2016-17 PREVIEW: Wilmington College men’s basketball


Compiled by Mark Huber



The Wilmington College men’s basketball team, from left to right, front row, Payton Smith, Kevin Lewis, Nathan Scott, Christian Jones, Malcolm Pittman, Jordan Jones, DJ Iles, William Greene; back row, head coach KC Hunt, assistant coach Kerry Wilkinson, Darius Dunson, Will Patrick, Jordan Hecker, Noah Chatman, Julian Harris, Andrew Russell, Jacob Strieter, Michael Frye, Trent Gilmore, William Hansford, assistant coach Micah Mills.

The Wilmington College men’s basketball team, from left to right, front row, Payton Smith, Kevin Lewis, Nathan Scott, Christian Jones, Malcolm Pittman, Jordan Jones, DJ Iles, William Greene; back row, head coach KC Hunt, assistant coach Kerry Wilkinson, Darius Dunson, Will Patrick, Jordan Hecker, Noah Chatman, Julian Harris, Andrew Russell, Jacob Strieter, Michael Frye, Trent Gilmore, William Hansford, assistant coach Micah Mills.


Courtesy Photo

RECORD IN 2015-16

5-19 overall, 4-14 OAC

HEAD COACH

KC Hunt, 10th season at WC

COACH’S RECORD

128-112 in 9 years

COACHES IN PROGRAM

Micah Mills, Kerry Wilkinson

NUMBER OF STARTERS RETURNING

3

NUMBER OF RETURNING LETTER WINNERS

8

KEY PLAYERS RETURNING

Christian Jones (Hamilton HS), Jr., G, 12 ppg, 3 rpg; DJ Iles (Fayetteville-Perry HS), Jr., G, 9 ppg, 4 apg; Andrew Russell (Central Crossing HS) 8 ppg, 3 rpg

PLAYERS LOST

Zach McCorkle 14 ppg 7 rpg, Chris Jackson 4 ppg, 2 rpg, Connor Casey, Brandon Smith 9 ppg, Dane Blumenstock

SCHEDULE

November 15 Mt St Joseph at WC 8 pm; Nov 19 at Rhodes 2 pm; Nov 20 at Rhodes vs TBA time TBA; Nov 27 Berea at WC 3 pm; Nov 30 at Defiance 7:30 pm

December 3 at Mount Union 3 pm; Dec 7 vs Ohio Northern at WC 7 pm; Dec 10 at Heidelberg 2 pm; Dec 17 at Marietta 3 pm; Dec 19 vs Thomas More at WC 7 pm; Dec 29 vs Trine at WC 3 pm

January 4 vs Capital 7 pm; Jan 7 at Baldwin-Wallace 3 pm; Jan 11 vs Muskingum 7 pm; Jan 14 at John Carroll 2 pm; Jan 18 vs Otterbein 7 pm; Jan 21 vs Heidelberg at WC 3 pm; Jan 25 at Ohio Northern 7 pm; Jan 28 vs Mount Union at WC 3 pm

February 1 at Muskingum 7 pm; Feb 4 vs John Carroll at WC 3 pm; Feb 8 at Otterbein 7 pm; Feb 11 vs Marietta at WC 3 pm; Feb 15 at Capital 7 pm; Feb 18 vs Baldwin-Wallace at WC 3 pm

ROSTER

2-Christian Jones (Hamilton HS) 6-0, 170, Jr

3-Will Patrick (Pickerington Central HS) 6-2, 175, So

4-Kevin Lewis (Clark Montessori) 5-11, 150, So

5-DJ Iles (Fayetteville-Perry HS) 5-1, 155, Jr

10-Jordan Jones (Thurgood Marshall) 6-0, 175, Jr

11-Payton Smith (Purcell-Marian HS) 6-1, 150, Fr

12-William Greene (Roger Bacon HS) 6-0, 155, Fr

14-Andrew Russell (Central Crossing HS) 6-6, 200, So

20-Julian Harris (West Carrollton HS) 6-4, 190, So

22-Malcolm Pittman (Wayne HS) 6-6, 230, Sr

24-Jordan Hecker (Delaware Hayes HS) 6-4, 175, So

25-Nathan Scott (Eastern Brown HS) 6-3, 195 Jr

30-Noah Chatman (Beech HS, Tenn.) 6-6, 200, Fr

31-Trent Gilmore (East Knox HS) 6-4, 175, Fr

33-William Hansford (Richmond Heights HS) 5-10, 170, Fr

34-Michael Frye (Harvest Prep) 6-2, 215, Fr

35-Darius Dunson (Fairmont HS) 6-0, 190, Fr

40-Jacob Streiter (St Joseph’s HS, W.Va.) 6-8, 210, Fr

The Wilmington College men’s basketball team, from left to right, front row, Payton Smith, Kevin Lewis, Nathan Scott, Christian Jones, Malcolm Pittman, Jordan Jones, DJ Iles, William Greene; back row, head coach KC Hunt, assistant coach Kerry Wilkinson, Darius Dunson, Will Patrick, Jordan Hecker, Noah Chatman, Julian Harris, Andrew Russell, Jacob Strieter, Michael Frye, Trent Gilmore, William Hansford, assistant coach Micah Mills.
http://aimmedianetwork.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2016/11/web1_BK_wilmcollmenteam.jpgThe Wilmington College men’s basketball team, from left to right, front row, Payton Smith, Kevin Lewis, Nathan Scott, Christian Jones, Malcolm Pittman, Jordan Jones, DJ Iles, William Greene; back row, head coach KC Hunt, assistant coach Kerry Wilkinson, Darius Dunson, Will Patrick, Jordan Hecker, Noah Chatman, Julian Harris, Andrew Russell, Jacob Strieter, Michael Frye, Trent Gilmore, William Hansford, assistant coach Micah Mills. Courtesy Photo

Compiled by Mark Huber

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, or on Twitter @wnjsports

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