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QUICK FACTS

SCHOOL INFORMATION

Location Radford, Va. Founded 1910 Enrollment 9,300 Nickname Highlanders Colors Red & White Arena Dedmon Center (3,500) Affiliation NCAA Division I Conference Big South President Penelope W. Kyle Director of Athletics Robert Lineburg Athletic Website RadfordAthletics.com

History

First Year 1974-75 All-Time Record 567*-479 (.540) BSC Reg. Season Titles (Last) 4 (2008-09) BSC Tournament Titles (Last) 2 (2009) NCAA Appearances (Last) 2 (2009) Result: vs. North Carolina Lost 58-101 (March 19, 2009

Coaching Staff

Head Coach Mike Jones Alma Mater Howard, 1990 Record at Radford 1st Season Career Record 1st Season Assistant Coaches Kyle Getter Chris Hawkins, J.D. Byers Director of Operations Aaron Marshall Video Coordinator Garrett Kelly Office Phone 540.831.5125

Team Information

2010-11 Overall Record 2010-11 Big South Record Letterwinners Returning / Lost Starters Returning / Lost Newcomers

1*-24 0*-16 7/6 3/2 6

* Denotes 4 Victories (2 Conference) Vacated in 201011 due to NCAA Committee on Infractions.

Athletic Communications

Assistant A.D. (Contact) Joey Beeler Office Phone 540.831.5726 Email jwbeeler@radford.edu Assistant Director Brian Stanley Email bmstanley@radford.edu Assistant Director Justin Thompson Email jthompson124@radford.edu Mailing Address P.O. Box 6913 Radford, VA 24142 Radford University is on NCAA probation until February 23, 2014, due to violations of NCAA bylaws by the University’s prior men’s basketball coaching staff. The terms of the probation and other penalties include reprimand by the NCAA, vacation of four men’s basketball wins from the 2010-11 academic year, reduction in men’s basketball official recruiting visits for the 2011-12 academic year, limits on international men’s basketball student-athletes, reduction of two men’s basketball scholarships in total across the 2012-13 and 2013-14 academic years, a $2,000 fine, and enhanced NCAA rules compliance education.

2011-12 SCHEDULE

DATE NOV. 11 NOV. 12 Nov. 14 NOV. 16 Nov. 19 Nov. 20 Nov. 23

DAY FRIDAY SATURDAY Monday WEDNESDAY Saturday Sunday Wednesday

OPPONENT DELAWARE SHENANDOAH at Penn State1 CENTRAL PENN COLLEGE vs. Long Island2 vs. Vermont / Marist2 at Kentucky1

LOCATION RADFORD RADFORD Happy Valley, Pa. RADFORD Uncasville, Conn. Uncasville, Conn. Lexington, Ky.

TIME 7:00 7:00 7:00 7:30 8:00 5:30/7:30 7:00

Dec. 1 Dec. 3 DEC. 6 DEC. 10 Dec. 17 DEC. 20 Dec. 23 DEC. 31

Thursday Saturday TUESDAY SATURDAY Saturday TUESDAY Friday SATURDAY

at Charleston Southern* at Presbyterian* CHARLOTTE GEORGE MASON at Cincinnati EASTERN MICHIGAN at Maryland GARDNER-WEBB*

Charleston, S.C. Clinton, S.C. RADFORD RADFORD Cincinnati, Ohio RADFORD College Park, Md. RADFORD

7:30 7:00 7:00 4:00 2:00 7:00 8:00 2:00

JAN. 2 Jan. 5 Jan. 12 Jan. 14 JAN. 17 JAN. 19 Jan. 21 JAN. 26 JAN. 28

MONDAY Thursday Thursday Saturday TUESDAY THURSDAY Saturday THURSDAY SATURDAY

UNC ASHEVILLE* at Winthrop* at Liberty* at VMI* HIGH POINT* CAMPBELL* at Coastal Carolina* VMI* LIBERTY*

RADFORD Rock Hill, S.C. Lynchburg, Va. Lexington, Va. RADFORD RADFORD Conway, S.C. RADFORD RADFORD

7:00 7:00 7:00 1:00 7:00 7:00 2:00 7:00 4:00

FEB. 2 Feb. 9 Feb. 11 Feb. 14 FEB. 18 FEB. 23 FEB. 25

THURSDAY Thursday Saturday Tuesday SATURDAY THURSDAY SATURDAY

WINTHROP* at Gardner-Webb* at UNC Asheville* at High Point* BRACKETBUSTERS PRESBYTERIAN* CHARLESTON SOUTHERN*

RADFORD Boiling Springs, N.C. Asheville, N.C. High Point, N.C. RADFORD RADFORD RADFORD

7:00 7:00 4:30 7:00 TBA 7:00 4:00

Feb. 27 Feb. 29 Mar. 1 Mar. 3

2012 BIG Monday Wednesday Thursday Saturday

SOUTH MEN’S BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT Play-In Games (7/10, 8/9) Higher Seed Host Quarterfinals Top Seed Host Semifinals Top Seed Host Championship Highest Seed Host

TBA TBA TBA TBA

1 Denotes 2011 Hall of Fame Tip-Off 2 Denotes Hall of Fame Tip-Off ~ Uncasville, Conn. (Mohegan Sun Arena) ALL CAPS Denotes Home Contests ~ * Denotes Big South Opponent ~ All Times EST / Subject to Change

TABLE OF CONTENTS

GENERAL INFORMATION

Quick Facts / Table of Contents / Schedule 1

RADFORD EXPERIENCE This Radford University The New River Valley Radford Athletics Home of the Highlanders Strength & Conditioning Student-Athlete Support

2011-12 Coaching staff Head Coach Mike Jones Assistant Coaches / Staff

2011-12 Highlanders 2011-12 Roster Player Profiles

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2-5 6-7 8-9 10-11 12-13 14-16

2010-11 Statistics / results

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE

2010-11 Statistics 2010-11 Results

Media information

Radford Sports Radio Network Radford Media Policies History of the Big South Conference

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THIS IS RADFORD UNIVERSITY

Radford University blends the rich, diverse curriculum of a major university with a small-town atmosphere conducive to learning and personal enrichment. By emphasizing student learning as the core of its mission, Radford challenges students and helps them develop academically, socially, physically, culturally and morally. The university recognizes that in our rapidly changing global society today’s technology is tomorrow’s history and what endures is the ability to learn, think logically and communicate clearly. Radford is a successful, popular university that has quickly grown in stature as an innovator in higher education. Its growth in reputation has been paralleled by a growth in numbers and diversity. The school enrolls some 9,230 students from throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, from 45 other states and from 47 foreign countries. A state-supported institution founded in 1910, Radford offers more than 140 undergraduate and graduate degree programs in seven colleges. The institution offers Bachelor of Arts, Science, Fine Arts, Business Administration, Music Therapy, Master of Science, Arts and Educational Specialists degrees. Army ROTC is available. Radford is, and will continue to be, a community in which all members participate actively and communicate openly. It is a community that values diversity and is responsive to change and new ideas. Most importantly, it is a community that is committed to the teaching and learning process and maintains service to students as its highest priority and most enduring value.

FAST FACTS

- Located in the New River Valley of Southwest Virginia - 177-acre main campus; 78-acre RU West campus - 9,300 Students (60% female, 40% male) - Students originate from 45 states and Washington D.C.; 47 countries - Student-to-faculty ratio of 19:1 - 83% of faculty hold doctorate or terminal degrees in their fields - 93% of RU students obtain employment or continue education within 3-8 months of graduation

