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2011-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER

EUREKA COLLEGE 2011-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER

No. 00 1 2 3 4 5 10 12 14 15 21 22 24 32 33 34 40 44 55

Name D.T. Thornton Rian Nailor Austin Nicholas Niko Rivera Brad Lawson Nolan Gibson Jordan Kindred Jordan Stalter Dustin Fritsch Jordan Fehr Dakota Mohr Trevor Teal Zach Henn Drake Webster Ryan Olson Murad Abbed Kaleb Garber Brett Crite Mark Lessen

Yr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. So. RJr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Fr. So. So. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr.

Pos. C G G G G/F G G G F G G G F G F G G F C

Ht. 6-5 6-0 6-3 6-3 6-3 6-0 6-0 5-8 6-6 5-10 5-10 5-10 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-1 6-1 6-3 6-7

Wt. 295 190 165 175 190 170 180 155 190 160 165 160 210 180 215 175 190 200 220

Exp. TR TR 2L TR 1L 1L 2L HS TR 2L HS 1L TR TR 1L 1L HS HS 2L

Hometown Normal, Ill. Rock Falls, Ill. Brownsburg, Ind. Sterling, Ill. Hoopeston, Ill. Pontiac, Ill. Chrisman, Ill. Washburn, Ill. Sterling, Ill. Roanoke, Ill. Broadlands, Ill. Delavan, Ill. Redmon, Ill. Colchester, Ill. Streator, Ill. Danville, Ill. Minonk, Ill. Granville, Ill. Delavan, Ill.

High School/Previous School Normal West/Carl Sandburg Rock Falls/Sauk Valley Manitou Springs/Lamar Sterling/Sauk Valley Hoopeston Area Pontiac Chrisman Lowpoint-Washburn Sterling/Sauk Valley Roanoke-Benson Heritage Delavan Paris/Parkland West Prairie/Carl Sandburg Streator Bismarck-Henning Fieldcrest Putnam County Delavan

Head Coach: Chip Wilde (Western Illinois ‘91), 5th season, 42-60 (.412) Assistant Coaches: Amos Arbogast (Iowa ‘06), 1st season; Josh Young (Penn State ‘06), 1st season Experience (Exp.) Key: 1L: one letter • 2L: two letters • 3L: three letters • TR: Transfer • HS: High School

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EUREKA COLLEGE 2011-12 MEN’S BASKETBALL SCHEDULE Opponent

Location

Time

NORTH PARK at Rockford at Eastern Illinois at Central *GREENVILLE

Reagan Center Rockford, Ill. Charleston, Ill. Pella, Iowa Reagan Center

7:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m.

*PRINCIPIA at Lincoln Christian ROBERT MORRIS-SPRINGFIELD at Rose-Hulman at Western Illinois

Reagan Center Lincoln, Ill. Reagan Center Terre Haute, Ind. Macomb, Ill.

3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

*at Spalding *WESTMINSTER *WEBSTER *at Fontbonne *SPALDING *at Blackburn *at Principia *MacMURRAY *at Greenville

Louisville, Ky. Reagan Center Reagan Center St. Louis, Mo. Reagan Center Carlinville, Ill. Elsah, Ill. Reagan Center Greenville, Ill.

8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m.

*BLACKBURN *at Webster LINCOLN CHRISTIAN *FONTBONNE *at Westminster *at MacMurray #at SLIAC Tournament #at SLIAC Tournament

Reagan Center St. Louis, Mo. Reagan Center Reagan Center Fulton, Mo. Jacksonville, Ill. TBA TBA

8 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m. 8 p.m. TBA TBA

All times Central and subject to change HOME GAMES IN BOLD CAPS * -- St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference game # -- If necessary

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Date NOVEMBER 15 19 23 26 30 DECEMBER 3 7 14 15 27 JANUARY 4 7 10 14 16 18 21 25 28 FEBRUARY 1 4 8 11 18 21 23 25


HEAD COACH CHIP WILDE

CHIP WILDE HEAD COACH

WESTERN ILLINOIS ‘91 FIFTH SEASON The owner of more than two decades of coaching experience at the collegiate level, Chip Wilde will enter his fifth season as head coach of the Eureka College men’s basketball team in 2011-12. The upcoming campaign marks Wilde’s 14th season as a collegiate basketball head coach. Wilde has proved to be one of the most successful head coaches in the history of Eureka’s storied men’s basketball program. The Macomb, Ill. native has directed the Red Devils to an average of 10.5 wins in each of his first four seasons, the fourthbest single-season average among the 15 head coaches in the program’s history. He is also poised to jump to fifth place on the all-time Eureka coaching wins list, and can climb as high as fourth on the list in 201112. The Red Devils have been a regular contender in the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference regular season standings since Wilde’s arrival, as Wilde became the third head coach since 1974

to lead Eureka to a conference tournament championship game when Eureka played for the SLIAC crown in 2010. During Eureka’s 2010 postseason run, Wilde directed the Red Devils to 17 victories, the most by a Eureka squad since the 2003-04 season. Eureka won 10 league games during the season for a third-place finish and posted a 20-point victory over MacMurray in the league tournament semifinals, the second SLIAC postseason victory in any sport in school history. Using Wilde’s innovative offensive style, seniors Michael Zasada and Kameron Bell became just the second set of teammates in the 90-year history of the program to each surpass 500 points in the same season. Both players also recorded two of the top-10 single-season rebounding performances in program history, while Zasada closed his career with 863 boards for second place on the all-time Eureka list.

Eureka has earned a total of six postseason All-SLIAC selections in Wilde’s four seasons as head coach, including the 2010 SLIAC Player of the Year award for Zasada. The Red Devils also placed a pair of players on the 2010 SLIAC Tournament Team. Bell, who entered the program in 2008 as one of Wilde’s first junior college recruits, scored a single-game Eureka record 44 points in a victory at Rockford on Nov. 18, 2009. A tireless recruiter, Wilde regularly welcomes large recruiting classes featuring incoming freshmen and junior college transfers. Over the previous two offseasons, Wilde has successfully recruited a total of 18 student-athletes to the men’s basketball program. Prior to taking over the Eureka men’s basketball program in the summer of 2007, Wilde spent eight seasons as part of an NCAA Division I staff. He was the Coordinator of Basketball Operations at Rutgers in Piscataway, N.J. from 2004-

ALL-TIME WINNINGEST COACHES EUREKA MEN’S BASKETBALL TOTAL WINS # 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Head Coach Dave Darnall Leo “Doc” Traister Ralph McKinzie Dennis Dighton Paul LaVinn Chip Wilde

# 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6.

Head Coach Dave Darnall Harold Borrow Paul LaVinn Chip Wilde Leo “Doc” Traister Dennis Dighton

Wins 383 168 121 58 44 42

Years 1974-94 1957-74 1921-37 1994-00 1948-52 2007-

AVERAGE WINS PER SEASON

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Avg. 19.2 12.3 11.0 10.5 9.9 9.7

Seasons 20 3 4 4 17 6

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WILDE AT A GLANCE EDUCATION

HEAD COACH CHIP WILDE

B.S., Physical Education, Western Illinois University, 1991 M.S., Physical Education, Western Illinois University, 1994

COACHING EXPERIENCE Head Coach, Eureka College (2007-Present) Assistant Coach, Eastern Michigan (2006-07) Coordinator of Basketball Operations, Rutgers (2004-06) Assistant Coach, Collin County (2003-04) Head Coach (Men), Concordia (Mich.) (1997-03) Head Coach (Women), Concordia (Mich.) (1994-97) Administrative Intern, Eastern Michigan (1994) Assistant Coach, Central Michigan (1991-93) Undergraduate Assistant, Western Illinois (1988-91)

