2018-2019 Mercer Bears

2018-2019 Mercer Bears Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
11 Fardaws Aimaq Fr C 6-11 255 Jan 6, 1999 Richmond Canada Bridgton Academy
50 Victor Baffuto Fr C 6-10 220 - Brasilia Brazil Centro Educacional da Lagoa
25 Maciej Bender Jr C 7-0 250 Jan 28, 1997 Warsaw Poland Mountain Mission High School
3 Marcus Cohen So G 6-4 180 - Tampa (FL) United States Sickles High School
33 Breck Cuddy Fr FC 7-0 215 Jul 9, 1999 Vestavia Hills (AL) United States Vestavia Hills High School
20 Ross Cummings Jr SG 6-3 185 Apr 17, 1997 Charlotte (TN) United States Creek Wood High School
0 Djordje Dimitrijevic Jr PG 6-2 180 Feb 6, 1997 Leskovac Serbia N/A
30 Luke Hamilton Fr F 6-8 170 Jul 7, 2000 Austin (TX) United States Lake Travis High School
1 Cory Kilby Sr SF 6-7 195 May 14, 1996 Ada (OK) United States Ada High School
10 Daniel Love Fr G 6-3 170 May 3, 1999 Orlando (FL) United States Dr. Phillips High School
5 D.J. Peavy Fr G 6-3 185 Jul 15, 2000 Houston (TX) United States Dekaney High School
12 Mitch Prendergast Fr G 6-1 180 - Dallas (TX) United States Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
14 Ethan Stair Jr SG 6-5 205 Nov 6, 1996 Hazel Green (AL) United States Hazel Green High School
2 Jaylen Stowe Sr PG 6-4 200 Nov 8, 1996 Harrisburg (NC) United States Hickory Ridge High School
23 Brandon Thomas Fr G 6-3 201 Nov 18, 1999 McDonough (GA) United States Eagles Landing Christian Academy
35 Patrick Urey Fr F 6-6 180 - Chattanooga (TN) United States Baylor School
15 C.J. Williamson Fr G 6-3 190 May 9, 2000 Guntersville (AL) United States Guntersville High 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

2018-2019 Mercer Bears Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ross Cummings NABC All-District (22) Second Team
Ross Cummings All-SoCon Second Team (Media)
Ross Cummings SoCon Player of the Week (Feb 26, 2019)
Ross Cummings SoCon Player of the Week (Jan 15, 2019)
Ross Cummings SoCon All-Conference Second Team (Coaches)

2018-2019 Mercer Bears Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters R. Cummings J. Stowe M. Cohen E. Stair F. Aimaq
Rotation D. Dimitrijevic     L. Hamilton C. Kilby
Rotation         V. Baffuto
Lim PT D. Love       M. Bender
Lim PT C. Williamson        
Lim PT D. Peavy        

2018-2019 Mercer Bears Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ross Cummings 31 33.3 17.4 2.9 1.9 0.5 0.1 2.3
Ethan Stair 31 32.5 11.7 5.2 1.3 1.5 0.2 1.0
Jaylen Stowe 31 27.8 10.5 4.9 1.2 1.1 0.1 1.4
Djordje Dimitrijevic 31 22.8 9.6 2.6 1.9 0.9 0.1 1.8
Cory Kilby 27 23.3 6.1 3.4 1.0 0.4 0.3 1.1
Fardaws Aimaq 29 14.9 5.0 5.3 0.2 0.2 0.8 1.4
Marcus Cohen 29 21.3 4.6 1.8 3.7 0.8 0.1 2.1
D.J. Peavy 18 7.4 3.1 0.7 0.6 0.2 0.0 0.7
Victor Baffuto 28 8.5 3.0 1.8 0.0 0.2 1.0 0.7
Luke Hamilton 25 9.2 2.4 1.5 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2
Daniel Love 25 8.6 2.0 1.6 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.9
C.J. Williamson 26 4.6 1.1 1.1 0.2 0.5 0.1 0.2

2018-2019 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)
Pawel Mrozik Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Associate Head Coach (Cal Poly, 2016 to 2018)
Philip Pearson Assistant Coach 2018-2019 Associate Head Coach (Georgia, 2015 to 2018)
Jim Cole Athletic Director 2010-2011 N/A
Tyler Moore Video Coordinator 2017-2018 N/A
Jon Mangel Director of Strength and Conditioning 2012-2013 N/A
Elvis Kisonas Director of Basketball Operations 2018-2019 Graduate Assistant (Mercer, 2016 to 2018)
Amos Mansfield Director of Sports Medicine 2012-2013 N/A