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UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT PENELOPE W. KYLE Penelope Ward Kyle became Radford University’s sixth, and first female, president when she took office on June 1, 2005. She came to RU with more than 30 years of experience in state government, the corporate and legal worlds, and higher education. Upon assuming the presidency, President Kyle immediately focused on leading the university’s initiative to become one of the top 50 masters universities in the nation. The Radford University strategic plan “7-17”, completed in 2007 at her direction, identifies four strategic directives -- the investment in people, programs, global and local society and the future of Radford University. Under President Kyle’s leadership, the university also added its first doctoral program with an emphasis in rural mental health and launched an initiative to grow graduate college student enrollment by offering additional doctoral and masters level programs. She hired the university’s first provost and created two new vice presidential areas of responsibility, Information Technology and University Relations. The Radford University Board of Visitors, at President Kyle’s request, has increased its membership by four positions to provide an opportunity for more diversity and leadership innovation within the governing body. A native of southwest Virginia, President Kyle is a product of the Galax public schools system. She graduated from Guilford College in Greensboro, North Carolina and did her postgraduate studies in English at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Texas. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law and later earned her MBA from the College of William and Mary. President Kyle served as Executive Director of the Virginia Lottery for 11 years, under three successive governors. First appointed by Governor George Allen in 1994, she was reappointed by Governor James Gilmore, and then reappointed once again by Governor Mark Warner. Previously, Ms. Kyle was employed by CSX Corporation, an international transportation company, where she became the company’s first female officer. Before joining CSX Corporation, she was an attorney with McGuire, Woods, LLP in Richmond. She also taught English for six years at Thomas Nelson Community College in Hampton, Virginia. President Kyle serves in leadership positions on numerous educational, civic, cultural, professional, financial and volunteer organizations. She served on the Board of Visitors at James Madison University from 1984 until 1992 and on the JMU Foundation Board 1992 until 1994. She also served on the Virginia Commonwealth University Foundation Board from 1994 until 2000 and on the Board of Governors of Saint Christopher’s School from 1999 until 2005. President Kyle is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce and is a member of the Board of Directors of PRA, Inc., a publicly traded company. Ms. Kyle is married to Charles L. Menges, an attorney and partner with McGuire, Woods, LLC. They are the parents of three children, son, Kyle Ward Menges, and two daughters, Penelope Whitley Menges, and Patricia Lee Menges.


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NEW RIVER VALLEY FACTS

The NRV is home to one of the oldest rivers in the world the New River. It’s also one of the few rivers in the world that flows south to north. The NRV hosts the largest research park in the Commonwealth of Virginia. The NRV is comprised of the following counties- Montgomery, Pulaski, Floyd, Giles and the Independent City of Radford. The NRV is home to approximately 165,145 residents. The NRV hosts Radford University, Virginia Tech, and New River Community College.


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DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS ROBERT LINEBURG Since being introduced as Radford University’s Director of Athletics in the fall of 2007, Radford native Robert Lineburg has helped usher in a new era of Highlander athletics, marked by unprecedented on-and off-field improvements and successes. In his short time with the department, Lineburg has been the catalyst for a number of changes, particularly in areas such as facilities, personnel and strategic planning. His most visible influences to date have been on the Dedmon Center and Radford University’s new 700-seat baseball stadium. Beginning in the spring of 2008, the Dedmon Center, the centerpiece of Highlander athletics, underwent transformations to the arena, including a new steel-supported roof, a new basketball floor, renovated athletic offices, a new-look natatorium, and improved athletic locker, training, and medical facilities. Along with the initial upgrades to the Dedmon Center, an improved state-of-the-art strength and conditioning room, new ticket office and Learning Enhancement Center (LEC), which houses student-athlete academic support, were completed/added in 2009. In 2010, facility upgrades included a new high-tech videoboard / sound system to the Dedmon Center as well as a new playing surface / irrigation system and dugouts to the Radford University Baseball Field. This past spring, Radford transformed its baseball program in April of 2011 by opening a brand-new stadium and making the first significant adjustment to its home park since opening in 1986. For the first time ever, the Highlanders have the capability to host night games. The stadium features lighting standards that meet the requirements of NCAA Regional host sites. In June, Robert Lineburg introduced Mike Jones as Radford University’s 7th head men’s basketball coach. Lineburg has also overseen the hires of six new head coaches as well as seven new athletic administrators. As a result of the changes, Radford achieved a banner year in 2008-09: women’s soccer, men’s basketball, men’s tennis and softball claimed Big South conference crowns and advanced to NCAA Tournament play. Women’s soccer advanced to its fourth tournament, men’s basketball won the Big South regular-season and tournament title to advance to the NCAAs for the first time since 1998, men’s tennis made its third-straight appearance, and softball appeared for the first time and won Radford’s first-ever NCAA tournament game in any sport. Lineburg and the Highlanders backed their success in 2008-09 with a men’s tennis and softball Big South regular season title in 2009-10. Mickey Dean’s softball team went on to win their second straight conference tournament crown before advancing to the Athens Regional final with two more NCAA Tournament victories. The successes on the field continued in 2010-11 as Radford captured three more Big South titles. Women’s soccer and softball claimed regular season crowns, while men’s tennis advanced to the NCAA Tournament with their fourth league tournament championship in five years. Along with their competitive success, the Highlanders have defined the true meaning of “student-athlete” during Lineburg’s tenure. For the second consecutive year, Radford led all Big South institutions by placing 58.3 percent of its student-athletes on the conference’s Presidential Honor Roll. In 2008-09, the Highlanders had 57.9 percent of their students on the list. He and his staff have also been responsible for creating a fiveyear strategic plan for the Radford athletic department and building an athletics facilities master plan. Additional achievements include ushering in a new athletics Internet site, and helping implement a new ticket system. Lineburg and his staff have also hosted top-level competition, with five Big South championships taking place on the Radford campus from 2008-11. In addition to making an impact on Radford athletics, Lineburg is also involved in a number of different organizations and committees. He is the chairman of the Big South Conference Subcommittee on

Basketball Improvement, a member of the Big South ad-hoc Committee on Basketball Issues, a member of the selection committee to select Radford University’s Vice President for Advancement, and most recently, was selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Issues Committee Prior to becoming Radford’s third Director of Athletics, Lineburg’s corporate knowledge was groomed as a marketing associate with Peloton Real Estate Partners in Dallas, Texas. Along with his business experience, Lineburg spent 15 seasons as a college basketball coach, including time as Southern Methodist’s (Dallas, Texas) interim head coach. Prior to serving as the Mustangs interim head coach, Lineburg spent eight years as an assistant coach at SMU. Following his interim tenure, he served two more seasons as an assistant coach at Southern Methodist. Lineburg’s coaching resume also includes assistant coaching positions with the men’s basketball programs at James Madison University and Emory & Henry College, as well as with the Dallas Mavericks summer league team. His coaching experience also took him through the Big South, as he spent time on the sideline at UNC Greensboro. A 1991 graduate of Roanoke College, Lineburg started his collegiate basketball career as a Radford Highlander, where he was a two-year letterman before transferring to nearby Roanoke College to play his final two years. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in political science with a minor in history. In 1995, he received a Master’s Degree in education from Virginia Tech, where he was also a graduate assistant on the men’s basketball staff. Lineburg is the son of retired Radford High School football coach and athletic director Norman Lineburg and the brother of Dr. Mark Lineburg, the Superintendent of Bristol City Schools, Paul Lineburg, the Assistant Principal at William Byrd H.S. and Wayne Lineburg, who is the interim head football coach at the University of Richmond. He is married to the former Mary Parish, also a native of Radford.

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2010-11 YEAR-IN-REVIEW

Team Awards Softball . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Regular Season Champion Men’s Tennis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Tournament Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Knoxville Regional berth Men’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NSCAA Academic Award Women’s Soccer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Regular Season Co-Champion . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NSCAA Academic Award Academic Awards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kellie Snooks (Softball), Jessica Frazelle (Swimming & Diving), . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Randall Carter (Men’s Tennis), Kelsey Lewis (Women’s Golf) 2010-11 Radford University Most Outstanding Students . . . . Chelsea Kelley (Softball), Kellie Snooks, Kathleen Jarvis (Women’s Soccer) Radford University Senior Excellence Award Brian Gwanzura (Men’s Soccer) . . . . . . . Radford University Unsung Hero Award Kaitlyn Baker (Swimming & Diving) . . . . . Radford University Lead Scholar Award Chelsea Kelley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year Individual Athlete Awards Nichole Beall (Softball) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Co-Player of the Year Che` Brown (Women’s Soccer) . . . . . . . . Big South Defensive Player of the Year Big South Freshman of the Year Chelsea Kelley (Softball) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award (Softball) Jackie Jenkins (Softball) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Pitcher of the Year Ivan Salec (Men’s Tennis) . . . . . . . . . . . . NCAA Tournament Individual Participant Nick Sayer (Men’s Tennis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Freshman of the Year Coach Awards Mike Anderson (Men’s Tennis) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Coach of the Year Mickey Dean (Softball) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Big South Coach of the Year Tajama Abraham Ngongba (Women’s Basketball) . . Big South Coach of the Year

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DONALD N. DEDMON CENTER

Opened in 1981, the Donald N. Dedmon Center, a versatile athletic complex on the campus of Radford University, recently underwent a multi-million dollar facelift, making it one of the premiere collegiate athletic facilities in the Big South Conference and Mid-Atlantic Region. A total of $15.7 million was earmarked by Radford University for Dedmon Center renovations as part of the university’s renewed commitment to a strong Division I athletic program. The Donald N. Dedmon Center -- with more than 3,000 seats for basketball -- is the centerpiece of the Highlanders athletic facilities and the heart of Radford Basketball. The Highlanders have enjoyed tremendous success in the Dedmon Center, posting a winning record on their home court for the past 19 seasons -- including perfect slates in 1993-94 and 2000-01. Since its opening in 1981, RU has posted an overall record of 280-95 and been victorious in 128 of its 173 league contests. Radford has hosted some of the nation’s top teams, including opponents from the Atlantic 10, Big East and Conference USA.