FAMILY Wife, Darby Daugher, Zoey (3) 06. Following that stint, he was an assistant coach at Eastern Michigan during the 2006-07 season. His other Division I stops include three seasons as an undergraduate assistant at Western Illinois and two seasons as an assisatant coach at Central Michigan in Mount Pleasant, Mich. Wilde served as the men’s basketball head coach (1997-2003) and women’s basketball head coach (1994-97) at Concordia University in Ann Arbor, Mich. In 2001, he led the Cardinals to the NCCAA Men’s National Tournament and was named NCCAA Regional Coach of the Year. Wilde also served as the university’s Director of Athletics from 1997-98. His career has also included a season as an assistant coach at Collin County Community College in Plano, Texas. While at Collin County, Wilde helped the Cougars finish the season ranked second nationally n the NJCAA. Wilde earned a B.S. in Physical Education from Western Illinois University in 1991 before earning his master’s degree from WIU in 1994. In addition to his men’s basketball duties, Wilde is an assistant professor in the Eureka College physical education department. Always involved in teaching the game, Wilde and his staff conduct an annual youth summer basketball camp at Eureka, as well as a Fall Hoops Festival for area youths in the month of November. Wilde resides in Normal with his wife Darby and 3-year old daughter Zoey (pictured below).

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AMOS ARBOGAST

JOSH YOUNG

IOWA ‘06 FIRST SEASON

PENN STATE ‘06 FIRST SEASON

ASSISTANT COACHING STAFF

ASSISTANT COACH

ASSISTANT COACH

Amos Arbogast will join the Eureka College men’s basketball coaching staff in 2011-12.

Josh Young will begin his collegiate coaching career in 2011-12, joining the Chip Wilde’s staff for his first season.

A native of Ankeny, Iowa, Arbogast graduated from Ankeny High School in 2002. He was a three-sport student-athlete for the Hawks, participating in football, basketball and tennis. Arbogast helped the Hawks’ football squad to a semifinal appearance in the 4A state playoffs as a senior in 2001, the largest classification in the Iowa High School Athletic Assocation. He also played a role on the Hawks’ basketball squad that earned a fourth-place state finish during the 2001-02 season.

Young graduated from Pine-Richland High School in Gibsonia, Penn. in 2002. He was a four-year player on the basketball court, helping the Rams to a fourth-place state finish in the largest class of the Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association as a junior in 2001. Young also played baseball, contributing as a first baseman.

Arbogast attended the University of Iowa, earning a B.A. in psychology in 2006. He began his basketball coaching career prior to the 2009-10 season as an assistant coach at Tri-Valley High School in Downs, Ill. In addition to his varsity duties that included an appearance in the IHSA 1A regional finals in 2011, Arbogast directed the Vikings’ freshman squad during the 2010-11 season. Arbogast married the former Colleen McGlaughlin in January 2010. The Morton, Ill. native was a four-year softball letterwinner at Division I Iowa from 2006 through 2009. She was a three-time All-Big Ten choice as a corner infielder and outfielder and was a two-time two-time Academic All-American for the Hawkeyes.

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Following his prep career, Young was a two-year collegiate letterwinner at small forward for Penn State Beaver, a United States Collegiate Athletic Association member school in Monaca, Penn. He transferred to the Penn State main campus in State College, Pa. in 2004 and earned a B.A. in psychology in 2006. The Wexford, Penn. native went on to attend graduate school at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh. He received his M.S.Ed. in community counseling in May 2009. Young spent the previous two years working at an academic advisor at Argosy University. He currently teaches online psychology courses at Argosy. Young and his wife, Jessica, were married in August 2009.

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The Eureka College men’s basketball team will enter its 91st season of competition in 2011-12. Fifth-year head coach Chip Wilde has revamped his roster, blending several returning letterwinners with an outstanding recruiting class, in search of returning to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference postseason for the third time in six seasons.

Wilde returns a group of eight letterwinners, five of which made at least one starting Roanoke, Ill. native Jordan Fehr is the lineup appearance last season. fourth Red Devil to return with at least two years of experience in a Eureka uniform. Austin Nicholas returns for his third season Fehr is Eureka’s most accurate returning and will be the only senior on Eureka’s 3-point shooter from a year ago, knocking roster in 2011-12. The Brownsburg, Ind. down 38 percent of his attempts from long native has been solid during the previous range. He increased his role to more than two seasons both as a reserve and a 16 minutes per game as a sophomore and starter and will continue to provide depth will continue to play a significant role in in Eureka’s backcourt in his final collegiate Eureka’s rotation this winter. season. Nicholas is one of only two returning Red Devils to make at least 20 Wilde will welcome back a group of four 3-point baskets last season. sophomores that each saw playing time as newcomers last season. Nolan Gibson, The Eureka backcourt will also benefit from Brad Lawson, Ryan Olson, and Trevor the healthy return of Jordan Kindred. The Teal are all back in the fold after contributing fourth-year junior was scoring a team-high as freshman a year ago. 19.6 points per game last season before a major knee injury ended his season after In addition to Eureka’s returning nucleus, just seven games. Kindred is the most 10 new faces are on the 2011-12 roster, experienced player on the roster, having a majority of which have significant appeared in 59 games since the beginning experience at the collegiate level. of the 2008-09 season. He is the active lead in nearly every offensive category and Dustin Fritsch, Rian Nailor and Niko needs just 55 assists to enter Eureka’s all- Rivera will join the Red Devils after starring time top-10 list. together at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill. All three players are expected

2011-12 PRESEASON NOTEBOOK POSTSEASON ASPIRATIONS With a group of solid returning veterans and a collection of versatile junior college transfers and incoming freshmen, Eureka will aim to return to the St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Tournament for the third time overall and first time since 2010. The men’s basketball team is the only Eureka program that has been to the SLIAC postseason multiple times.

PRESEASON SLIAC POLL The Red Devils were picked to finish fifth in the SLIAC according to a vote conducted by SLIAC coaches in October. Eureka finished ninth last season.

WHO ARE THE NEW GUYS? Among the 10 new faces on the Eureka roster in 2011-12, six come to the Red Devils after successful junior college careers. A trio of the newcomers -Dustin Fritsch, Rian Nailor and Niko Rivera -- have each played together before as teammates at Sauk Valley, while D.T. Thornton and Drake Webster both come from Carl Sandburg. Zach Henn rounds out the group and will have three years available at Eureka after one season at Parkland.

KINDRED’S NUMBERS A major knee injury and a medical redshirt wiped out a majority of junior guard Jordan Kindred’s third season in a Eureka uniform. The Chrisman, Ill. native is on pace to play more than 100 games for the Red Devils and will end up among the all-time Eureka top-10 lists in points and assists if he continues at his current career pace.

NEW FLOOR After playing the previous three seasons on a synthetic surface, the Red Devils will play all 11 of their home games on a new hardwood floor inside the Reagan Center. The floor, installed during a 10-day process in June, was formerly used by the Minnesota Timberwolves of the NBA.

Junior center Mark Lessen (55) will anchor Eureka’s frontcourt after leading the SLIAC in blocked shots last season.

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2011-12 OUTLOOK

Junior center Mark Lessen returns for his third season after emerging as one of the SLIAC’s most dangerous interior defensive threats. Lessen swatted 41 blocked shots in 24 games to lead the conference last season to go along with averages of 10.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He will be Eureka’s most experienced frontcourt player in 2011-12.


