2020-2021 Mercer Bears

2020-2021 Mercer Bears Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
2 Neftali Alvarez So PG 6-2 165 Jun 20, 1999 San Juan (PR) Puerto Rico / United States Miami Christian School
0 Leon Ayers III RS-Jr G 6-5 185 Apr 11, 2000 Troy (MI) United States Troy High School
14 Victor Baffuto Jr C 6-10 230 - Brasilia Brazil Centro Educacional da Lagoa
25 Maciej Bender Sr C 6-11 255 Jan 28, 1997 Warsaw Poland Mountain Mission High School
20 Ross Cummings Sr SG 6-3 180 Apr 17, 1997 Charlotte (TN) United States Creek Wood High School
3 Jeff Gary Jr G 6-4 180 Feb 3, 1999 U.S. Air Force Academy (CO) United States Sand Creek High School
23 James Glisson III So F 6-7 240 Nov 2, 2001 Decatur (GA) United States Southwest DeKalb High School
10 Shannon Grant Fr C 6-10 280 May 30, 2002 Sylacauga (AL) United States Sylacauga High School
31 Jacksen Greco Fr G 6-3 150 Nov 19, 2001 Canton (GA) United States Sequoyah High School
22 Felipe Haase Jr PF 6-9 253 Mar 19, 1998 Valdivia Chile Cathedral High School
12 Mitch Prendergast Jr G 6-1 185 - Dallas (TX) United States Jesuit College Preparatory School of Dallas
30 Diego Rivera So G 6-2 180 Dec 7, 1999 Miami (FL) United States Miami Christian School
1 Kamar Robertson So PG 6-0 170 - Alpharetta (GA) United States Cambridge High School
5 Andrew Thomas RS-Fr F 6-8 185 - Mableton (GA) United States Campbell High School
15 John Treanor Fr F 6-6 210 Aug 6, 2001 Atlanta (GA) United States Marist School
11 Jovan Tucker Fr G 6-3 175 Jan 29, 2001 Powder Springs (GA) United States McEachern High School
35 Patrick Urey So F 6-6 210 Jul 4, 1999 Chattanooga (TN) United States Baylor School

Recent Mercer Bears History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2021-2022 16-17 (8-10) 7th (SoCon) 2nd Rnd N/A
2020-2021 18-11 (8-9) 6th (SoCon) Runner Up N/A
2019-2020 17-15 (11-7) 4th (SoCon) 2nd Rnd N/A
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

2020-2021 Mercer Bears Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ross Cummings NABC All-District (21) Second Team
Neftali Alvarez All-SoCon Third Team (Media)
Ross Cummings All-SoCon Third Team (Media)
Neftali Alvarez SoCon First Team All-Tournament
Leon Ayers III SoCon First Team All-Tournament
Felipe Haase SoCon First Team All-Tournament
Neftali Alvarez SoCon Player of the Week (Dec 1, 2020)
Ross Cummings SoCon All-Conference Second Team (Coaches)
Neftali Alvarez SoCon All-Conference Third Team (Coaches)

2020-2021 Mercer Bears Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters N. Alvarez R. Cummings J. Gary J. Glisson III F. Haase
Rotation K. Robertson L. Ayers III P. Urey    
Lim PT D. Rivera J. Greco J. Treanor   V. Baffuto
Lim PT M. Prendergast   A. Thomas   S. Grant
Lim PT J. Tucker       M. Bender

2020-2021 Mercer Bears Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Neftali Alvarez 27 30.1 13.3 3.6 4.2 1.4 0.3 3.5
Ross Cummings 29 32.5 13.2 3.7 2.6 0.7 0.2 1.6
Leon Ayers III 29 23.6 12.2 3.8 1.9 1.2 0.3 2.0
Felipe Haase 29 29.5 11.9 7.6 2.7 0.7 0.4 1.6
Maciej Bender 20 17.0 9.7 4.2 0.5 0.6 1.4 0.7
James Glisson III 26 21.5 7.6 4.0 0.5 0.5 0.5 0.8
Jeff Gary 29 31.0 6.7 3.2 3.0 1.3 0.2 1.2
Kamar Robertson 20 13.5 3.8 1.5 0.7 0.6 0.1 0.7
Shannon Grant 10 6.6 3.3 2.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.7
Victor Baffuto 5 4.0 2.0 1.2 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.4
Jacksen Greco 18 9.6 1.6 1.4 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.3
Jovan Tucker 13 6.8 1.5 1.0 0.5 0.2 0.1 0.6
Mitch Prendergast 6 4.5 1.3 0.3 0.3 0.5 0.0 0.0
Patrick Urey 13 7.1 1.2 1.9 0.5 0.2 0.0 0.2
Diego Rivera 9 5.7 0.6 0.6 0.9 0.1 0.0 0.1
John Treanor 5 2.4 0.4 0.6 0.4 0.4 0.2 0.2
Andrew Thomas 2 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2020-2021 Mercer Bears Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Greg Gary Head Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (Purdue, 2011 to 2019)
Bobby Kummer Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Associate Head Coach (Lamar, 2016 to 2019)
Kim Lewis Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (Richmond, 2013 to 2019)
D.J. Byrd Assistant Coach 2020-2021 Director of Basketball Operations (Mercer, 2019 to 2020)
Jim Cole Athletic Director 2010-2011 N/A
Gerald Fitch Graduate Manager 2020-2021 N/A
Luke Brenneman Graduate Manager 2020-2021 Assistant Coach (Goshen, 2018 to 2019)
Lane Trudo Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach 2020-2021 N/A
Amos Mansfield Director of Sports Medicine 2012-2013 N/A