2017-2018 Mercer Bears

2017-2018 Mercer Bears Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
50 Victor Baffuto RS-Fr C 6-10 215 - Brasilia Brazil Centro Educacional da Lagoa
33 Mac Brydon Fr C 6-10 280 - Charlotte (NC) United States Carmel Christian School
3 Marcus Cohen Fr G 6-3 190 - Tampa (FL) United States Sickles High School
20 Ross Cummings So SG 6-3 180 Apr 17, 1997 Charlotte (TN) United States Creek Wood High School
21 Mason Green Fr F 6-10 220 - McDonough (GA) United States Eagles Landing Christian Academy
22 Carson Heinen Fr G 6-2 180 - Gainesville (GA) United States Hargrave Military Academy
10 Ria'n Holland Sr G 6-0 152 Nov 12, 1994 Hope Mills (NC) United States South View High School
34 Stephon Jelks Sr F 6-6 225 Jul 4, 1996 Marietta (GA) United States North Cobb Christian School
11 Ryan Johnson Jr GF 6-5 190 - Greensboro (NC) United States New Hope Christian Academy
1 Cory Kilby Jr SF 6-7 195 May 14, 1996 Ada (OK) United States Ada High School
25 Rashad Lewis RS-Sr G 5-9 177 - Valdosta (GA) United States Valdosta High School
12 Mitch Prendergast RS-Fr G 6-0 190 - Dallas (TX) United States Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
0 Desmond Ringer Sr FC 6-9 255 - McDonough (GA) United States Eagles Landing Christian Academy
23 Demetre Rivers Sr G 6-8 180 Dec 7, 1995 Goose Creek (SC) United States Stratford High School
14 Ethan Stair So SG 6-4 205 Nov 6, 1996 Hazel Green (AL) United States Hazel Green High School
2 Jaylen Stowe Jr PG 6-4 200 Nov 8, 1996 Harrisburg (NC) United States Hickory Ridge High School
5 Jordan Strawberry Sr G 6-1 175 Mar 17, 1994 Santa Ana (CA) United States South Kent School

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

2017-2018 Mercer Bears Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Stephon Jelks All-SoCon Second Team (Media)
Jordan Strawberry All-SoCon Second Team (Media)
Jordan Strawberry SoCon All-Conference Third Team (Coaches)
Ria'n Holland Paradise Jam All-Tournament Team

2017-2018 Mercer Bears Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Strawberry R. Cummings S. Jelks D. Rivers D. Ringer
Rotation R. Holland   C. Kilby    
Rotation J. Stowe        
Lim PT   M. Cohen R. Johnson M. Green M. Brydon
Lim PT   E. Stair      
Lim PT   R. Lewis      

2017-2018 Mercer Bears Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ria'n Holland 18 29.9 17.6 2.9 2.4 1.6 0.1 1.5
Jordan Strawberry 34 30.8 11.8 3.5 4.9 0.7 0.1 1.7
Demetre Rivers 34 28.5 10.9 3.2 0.9 0.5 0.2 1.4
Stephon Jelks 34 26.1 9.5 7.2 1.6 0.7 0.4 1.3
Desmond Ringer 34 25.5 9.2 5.6 0.5 0.3 0.4 1.7
Ross Cummings 28 17.5 8.7 1.6 0.5 0.3 0.0 0.6
Ethan Stair 20 17.7 5.9 2.5 1.2 0.8 0.1 1.5
Marcus Cohen 34 14.3 4.2 1.2 2.5 0.5 0.0 1.9
Cory Kilby 33 15.1 4.0 2.3 0.7 0.2 0.2 0.5
Jaylen Stowe 34 13.0 3.0 2.9 0.5 0.6 0.1 0.9
Ryan Johnson 29 7.8 2.3 1.4 0.4 0.3 0.1 0.5
Mason Green 16 3.6 1.2 0.7 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.3
Mac Brydon 13 2.8 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.0 0.1 0.1

2017-2018 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)
Jarred Merrill Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Southern Nazarene, 2013 to 2015)
Jason Eaker Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Graduate Assistant (Mercer, 2014 to 2015)
Dale Layer Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Greensboro Swarm, 2016 to 2017)
Tyler Moore Video Coordinator 2017-2018 N/A
Jim Cole Athletic Director 2010-2011 N/A
Jon Mangel Director of Strength and Conditioning 2012-2013 N/A
Josh Davis Director of Basketball Operations 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Limestone, 2014 to 2017)
Amos Mansfield Director of Sports Medicine 2012-2013 N/A
Gerrit Van Genderen Director of Media Relations 2017-2018 N/A