WHAT RETURNS IN 2011-12?

ACTIVE CAREER LEADERS

2011-12 OUTLOOK

Games Played Jordan Kindred Mark Lessen Austin Nicholas Jordan Fehr Murad Abbed

59 51 46 27 22

2011-12 Stat Points Rebounds Assists Steals

Returning 714 402 89 59

Lost 810 430 223 60

Pct. 46.9 48.3 28.6 49.6

Points Jordan Kindred Mark Lessen Austin Nicholas Jordan Fehr Murad Abbed

to contribute significantly and will have two years of eligibility remaining. Fritsch and 664 Rivera were high school teammates at 379 Sterling and will be playing together for the 221 seventh consecutive season. 86 67 Big man D.T. Thornton and guard Drake

Rebounds Mark Lessen Jordan Kindred Austin Nicholas Murad Abbed Jordan Fehr

237 221 68 50 29

Assists Jordan Kindred Austin Nicholas Mark Lessen Jordan Fehr Murad Abbed Steals Jordan Kindred Austin Nicholas Mark Lessen Murad Abbed Jordan Fehr

68 9 2 1 1

3-Point Field Goals Jordan Kindred Austin Nicholas Jordan Fehr Trevor Teal Murad Abbed

78 28 21 11 10

Free Throws Jordan Kindred Mark Lessen Austin Nicholas Murad Abbed Ryan Olson

Returning Lost 44 25 254 317 144 86 1,986 3,039

Pct. 63.8 44.5 62.6 39.5

The Red Devils will open the 25-game schedule at home on Nov. 15 against North Park. The month of November also includes a three-game road trip highlighted by a visit to Division I Eastern Illinois on Nov. 23 in Charleston, Ill. A little more than a month later, the Red Devils will play their second Webster will make the jump to Eureka after Division I opponent of the season when playing together for two seasons at Carl Eureka travels to Western Illinois on Dec. Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill. The 27. duo combined to score more than 16 points per game for the Chargers last winter. Zach The Red Devils will host non-conference Henn rounds out the group of transfers after foes Robert Morris-Springfield (Dec. 14) and playing his freshman season at Parkland Lincoln Christian (Feb. 8). Eureka will take College in Champaign, Ill. The group of road trips outside the league to Rockford six transfers will instantly bolster Eureka’s (Nov. 19), Central (Nov. 26), Lincoln depth and give Wilde more than a dozen Christian (Dec. 7) and Rose-Hulman (Dec. options with collegiate experience. 15).

180 41 26 20 In addition to the junior college transfers, 10 four freshmen have joined the program and will have four seasons of eligibility. Brett Crite will provide depth on Eureka’s front 66 line after a decorated prep career at Putnam 34 County. Kaleb Garber (Fieldcrest), Dakota 15 Mohr (Heritage) and Jordan Stalter 14 (Lowpoint-Washburn) join the program as a 12 group of up-and-coming guards.

Blocked Shots Mark Lessen Jordan Kindred Murad Abbed Austin Nicholas Ryan Olson

2011-12 Stat Blocks Field Goals Free Throws Minutes

The 16-game SLIAC slate will begin at the Reagan Center on Nov. 30 against Greenville. Eureka will play a homeand-home series against all eight league opponents. The top four teams in the final SLIAC standings -- excluding Spalding in its final season of a three-year NCAA Division III provisional period -- will qualify for the postseason league tournament hosted by the regular season champion.

134 85 25 11 11

Junior guard Jordan Kindred (10) is the active Eureka leader in most statistical categories and needs 55 assists to enter EC’s all-time top-10 list.

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AUSTIN NICHOLAS

SENIOR • GUARD • 6-3 • 170 MEET THE RED DEVILS

BROWNSBURG, Ind. 2 MANITOU SPRINGS H.S./LAMAR Junior (2010-11): Played in 22 contests, including five appearances in the starting lineup ... Finished the season with averages of 6.5 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game ... Scored in double-figures eight times ... Made his first career start and scored a career-high 14 points at Fontbonne on Jan. 4 ... Played a career-high 32 minutes as a starter at Greenville on Jan. 6 ... Set new career-bests with six rebounds, four assists and four steals at Spalding on Jan. 12 ... Matched his personal-best rebounding total with six boards at Lincoln Christian on Feb. 9. Sophomore (2009-10): Made 24 appearances as a reserve guard ... Averaged 2.8 points per game ... Was a perfect 6-for-6 from the free throw line ... Played four minutes and knocked down a three-pointer in his Eureka debut at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 21 ... Played a season-high 19 minutes at Westminster on Jan. 16 ... Set a season-high with eight points in a win over Lincoln Christian on Feb. 17 ... Grabbed three rebounds on four different occasions. Freshman (2008-09): Appeared in eight games as a true freshman for Lamar Community College in Lamar, Colo. ... Scored a total of 15 points, shooting 46 percent from the field ... Helped the Runnin’ Lopes to an NJCAA Region 9 title and a fifth-place finish in the nation. Manitou Springs High School: Earned All-Tri-Peaks League First Team honors and All-State Honorable Mention accolades as a senior ... Helped the Mustangs to 19 wins and a Sweet 16 appearance in 2006-07. Personal: The son of Kathy and Kevin Nicholas, Austin was born Dec. 8, 1988 in Indianapolis, Ind. ... Majoring in teacher education.

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10 • JORDAN KINDRED

34 • MURAD ABBED

CHRISMAN, Ill. CHRISMAN H.S.

DANVILLE, Ill. BISMARCK-HENNING H.S.

Career Notes: The active Eureka leader in games played (59), minutes played (1,895), points (664), assists (180) and steals (66) ... Needs 55 assists to reach the all-time Eureka top-10.

Freshman (2008-09): Played in 22 games, making his first career start against Fontbonne on Dec. 6 ... Averaged 3.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game ... Shot 91.7 percent (11-for-12) from the free throw line ... Played 11 minutes off the bench in his collegiate debut against Earlham on Nov. 22 ... Pulled down a career-best eight rebounds at MacMurray on Jan. 21 ... Set career-highs with 10 points and three steals at Fontbonne on Jan. 31 ... Wore jersey number 1. Bismarck-Henning High School: Chosen as the Player of the Year by The Commercial-News in Danville, Ill. ... Received All-State Honorable Mention from Illinois Basketball Services ... Named All-Area by The Champaign News-Gazette ... An All-Vermillion Valley Conference and All-Vermillion County selection ... Led the Blue Devils to a pair of IHSA 2A regional titles and first Sweet 16 appearance in school history. Personal: The son of Atallah and Ablah Abbed, Murad was born June 29, 1990 in Danville, Ill. ... Majoring in physical education ... Also a member of the Eureka football team, starting all 10 games as Eureka’s strong safety in 2011.

