2017-2018 Denver Pioneers

2017-2018 Denver Pioneers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
32 Abiola Akintola Jr PF 6-6 220 Feb 13, 1997 Melbourne Australia Australian Institute of Sport
44 Daniel Amigo Sr C 6-10 245 Sep 13, 1995 El Paso (TX) United States / Argentina Coronado High School
1 Elijah Blake Fr G 6-2 175 Dec 9, 1998 Denver (CO) United States Rangeview High School
30 Donoven Carlisle Fr F 6-8 210 - Indianapolis (IN) United States Arlington High School
10 Jake Holtzmann Jr SF 6-6 195 Apr 9, 1997 Parker (CO) United States Chapparral High School
14 Drew Joiner Jr F 6-3 175 - Centennial (CO) United States Grandview High School
25 Emil Knighton Jr F 6-7 220 Sep 20, 1997 Parker (CO) United States Ponderosa High School
11 Jake Krafka So SF 6-7 225 May 26, 1998 Austin (TX) United States Jack C. Hays High School
24 Christian Mackey Sr C 6-6 275 Aug 19, 1996 Kirtland (NM) United States Kirtland High School
0 Ade Murkey So SF 6-5 200 Jan 29, 1998 West St. Paul (MN) United States St. Croix Lutheran High School
12 Luke Neff So PG 6-0 155 Jul 5, 1998 Arvada (CO) United States Arvada West High School
15 Thomas Neff Jr SG 6-5 200 Oct 14, 1996 Arvada (CO) United States Arvada West High School
5 Jake Pemberton Sr G 6-4 190 Jan 12, 1996 Highlands Ranch (CO) United States Mountain Vista High School
3 Elvin Rodriguez Fr G 6-1 180 Nov 7, 1999 Harlem (NY) United States Forest Trail Academy
2 Joe Rosga Jr SG 6-3 175 Mar 30, 1997 Minneapolis (MN) United States Cretin Derham Hall High School

Recent Denver Pioneers History

Season Record Conference Rank Conference Tournament Post-Season Tournament
2018-2019 8-22 (3-13) 9th (Summit) N/A N/A
2017-2018 15-15 (8-6) 3rd (Summit) 2nd Rnd N/A
2016-2017 16-14 (8-8) 4th (Summit) 1st Rnd N/A
2015-2016 16-15 (7-9) 6th (Summit) 2nd Rnd N/A
2014-2015 12-18 (6-10) 6th (Summit) 1st Rnd N/A
2013-2014 16-15 (8-6) 4th (Summit) 2nd Rnd N/A
2012-2013 22-10 (16-2) 1st (WAC) 2nd Rnd NIT 2nd Rnd
2011-2012 22-9 (11-5) 3rd (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2010-2011 13-17 (9-7) 5th (Sun Belt) 1st Rnd N/A
2009-2010 19-13 (10-8) 6th (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2008-2009 15-16 (9-9) 7th (Sun Belt) 2nd Rnd N/A
2007-2008 11-19 (7-11) 9th (Sun Belt) 1st Rnd N/A
2006-2007 4-25 (3-15) 13th (Sun Belt) 1st Rnd N/A
2005-2006 16-15 (7-8) 5th (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A
2004-2005 20-11 (12-3) 1st (Sun Belt) Runner Up NIT 1st Rnd
2003-2004 14-13 (6-9) 8th (Sun Belt) N/A N/A
2002-2003 17-15 (7-8) 6th (Sun Belt) 3rd Rnd N/A

2017-2018 Denver Pioneers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Joe Rosga The Summit League All-First Team
Daniel Amigo The Summit League All-Second Team

2017-2018 Denver Pioneers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Rosga J. Pemberton A. Murkey J. Krafka D. Amigo
Rotation     J. Holtzmann D. Carlisle C. Mackey
Lim PT E. Rodriguez T. Neff E. Knighton A. Akintola  
Lim PT L. Neff E. Blake      

2017-2018 Denver Pioneers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Joe Rosga 30 34.2 16.1 4.1 2.9 0.7 0.1 2.2
Daniel Amigo 30 25.8 15.3 6.6 1.5 0.3 0.7 3.0
Jake Pemberton 30 32.6 11.1 3.3 2.8 1.3 0.1 1.8
Ade Murkey 30 24.8 7.5 4.2 2.8 0.7 0.4 2.4
Jake Krafka 30 22.9 5.4 5.5 2.1 0.2 0.3 1.2
Elvin Rodriguez 24 10.2 4.3 1.2 0.7 0.5 0.1 0.9
Elijah Blake 1 7.0 4.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Christian Mackey 29 9.2 3.8 2.5 0.2 0.0 0.2 0.8
Jake Holtzmann 26 14.1 3.6 1.5 1.1 0.2 0.1 1.0
Thomas Neff 15 10.8 2.5 0.9 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.9
Luke Neff 23 7.2 2.5 0.7 0.4 0.0 0.0 0.3
Donoven Carlisle 26 13.2 2.3 2.8 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.5
Abiola Akintola 29 11.1 1.9 2.2 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.5
Emil Knighton 9 1.7 0.7 0.3 0.1 0.0 0.0 0.0

2017-2018 Denver Pioneers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rodney Billups Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Colorado, 2012 to 2016)
Dan Ficke Assistant Coach 2015-2016 Assistant Coach (Loyola (MD), 2013 to 2015)
Ricardo Patton Assistant Coach 2016-2017 N/A
Steve Snell Assistant Coach 2016-2017 Associate Head Coach (Santa Clara, 2015 to 2016)
Matt Shaw Director of Sports Performance 2017-2018 N/A
Dwight Thorne Director of Basketball Operations 2016-2017 N/A
Zach Ruebesam Graduate Manager 2016-2017 N/A
Peg Bradley-Doppes Athletic Director, Vice Chancellor for Athletics and Recreation 2014-2015 N/A
Julie Campbell Director of Sports Medicine 2014-2015 N/A