2019-2020 Denver Pioneers

2019-2020 Denver Pioneers Roster

# Player Class Pos HT WT Birth Date Birth City Nationality High School/Prep School
42 Javonni Bickham Fr PF 6-6 215 Oct 19, 1999 Minneapolis (MN) United States Minnehaha Academy
2 Roscoe Eastmond Fr G 5-9 150 Feb 2, 2001 Marietta (GA) United States Joseph Wheeler High School
4 Taelyr Gatlin So G 6-3 180 Sep 2, 1999 Atoka (TN) United States Brighton High School
22 Tristan Green So PF 6-9 220 Feb 20, 1999 Boerne (TX) United States Samuel V. Champion High School
- Ryan Heath Sr G 5-11 160 - Mocksville (NC) United States Davie County High School
13 Khalil Johnson So G 6-3 170 Nov 13, 1998 New York (NY) United States Hyde Leadership School
21 Robert Jones Fr PF 6-10 225 Jul 3, 2001 Prior Lake (MN) United States Prior Lake High School
5 Ray Kowalski Jr SG 6-3 190 Dec 17, 1996 Concord (NC) United States Concord High School
12 Alperen Kurnaz So PF 6-8 220 Jan 9, 1999 Fatih Turkey St. Mary's Ryken High School
10 Joseph Lanzi So G 6-5 195 Aug 5, 1999 Birmingham (AL) United States Chelsea High School
11 Owen McGlashan Fr GF 6-7 205 Dec 7, 2000 Marlton (NJ) United States Don Bosco Preparatory High School
0 Ade Murkey Sr SF 6-5 200 Jan 29, 1998 West St. Paul (MN) United States St. Croix Lutheran High School
1 David Nzekwesi So F 6-9 240 Aug 17, 2000 Fort Worth (TX) United States Byron Nelson High School
34 James Saunders Fr F 6-5 200 - Fountain (CO) United States Fountain Fort Carson High School
3 Jase Townsend So 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
2019-2020 7-24 (3-13) 8th (Summit) 1st Rnd N/A
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

2019-2020 Denver Pioneers Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Ade Murkey The Summit League All-Second Team
Ade Murkey The Summit League Player of the Week (Feb 17, 2020)

2019-2020 Denver Pioneers Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters J. Townsend T. Gatlin A. Murkey T. Green R. Jones
Rotation R. Eastmond     A. Kurnaz D. Nzekwesi
Lim PT   K. Johnson J. Saunders J. Bickham  
Lim PT   J. Lanzi   O. McGlashan  
Lim PT   R. Kowalski      
Lim PT   R. Heath      

2019-2020 Denver Pioneers Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Ade Murkey 31 32.2 18.6 6.3 2.1 1.2 0.7 2.1
Jase Townsend 31 33.4 16.9 5.3 2.2 0.9 0.1 2.4
Robert Jones 31 23.6 9.0 4.7 0.8 0.8 0.4 1.8
David Nzekwesi 27 16.6 5.7 3.3 0.3 0.3 0.3 0.7
Roscoe Eastmond 31 23.0 4.6 2.0 2.8 0.9 0.0 2.0
Taelyr Gatlin 31 27.1 4.6 2.7 1.2 0.8 0.2 1.4
Joseph Lanzi 19 16.4 4.1 2.1 0.9 0.3 0.0 1.5
Alperen Kurnaz 31 16.6 3.4 2.8 0.7 0.2 0.0 0.6
Ray Kowalski 10 8.8 2.7 0.7 0.1 0.4 0.1 0.4
Tristan Green 28 14.8 2.5 2.6 0.6 0.4 0.5 1.1
Javonni Bickham 14 4.5 1.4 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.3
Owen McGlashan 14 3.7 0.7 0.9 0.0 0.0 0.1 0.5
Khalil Johnson 9 3.1 0.7 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.3
James Saunders 4 1.2 0.0 0.2 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Ryan Heath 3 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

2019-2020 Denver Pioneers Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Rodney Billups Head Coach 2016-2017 Assistant Coach (Colorado, 2012 to 2016)
Bacari Alexander Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Head Coach (Detroit-Mercy, 2016 to 2018)
Dwight Thorne Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Director of Basketball Operations (Denver, 2016 to 2019)
Raman Sposato Assistant Coach 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (Tulane, 2016 to 2019)
Ron Grahame Athletic Director 2018-2019 N/A
Matt Shaw Director of Sports Performance 2017-2018 N/A
Max Bent Director of Basketball Operations 2019-2020 Assistant Coach (University of Charleston, 2018 to 2019)
Julie Campbell Director of Sports Medicine 2014-2015 N/A