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JUNIOR • GUARD • 6-0 • 180

JUNIOR • GUARD • 6-1 • 195

HONORS & AWARDS Jan. 20, 2009: SLIAC Player of the Week Junior (2010-11): Started the first seven games before a major knee injury ended his season ... Received a medical redshirt ... Averaged 19.6 points, 4.7 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game ... Shot 80.0 percent (36-for-45) from the free throw line ... Scored in double figures in all seven outings ... Poured in a career-high 32 points against Principia on Nov. 30 ... Matched a career-high with 45 minutes played in a win at Concordia (Ill.) on Dec. 8. Sophomore (2009-10): Started 26 games and appeared off the bench one time ... Averaged 11.7 points and 3.6 rebounds per game ... His 3.5 assists per game ranked sixth in the SLIAC ... Played a career-high 45 minutes in an overtime game against MacMurray on Jan. 27 ... Grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds and added 15 points for his first career double-double on Feb. 6 against Webster ... Dished out a career-high nine assists at Spalding on Feb. 13 ... Scored a season-high 27 points in Eureka’s SLIAC Tournament win over MacMurray on Feb. 25. Freshman (2008-09): Appeared in all 25 games, making 24 starts ... Scored five points in 29 minutes as a starter in his collegiate debut at Western Illinois on Nov. 19 ... Led the Red Devils with 70 assists and finished 10th in the SLIAC with 2.8 assists per game ... Pulled down nine rebounds in a win at Concordia (Ill.) on Nov. 29 ... Scored a season-high 20 points on 8-for-11 shooting in a win at Webster on Jan. 17 ... Named SLIAC Player of the Week on Jan. 20. Chrisman High School: Finished his career with 1,467 points despite missing his freshman season with a knee injury... Scored 704 points for the Cardinals during his senior season for an average of 24.3 points per game ... An Illinois Basketball Coaches Association First Team choice in 1A ... Named Vermilion Valley Conference most valuable player ... An honor student with a 3.6 grade point average. Personal: The son of Craig and Missy Kindred, Jordan was born Sept. 19, 1989 in Danville, Ill. ... Jordan’s grandfather, Roger Beals, is a member of the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame ... Majoring in business.

JORDAN KINDRED

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15 • JORDAN FEHR

JUNIOR • GUARD • 5-10 • 160 ROANOKE, Ill. ROANOKE-BENSON H.S. HONORS & AWARDS Spring 2011: Eureka Director of Athletics Honor Roll Sophomore (2010-11): Played in 23 games, starting four times ... Finished the season with averages of 3.7 points and 1.2 rebounds ... Made his first career start and played a career-high 31 minutes against Lincoln Christian on Jan. 20 ... Gathered a personal-best six rebounds versus Fontbonne on Feb. 5 ... Scored a careerhigh 13 points and went 3-for-3 from 3-point range in a home win over Blackburn on Feb. 16. Freshman (2009-10): Appeared in four games ... Made his debut at Eastern Illinois on Nov. 21 ... Grabbed his first career rebound against Knox on Dec. 15. Roanoke-Benson High School: A three-year starter for the Rockets, Jordan averaged eight points, four rebounds and four assists per game ... A state finalist in the IHSA three-point shootout as a junior. Personal: The son of Jon and Jill Fehr, Jordan was born July 19, 1991 in Roanoke, Ill. ... Jordan’s mother, Jill, is the Bookstore Manager at Eureka College ... Majoring in criminal justice.

JORDAN FEHR

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55 • MARK LESSEN

5 • NOLAN GIBSON

DELAVAN, Ill. DELAVAN H.S.

PONTIAC, Ill. PONTIAC H.S.

JUNIOR • CENTER • 6-7 • 220

HONORS & AWARDS

Spring 2011: Eureka Director of Athletics Honor Roll Fall 2010: Eureka Director of Athletics Honor Roll

Spring 2011: Eureka Director of Athletics Honor Roll Fall 2010: Eureka Director of Athletics Honor Roll

Sophomore (2010-11): Played in 24 games, making 23 starts ... Averaged 10.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.7 blocked shots per appearance ... His 41 blocked shots led the SLIAC, his rebounding average of 6.8 ranked second and his .589 field goal percentage ranked fourth... Recorded three double-doubles ... Had 15 games with two or more blocks ... Played a career-high 35 minutes against Rose-Hulman on Nov. 23 ... Blocked four shots in a win over Fontbonne on Feb. 5, a careerbest ... Scored a career-high 23 points and matched a careerbest with three assists in a home win over Blackburn on Feb. 16 ... Pulled down a personal-best 13 rebounds in the season finale at MacMurray on Feb. 22. Freshman (2009-10): The only Eureka freshman to appear in all 27 games ... Averaged 4.4 points and 2.7 rebounds per game ... His field goal percentage of .630 (51-for-81) led the Red Devils ... Earned his first of 12 starts against Concordia (Ill.) on Nov. 28 ... Scored in double-figures in two of the last five games, including a career-high 19-point effort against Lincoln Christian on Feb. 17 ... Grabbed a careerhigh seven rebounds in a win at MacMurray on Dec. 2 ... Played a career-high 26 minutes and scored 14 points on 5-for-6 shooting in Eureka’s SLIAC Tournament win over MacMurray on Feb. 25 ... Had seven multi-block games. Delavan High School: Averaged 15 points and eight rebounds per game ... Helped the Panthers to a Tomahawk Conference championship as a senior and a regional championship as a junior ... Named First Team All-Tomahawk Conference. Personal: The son of Karen and Richard Lessen, Mark was born July 22, 1990 ... Majoring in business.

Freshman (2010-11): Played in 10 games off the bench ... Finished the season with eight points and two rebounds ... Made his collegiate debut as a reserve at Knox on Nov. 16 ... Played a career-high 15 minutes and made his first career field goal at Minnesota State on Nov. 27 ... Scored a career-high four points at Illinois-Springfield on Dec. 18 ... Wore jersey number 40. Pontiac High School: Advanced to the regional final round of the IHSA class 3A three-point shootout ... Helped the Indians to the consolation title game at the Pontiac Holiday Tournament in 2009. Personal: The son of David and Amy Gibson, Nolan was born Jan. 10, 1992 in Buckley, Ill. ... Has two younger siblings, Parker (18) and Samantha (14) ... Majoring in business.

MARK LESSEN

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4 • BRAD LAWSON

SOPHOMORE •GUARD • 6-3 • 195 HOOPESTON, Ill. HOOPESTON AREA H.S. HONORS & AWARDS Fall 2010: Eureka Director of Athletics Honor Roll Freshman (2010-11): Made seven appearances off the bench ... Scored seven points, adding five rebounds and a steal ... Played five minutes in his collegiate debut at Minnesota State on Nov. 27 ... Scored his first career points at Lincoln Christian on Feb. 9 ... His three points at Westminster on Feb. 19 were a career-best. Hoopeston Area High School: Played for Eureka College Hall of Famer and all-time Eureka assist leader Kevin Root ... A twotime Vermillion Valley All-Conference selection ... A member of the Vermillion County All-Tournament Team ... Named All-Area Special Mention by The News-Gazette in Champaign, Ill. ... Earned a spot on the All-Watseka Classic Tournament Team ... Eclipsed the 1,000-point mark for the Cornjerkers. Personal: The son of Randy and Lindy Lawson, Brad was born March 20, 1992 in Danville, Ill. ... Has a younger brother, Daniel (16) ... The class valedictorian and a member of the National Honor Society ... Majoring in business administration.

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MEET THE RED DEVILS

HONORS & AWARDS

SOPHOMORE •GUARD • 6-0 • 170


33 • RYAN OLSON

14 • DUSTIN FRITSCH

STREATOR, Ill. STREATOR H.S.

