2018-2019 Denver Pioneers

2018-2019 Denver Pioneers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
32 Abiola Akintola Sr PF 6-6 220 Feb 13, 1997 Melbourne Australia Australian Institute of Sport
- Javonni Bickham Fr PF 6-6 215 Oct 19, 1999 Minneapolis (MN) United States Minnehaha Academy
30 Donoven Carlisle So F 6-8 210 - Indianapolis (IN) United States Arlington High School
4 Taelyr Gatlin Fr G 6-3 180 Sep 2, 1999 Atoka (TN) United States Brighton High School
25 Ronnie Harrell Sr G 6-7 200 Mar 11, 1996 Denver (CO) United States East High School
20 Drew Joiner Sr F 6-3 175 - Centennial (CO) United States Grandview High School
11 Jake Krafka Jr SF 6-7 225 May 26, 1998 Austin (TX) United States Jack C. Hays High School
12 Alperen Kurnaz Fr PF 6-8 220 Jan 9, 1999 Fatih Turkey N/A
10 Joseph Lanzi Fr G 6-5 195 Aug 5, 1999 Birmingham (AL) United States Chelsea High School
14 Tory Miller-Stewart Sr F 6-9 245 Mar 20, 1995 Kansas City (KS) United States New Hampton School
0 Ade Murkey Jr SF 6-5 200 Jan 29, 1998 West St. Paul (MN) United States St. Croix Lutheran High School
1 David Nzekwesi Fr F 6-9 240 Aug 17, 2000 Fort Worth (TX) United States Byron Nelson High School
5 Elvin Rodriguez So G 6-1 180 - Harlem (NY) United States Forest Trail Academy
2 Joe Rosga Sr SG 6-3 175 Mar 30, 1997 Minneapolis (MN) United States Cretin Derham Hall High School
3 Jase Townsend Fr G 6-3 175 Jul 15, 2000 Dallas (TX) United States Skyline 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

2018-2019 Denver Pioneers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ronnie Harrell The Summit League All-Newcomer Team

2018-2019 Denver Pioneers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters T. Gatlin J. Rosga J. Townsend A. Kurnaz D. Nzekwesi
Rotation E. Rodriguez   A. Murkey A. Akintola R. Harrell
Rotation         D. Carlisle
Lim PT     J. Lanzi   T. Miller-Stewart
Lim PT     D. Joiner    
Lim PT     J. Krafka    

2018-2019 Denver Pioneers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ronnie Harrell 29 27.8 12.9 5.5 2.0 0.7 0.4 2.7
Joe Rosga 26 31.8 12.0 2.8 2.4 1.0 0.0 1.6
Ade Murkey 30 24.3 11.3 3.6 2.1 0.8 0.2 1.8
Tory Miller-Stewart 14 19.4 8.2 5.2 0.6 0.4 0.6 1.5
David Nzekwesi 25 13.6 8.1 3.1 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.7
Jase Townsend 26 19.0 6.3 2.0 1.2 0.3 0.0 0.8
Donoven Carlisle 30 20.7 4.8 5.0 0.9 0.4 0.4 1.1
Jake Krafka 3 29.3 4.3 3.3 0.7 0.3 0.7 1.3
Elvin Rodriguez 27 9.4 3.7 1.3 0.8 0.3 0.0 0.7
Abiola Akintola 30 19.2 3.7 3.9 0.4 0.2 0.6 0.9
Taelyr Gatlin 28 16.6 3.2 1.2 1.4 0.4 0.1 1.2
Alperen Kurnaz 27 10.9 2.5 2.6 0.4 0.3 0.0 0.7
Joseph Lanzi 20 12.1 2.3 1.1 0.7 0.3 0.2 1.1
Drew Joiner 7 2.6 0.6 0.6 0.1 0.3 0.1 0.1

2018-2019 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)
Ron Grahame Athletic Director 2018-2019 N/A
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
Henry Aldous Graduate Manager 2018-2019 N/A
Julie Campbell Director of Sports Medicine 2014-2015 N/A