2017-2018 Central Arkansas Bears

2017-2018 Central Arkansas Bears Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
24 Jared Chatham Fr PF 6-8 185 - Los Angeles (CA) United States Washington Preparatory High School
33 Jordan Grant So G 6-1 185 - Harrison (AR) United States Harrison High School
1 Jordan Howard Sr PG 5-11 180 Jan 6, 1996 Morristown (NJ) United States Perry High School
13 Otas Iyekekpolor Jr F 6-8 220 Jun 20, 1996 Edmonton Canada Lillian Osborne High School
55 DeAndre Jones Fr PG 5-11 160 - Boise (ID) United States Link Year Prep
10 Mathieu Kamba Sr G 6-5 210 Oct 5, 1995 Calgary Canada / Democratic Republic of the Congo Bishop McNally High School
15 Hayden Koval Fr C 7-0 220 - Prosper (TX) United States Link Year Prep
2 Ethan Lee Sr F 6-6 205 Feb 3, 1995 Camden (AR) United States Camden Fairview High School
20 Matthew Mondesir Fr G 6-5 210 - Los Angeles (CA) United States Link Year Prep
12 Darraja Parnell So G 6-4 180 - Andover (KS) United States Andover Central High School
22 Tanner Schmit RS-Jr SF 6-8 220 - Buffalo (NY) United States Nichols School
0 SK Shittu RS-Fr PF 6-9 215 - Rogers (AR) United States Providence Academy
3 Tyler Simmons Jr G 6-2 175 - Greenbrier (AR) United States Greenbrier High School
25 Thatch Unruh Jr 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 So SF 6-7 205 - Bozeman (MT) United States Bozeman High School

Recent Central Arkansas Bears History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 14-19 (8-10) 7th (Southland) 2nd Rnd N/A
2017-2018 18-17 (10-8) 7th (Southland) 2nd Rnd CBI 2nd Rnd
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

2017-2018 Central Arkansas Bears Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Jordan Howard NABC All-District (23) First Team
Jordan Howard AP All-American Honorable Mention
Jordan Howard Academic All-American Second Team
Jordan Howard Southland Player of the Year
Jordan Howard All-Southland First Team
Mathieu Kamba All-Southland Honorable Mention
Hayden Koval Southland All-Defensive Team
Jordan Howard Southland Player of the Week (Jan 29, 2018)
Jordan Howard Southland Player of the Week (Dec 27, 2017)

2017-2018 Central Arkansas Bears Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters D. Jones J. Howard T. Unruh M. Kamba H. Koval
Rotation   M. Mondesir T. Schmit E. Lee  
Lim PT J. Grant D. Parnell A. Weidenaar O. Iyekekpolor B. Vanover
Lim PT T. Simmons     J. Chatham  

2017-2018 Central Arkansas Bears Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Jordan Howard 35 36.0 25.1 3.6 2.7 1.0 0.0 2.3
Mathieu Kamba 35 30.3 13.8 6.1 2.3 1.1 1.0 2.3
Thatch Unruh 35 23.5 8.7 3.5 2.4 0.9 0.1 1.7
Hayden Koval 34 25.2 8.7 5.3 0.9 0.4 3.1 1.6
DeAndre Jones 35 28.1 6.1 3.8 4.5 1.7 0.2 2.3
Tanner Schmit 35 12.4 4.4 1.9 0.3 0.1 0.3 0.4
Ethan Lee 30 15.7 4.4 3.6 0.9 0.5 0.3 0.9
Matthew Mondesir 35 14.3 3.8 1.9 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.6
Darraja Parnell 32 9.5 3.2 1.9 1.0 0.5 0.0 1.0
Jared Chatham 19 4.8 2.5 1.2 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.3
Aaron Weidenaar 26 6.5 1.5 0.7 0.3 0.0 0.1 0.4
Otas Iyekekpolor 23 6.0 1.3 1.2 0.1 0.1 0.3 0.5
Tyler Simmons 9 1.8 0.0 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Jordan Grant 10 2.1 0.0 0.2 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.1
Brandon Vanover 3 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 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)
Tyler Miller Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Director of Operations (Central Arkansas, 2015 to 2017)
Dr. Brad Teague Athletic Director 2007-2008 N/A
Jordan Bailey Director of Basketball Operations 2017-2018 N/A
David Strickland Head Athletic Trainer 1998-1999 N/A
Alex Fotioo Strength and Conditioning Coach 2016-2017 N/A
Steve Hornor Athletic Trainer 2005-2006 N/A
Josh Goff Director of Communications 2015-2016 N/A