STERLING, Ill. STERLING H.S./SAUK VALLEY

Freshman (2010-11): Played in 16 games as a reserve ... Averaged 2.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per game ... Played four minutes and scored his first career points in his debut at Minnesota State on Nov. 27 ... Played a career-high 13 minutes at Webster on Dec. 4 ... Grabbed a personal-best six rebounds against MacMurray on Jan. 15 ... Poured in seven points in a home win over Lincoln Christian on Jan. 20, a career-high ... Recorded his first career blocked shot against Greenville on Feb. 14. Streator High School: A unanimous All-Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference selection ... Named the team’s most valuable player as a senior ... Also earned all-conference honors as a football player. Personal: The son of Jeff and Tonya Olson, Ryan was born Sept. 14, 1991 in Ventura, Calif. ... Has a younger brother, Matthew (10) ... Majoring in athletic training.

Sophomore (2010-11): Played in 31 games as a returning sophomore at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill. ... Led the Skyhawks with 13.3 points per game and added 6.6 rebounds per contest ... Recorded 40 assists, 39 steals and 13 blocked shots. Freshman (2009-10): Appeared in 29 games as a true freshman at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill. ... Averaged 10.5 points and 7.6 rebounds per game. Sterling High School: Received First Team All-Northern Big Twelve Conference honors ... Led the Golden Warriors to back-to-back league titles in his final two seasons ... Also helped Sterling to IHSA 3A regional and sectional championships as a junior in 2008. Personal: The son of Kim Burmeister and Robert Fritsch, Dustin was born March 9, 1991 in Fairfield, Calif. ... Has five siblings ... Junior college teammate of current Red Devils Rian Nailor and Niko Rivera ... Majoring in physical education.

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SOPHOMORE •FORWARD • 6-3 • 215

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SOPHOMORE • GUARD • 5-10 • 160 DELAVAN, Ill. DELAVAN H.S. HONORS & AWARDS

JUNIOR • FORWARD • 6-6 • 190

1 • RIAN NAILOR

JUNIOR • GUARD • 6-0 • 190 ROCK FALLS, Ill. ROCK FALLS H.S./SAUK VALLEY

Sophomore (2009-10): Played in 30 games as a returning sophomore at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill. ... Recorded 7.2 points, 2.9 rebounds and a team-best 4.6 asissts per game. Freshman (2009-10): Appeared in 27 games as a Freshman (2010-11): Appeared in 17 games in the Eureka true freshman at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill. ... backcourt, starting for the first time and playing a career-high 24 Finished the season with averages of 3.2 points, 1.1 rebounds and minutes in the season finale at MacMurray on Feb. 22 ... Scored 1.6 asissts per contest. Rock Falls High School: Named All-NCIC 1.9 points and collected 1.3 rebounds on average ... Played three First Team, All-Area First Team and 3A All-State Honorable Mention minutes in his collegiate debut at Minnesota State on Nov. 27 ... as a senior in 2008 ... Also received all-conference and all-area Set or matched career-highs with six points and four rebounds honors as a junior ... Led the Rockets to IHSA 3A supersectional against Greenville on Feb. 14 ... Wore jersey number 54. Delavan appearances in his final two seasons. Personal: The son of Doug High School: Earned all-conference honorable mention honors and Chrissy Leaf, Rian was born July 1, 1989 in Sterling, Ill. ... from the Tomahawk Conference and the Inter-County Athletic Has six siblings ... Junior college teammate of current Red Devils Conference ... Helped the Panthers to 24 wins ... Earned a spot Dustin Fritsch and Niko Rivera ... Majoring in exercise science. on the All-Williamsville Tournament Team and the All-Athens Tournament Team. Personal: The son of Rod and Shari Teal, Trevor was born April 12, 1992 in Pekin, Ill. ... Has three siblings, Kylie (21), Teagan (13) and Megan (11) ... Also a member of the Eureka baseball team, appearing in 11 games as a utility player STERLING, Ill. during the 2011 season. STERLING H.S./SAUK VALLEY Spring 2011: Eureka Director of Athletics Honor Roll Fall 2010: Eureka Director of Athletics Honor Roll

3 • NIKO RIVERA

JUNIOR • GUARD • 6-3 • 175

Sophomore (2010-11) Played in 28 games as a returning sophomore for Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill. ... Recorded averages of 11.1 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game. Freshman (2009-10): Appeared in 28 games as a true freshman at Sauk Valley Community College in Dixon, Ill. ... Averaged 3.8 points and 1.6 rebounds per game. Sterling High School: Led the Golden Warriors to back-to-back league titles in his final two seasons ... Also helped Sterling to IHSA 3A regional and sectional championships as a junior in 2008. Personal: The son of Roger and Cilvia, Niko was born Jan. 22, 1991 in Sterling, Ill. ... Has three siblings, Nikole (20, Marcos (19) and Alejandro (17) ... Junior college teammate of current Red Devils Dustin Fritsch and Rian Nailor ... Majoring in criminal justice.

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44 • BRETT CRITE

NORMAL, Ill. NORMAL WEST H.S./CARL SANDBURG

GRANVILLE, Ill. PUTNAM COUNTY H.S.

Sophomore (2010-11): Played in 29 games as a returning sophomore at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill. ... Averaged a team-high 10.6 points per game, adding 7.0 rebounds per game. Freshman (2009-10): Appeared in 26 games as a true freshman at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill. ... Finished the campaign with 11.8 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game. Personal: The son of Shannees Hines, D.T. was born May 3, 1991 in Bloomington, Ill. ... Has two siblings, Donye (22) and Justice (15) ... Junior college teammate of current Red Devil Drake Webster ... Majoring in physical education ... Also a member of the Eureka football team, appearing in all 10 games in 2011 on the offensive line.

Putnam County High School: Named to the All-Tri-County Conference Team ... Received All-Area honors from the LaSalle News Tribute ... Led the Panthers to an IHSA 1A regional title in 2009 ... Received All-Tournament honors at Wethersfield and the Tri-County Conference. Personal: The son of Stephanie BradyCrite, Brett was born June 11, 1993 in Peoria, Ill. ... Has one sibling, Erica (24) ... Majoring in graphic arts.

JUNIOR • CENTER • 6-6 • 295

JUNIOR • GUARD • 6-0 • 180 COLCHESTER, Ill. WEST PRAIRIE H.S./CARL SANDBURG

40 • KALEB GARBER

FRESHMAN • GUARD • 6-1 • 190 MINONK, Ill. FIELDCREST H.S. Fieldcrest High School: A part of the Heart of Illinois Conference All-Star Team as a senior ... Led the Knights in field goal percentage and rebounding ... Led Fieldcrest to an IHSA 2A regional crown as junior in 2010. Personal: The son of Jay and Lisa Junker and Larry and Lisa Garber, Kaleb was born July 29, 1992 in Peoria, Ill. ... Has three siblings, Kayeli (17), Jordan (16) and Sam (8) ... Majoring in accounting.

Sophomore (2010-11): Played in 27 games as a returning sophomore at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill. ... Scored 6.6 points per game. Freshman (2009-10): Averaged 4.3 points in 25 games as a true freshman at Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Ill. West Prairie High School: Received All-Lincoln Trail Conference First Team honors ... Owns the Cyclones’ records for most 3-pointers in a career (293) and in a single season (123). BROADLANDS, Ill. HERITAGE H.S. Personal: The son of Danny and Cindy Webster and Jody and Fieldcrest High School: Chosen for the All-Little Okaw Valley David Mahoney, Drake was born Aug. 31, 1990 in Galesburg, Ill. Conference Second Team as a senior ... Qualified for the IHSA ... Junior college teammate of current Red Devil D.T. Thornton ... 3-point showdown in 2010 ... Helped the Hawks to a conference Majoring in business. tournament title in his final season. Personal: The son of Brent and Pamela Mohr, Dakota was born Dec. 29, 1992 in Champaign, Ill. ... Has one sibling, Jessica ... Majoring in criminal justice.

