2014-2015 Mercer Bears

2014-2015 Mercer Bears Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
32 James Bento So F 6-6 195 Jun 28, 1994 Laguna Hills (CA) United States Woodland Christian High School
25 Lawrence Brown So F 6-6 225 Nov 23, 1993 Kansas City (MO) United States The Barstow School
34 Jibri Bryan Jr G 6-4 185 Aug 24, 1992 Savannah (GA) United States Benedictine Military School
55 Andrew Fishler RS-Jr C 7-1 218 Aug 24, 1993 Cumming (GA) United States Forsyth Central High School
14 T.J. Hallice Sr GF 6-9 205 Jan 25, 1992 Indianapolis (IN) United States Fishburne Miltary Academy
15 Stephon Jelks Fr F 6-6 225 Jul 4, 1996 Marietta (GA) United States North Cobb Christian School
1 Phillip Leonard Jr G 6-2 200 Sep 30, 1993 Tulsa (OK) United States Union High School
5 Jestin Lewis Jr G 6-1 170 Jun 2, 1994 Richmond (VA) United States John Marshall High School
3 Tyre Moore Fr G 6-4 190 Dec 28, 1995 Charleston (SC) United States Academic Magnet High School
12 John Mosser So G 6-4 210 Dec 4, 1994 Cary (NC) United States Green Hope High School
22 Darious Moten Sr F 6-6 195 May 9, 1992 Bowdon (GA) United States Bowdon High School
52 Niklas Ney Fr C 6-10 260 Oct 3, 1995 Berlin Germany N/A
10 Ike Nwamu Jr GF 6-5 210 Jun 3, 1993 Greensboro (NC) United States / Nigeria Westchester Country Day School
2 Matt Panaggio Fr G 6-4 200 Nov 16, 1993 Daytona Beach (FL) United States Worcester Academy
23 Demetre Rivers Fr G 6-8 180 Dec 7, 1995 Goose Creek (SC) United States Stratford High School
11 Jordan Strawberry Fr G 6-1 175 Mar 17, 1994 Santa Ana (CA) United States South Kent School

Mercer Transfers Sitting Out 2014-2015

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
- Desmond Ringer So FC 6-9 255 - McDonough (GA) United States South Carolina

Recent Mercer Bears History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 11-20 (6-12) 6th (SoCon) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 19-15 (11-7) 4th (SoCon) 2nd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2016-2017 15-17 (9-9) 6th (SoCon) 2nd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 19-15 (8-10) 7th (SoCon) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2014-2015 19-16 (12-6) 3rd (SoCon) 3rd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
2013-2014 27-9 (14-4) 1st (A-Sun) Champion NCAA 2nd Rnd
2012-2013 24-12 (14-4) 1st (A-Sun) Runner Up NIT 2nd Rnd
2011-2012 27-11 (13-5) 2nd (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd CIT Champion
2010-2011 15-18 (11-9) 5th (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd N/A
2009-2010 16-17 (10-10) 6th (A-Sun) Runner Up N/A
2008-2009 17-15 (11-9) 5th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2007-2008 11-19 (6-10) 8th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2006-2007 13-17 (7-9) 5th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 9-19 (7-13) 9th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2004-2005 16-12 (11-9) 5th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 12-18 (9-11) 6th (A-Sun) 1st Rnd N/A
2002-2003 23-6 (14-2) 1st (A-Sun) 2nd Rnd N/A

2014-2015 Mercer Bears Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Darious Moten NABC All-District (22) Second Team
Ike Nwamu NABC All-District (22) Second Team
Darious Moten All-SoCon Team (Coaches)
Ike Nwamu All-SoCon Team (Coaches)
Darious Moten All-SoCon Second Team (Media)
Ike Nwamu All-SoCon Second Team (Media)
T.J. Hallice SoCon Second Team All-Tournament
Ike Nwamu SoCon Second Team All-Tournament
Stephon Jelks SoCon All-Freshman Team (Coaches)
Ike Nwamu Great Alaska Shootout All-Tournament Team

2014-2015 Mercer Bears Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters P. Leonard J. Bryan I. Nwamu D. Moten T. Hallice
Rotation J. Strawberry   S. Jelks    
Rotation J. Lewis        
Lim PT   M. Panaggio J. Bento   N. Ney
Lim PT   J. Mosser L. Brown    
Lim PT   D. Rivers      
Lim PT   T. Moore      

2014-2015 Mercer Bears Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ike Nwamu 35 33.2 15.1 3.3 1.6 0.7 0.4 2.1
Darious Moten 32 27.9 11.4 4.4 1.3 0.8 0.9 1.4
T.J. Hallice 35 33.1 9.1 6.5 1.3 0.8 0.7 1.0
Phillip Leonard 35 27.0 8.1 3.5 4.5 0.9 0.0 1.8
Jibri Bryan 35 29.7 7.8 4.5 1.3 1.4 0.2 1.3
Stephon Jelks 31 12.8 5.1 3.3 0.5 0.5 0.2 0.5
Jordan Strawberry 34 14.7 4.3 1.2 2.1 0.4 0.0 1.2
Jestin Lewis 35 13.5 4.3 1.7 0.6 0.8 0.0 0.5
Niklas Ney 22 4.9 1.4 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.2
James Bento 13 8.0 1.3 1.8 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
Lawrence Brown 29 5.1 0.9 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.2
Matt Panaggio 29 5.1 0.6 0.8 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.4
Tyre Moore 15 1.7 0.6 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.1
Demetre Rivers 21 2.0 0.3 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.2
John Mosser 1 3.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2014-2015 Mercer Bears Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Bob Hoffman Head Coach 2008-2009 Head Coach (Rio Grande Valley Vipers, 2007 to 2008)
Spencer Wright Associate Head Coach 2010-2011 Assistant Coach (Mercer, 2008 to 2010)
Doug Esleeck Associate Head Coach 2014-2015 Assistant Coach (Mercer, 2011 to 2014)
Jake Nelp Assistant Coach 2010-2011 N/A
Jim Cole Athletic Director 2010-2011 N/A
Jon Mangel Director of Strength and Conditioning 2012-2013 N/A
Jonathan Howard Director of Basketball Operations 2011-2012 N/A
Amos Mansfield Director of Sports Medicine 2012-2013 N/A
Brad Crowe Assistant Athletic Trainer 2012-2013 N/A
Andy Stabell Director of Media Relations 2012-2013 N/A
Jordon Bruner Director of Media Relations 2014-2015 N/A