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STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING

A component that is vital to the Radford athletic program is the strength and conditioning program directed by Strength and Conditioning Coach Michael Shumaker.

Highlander Athletics have long been recognized as one of the leaders among Mid- Atlantic schools in its conditioning and strength training. It has been an instrumental part in the success of Radford University sports through the years. Under the direction of Shumaker and assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Brigid Hamill, the program is designed to help each student-athlete reach his or her full potential in their respective sport. Each Radford University student-athlete has strength and conditioning programs unique to their goals as a player. This program, developed by Shumaker, helps prepare RADFORD student-athletes for the long and rigorous in-season schedule. The Strength and Conditioning staff at Radford University is committed to excellence in competition and in life.

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STUDENT-ATHLETE SUPPORT

The mission of the Student-Athlete Support Services (SASS) office for Radford University Athletics is to promote, assist, and provide counsel to all student-athletes. Its primary, constant goal is to develop graduates and outstanding citizens who have contributed in the areas of athletic competition during their tenures of education. Located in the Dedmon Athletic Center, the newly established Learning Enhancement Center is equipped with computers, tutorial rooms, and a study lounge. The Learning Enhancement Center provides direction for student-athletes via academic counseling in conjunction with advisors from the respective colleges at Radford University. Academic support services such as tutoring and supervised study hall are provided, as well as career planning, monitoring of eligibility status, and a host of other guidance and advisory services.

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RADFORD BASKETBALL SUPPORT STAFF Dr. Elizabeth D. Dore serves as the NCAA Faculty Athletics Representative for Radford, a position she was appointed to by President Penelope W. Kyle in January of 2006. She assumed the FAR reigns from Charles L. Hayes, who vacated the position after a 13-year tenure. A long-time fan Dr. Betty of Highlander athletics, Dore Dore can often been NCAA Faculty Athletics seen cheering on RU at Representative home events. As the Faculty Athletic Representative, Dore serves as a faculty liaison between the athletic department and Radford’s administration and teaching faculty. She serves on numerous committees, including the Big South Board of Administrators, the Big South Council of Faculty Athletics Representatives and several other Conference committees. An Associate Professor in Radford University’s School of Teacher Education and Leadership, Dore joined the Radford faculty in 1996. Her responsibilities include teaching, coordination of field experiences and student teacher supervision. An accomplished author, she has written 20 professional publications and 30 professional book reviews. In addition, Dore has served as a professional educational consultant over 90 times in her career. Prior to joining the Radford staff in 1996, Dore served as an Instructor, an Assistant Coordinator and a Teaching Assistant in a three-year span at the University of Northern Colorado and Aims Community College. Most of her work during that time period involved teaching, but as the Assistant Coordinator at Northern Colorado, she was responsible for the UNC/US West teams Project of Multicultural/Multiethnic Education Programs in Colorado Schools. She also handled student teacher supervision for two of those years. In her final year at Northern Colorado, she had the added responsibility of coordination of field experiences and curriculum development. Among her academic specialties, Dore includes several aspects of middle school educational development, middle school social development and issues and multicultural and diversity. A native of Maine, Dore received a Bachelor’s of Science in Secondary Education from the University of Maine Portland in 1975. She earned a Master’s of Education from the University of Maine Orono in 1990. She was awarded a Certificate of Advance Study from Maine Orono in 1993 and she finished her doctorate work in 1995, earning a

PhD in Elementary Education from Northern Colorado. Dr. Dore resides in Pulaski with her husband Richard. On February 8, 2008, Randy Butt joined Radford University as its Executive Associate Athletics Director. Butt, who has extensive experience in the financial aspect of college athletics will oversee the budget, finances and related areas for Highlander Athletics. He joins Randy Butt the Radford family from Virginia Tech, where he Executive Associate spent 21 years working Athletics Director in the Hokies’ accounting office. Since 1994 he has been in charge of the Athletic Business Office, first as the Business Manager. In 1998 he was promoted to the Director of Financial Affairs and then in 2000 he was named Assistant Athletics Director for Financial Affairs. He was again elevated in 2003 to his current title of Associate Athletics Director for Financial Affairs. Butt began his career at Virginia Tech in 1986 as a Fiscal Technician following three years as an accountant with Woody Distributors and Kroger. A graduate of nearby Eastern Montgomery High School (formerly Shawsville High School), Butt received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the National Business College in Roanoke, Va. He has a Master’s Degree in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Tech. Butt is married to the former Debi Shutters (Radford University class of 1990) and has three daughters, Mallory (current Radford University student), Casey and Lianna. Joey Beeler is in his fourth year as the Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications. Beeler is the department’s communication strategist for the Highlanders’ 19 Division I varsity sports, while overseeing the athletic department’s new stateof-the-art website (www. Joey Beeler radfordathletics.com), publications and media Asst. A.D. for relations. Ath. Communications Along with his everyday departmental responsibilities, Beeler serves as the primary sports contact for men’s soccer, men’s basketball and men’s and women’s tennis. In addition to his media responsibilities, Beeler oversees the University’s licensing and

branding efforts and serves as the Radford Radio Sports Network color commentator for men’s basketball contests. Prior to accepting his current role, Beeler spent three years as the assistant sports information director at Davidson College in Davidson, N.C. At Davidson, Beeler was influential in the redesign of the athletic department’s website, while working extensively with the men’s basketball program, highlighted by their run to the 2008 Elite Eight. In August of 2007, Davidson launched www.davidsonwildcats.com; a project Beeler directed the design and build. He was also responsible for the media guide and poster layouts for each of the Wildcats’ programs and served as the primary media contact for men’s basketball, men’s soccer, wrestling, golf and tennis programs. A 2002 graduate of Campbell University with a Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Beeler worked in his alma mater’s athletic department for five years, in both sports information and marketing. While an undergrad, he worked under Associate Athletics A.D. Media Services Stan Cole as a student assistant and later continued his role as an assistant director from 2004 to 2005. During his time, he served as the primary contact for several of the Camels’ athletic programs and was the webmaster for Campbell’s athletics website. Along with assisting every aspect of the sports information office, Beeler doubled as the broadcasting assistant and marketing intern. For five seasons, he performed play-by-play and color analysis duties for Camel basketball, baseball and softball games. As a student broadcaster, he hosted “Campbell SportsTalk,” a weekly half-hour radio show, and served as the sideline reporter for basketball. As the marketing intern, Beeler assisted in corporate sponsorship sales, oversaw internal and external game promotions and was the director of the “Camel Crazies,” Campbell’s student fan group. Beeler and the former Carrie Glass were married in May of 2004. They reside in Christiansburg and the parents of Kayleigh Addison (4) and Macray Louis (17 Months).