21 • DAKOTA MOHR

FRESHMAN • GUARD • 5-10 • 165

24 • ZACH HENN

SOPHOMORE • FORWARD • 6-4 • 210 REDMON, Ill. PARIS H.S./PARKLAND

Freshman (2010-11): Made 15 appearances as a true freshman for Parkland College in Champaign, Ill. ... Averaged 2.3 points and 0.9 rebounds per game. Paris High School: Chosen for the AllApollo Conference Team ... Led the Tigers to back-to-back IHSA 2A regional titles in his final two seasons. Personal: The son of Tim and Sara Henn, Zach was born May 20, 1992 in Spring Valley, Ill. ... Has two siblings, Natasha (30) and Mallory (17) ... Majoring in criminal justice.

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FRESHMAN • GUARD • 5-8 • 155 WASHBURN, Ill. LOWPOINT-WASHBURN H.S. Fieldcrest High School: Named to the All-Tri-County Conference Second Team ... Owns the Wildcats’ single-season assist record ... Led Putnam County to a conference and IHSA 1A regional championship as a senior in 2011 ... Chosen as the team’s most valuable player and defensive player of the year. Personal: The son of Brian and Nata, Jordan was born March 24, 1993 in Bloomington, Ill. ... Has a sibling, Alycia (21).

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2010-11 IN REVIEW

2010-11 GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS (4-21, 2-14 SLIAC) Date Nov. 16 Nov. 20 Nov. 23 Nov. 27 Nov. 30 Dec. 4 Dec. 8 Dec. 15 Dec. 18 Jan. 4 Jan. 6 Jan. 8 Jan. 12 Jan. 15 Jan. 20 Jan. 22 Jan. 26 Jan. 29 Feb. 5 Feb. 9 Feb. 12 Feb. 14 Feb. 16 Feb. 19 Feb. 22

Opponent at Knox Rockford Rose-Hulman at Minnesota St. *Principia *at Webster at Concordia (Ill.) at RMU-Springfield at Illinois-Springfield *at Fontbonne *at Greenville *Westminster *at Spalding *MacMurray Lincoln Christian *at Blackburn *Spalding *Webster *Fontbonne at Lincoln Christian *at Principia *Greenville *Blackburn *at Westminster *at MacMurray

Score L, 60-75 L, 73-76 L, 46-54 L, 44-120 L, 87-90 L, 52-64 W, 2-0 L, 52-78 L, 52-95 L, 57-59 L, 75-89 L, 47-64 L, 43-58 L, 48-58 W, 74-71 L, 63-89 L, 47-81 L, 58-63 W, 84-76 L, 54-78 L, 67-82 L, 55-60 W, 92-73 L, 66-91 L, 63-76

Overall 0-1 0-2 0-3 0-4 0-5 0-6 1-6 1-7 1-8 1-9 1-10 1-11 1-12 1-13 2-13 2-14 2-15 2-16 3-16 3-17 3-18 3-19 4-19 4-20 4-21

SLIAC --------0-1 0-2 ------0-3 0-4 0-5 0-6 0-7 --0-8 0-9 0-10 1-10 --1-11 1-12 2-12 2-13 2-14

Att. 300 305 210 637 260 150 160 120 422 115 500 155 150 155 330 150 245 205 240 205 150 225 325 290 100

High Points Kindred (20) Kindred (24) Leppard (16) Leppard/Kindred (14) Kindred (32) Leppard (19) Kindred (23) Wagner (15) Nicholas/Wagner (11) Wagner (18) Lessen (20) Kuenzl (15) Nicholas (9) Lessen (9) Wagner (25) Black (17) Fehr (11) Black (13) Wagner (18) Wagner (18) Lessen (16) Black (12) Lessen (23) Lessen (14) Lessen (15)

High Rebounds Lessen (10) Leppard (9) Wagner (8) Schreck/Kindred (3) Wagner (13) Leppard/Kindred (7) Lessen (10) Wagner (19) Wagner (8) Wagner (13) Wagner/Lessen (10) Lessen/Black (5) Wagner (9) Lessen (12) Wagner (12) Wagner/Lessen (9) Wagner/Lessen (6) Wagner (7) Wagner (15) Wagner (11) Lessen (8) Lessen (7) Lessen (9) Lessen (4) Lessen (13)

* -- St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic conference game Overall: 4-21 • SLIAC: 2-14 • Reagan Center: 3-8 • Away: 1-13

2010-11 FINAL STATISTICS Jordan Kindred Andy Leppard Mark Lessen Josh Wagner Craig Black Austin Nicholas Tanner Schreck Jake Kuenzl Jordan Fehr Blake Chapman Ryan Olson Trevor Teal Cody Myers Grant Pelletier Brad Lawson Nolan Gibson Marc Bressner Josh Jones Totals Opponents

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GP-GS 7-7 6-6 24-23 24-22 25-25 22-5 9-2 23-3 23-4 25-19 16-0 18-1 22-8 11-0 8-0 11-0 8-0 1-0 25 25

MIN-AVG FG-FGA 239-34.1 46-109 194-32.3 36-79 622-25.9 96-163 630-26.3 111-228 695-27.8 78-195 410-18.6 52-154 134-14.9 17-30 408-17.7 30-123 375-16.3 29-74 613-24.5 28-79 104-6.5 13-26 164-9.1 12-42 310-14.1 13-50 39-3.5 4-16 29-3.6 2-8 45-4.1 4-8 15-1.9 0-0 1-1.0 0-0 5025 571-1384 5025 705-1533

PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. .422 9-35 .257 .456 11-32 .344 .589 0-0 .000 .487 1-6 .167 .400 32-86 .372 .338 20-71 .282 .567 11-20 .550 .244 22-83 .265 .392 21-55 .382 .354 5-20 .250 .500 0-0 .000 .286 11-38 .289 .260 5-30 .167 .250 3-10 .300 .250 1-2 .500 .500 0-1 .000 .000 0-0 .000 .000 0-0 .000 .413 152-489 .311 .460 187-520 .360

FT-FTA 36-45 2-9 69-97 31-51 23-30 19-28 0-0 13-17 7-12 9-15 11-14 0-0 6-18 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 230-341 297-426

PCT. OREB DREB .800 13 20 .222 4 25 .711 48 116 .608 49 146 .767 9 60 .679 13 31 .000 3 11 .765 13 24 .583 4 24 .600 8 37 .786 7 15 .000 7 16 .333 7 28 1.000 1 1 1.000 2 3 .000 1 1 .000 3 1 .000 0 0 .674 229 603 .697 284 642

TOT 33 29 164 195 69 44 14 37 28 45 22 23 35 2 5 2 4 0 832 926

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 15 2 5 137 19.6 11 5 2 85 14.2 19 41 13 261 10.9 46 20 14 254 10.6 12 0 11 211 8.4 24 0 20 143 6.5 4 0 1 45 5.0 20 0 11 95 4.1 20 0 12 86 3.7 87 0 16 70 2.8 2 1 2 37 2.3 9 0 6 35 1.9 40 0 4 37 1.7 2 0 0 13 1.2 0 0 1 7 0.9 0 0 0 8 0.7 1 0 1 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 312 69 119 1524 61.0 371 53 233 1894 75.8

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CAREER STATISTICS -- RETURNING PLAYERS

