Secondary School
3 James Washington So PG 6-1 160 - Los Angeles (CA) United States Frederick K. C. Price III High School
12 Yilret Yiljep Jr F 6-7 235 May 12, 1994 Kaduna Nigeria Westtown School

Recent American University Eagles History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 8-22 (5-13) 9th (Patriot) 1st Rnd N/A
2015-2016 12-19 (9-9) 4th (Patriot) 3rd Rnd N/A
2014-2015 17-16 (8-10) 6th (Patriot) Runner Up N/A
2013-2014 20-13 (13-5) 2nd (Patriot) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2012-2013 10-20 (5-9) 5th (Patriot) 1st Rnd N/A
2011-2012 20-12 (10-4) 3rd (Patriot) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2010-2011 22-9 (11-3) 2nd (Patriot) 2nd Rnd N/A
2009-2010 11-20 (7-7) 4th (Patriot) 2nd Rnd N/A
2008-2009 24-8 (13-1) 1st (Patriot) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2007-2008 21-12 (10-4) 1st (Patriot) Champion NCAA 1st Rnd
2006-2007 16-14 (7-7) 3rd (Patriot) 2nd Rnd N/A
2005-2006 12-17 (7-7) 4th (Patriot) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 16-12 (8-6) 3rd (Patriot) 2nd Rnd N/A
2003-2004 18-13 (10-4) 1st (Patriot) Runner Up N/A
2002-2003 16-14 (9-5) 2nd (Patriot) Runner Up N/A

2016-2017 American University Eagles Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Charlie Jones Patriot League All-Defensive Team
Mark Gasperini Patriot League All-Rookie Team
Sa'eed Nelson Patriot League All-Rookie Team
Sa'eed Nelson Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Jan 10, 2017)
Sa'eed Nelson Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Dec 12, 2016)
Sa'eed Nelson Patriot League Rookie of the Week (Nov 28, 2016)

2016-2017 American University Eagles Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters S. Nelson C. Jones D. Jones M. Cimino M. Gasperini
Rotation J. Washington J. Rhea      
Lim PT A. Paquin L. Rivera   L. Tolksdorf Y. Yiljep
Lim PT K. Brown L. Motuzis     A. Matic

2016-2017 American University Eagles Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Sa'eed Nelson 30 37.9 14.9 4.4 2.7 2.4 0.1 2.9
Mark Gasperini 30 27.3 11.7 4.2 1.5 0.6 0.5 1.9
Delante Jones 30 31.6 11.5 3.4 1.8 0.7 0.2 3.1
Charlie Jones 30 33.5 6.6 6.0 2.6 1.8 0.6 1.2
Lonnie Ma Rivera 21 17.3 5.0 2.0 0.5 0.3 0.2 1.0
Jalen Rhea 24 14.2 4.0 0.9 0.2 0.3 0.2 0.3
James Washington 26 17.3 3.8 2.0 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.7
Matt Cimino 26 12.5 3.1 1.7 0.7 0.2 0.5 1.1
Leon Tolksdorf 14 18.3 2.9 3.7 0.7 0.3 0.4 1.1
Alex Paquin 25 10.6 2.6 1.2 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.5
Andrija Matic 17 6.6 1.3 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.4
Kevin Brown 5 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Yilret Yiljep 1 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2016-2017 American University Eagles Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Mike Brennan Head Coach 2013-2014 Assistant Coach (American University, 2007 to 2009)
Matt Wolff Assistant Coach 2013-2014 Associate Director of Communications (American University, 2012 to 2016)
Scott Greenman Assistant Coach 2013-2014 N/A
Eddie Jackson Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (American University, 2006 to 2013)
Dr. Billy Walker Athletic Director 2013-2014 N/A
Tommy Strine Director of Basketball Operations 2015-2016 Video Coordinator (Richmond, 2014 to 2015)
Sean Dash Head Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A
Reilly Fisher Assistant Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A
Samantha Raso Assistant Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A
Stephanie Schwertner Assistant Athletic Trainer 2014-2015 N/A
Amy Kalajainen Assistant Athletic Trainer 2016-2017 N/A