2017-2018 Grambling State Tigers

2017-2018 Grambling State Tigers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
0 Chekih Athie RS-Jr G 6-4 200 - Cincinnati (OH) United States Wesley Christian School
40 Travon Bunch RS-Jr C 7-1 230 Apr 10, 1996 Racine (WI) United States Evelyn Mack Academy
3 Anthony Gatson So G 6-4 205 - Richmond (VA) United States Highland Springs High School
12 Bobby Jackson Jr GF 6-7 185 - Atlanta (GA) United States N/A
32 Devante Jackson So FC 6-9 200 - Milwaukee (WI) United States Brown Deer High School
34 Lasani Johnson RS-Jr SG 6-3 180 - Dallas (TX) United States Bishop Dunne Catholic School
24 Diontae Jones Sr F 6-6 215 - Las Vegas (NV) United States Clark High School
22 Prince Moss RS-So G 6-7 180 - Bessemer (AL) United States McAdory High School
11 Axel Mpoyo Jr F 6-8 215 Jan 5, 1997 Meridian (ID) United States Meridian High School
33 Jason Perry-Murray Sr C 6-9 220 Mar 7, 1994 Harlem (NY) United States / U.S. Virgin Islands Believe Academy
2 Nigel Riberio Jr PG 6-0 170 - Chesapeake (VA) United States Oscar Smith High School
20 Charles Simmons So G 6-5 175 - Ahoskie (NC) United States Hertford County
1 Ivy Smith, Jr. So G 6-0 165 - Seattle (WA) United States Rainier Beach High School
5 Shirmane Thomas Sr G 6-3 195 Nov 28, 1994 Homer (LA) United States Prime Prep Academy
10 Ashton Wilks So GF 6-5 195 - Little Rock (AR) United States Harmony Grove High School
23 Diing Diing Wol Jr GF 6-7 190 - Baytown (TX) United States N/A
3 Kareem Wright So G 6-1 184 - Nashville (TN) United States Mt. Zion Christian Academy

Grambling State Transfers Sitting Out 2017-2018

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality Transferred From
21 Zavier Peart Sr C 6-10 260 - Miami (FL) United States Manhattan

Recent Grambling State Tigers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2019-2020 13-13 (7-6) 6th (SWAC) N/A N/A
2018-2019 17-17 (10-8) 3rd (SWAC) 2nd Rnd CIT 1st Rnd
2017-2018 17-14 (13-5) 1st (SWAC) N/A N/A
2016-2017 15-17 (10-8) 3rd (SWAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2015-2016 7-24 (4-14) 10th (SWAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2014-2015 2-27 10th (SWAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2013-2014 5-24 (3-15) 10th (SWAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 0-28 10th (SWAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2011-2012 4-24 (4-14) 10th (SWAC) N/A N/A
2010-2011 12-21 (8-10) 6th (SWAC) Runner Up N/A
2009-2010 7-21 (4-14) 8th (SWAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2008-2009 6-23 (4-14) 9th (SWAC) N/A N/A
2007-2008 7-19 (7-11) 7th (SWAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2006-2007 12-14 (10-8) 3rd (SWAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 14-13 (11-7) 2nd (SWAC) 2nd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 14-12 (11-7) 2nd (SWAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2003-2004 11-18 (9-9) 4th (SWAC) 1st Rnd N/A
2002-2003 11-19 (8-10) 7th (SWAC) 1st Rnd N/A

2017-2018 Grambling State Tigers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ivy Smith, Jr. NABC All-District (23) Second Team
Ivy Smith, Jr. SWAC First Team All-Conference
Shirmane Thomas SWAC Second Team All-Conference
Ivy Smith, Jr. SWAC Player of the Week (Feb 13, 2018)
Ivy Smith, Jr. SWAC Player of the Week (Jan 30, 2018)
Ivy Smith, Jr. SWAC Player of the Week (Dec 5, 2017)
Shirmane Thomas SWAC Player of the Week (Jan 16, 2018)

2017-2018 Grambling State Tigers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters I. Smith, Jr. S. Thomas A. Wilks D. Jackson J. Perry-Murray
Rotation N. Riberio   A. Gatson    
Rotation     A. Mpoyo    
Rotation     B. Jackson    
Lim PT   K. Wright D. Jones   Z. Peart
Lim PT   L. Johnson D. Wol    
Lim PT   C. Simmons      

2017-2018 Grambling State Tigers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ivy Smith, Jr. 31 35.1 16.7 4.5 5.0 2.2 0.2 3.5
Shirmane Thomas 30 28.2 10.6 4.6 1.6 1.0 0.4 2.1
Anthony Gatson 30 25.8 9.3 2.9 1.4 1.5 0.2 1.7
Devante Jackson 29 20.4 8.1 4.3 0.7 0.2 0.8 1.5
Axel Mpoyo 31 25.7 7.9 5.6 0.2 0.8 0.7 1.9
Diontae Jones 19 18.5 7.6 3.7 0.4 0.6 0.3 1.0
Nigel Riberio 20 19.9 6.2 2.5 1.6 1.1 0.1 1.2
Jason Perry-Murray 28 18.9 5.6 4.9 0.1 0.5 0.9 1.1
Ashton Wilks 28 13.7 4.3 2.2 0.4 0.4 0.1 1.0
Bobby Jackson 28 10.6 3.1 2.3 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.5
Kareem Wright 21 7.0 1.1 0.6 0.6 0.3 0.0 1.0
Charles Simmons 5 2.0 0.6 0.2 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0
Diing Diing Wol 12 3.2 0.6 0.4 0.0 0.2 0.1 0.6

2017-2018 Grambling State Tigers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Donte Jackson Head Coach 2017-2018 Head Coach (Stillman, 2014 to 2017)
Demetrius Moore Assistant Coach 2017-2018 N/A
Kyle Jones Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Grambling State, 2014 to 2015)
Winston Hines Assistant Coach 2017-2018 Assistant Coach (Stillman, 2014 to 2017)
Paul Bryant Athletic Director 2017-2018 Athletic Director (South Carolina State, 2014 to 2017)
Brian Howard Director of Sports Information 2017-2018 Director of Sports Information (Lincoln University, 2012 to 2015)
Jawarski Beckum Strength and Conditioning Coach 2014-2015 N/A
Vernita Young Director of Sports Medicine 2014-2015 N/A