2010-11

GP-GS 8-0

2010-11

GP-GS 11-0

2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 (RS) Total

GP-GS 25-24 27-26 7-7 59-57

2009-10 2010-11 Total

GP-GS 4-0 23-4 27-4

2010-11

GP-GS 18-1

2010-11

GP-GS 16-0

2008-09

GP-GS 22-1

2009-10 2010-11 Total

GP-GS 27-12 24-23 51-35

#2 -- Austin Nicholas MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 244-10.2 27-64 .422 8-31 .258 6-6 1.000 410-18.6 52-154 .338 20-71 .282 19-28 .679 654-14.2 79-218 .362 28-102 .275 25-34 .735 #4 -- Brad Lawson MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 29-3.6 2-8 .250 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 #5 -- Nolan Gibson MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 45-4.1 4-8 .500 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 #10 -- Jordan Kindred MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 746-29.8 72-170 .424 24-81 .296 42-56 .750 910-33.7 108-249 .434 45-122 .369 56-80 .700 239-34.1 46-109 .422 9-35 .257 36-45 .800 1895-32.1 226-528 .428 78-238 .328 134-181 .740 #15 -- Jordan Fehr MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 8-2.0 0-1 .000 0-1 .000 0-0 .000 375-16.3 29-74 .392 21-55 .382 7-12 .583 383-14.2 29-75 .387 21-56 .375 7-12 .583 #22 -- Trevor Teal MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 164-9.1 12-42 .286 11-38 .289 0-0 .000 #33 -- Ryan Olson MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 104-6.5 13-26 .500 0-0 .000 11-14 .786 #34 -- Murad Abbed MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 263-12.0 23-68 .338 10-29 .345 11-12 .917 #55 -- Mark Lessen MIN-AVG FG-FGA PCT. 3FG-3FGA PCT. FT-FTA PCT. 371-13.7 51-81 .630 0-0 .000 16-36 .444 622-25.9 96-163 .589 0-0 .000 69-97 .711 993-19.5 147-244 .602 0-0 .000 85-133 .639

OREB DREB 7 17 13 31 20 48

TOT 24 44 68

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 17 1 14 68 2.8 24 0 20 143 6.5 41 1 34 211 4.6

OREB DREB 2 3

TOT 5

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 0 0 1 7 0.9

OREB DREB 1 1

TOT 2

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 0 0 0 8 0.7

OREB DREB 15 75 18 80 13 20 46 175

TOT 90 98 33 221

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 70 2 30 210 8.4 95 5 31 317 11.7 15 2 5 137 19.6 180 9 66 664 11.3

OREB DREB 0 1 4 24 4 25

TOT 1 28 29

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 0 0 0 0 0.0 20 0 12 86 3.7 20 0 12 86 3.2

OREB DREB 7 16

TOT 23

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 9 0 6 35 1.9

OREB DREB 7 15

TOT 22

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 2 7 1 37 2.3

OREB DREB 15 35

TOT 50

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 10 2 14 67 3.0

OREB DREB 27 46 48 116 75 162

TOT 73 164 237

ASST BLK STL PTS PTS/G 7 27 2 118 4.4 19 41 13 261 10.9 26 68 15 379 7.4

SINGLE-GAME CAREER-HIGHS -- RETURNING PLAYERS Player Austin Nicholas Brad Lawson Nolan Gibson Jordan Kindred Jordan Fehr Trevor Teal Ryan Olson Murad Abbed Mark Lessen

Points 14 at Fontbonne, 1/4/11 3 at Westminster, 2/19/11 4 at Illinois-Springfield, 18/18/10 32 vs. Principia, 11/30/10 13 vs. Blackburn, 2/16/11 6, three times 7 vs. Lincoln Christian, 1/20/11 10 at Fontbonne, 1/31/09 23 vs. Blackburn, 2/16/11

Rebounds 6, two times 1, five times 1, two times 10 vs. Webster, 2/6/10 6 vs. Fontbonne, 2/5/11 4 vs. Greenville, 2/14/11 6 vs. MacMurray, 1/15/11 8 at MacMurray, 1/21/09 13 at MacMurray, 2/22/11

Assists 4 at Spalding, 1/12/11 0 0 9 at Spalding, 2/13/10 4 vs. Lincoln Christian, 1/20/11 2, two times 1, two times 2, two times 3, three times

Player Austin Nicholas Brad Lawson Nolan Gibson Jordan Kindred Jordan Fehr Trevor Teal Ryan Olson Murad Abbed Mark Lessen

Steals 4 at Spalding, 1/12/11 1 at MacMurray, 2/22/11 0 6 at Lincoln Christian, 2/19/09 3 at Fontbonne, 1/4/11 1, six times 1, two times 3 at Fontbonne, 1/31/09 2, three times

Blocks 1 at Westminster, 2/20/10 0 0 1, nine times 0 0 1 vs. Greenville, 2/14/11 1, two times 4 vs. Fontbonne, 2/5/11

Minutes 32, two times 6 vs. MacMurray, 1/15/11 15 at Minnesota State, 11/27/10 45, two times 31 vs. Lincoln Christian, 1/20/11 24 at MacMurray, 2/22/11 13 at Webster, 12/4/10 25 at Maryville, 1/3/09 35 vs. Rose-Hulman, 11/23/10

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GP-GS 24-0 22-5 46-5


EUREKA MEN’S BASKETBALL RECORDS CAREER RECORDS

POINTS ALL-TIME RECORDS

Player

REBOUNDS

Years

Troy Tyler Mike Sain Rich Schwab Chris Eaton Craig Negangard Greg Nunn Jon Guderjan Michael Zasada Bob Strickland Hughley Blanton

Points

1991-94 1979-83 1963-67 1990-94 2000-04 1984-87 1989-93 2006-10 1954-58 1976-80

2,119 1,668 1,604 1,528 1,500 1,464 1,391 1,329 1,316 1,241

Active Leader: Jordan Kindred, 664

Player

ASSISTS

Years Rebounds

Chris Eaton Michael Zasada Craig Gerdes Troy Tyler Craig Negangard Hughley Blanton Ed Brady Sam Reed Reggie Holmes Stan Prosser

1990-94 2006-10 1967-71 1990-94 2000-04 1976-80 1977-81 1978-82 1975-79 1975-79

925 863 859 754 747 740 740 711 625 610

Active Leader: Mark Lessen, 237

Player

Years

Kevin Root Tom Cassidy Troy Tyler Mike Sain Nathaniel Meiss Tim McGuire Tom Dooley Rick Taylor Chris Peterson Claye Vogelsang

Assists

1986-91 1976-80 1990-94 1979-83 1994-98 1974-78 1985-87 1983-87 1990-94 2001-05

579 423 378 367 350 311 300 294 259 235

Active Leader: Jordan Kindred, 180

SINGLE-SEASON RECORDS

POINTS

REBOUNDS

Player

Season

Points

Chris Peterson Troy Tyler Chris Eaton Mark Scherer Greg Nunn Michael Zasada Rich Schwab Troy Tyler Kameron Bell Troy Tyler

1993-94 1993-94 1993-94 1982-83 1986-87 2009-10 1966-67 1992-93 2009-10 1991-92

653 613 610 579 579 579 569 569 564 552

Player

Season Rebounds

Player

Season

Assists

Chris Eaton Chris Eaton Chris Eaton Michael Zasada Chris Tarpley Mark Scherer Jeff Smith Craig Negangard Kameron Bell Michael Zasada

1993-94 1992-93 1991-92 2009-10 2006-07 1982-83 1975-76 2001-02 2009-10 2008-09

Kevin Root Lance Craft Kip Blakesley Kevin Root Kevin Root Shawn McGuire Chris Peterson Tom Cassidy Troy Tyler Mike Sain