Dr. Robbie Davis Asst. A.D. for Compliance

Dr. Robbie Davis is entering his sixth year as the Director of Complianace at Radford University. In July of 2009, Davis was promoted to the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance. The purpose of the Radford Compliance Office is to ensure the University’s nearly 300 student-athletes and coaches abide by the NCAA Division I rules and regulations; while

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also educating university staff, boosters and donors. Prior to accepting his current position, Davis was a Compliance Intern/Coordinator at Virginia Tech. No stranger to the area, Davis received his Ph.D. from the Virginia Tech School of Education in 2006. In December of 2000, he obtain his Master’s degree with a concentration in Health and Physical Education from Virginia Tech. Along with certificates in NCAA compliance, Davis has also served as a certified Athletic Trainer, which includes stints at Virginia Tech, East Carolina and with the Wilson Tobs, a summer collegiate baseball team. A native of Wilson, N.C., Davis graduated from East Carolina in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science. Dr. Davis currently resides in nearby Blacksburg. Stephanie Ballein is in her second year as the Director of Student-Athlete Support Services at Radford University. She joined the staff after working as a graduate teaching assistant at Virginia Tech. Along with serving as the Director of Student-Athlete Support Services, Ballein will be Stephanie the department’s Senior Ballein Women’s Administrator Asst. A.D. for Student- (SWA). Athlete Support / SWA During her time at Tech, Ballein gained extensive experience in collegiate programming. In 1997, she helped begin the revitalization of the Virginia Tech Monogram Club, and served as its director the first year. Ballein also served as the coordinator of the Virginia Tech Health and Physical Education Student Teacher Program. As a graduate teaching assistant the past three years, she managed and lectured classes within the Department of Teaching and Learning. A native of Chesapeake, Va., Ballein was a four-year letter winner in women’s basketball at Virginia Tech, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Liberal Arts and Sciences in 1990. She received a master’s in education from Tech in 2005 and is currently nearing completion of a doctorate from her alma mater. Ballein and her husband, John, currently reside in Blacksburg with their daughters, Jordan and Jalyn. John is in his 22nd year on Frank Beamer’s football staff at Virginia Tech, serving as the associate director of athletics for football operations.

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Chad Hyatt was named as Radford University’s Director of Athletic Training in April of 2010. Hyatt, a Roanoke native, came to Radford following four years with Virginia Tech’s athletic training department. Hyatt’s duties Radford include Chad Hyatt at overseeing the dayHead Athletic Trainer to-day operations of the athletic training department as well as the medical needs of Radford University’s student athletes. His primary sport responsibility will be working with men’s basketball. At Virginia Tech, Hyatt worked primarily with Virginia Tech’s football team (2006-08) before becoming the men’s basketball athletic trainer in 2009-10. Hyatt arrived at Tech from Athens Orthopaedic Clinic in Athens, Ga., where he was a staff athletic trainer (2004-05), as well has the head athletic trainer at Athens Academy High School. A 2002 Tech graduate, Hyatt earned his bachelor of science in human nutrition, foods and exercise with a minor in communication studies. He earned his master’s in sports management from the University of Georgia. During his time with the Bulldogs, Hyatt worked extensively with the football team. Hyatt and his wife, Bari, welcomed their daughter, Lily, in the summer of 2009. Michael Shumaker is in his first year as Radford’s head strength and conditioning coach. Along with overseeing the day-to-day operations of the Highlander strength and conditioning program, Shumaker will work directly with baseball, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s tennis and Michael volleyball. Shumaker Shumaker, a Forest, Head Strength & Miss. native, comes to Conditioning Coach Radford after heading up the Biloxi (Miss.) High School strength and conditioning department for the past year. During his time, he designed and implemented programs for the Indians’ 13 boys and girls sports teams. Prior to his time in Biloxi, he was a graduate assistant coach at his alma mater Mississippi State from 2007 to 2009. During his time in Starkville, Shumaker was the head coach for the men’s and women’s track and field squads, while assisting with the Bulldogs’ football and

baseball teams. In his return to Mississippi State, Shumaker earned his Master’s of Science in Instructional Technology in 2009. A 2005 graduate with a degree in physical education and former member of the Bulldog baseball and football teams (2000 -01), Shumaker was in charge of the track and field program, while assisting with softball, baseball and football. He also spent time with Mississippi State’s Turf Grass Management and Game Operations departments. Following his graduation in 2005, Shumaker spent time as an assistant baseball coach at University of Central Oklahoma and served as an assistant strength and conditioning coach at Jackson State. At Jackson State, he was the head coach for the Tigers’ softball and men’s basketball programs, while assisting with football, baseball and women’s basketball. Cheryl Cox serves as the Administrative Assistant for both Radford men’s and women’s basketball. Along with the daily operations of the office, Cox assists with preparing team travel from hotels to meals and organizes recruiting information. Prior to joining Cheryl Cox the basketball ofAdmin. Assistant fice almost two years Basketball ago, she handled both Ticket Operations and Media Relations for a number of Minor League Baseball Teams. Those clubs include, the Carolina Mudcats, Tri-City ValleyCats and the Myrtle Beach Pelicans. In 1998, Cox received a B.A. in Communications from Bluefield College, where she was also a member of the volleyball and softball teams. Cox is single and currently resides in Radford.


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MIKE JONES

HEAD COACH w 1st SEASOn w HOWARD, 1990

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING “We are extremely excited to have Mike, his wife and two sons join the Radford University family. During the course of his career, Mike has demonstrated the necessary qualities and character to lead our studentathletes in the classroom, in the community and on the basketball court. His reputation as a proven mentor, coach and recruiter makes him the perfect fit for Radford University.” Robert Lineburg Radford University Director of Athletics

“Radford just hired a tremendous basketball coach and more importantly an unbelievable person. Over the past two seasons, I’ve had the great fortune of working with Mike and I can say with no hesitation that there isn’t an aspect of coaching where he doesn’t excel. Mike and his staff will do great things at Radford.” Shaka Smart VCU HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

“Mike Jones is an extremely talented basketball coach, but more importantly, he is a first class individual with great character and values. Radford University and the community will love the leadership and success Mike will bring to its basketball program.” JOHN BEILEIN MICHIGAN HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

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Radford University officials announced on Tuesday, June 15 the hiring of VCU assistant coach Mike Jones as the Highlanders’ seventh head men’s basketball coach. “I’m so honored to be the head men’s basketball coach at Radford University,” commented Jones. “I want to thank President Kyle, Robert Lineburg, the committee and everyone who was instrumental in making this day happen. I’m thrilled to have this opportunity. I’ve been working for 25 years in coaching to get to this day.” Jones has spent the last two seasons at VCU, which included a magical run to the 2011 Final Four with wins over USC, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State and Kansas. While on Shaka Smart’s staff, the Rams posted 55 wins over the past two seasons, the highest total over any two-year span in program history. Along with playing a major role in the Rams’ success on the court, Jones helped land one of the top mid-major recruiting classes in the country a year ago. Prior to his second coaching stop in Virginia, Jones served a six-year stint on Dennis Felton’s bench at the University of Georgia from 2003-09. In 2008, Georgia advanced to the NCAA Tournament when the sixth-seeded Bulldogs won four games in three days to complete the most improbable SEC Championship run in conference history. Although the challenges at Georgia were many, Jones managed to make a name for himself as Rivals.com selected him as one of the nation’s Top-25 recruiters in 2005. In addition to Georgia, Jones had previously worked under John Beilein at Richmond from 2000-02 and during the early stages of Beilein’s rebuilding project at West Virginia in 2002-03. Jones’ father, Jimmy, was a star guard in the ABA from 1967-74. In 1974, Jimmy Jones signed with the Washington Bullets in the NBA, where he remained until 1977. A native of Silver Spring, Md., Mike stayed close to home and attended Howard University, where he played basketball and majored in zoology. Jones, a four-year standout for the Bison, forged a connection with fellow Howard alum Felton (’85), who he calls the biggest influence on his coaching career. Once Jones graduated in 1990, he began his coaching career as a high school coach at Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C. In 1994, Jones took his first collegiate job – at his alma mater. In addition, he also married his college sweetheart, Sharon, that year. Jones and his wife have two sons; Nate (14) and Miles (10). He later moved on to Furman, where he stayed from 1997-2000. He joined Beilein’s staff at Richmond in 2000 and helped the Spiders to a pair of 20-win seasons and three straight NIT berths.

