2016-2017 Central Arkansas Bears

2016-2017 Central Arkansas Bears Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
32 Derreck Brooks Sr G 6-6 185 - Mesa (AZ) United States Desert Ridge High School
24 Jared Chatham Fr PF 6-8 175 - Los Angeles (CA) United States Washington Preparatory High School
4 Albert Christensson Jr FC 6-9 215 - Lund Switzerland South Kent School
33 Jordan Grant Fr G 6-1 185 - Harrison (AR) United States Harrison High School
1 Jordan Howard Jr PG 5-11 180 - Chandler (AZ) United States Perry High School
13 Otas Iyekekpolor So F 6-8 220 - Edmonton Canada Lillian Osborne High School
10 Mathieu Kamba Jr G 6-5 210 - Calgary Canada Bishop McNally High School
2 Ethan Lee Jr F 6-7 200 Feb 3, 1995 Camden (AR) United States Camden Fairview High School
11 Jeff Lowery Sr G 6-2 195 - Mesa (AZ) United States Desert View High School
12 Darraja Parnell Fr G 6-3 195 - Andover (KS) United States Andover Central High School
22 Tanner Schmit So SF 6-8 222 - Buffalo (NY) United States Nichols School
3 Tyler Simmons So G 6-1 175 - Greenbrier (AR) United States Greenbrier High School
25 Thatch Unruh So SG 6-5 190 - Branson (MO) United States Quakerdale Prep Academy
35 Brandon Vanover Fr C 7-0 250 - Little Rock (AR) United States Arkansas Baptist High School
23 Aaron Weidenaar Fr SF 6-5 190 - Bozeman (MT) United States Bozeman High School

Recent Central Arkansas Bears History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2016-2017 8-24 (7-11) 8th (Southland) 1st Rnd N/A
2015-2016 7-21 (6-12) 9th (Southland) N/A N/A
2014-2015 2-27 (2-16) 13th (Southland) N/A N/A
2013-2014 8-21 (5-13) 11th (Southland) N/A N/A
2012-2013 13-17 (7-11) 7th (Southland) 1st Rnd N/A
2011-2012 8-21 (3-13) 12th (Southland) N/A N/A
2010-2011 5-24 (1-15) 12th (Southland) N/A N/A
2009-2010 9-21 (3-13) 12th (Southland) N/A N/A
2008-2009 10-19 (3-13) 11th (Southland) N/A N/A
2007-2008 14-16 (4-12) 12th (Southland) N/A N/A
2006-2007 10-20 (4-12) 10th (Southland) N/A N/A
2005-2006 N/A N/A (SoCon) N/A N/A
2004-2005 N/A N/A (SoCon) N/A N/A
2003-2004 N/A N/A (SoCon) N/A N/A
2002-2003 N/A N/A (SoCon) N/A N/A

2016-2017 Central Arkansas Bears Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jordan Howard NABC All-District (23) First Team
Jordan Howard Academic All-American Third Team
Jordan Howard All-Southland First Team
Derreck Brooks All-Southland Honorable Mention
Jordan Howard Southland Player of the Week (Feb 12, 2017)

2016-2017 Central Arkansas Bears Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Howard M. Kamba D. Brooks E. Lee T. Schmit
Rotation J. Lowery T. Unruh A. Weidenaar    
Rotation   D. Parnell      
Lim PT J. Grant     A. Christensson  
Lim PT T. Simmons     O. Iyekekpolor  

2016-2017 Central Arkansas Bears Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jordan Howard 32 34.3 19.5 3.6 2.9 1.1 0.1 2.5
Mathieu Kamba 32 31.3 13.9 6.7 1.8 0.8 0.5 2.2
Derreck Brooks 31 32.6 13.8 7.2 3.0 0.8 1.0 2.3
Jeff Lowery 32 22.8 6.2 1.2 2.9 1.0 0.0 1.8
Darraja Parnell 31 14.3 5.5 2.0 1.6 0.6 0.2 1.5
Thatch Unruh 29 14.9 5.1 1.9 0.8 0.3 0.1 1.0
Tanner Schmit 32 18.6 4.6 3.5 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.6
Ethan Lee 30 13.8 3.2 2.8 0.6 0.4 0.2 1.0
Aaron Weidenaar 28 10.3 2.5 1.3 0.4 0.1 0.0 0.4
Otas Iyekekpolor 24 6.8 1.3 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2
Albert Christensson 31 9.1 1.3 1.5 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.7
Tyler Simmons 2 1.5 0.0 0.0 0.5 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jordan Grant 9 1.7 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.1 0.0 0.0

2016-2017 Central Arkansas Bears Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Russ Pennell Head Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Anthony Boone Associate Head Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Matt Scherbenske Assistant Coach 2014-2015 Video Coordinator (California, 2012 to 2014)
Josh Lowery Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Director of Operations (Central Arkansas, 2014 to 2015)
Dr. Brad Teague Athletic Director 2007-2008 N/A
Niel Swanson Video Coordinator 2014-2015 N/A
David Strickland Head Athletic Trainer 1998-1999 N/A
Steve Hornor Athletic Trainer 2005-2006 N/A