1990-91 1991-92 1974-75 1989-90 1988-89 2003-04 1993-94 1979-80 1993-94 1980-81

222 194 183 180 177 162 146 140 135 121

ALL-TIME COACHING RECORDS Coach George Pritchard Ralph McKinzie Oscar Hankner Harold Ave C.F. “Cap” Crossley Harold Borrow Paul LaVinn Harold “Spud” Owen Dale “Doc” Moore Leo “Doc” Traister Dave Darnall Dennis Dighton Mike DeGeorge Jay Bruer Chip Wilde Totals

Year-by-Year Years

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

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Player Won-Lost 11-14 121-131 13-18 25-25 6-10 37-17 44-38 28-53 7-11 168-195 383-151 58-93 32-70 26-52 42-60 1,011-968

Win Percentage Leaders 383 168 121 58 44

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

363 275 268 266 260 256 246 237 234 233

EUREKA COLLEGE HALL OF FAME MEMBERS

1919-21 1921-37 1937-39 1939-42 1942-43 1945-48 1948-52 1952-56 1956-57 1957-74 1974-94 1994-00 2000-04 2004-07 2007-

Wins Leaders

ASSISTS

Dave Darnall Harold Borrow Paul LaVinn Harold Ave Ralph McKinzie

.717 .685 .537 .500 .480

Graduation Year Player

Ron Auschleman Larry Anderson Brady Bickett David Blakesley Mark Blunt Richard Broers Tom Cassidy Ron Crosby Thomas Dooley Chris Eaton Craig Gerdes Jon Guderjan Reginald Keith Holmes DeLeon Lavender, Jr. James Matta Ronald McCready Tim McGuire Robert Meredith Frederick Millard Walter Miller Craig Negangard Gregory Nunn Clarence O’Marah Chris Peterson Stanley Prosser

1964 1973 1990 1975 1992 1950 1980 1959 1990 1994 1971 1993 1979 1992 1961 1961 1978 1958 1949 1936 2004 1987 1922 1995 1979

Graduation Year

Sam Reed, Jr. Stote Reeder Kevin Root Michael Sain Mark Scherer Richard Schwab J. William Shasteen Jeffery Smith Robert Strickland Robert Summer Rick Taylor Frederick Thierer Edward Thommen, Jr. Troy Tyler Jerome Westbrooks Alan Wright Merle Wuethrich Dean Zimmerman

1982 1997 1991 1983 1983 1967 1942 1977 1958 1951 1987 1963 1947 1994 1979 1987 1951 1967

Head Coach Dave Darnall 1986-87 Team 1991-92 Team 1992-93 Team 1993-94 Team

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“TOGETHER WE WIN” 1994 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

Eureka College basketball fans will never forget where they were on March 16, 1994. That was the day the Red Devils traveled to a small city in southwest Idaho and won Eureka’s first -- and to this day, only -national championship.

It was arguably the finest season ever put together by a team at Eureka College. The NAIA Division II National Player of the Year. Two separate nine-game win streaks. A perfect 12-0 record in the Reagan Center. The list went on and on for the Red Devils, who won a school-record 27 games on their way to claiming a 98-95 overtime victory over Northern State (S.D.) at Montgomery Fieldhouse in Nampa, Idaho for the national title. The path to the crown was not an easy one. The Red Devils defeated defending national champion Willamette (Ore.) in the second round of the national tournament to advance to the Final Four. Once there, the Red Devils were forced to play Northwest Nazarene (Idaho) in the national semifinals on its home floor. Eureka responded accordingly, coasting to a 16-point win.

Eureka finished the 1993-94 season with a 27-4 record on its way to winning the NAIA Division II National Championship.

Senior Troy Tyler scored 610 points during the season to become the school’s all-time leading scorer with 2,119 points, a mark that still stands today. Senior Chris Eaton grabbed a single-season school-record 363 rebounds to pass EC Hall of Famer Craig Gerdes as the school’s all-time leading Eureka crushed its opposition during the rebounder with 925 boards, a mark that season, scoring 100 points or more on still stands today. Eaton was eventually six different occasions. The Red Devils chosen as the national player of the year outscored their opponents by an average of and also earned the national tournament’s 22.7 points per game. most valuable player award. Chris Peterson joined Tyler and Eaton as 600-point scorers Head coach Dave Darnall, who would end during the season, as his 653 points scored his 20-year run as head coach after the still holds as Eureka’s all-time single-season championship season as Eureka’s all-time record. winningest coach with 383 career victories, was chosen as the NAIA Division II National During the season, the Red Devils adopted Coach of the Year. He also earned Coach the slogan, “Together We Win”. Eighteen of the Year honors from NAIA College years later, the 1993-94 Eureka College Sports Magazine and the Illinois Basketball men’s basketball team remains the most Coaches Association. decorated team in school history.

1993-94 SCHEDULE & RESULTS Opponent Capital Tusculum Rockford Clarke Concordia Judson Trinity Christian Purdue-Calumet Wabash Trinity Brescia Harris-Stowe Aurora Lindenwood McKendree Barat Wabash Moody Greenville Judson Barat SIU-Edwardsville Westminster Mt. St. Claire Greenville Judson Indiana Tech

Score L, 74-89 W, 93-65 W, 117-77 W, 70-43 W, 105-64 W, 71-58 W, 102-58 W, 72-65 W, 90-81 W, 79-73 L, 88-89 W, 126-52 W, 111-60 W, 67-65 L, 70-73 W, 88-57 W, 88-76 W, 100-25 W, 79-43 W, 79-45 W, 94-56 L, 70-74 W, 100-50 W, 92-68 W, 87-67 W, 75-54 W, 75-69

NAIA NATIONAL TOURNAMENT Ohio Dominican Willamette Northwest Nazarene Northern State

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W, 92-71 W, 71-63 W, 83-67 W, 98-95

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D.T. THORNTON

RIAN NAILOR

AUSTIN NICHOLAS

NIKO RIVERA

BRAD LAWSON

NOLAN GIBSON

Jr. • Center Normal, Ill.

Jr. • Guard Rock Falls, Ill.

Sr. • Guard Brownsburg, Ind.

Jr. • Guard Sterling, Ill.

So. • Guard Hoopeston, Ill.

So. • Guard Pontiac, Ill.

JORDAN KINDRED

JORDAN STALTER

DUSTIN FRITSCH

JORDAN FEHR

DAKOTA MOHR

TREVOR TEAL

Jr. • Guard Chrisman, Ill.

Fr. • Guard Washburn, Ill.

Jr. • Forward Sterling, Ill.

Jr. • Guard Roanoke, Ill.

Fr. • Guard Broadlands, Ill.

So. • Guard Delavan, Ill.

ZACH HENN

DRAKE WEBSTER

RYAN OLSON

MURAD ABBED

KALEB GARBER

BRETT CRITE

So. • Forward Redmon, Ill.

Jr. • Guard Colchester, Ill.

So. • Forward Streator, Ill.

Jr. • Guard Davnille, Ill.

Fr. • Guard Minonk, Ill.

Fr. • Forward Granville, Ill.

MARK LESSEN

CHIP WILDE

AMOS ARBOGAST

JOSH YOUNG

Jr. • Center Delavan, Ill.

Head Coach Fifth Season

Assistant Coach First Season

Assistant Coach First Season

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2011-12 EUREKA COLLEGE WINTER SPORTS MEDIA GUIDE


2011-12 Eureka College Men's Basketball Media Guide