The Mike Jones File

PERSONAL Hometown Silver Spring, Maryland Wife Sharon Children Nate (14) & Miles (10) Undergraduate Degree Howard, 1990 Playing Experience Howard (1983-87) COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER 2011-Current Head Coach, Radford 2009-2011 Assistant Coach, VCU 2003-2009 Assistant Coach, Georgia 2002-2003 Assistant Coach, West Virginia 2000-2002 Assistant Coach, Richmond 1997-2000 Assistant Coach, Furman 1994-1997 Assistant Coach, Howard


KYLE GETTER

ASST. COACH w 1st SEASOn w HANOVER, 2001

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING “Kyle and I have worked together for the past two years at VCU and I have grown to respect him and what he does as much as anyone I’ve known,” said head men’s basketball coach Mike Jones. “He is a terrific person, family man and extremely hard worker. He will be valuable in all aspects for our program, and we are very fortunate to have him.” Mike JONES Radford University HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

“I’ve know Kyle for 12 years and have always been impressed with his work ethic, his loyalty and his ability to relate to all personalities. Kyle’s diligence and attention to detail will make him a tremendous asset to Radford’s program.” Shaka Smart VCU HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

After a two-year stint at VCU, Kyle Getter enters his first season as an assistant coach with the Radford men’s basketball program. Like Coach Jones, Getter played an integral part in VCU’s success the last two seasons, which included a magical run to the 2011 Final Four with wins over USC, Georgetown, Purdue, Florida State and Kansas. While on Shaka Smart’s staff, the Rams posted 55 wins over the past two seasons, the highest total over any two-year span in program history. On the Rams’ bench, Getter’s duties included scheduling, travel, team meals, practice schedules, class schedules, academics and coordinating the Shaka Smart Basketball Camp. In addition to now three stops in the Commonwealth, Getter and his family have spent time in North Canton, Ohio, Huntington, W. Va., Dayton, Ohio and Hanover, Ind. Prior to joining the VCU staff, he spent the 2008-09 campaign as an assistant coach at Liberty University. He helped guide the Flames to a 23-12 record and an appearance in the CollegeInsider.com Tournament. Before his time at Liberty, Getter was the top assistant at Walsh College in Ohio, where he helped the Cavaliers to a 26-5 record and a run into the Second Round of the NAIA Division II National Tournament. In addition to having collegiate coaching experience, Getter also has several years of basketball operations duties under his belt. Before Walsh, Getter spent two years as the Director of Basketball Operations at Marshall University under Head Coach Ron Jirsa. While there, he was responsible for film exchange, video editing, team travel, recruiting, supervising player academics, overseeing the daily operations of the basketball office and coordinating The Marshall Thundering Herd Basketball Camp. Getter also spent time under former Radford head coach Oliver Purnell, the current head coach at DePaul, at the University of Dayton. In addition, he worked with Paul Biancardi at Wright State. Getter received his undergraduate degree in physical education from Hanover College (Ind.). While at Hanover, he served as an Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach from 1999-2002. He helped the team earn a three-year record of 60-18 and two HCAC championships. Before attending Hanover, Getter played two seasons at Centre College in Kentucky. Along with his knowledge of basketball, Getter has talents on the links as well and served as the men’s golf coach at Walsh and the women’s golf coach at his alma mater Hanover College. Getter and his wife, Michelle, have a son, William (4).

The KYLE GETTER File

PERSONAL Hometown Miamisburg, Ohio Wife Michelle Children William (4) Undergraduate Degree Hanover College, 2001 Graduate Degree Dayton, 2004 Playing Experience Centre College (1997-99) COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER 2011-Current Assistant Coach, Radford 2009-2011 Director of Operations, VCU 2008-2009 Assistant Coach, Liberty 2007-2008 Assistant Coach, Walsh Univ. 2005-2007 Director of Operations, Marshall 2003-2005 Director of Operations, Wright St. 2002-2003 Graduate Manager, Dayton 1999-2002 Assistant Coach, Hanover College

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CHRIS HAWKINS

ASST. COACH w 1st SEASOn w RADFORD, 1993

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING “Chris is a huge addition to our program for many reasons, but especially because he attended Radford University, played basketball here and later coached here,” commented Coach Jones. “He is a great family man, extremely hard worker and terrific mentor for our players. No one will work harder for RU hoops than Chris and we are ecstatic to have him aboard.” Mike JONES Radford University HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

“As a player under me Chris was a tenacious competitor and leader. As a coach he was an extremely hard worker. His heart belongs at Radford and I’m happy to see him back there.” Ron Bradely Depaul university Associate Head Coach

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Chris Hawkins, one of the finest players to suit up in a Radford uniform, makes the return to his alma mater in 2011 as an assistant coach on Mike Jones’ staff. This is the second stint on the Highlander bench for Hawkins, a 1992 Radford graduate, who was a part of two of the most memorable teams in program history. As a player, Hawkins was a key piece of the 1991-92 “Never-Say-Die-Landers” team that went 20-9 and won the Big South Regular Season Championship. Hawkins was part of Ron Bradley’s staff for three seasons (1997-2000) and a member of Radford University’s first-ever NCAA Tournament team in 1998. Hawkins’ (1989-92) name is still etched in the program’s record book – his 310 career assists are sixth in school history and his 128 assists as a senior in the 91-92 season are 10th all-time. He was selected as the team’s Most Valuable Player that year, a gritty point guard that led the Highlanders to 12 wins in games where they trailed in the second half. During his three seasons on Bradley’s staff, Hawkins was part of the best three-year stretch in school history, including back-to-back 20-win seasons in his first two years, and the program’s first postseason berth. Hawkins returns to Radford with a nearly a decade of coaching experience under his belt since departing following the 1999-2000 season. His career includes stops as a Division I assistant at Buffalo and Tulane, and a season as the head boys basketball coach at Oxon Hill High School in Oxon Hill, Md. Following his three years at Radford, Hawkins signed on with Reggie Witherspoon’s staff at Buffalo for seven seasons from 2000 through 2007. In a stretch of three seasons (2003-06) the Bulls won 59 games, including a 23-win season in 2004-05. Hawkins served as the travel coordinator and recruiting coordinator for Buffalo. Hawkins linked up with former RU assistant coach Dave Dickerson for the 2007-08 season at Tulane as the Green Wave’s academic advisor and recruiting coordinator. In Hawkins’ only season in New Orleans, Tulane put together its third winning season of the decade with a 17-15 mark. Prior to his return to collegiate coaching, Hawkins spent three years working in the Prince Georges County (Md.) school system as a peer mediation/crisis intervention coordinator and as a teacher. Before returning to RU and joining Bradley’s staff in 1997, Hawkins spent six years in education. Hawkins received his Bachelor’s in criminal justice from Radford in 1992. He and his wife, Jacquie, have a daughter, Chandler (14).

The HAWKINS File

PERSONAL Hometown Brandywine, Md. Wife Jacquie Children Chandler (14) Undergraduate Degree Radford, 1993 Graduate Degree National-Louis University Playing Experience Radford (1989-92) COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER 2011-Current Assistant Coach, Radford 2007-2008 Assistant Coach, Tulane 2000-2007 Assistant Coach, Buffalo 1997-2000 Assistant Coach, Radford 1994-1997 Head Coach, Bladensburg High


J.D. BYERS

ASST. COACH w 1st SEASOn w LEBANON VALLEY, 2005

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING “J.D. is a great addition to our staff for many reasons, but especially because he brings instant credibility to our players because he was one of the best players in the country at Lebanon Valley. He is a tireless worker and extremely organized and will help us build our program quickly.” Mike JONES Radford University HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

For J.D. Byers, Radford marks his second stop as a Division I assistant. Before working in 2010-11 at St. Francis University (Pa.), Byers was part of a successful three-year run (2007-10) at Randolph-Macon where the Yellow Jackets won 66 games. In 2010, R-MC went 26-7 and advanced to the Division III Final Four. Byers worked under current VCU assistant Mike Rhoades for two seasons, and under current R-MC head coach Nathan Davis for one year. Byers served as the team’s recruiting coordinator, overseeing East Coast recruiting. On the court, he organized individual workouts, handled practice planning, coordinated strength and conditioning, and was in charge of scouting. While at R-MC, Byers coached an ODAC Freshman of the Year and Division III Freshman All-America pick, an ODAC Player of the Year, and several all-conference performers. Early in his coaching career Byers spent a season on the staff at Lebanon Valley, his alma mater. Byers was the recruiting coordinator for the Dutchmen, landing a Middle Atlantic Conference Player of the Year and a third team All-American. He began his coaching career at the first of three D-III stops, FDU-Madison. As a player at Lebanon Valley, Byers had a decorated career. In addition to earning NABC First Team AllAmerica honors as a senior, he was the 2005 ESPN The Magazine/CoSIDA Academic All-America of the Year and the 2005 Jostens Award winner, given to the nation’s top Division III student-athlete. Byers graduated Summa Cum Laude from Lebanon Valley in 2005 with a degree in accounting and business administration, and earned his MBA from Fairleigh Dickinson in 2008. Byers is single and resides in Christiansburg.

