2012-13 ST. BONAVENTURE MEN’S BASKETBALL ROSTER AND STAFF No. Name Pos. Yr. Ht. Wt. Hometown / Previous School 2 Eric Mosley G Sr. 5-10 170 Louisville, Ky. / Cincinnati State Technical & Community 3 Charlon Kloof G Jr. 6-3 195 Paramaribo, Suriname / Canarias Basketball Academy 5 Jordan Gathers G So. 6-3 200 Woodland Hills, Calif. / William Howard Taft High School 10 Danny Farrell G Jr. 6-0 170 Binghamton, N.Y. / Seton Catholic High School 11 Demitrius Conger F Sr. 6-6 205 Brooklyn, N.Y. / Covenant Christian Academy 20 Matthias Runs* F/C Fr. 7-0 220 Hilversum, Netherlands / Canarias Basketball Academy 21 Dion Wright G/F Fr. 6-7 207 Lakewood, Calif. / Mayfair High School 23 Chris Johnson G/F Sr. 6-5 205 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia / Kilgore College 24 Matthew Wright G Jr. 6-4 190 Toronto, Ontario / Martingrove Collegiate Institute 33 Marquise Simmons F RS-Sr. 6-8 230 Washington, D.C. / Central High School 35 Youssou Ndoye C So. 7-0 235 Dakar, Senegal / Lee Academy 43 Jean Yves Toupane G/F Fr. 6-7 185 Senegal / Lee Academy 45 Michael Davenport G RS-Sr. 6-5 210 Cincinnati, Ohio / Archbishop Moeller High School *Will sit out 2012-13 due to the NCAA’s “Delayed Enrollment” ruling - more information on page 25 Head Coach: Mark Schmidt (6th season, Boston College ’85 - Record at SBU: 83-89; Overall: 165-179 (11 Years)) Assistant Coaches: Dave Moore (6th season, Bethel (Tenn.) ’98) Jeff Massey (6th season, Xavier ’95) Steve Curran (3rd season, Merrimack ’92) Director of Operations: Matt Pappano (5th season, St. Bonaventure ’07) Strength & Conditioning Coach: Darryn Fiske Athletic Trainer: Christopher Hobler Sports Information Director: Jason MacBain
St. Bonaventure Capsule
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2 Letterwinners Returning: 10 Seniors (5): G Eric Mosley, F Demitrius Conger, G/F Chris Johnson, F Marquise Simmons (redshirt), G Michael Davenport (redshirt) Juniors (3): G Charlon Kloof, G Matthew Wright, G Danny Farrell Sophomores (2): G Jordan Gathers, C Youssou Ndoye Letterwinners Lost (3): F Andrew Nicholson (graduation), F Da’Quan Cook (graduation), F/C Jake Houseknecht (mutually parted ways) Newcomers: Freshmen (3): G/F Dion Wright, G/F Jean Yves Toupane, F/C Matthias Runs (will sit out 2012-13 - more on page 25)
University Quick Facts
2011-2012 Overall Record (A-10/Finish): 20-12 (10-6/T-3rd) Location: St. Bonaventure, N.Y. (60 miles south of Buffalo, near Olean) Postseason: Atlantic 10 Champions, NCAA Tournament - Second Round Founded: 1858 All-Time A-10 Regular-Season Record: 186-348 Religious Affiliation: Franciscan A-10 Regular-Season Titles: None Enrollment: 1,900 All-Time A-10 Championship Record (Appearances): 16-28 (29) Conference: Atlantic 10 A-10 Championship Titles: 1 (2012) Colors: Brown and White NCAA Tournament Record (Appearances/Last): 6-8 (6/2012) Nickname: Bonnies Best NCAA Tournament Finish: 1970 Final Four Home Court (Capacity/Year Built): Reilly Center (5,480/1966) NIT Record (Appearances/Last): 17-16 (15/2002) President: Sr. Margaret Carney, O.S.F., S.T.D. Best NIT Finish: 1977 Champions Athletic Director: Steve Watson Overall Record (Years): 1,225-970 (Currently In 93rd Year)
Acceptable Uses Of St. Bonaventure
Official Institutional Name: St. Bonaventure University St. Bonaventure, Bonaventure, St. Bona, St. Bona’s, Bona, Bona’s, SBU, Brown and White | Nickname: Bonnies
Unacceptable Uses Of St. Bonaventure
Saint Bonaventure, St. Bonas, Bonas, St. Bon, Saint Bonnies | Nickname: Bonnie’s St. Bonaventure’s slogan for the 2012-13 basketball season is “No Sleep ’Til Brooklyn.” The slogan, derived from the 1986 hit single by the Beastie Boys, was submitted by Patrick Didas, father of SBU freshman Cody Didas. It encapsulates the tireless effort needed to be put forth by the men’s and women’s basketball teams and their fans to reach the 2013 Atlantic 10 Championship at the brand new, $1 billion Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The top 12 teams in the newly-formed 16-team A-10 on the men’s side advance to the A-10 Championship, which will be held entirely at the Barclays Center. The first three rounds of the women’s tournament will be held at Saint Joseph’s University before the championship game is played at Barclays. It will be the first women’s basketball game played in the state-of-the-art arena. This marks the second year in a row that fans have had the opportunity to select the basketball slogan. Last season’s extremely popular “Defining Our Legacy” slogan came to fruition as the men’s team won its first A-10 Championship title and the women’s squad went undefeated in the A-10 and advanced to the Sweet 16.
St. Bonaventure game notes for the Bonnies contest against Saint Louis on Jan. 26.