The J.D. BYERS File

PERSONAL Hometown Westminister, Md. Undergraduate Degree Lebanon Valley, 2005 Graduate Degree Farleigh Dickinson, 2008 Playing Experience Lebanon Valley COLLEGIATE COACHING CAREER 2011-Current Assistant Coach, Radford 2010-2011 Assistant Coach, St. Francis 2007-2010 Assistant Coach, Randolph Macon 2006-2007 Assistant Coach, Lebanon Valley

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AARON MARSHALL DIR. of OPERATIONS w 1st SEASOn w St. lawrence, 2005

WHAT THEY’RE SAYING “Aaron is the glue that holds our program together. His work ethic and personality are perfect for his position with basketball operations. His intelligence and ability to work well with all types of people make him a great liaison with our program, the community, the university and alumni.”

Marshall arrives at Radford following four seasons at Colgate University. He worked under Emmett Davis, the school’s all-time winningest coach. In 2008, a year after arriving at Colgate, Marshall was promoted to the second assistant spot. He served in compliance, recruiting and player development, scouting and working with the post players with the Raiders. Marshall also handled Colgate’s alumni relations through the program’s Hardwood Club and directed the team’s community relations efforts. While at Colgate, Marshall was a part of the team’s best regular season mark since 1996 with an 18-14 record in 2007-08 and a berth in the Patriot League Championship Game. Marshall’s coaching career began in 2006 at Division III SUNY Potsdam.

A standout player at D-III St. Lawrence, Marshall was a four-year letterwinner for the Saints and served as captain in his final two seasons. In his senior season, he was first team All-Liberty League for the second time, and was a first team NABC East All-District selection. In addition, he received St. Lawrence’s Senior Male Athlete Award in 2005. During his four-year collegiate career, he scored 1,442 points and grabbed 611 rebounds, and in 2003 was the nation’s leader in field goal percentage connecting on 67.9 percent of his shots. Marshall, a native of Buffalo, N.Y., earned his Bachelor’s in religious studies from St. Lawrence in 2005.

Mike JONES Radford University HEAD BASKETBALL COACH

GARRETT KELLY VIDEO COORDINATOR w 1st SEASOn w LOYOLA (MD.), 2010 Garrett Kelly is in his first season as Radford’s video coordinator. Kelly will be primarily responsible for breaking down team and opponent video for scouting and analysis. Prior to joining the Highlander staff, Kelly served as a volunteer assistant coach at Catholic University of America. In addition to his coaching stint at the Washington, D.C. institution, Kelly has a wide range of camp experience including Phil Martelli, Bob Huggins and Gary Williams’ Basketball Camps. A native of Asheville, N.C., Kelly played collegiately for Loyola (Md.) University, where he joined the team as walk on in 2007 before earning a scholarship his senior season. In 2007-08, he helped the Grey-

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hounds to a school-record 19 victories. Kelly graduated from Loyola with a B.A. Degree in Communications in 2010.


2011-12 Highlanders

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2011-12 Numerical / Alphabetical Roster

No. 0 2 3 4 10 12 20 23 24 25 30 33 35 41 55

Name Daniel Mitchell Javonte Green Devin Cole Jareal Smith R.J. Price Allen Dickerson Chance Smith Johnathan Edwards Brian Darden Blake Smith Jalen Carethers Kyle Noreen Lukas Winegarner Tolga Cerrah Brandon Holcomb

Pos. G F G G G G G F G G F F F F F

Ht. 6-3 6-4 5-7 6-3 6-0 6-2 6-0 6-8 6-1 6-4 6-8 6-5 6-9 6-9 6-7

No. 30 41 3 24 12 23 2 55 0 33 10 25 20 4 35

Name Jalen Carethers Tolga Cerrah Devin Cole Brian Darden Allen Dickerson Johnathan Edwards Javonte Green Brandon Holcomb Daniel Mitchell Kyle Noreen R.J. Price Blake Smith Chance Smith Jareal Smith Lukas Winegarner

Pos. F F G G G F F F G F G G G G F

Ht. 6-8 6-9 5-7 6-1 6-2 6-8 6-4 6-7 6-3 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-0 6-3 6-9

NUMERICAL ROSTER Cl. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. So. R-Sr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So. R-So. Fr.

Hometown Blacksburg, Va. Alberta, Va. Alexandria, Va. Savannah, Ga. Richmond, Va. Radford, Va. Roanoke, Va. Queens, N.Y. Hampton, Va. Charlotte, N.C. Burlington, N.C. Minneapolis, Minn. Sodertalje, Sweden Ankara, Turkey Murrieta, Calif.

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER

Head Coach: Mike Jones Assistant Coach: Kyle Getter Assistant Coach: Chris Hawkins Assistant Coach: J.D. Byers Director of Operations: Aaron Marshall Video Coordinator: Garrett Kelly Strength & Conditioning Coach: Michael Shumaker Athletic Trainer: Chad Hyatt 24

Wt. 185 180 160 190 170 180 160 205 160 175 185 185 215 215 200

Wt. 185 215 160 160 180 205 180 200 185 185 170 175 160 190 215

Cl. Fr. R-So. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. R-Sr. So. So.

Hometown Burlington, N.C. Ankara, Turkey Alexandria, Va. Hampton, Va. Radford, Va. Queens, N.Y. Alberta, Va. Murrieta, Calif. Blacksburg, Va. Minneapolis, Minn. Richmond, Va. Charlotte, N.C. Roanoke, Va. Savannah, Ga. Sodertalje, Sweden

Previous School Blacksburg Brunswick Bishop O’Connell Johnson Atlee Radford Concord University Tyler Junior College Phoebus United Faith Christian Hugh M. Cummings Minnesota Transitions Center Igelstavikens gymnasium ODTU Vista Murrieta

Previous School Hugh M. Cummings ODTU Bishop O’Connell Phoebus Radford Tyler Junior College Brunswick Vista Murrieta Blacksburg Minn. Transitions Center Atlee United Faith Christian Concord University Johnson Igelstavikens gymnasium

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

No. 2 4 41 30

NAME Javonte Green Jareal Smith Tolga Cerrah Jalen Carethers

PRONuNCIATION juh-von-tay juh-rell ju-rah cu-ruthers


JOHNATHAN EDWARDS 6-8 w 205 w SR w F w QUEENS, N.Y. w LIFE CENTER ACAD.

#23 CAREER HIGHS

Rebounds

9 Four Times

Field Goals Made 6 Four Times Field Goal Attempts 11 Three Times Free Throws Made 6 vs. Methodist (11/14/10) Free Throw Attempts 13 vs. Liberty (1/15/11) Assists

2 Three Times

Blocks

2 Three Times

Steals

2 Seven Times

AT TYLER JUNIOR COLLEGE (2008-10) Averaged 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in two seasons ... Helped lead the Apache to a combined two-year record of 42-17 and a berth in the 2009 Region XIV semifinals.

Johnathan Edwards

Points 15 at Florida (12/23/10)

AS A JUNIOR (2010-11) Appeared in 29 contests, including 21 starts… Ranked second on the club in rebounding (5.3 per game)… Scored in double figures 8 times… Had 10 games with at least 7 rebounds, including four games with 9… Recorded at least 2 steals in a contest 8 times… Finished with a season-high 15 points and 9 rebounds on 6-of11 shooting at nationally-ranked Florida… Four of his double-digit contests came in conference play.

PREP A two-year letterwinner and two-time team captain at Living Faith Christian Academy … Averaged 19.0 points, 7 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 blocks in two years… Participated in the North-South Jersey All-Star game… Tabbed one of the Top-20 seniors in the state. PERSONAL Son of Everton and Tulia Edwards… Born October 31, 1988… Has two younger sisters, Ariel (19) and Christie (14)… Ariel is a member of the Penn State women’s basketball team… Majoring in advertising with a minor in sports management.

2010-11 SEASON STATISTICS Conference Only

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 18- 11 45- 96 .469 0- 0 .000 TOTALS 18- 11 45- 96 .469 0- 0 .000

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 18- 49 .367 34 61 95 5.3 18- 49 .367 34 61 95 5.3

AST 6 6

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 27 10 14 108 6.0 27 10 14 108 6.0

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 29- 21 77- 163 .472 0- 0 .000 TOTALS 29- 21 77- 163 .472 0- 0 .000

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 44- 97 .454 59 95 154 5.3 44- 97 .454 59 95 154 5.3

AST 14 14

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 40 10 23 198 6.8 40 10 23 198 6.8

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DANIEL MITCHELL 6-3 w 185 w SR w G w BLACKSBURG, Va w BLACKSBURG AS A JUNIOR (2010-11) Appeared in a career-high 21 contests, including a pair of starts… Six of his seven field goals came from long range… Scored a career-high 6 points, while grabbing a personal-best 5 rebounds and hitting a pair of 3-pointers against Coastal Carolina (1/29).

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AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10) Appeared in four contests ... Made season debut against George Mason (12/30).

CAREER HIGHS

Daniel Mitchell

Points 6 vs. Coastal Carolina (1/29/11) Rebounds 5 vs. Coastal Carolina (1/29/11) Field Goals Made

2 Twice

Field Goal Attempts 6 vs. Ch. Southern (1/27/11) 3-Point FGs Made 2 vs. Coastal Carolina (1/29/11) 3-Point FG Attempts 5 vs. Ch. Southern (1/27/11) Free Throws Made 2 vs. Methodist (11/14/10) Free Throw Attempts 4 vs. Methodist (11/14/10) Assists Steals

1 Six Times

AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09) Joined the club as a walk-on... Appeared in 13 contests... Played seven minutes recording one steal in Radford’s win over Bridgewater (11/18)... Scored his first collegiate points, a bucket from downtown, against Shenandoah (12/27)... Finished the game against VMI (1/21) with two points, one assist and a steal. PREP A three-time second-team All-District selection at Blacksburg High School for Coach Doug Day, who is Radford’s all-time scoring leader and graduated as the NCAA’s record holder for three-pointers made… Also lettered in soccer, where he was an All-Region, All-Timesland and All-District performer… Along with his accomplishments on the court and field, earned Academic Athlete honors for his work in the classroom. PERSONAL Son of Richard and Cindy Mitchell... Has one brother, Matt... Born on February 18, 1990... Majoring in exercise, sports and health education.

2 Seven Times

CAREER STATISTICS Conference Only

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA 2008-09 7- 0 1- 2 2009-10 3- 0 0- 0 2010-11 14- 1 4- 16 TOTALS 24- 1 5- 18

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.PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT .500 0- 0 .000 .000 0- 0 .000 .250 3- 13 .231 .277 3- 13 .231

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 0- 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0- 0 .000 0 0 0 0.0 0- 0 .000 2 7 9 0.6 0- 0 .000 2 7 9 0.3

AST 2 0 2 4

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 0 0 1 2 0.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 4 0 2 11 0.8 4 0 3 13 0.5

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG AST 2008-09 14- 0 2- 7 .286 1- 5 .200 0- 0 .000 1 3 4 0.3 2 2009-10 5- 0 0- 2 .000 0- 0 .000 0- 2 .000 1 1 2 0.4 0 2010-11 21- 2 7- 27 .259 6- 20 .300 2- 4 .500 2 13 15 0.7 4 TOTALS 40- 2 9- 36 .250 7- 25 .280 2- 6 .333 4 17 21 0.5 6

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 0 0 2 5 0.4 0 0 0 0 0.0 6 0 3 22 1.0 6 0 5 27 0.6


BLAKE SMITH 6-4 w 175 w JR w G w CHARLOTTE, N.C. w United Faith Christian

#25 CAREER HIGHS

Points 23 at Gardner-Webb (1/28/10) Rebounds 9 vs. High Point (2/7/10) 7 Twice

Field Goal Attempts 15 vs. High Point (2/5/11) 3-Point FGs Made

4 Twice

3-Point FG Attempts 7 Twice Free Throws Made

5 Twice

Free Throw Attempts 6 Twice Assists

7 Twice

Blocks

3 Three Times

Steals

7 at Gardner-Webb

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10) 2009-10 Big South All-Freshman Team ... Three-time Big South Freshman of the Week (11/16, 11/23, 2/1)... Hit the 10-point plateau 12 times this season ... Ranked sixth in the Big South in steals per game and sixth in assist/ turnover ratio ... Named Big South Freshman of the Week after scoring 17 points and grabbing 8 boards against the Navy ... Had his second straight double-figure game to begin his career with 10 points against Lynchburg (11/17) ... Scored 10 points and grabbed 6 rebounds at nationally-ranked Duke (11/21) ... Recorded double figures for the fourth time in as many outings with 14 points at Duquesne (11/29) ... Dished out a career-high 7 assists against William & Mary (12/22) ... Turned in 8 points, 5 rebounds, 5 assists, 2 steals and a block vs. George Mason (12/30) ... Charted his fifth double-digit effort scoring 10 points, while handing out 6 more assists against UNC Asheville (1/2) ... Finished with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 and 2 assists in Radford’s 10-point win over Coastal Carolina (1/14)... Finished with 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting, including three buckets from downtown at James Madison (1/25) ... Led Radford to a seven-point win at Gardner-Webb (1/28) with a career-high 23 points, 4 rebounds,

CAREER STATISTICS Conference Only

4 assists, 7 steals and 3 blocks, while going 7 of 13 from the floor, including four 3-pointers ... Recorded his third straight double figure outing with 15 points at UNC Asheville (1/31) ... Led five Radford players in double figures with 15 points versus High Point (2/7) ... also grabbed a careerhigh nine rebounds ... Finished with 10 points, 6 rebounds, 3 assists and 3 steals in Radford’s win over Charleston Southern (2/11) ... Tallied 15 points, including 4-for-5 from behind the 3-point arc and pulled down 7 rebounds in a Bracketbusters win over UNCW (2/20) ...

Blake Smith

Field Goals Made

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11) Led the Big South and ranked 13th nationally in steals per game with a 2.4 average… Ranked second on the team in scoring (8.9), free-throw percentage (.704) and minutes per game (26.0)… Scored in double figures 13 times… 10 of his double-digit performances came in conference play… On four separate occasions charted at least 10 points and five steals in the same contest… Recorded 15 points, 5 steals and four rebounds against Charleston Southern (1/27)… Had 19 points, 5 rebounds and 5 steals, while going 7-of-15 from the field with 4 treys at High Point (2/5).

PREP Along with playing for Hope Christian Academy, was a member of the Charlotte Royals, the nation’s 11th-rated AAU team in its classification… Participated in the first-ever Carolina Challenge. PERSONAL Son of Bobbie Smith... Born on July 4, 1990... Majoring in marketing.

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA 2009-10 18- 13 53- 141 2010-11 18- 11 64- 178 TOTALS 36- 24 117- 319

.PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT .376 22- 66 .333 .360 22- 63 .349 .366 44- 129 .341

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 25- 41 .610 12 68 80 4.4 17- 28 .607 11 52 63 3.5 42- 69 .608 23 120 143 3.9

AST 53 35 88

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 38 14 37 153 8.5 36 7 43 167 9.3 74 21 80 320 8.8

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA 2009-10 31- 24 101- 249 2010-11 27- 16 88- 253 TOTALS 58- 40 189- 502

.PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT .406 42- 117 .359 .348 25- 86 .291 .376 67- 203 .330

FT- FTA 37- 61 38- 54 75- 115

AST 98 46 144

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 62 23 56 281 9.1 49 11 66 239 8.9 111 34 122 520 8.9

.PCT OR DR TOT RPG .607 28 105 133 4.3 .704 18 75 93 3.4 .652 46 180 226 3.8

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TOLGA CERRAH 6-9 w 215 w R-SO. w F w ANKARA, TURKEY w ODTU

#41 CAREER HIGHS

Tolga Cerrah

Points 17 vs. Dickinson (12/29/10) Rebounds

15 Twice

AS A REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2010-11) Started 23 of the 25 games he appeared… Led the club in rebounding (6.0) and field goal percentage (.513)… Reached double figures nine times… Had eight contests with at least 7 rebounds… Recorded three double-doubles… 70 of his 151 rebounds came at the offensive end… Scored a season-high 17 points and grabbed 10 rebounds for his first career double-double in Radford’s win over Dickinson (12/29)… Finished with 15 points and 15 rebounds (7 offensive), while going 7-of-11 from the floor against VMI (2/12)… Also pulled down 15 rebounds and scored 11 points in the Highlanders’ Bracketbusters contest at William & Mary (2/19).

PREP Member of the U18 Turkish National Team… Also played for his country’s U16 National Team… Attended one of the most competitive high schools in Turkey. PERSONAL Son of Tayfun Hasan and Fusun Arzu Cerrah... Born on August 14, 1991... Majoring in computer science and technology.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10) Redshirted in 2009-10

Field Goals Made 7 at VMI (2/12/11) Field Goal Attempts 11 at VMI (2/12/11) Free Throws Made 7 vs. Dickinson (12/29/10) Free Throw Attempts 13 vs. Dickinson (12/29/10) Assists 3 vs. Gardner-Webb (12/4/10) Steals

2 Twice

2010-11 SEASON STATISTICS Conference Only

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YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 18- 17 58- 109 .532 0- 0 .000 TOTALS 18- 17 58- 109 .532 0- 0 .000

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 25- 41 .610 48 59 107 5.9 25- 41 .610 48 59 107 5.9

AST 9 9

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 31 12 9 141 7.8 31 12 9 141 7.8

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 25- 23 79- 154 .513 0- 0 .000 TOTALS 25- 23 79- 154 .513 0- 0 .000

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 45- 75 .600 70 81 151 6.0 45- 75 .600 70 81 151 6.0

AST 17 17

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 47 16 14 203 8.1 47 16 14 203 8.1


ALLEN DICKERSON 6-2 w 180 w SO. w G w RADFORD, VA. w RADFORD

#12 CAREER HIGHS

Points

5 Twice

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11) Joined the team as a walk-on… Appeared in 22 of the 29 contests… Scored his first collegiate bucket at home against James Madison (12/11)… Recorded a season-high 5 points in consecutive contests against High Point (1/8) and VMI (1/13)… Had four points and three rebounds in a personal-best 15 minutes at William & Mary (2/19).

PERSONAL Son of David and Patsy Dickerson… Born March 18, 1991… Has three older siblings, Patrick (25), William (23) and Leeann (21)… Majoring in environmental biology at Radford.

PREP Joined the team as a walk-on… A two-time alldistrict performer for Rick Cormany at Radford High… Recipient of the Chance Harmon Scholarship.

Allen Dickerson

Rebounds 3 at William & Mary (2/19/11) Field Goals Made 2 Three Times Field Goal Attempts 5 vs. VMI (1/13/11) 3-Point FGs Made 1 vs. Presbyterian (2/15/11) 3-Point FG Attempts 3 vs. VMI (1/13/11) Free Throws Made 3 vs. VMI (1/13/11) Free Throw Attempts 4 vs. VMI (1/13/11) Assists

3 Twice

Blocks 1 vs. Methodist (11/14/10) Steals

2 vs. JMU (12/11/10)

2010-11 SEASON STATISTICS Conference Only

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 14- 0 8- 25 .320 1- 9 .111 TOTALS 14- 0 8- 25 .320 1- 9 .111

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 4- 7 .571 4 7 11 0.8 4- 7 .571 4 7 11 0.8

AST 3 3

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 6 0 3 21 1.5 6 0 3 21 1.5

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 22- 0 11- 35 .314 1- 14 .071 TOTALS 22- 0 11- 35 .314 1- 14 .071

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 4- 7 .571 7 9 16 0.7 4- 7 .571 7 9 16 0.7

AST 7 7

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 7 1 6 27 1.2 7 1 6 27 1.2

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JAREAL SMITH 6-3 w 190 w SO. w G w SAVANNAH, GA. w JOHNSON

#4

CAREER HIGHS

Jareal Smith

Points 25 vs. Winthrop (2/1/11) Rebounds 8 vs. Winthrop (2/1/11) Field Goals Made

8 Twice

Field Goal Attempts 17 vs. Winthrop (2/1/11) 3-Point FGs Made 4 at Liberty (2/10/11) 3-Point FG Attempts 7 at Liberty (2/10/11) Free Throws Made 9 at VMI (2/12/11) Free Throw Attempts 11 vs. Winthrop (2/1/11)

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11) Selected to the Big South All-Freshman team… First freshman in school history to lead the club in scoring (9.4)… Also led the way in free throws made and attempted… Appeared in 28 contests, including 15 starts… Scored in double figures 12 times, including 6 of the last 7 contests where he averaged 15.8 points per game… Ranked second on the team in assists (56/2.0) and free-throw percentage (.710)… Went over the 20-point plateau twice, including a season-high 25 points and eight rebounds in Radford’s win over Winthrop (2/1)… Scored 21 points on 8-of-15 shooting and four 3-pointers at Liberty (2/10)… Handed out four or more assists in a contest five times. PREP Named the Region 3-AAAAA Player of the Year by league head coaches following junior campaign… Led Johnson High to the Class AAAAA State Tournament in 2009… Member of the AAU squad Team Truth coached by Curtis Wheeler… Earned second-team all-league honors as a sophomore… Along with being the starting quarterback and kicker/punter, runs cross country and plays baseball for Johnson High School… PERSONAL Son of James Tandy and Veronica Green… Born September 17, 1991… Majoring in physical education and health.

Assists 6 vs. Dickinson (12/29/10) Blocks

1 vs. JMU (12/11/10)

Steals

3 Twice

2010-11 SEASON STATISTICS Conference Only

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YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 17- 11 48- 148 .324 12- 45 .267 TOTALS 17- 11 48- 148 .324 12- 45 .267

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 56- 77 .727 11 26 37 2.2 56- 77 .727 11 26 37 2.2

AST 29 29

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 50 0 14 164 9.6 50 0 14 164 9.6

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 28- 15 80- 229 .349 21- 73 .288 TOTALS 28- 15 80- 229 .349 21- 73 .288

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 81- 113 .717 16 44 60 2.1 81- 113 .717 16 44 60 2.1

AST 56 56

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 83 1 22 262 9.4 83 1 22 262 9.4


LUKAS WINEGARNER 6-9 w 215 w SO. w F w sodertalje, SWEDEN w Igelstavikens gymnasium

#35

AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11) Appeared in 28 contests… Scored in double figures twice… Recorded at least 2 blocks in a contest three times… Finished with 10 points and 5 rebounds, while going 4-of-5 from the floor at George Mason (11/24)… Had 8 points and 9 rebounds in 13 minutes of action against Coastal Carolina (1/29)… Capped his freshman season with a double-double scoring 14 points and grabbing 10 rebounds (5 offensive) at UNC Asheville (2/26).

PREP Member of the 18U Swedish National team … Helped his country to their first-ever Division B European Championship … Selected to the Swedish Championship and Scania Cup all-star squads … Averaged 10 points and 8 rebounds. PERSONAL Son of Philip and Stina Winegarner… Born June 11, 1991… Has two older siblings, Gabriel (22) and Nicholas (21).

CAREER HIGHS

Points 14 at Asheville (2/26/11)

Lukas Winegarner

Rebounds 10 at Asheville (2/26/11) Field Goals Made 4 at Asheville (2/26/11) Field Goal Attempts 8 at Asheville (2/26/11) Free Throws Made 6 at Asheville (2/26/11) Free Throw Attempts 6 at Asheville (2/26/11) Assists

1 Twice

Steals 2 at George Mason (11/24/10)

2010-11 SEASON STATISTICS Conference Only

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 17- 0 20- 51 .392 0- 0 .000 TOTALS 17- 0 20- 51 .392 0- 0 .000

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 18- 29 .621 21 20 41 2.4 18- 29 .621 21 20 41 2.4

AST 1 1

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 11 7 5 58 3.4 11 7 5 58 3.4

YEAR GP- GS FG- FGA .PCT 3FG- FGA .PCT 2010-11 28- 0 28- 72 .389 0- 0 .000 TOTALS 28- 0 28- 72 .389 0- 0 .000

FT- FTA .PCT OR DR TOT RPG 22- 39 .564 30 34 64 2.3 22- 39 .564 30 34 64 2.3

AST 2 2

TO BLK STL PTS PPG 15 11 8 78 2.8 15 11 8 78 2.8

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CHANCE SMITH 6-0 w 160 w R-SR. w G w roanoke, va. w northside 2010-11 SEASON Sat out the 2010-11 season after transferring from Concord University

Newcomer Profiles

#20

PERSONAL Born February 22, 1989… Son of Keith and Letitia Smith… Majoring in business management.

JALEN CARETHERS 6-8 w 185 w FR. w F w BURLINGTON, N.C. w HUGH M. CUMMINGS

#30 32

AT CONCORD UNIVERSITY (2007-10) Played three years at Concord University (W.Va.) before transferring to Radford and joining the men’s basketball team as a walk-on... Appeared in 27 contests as a senior, including five starts... Averaged 5.4 points, 1.7 rebounds per game, while shooting .431 from the floor... Contributed six double-figure games as a junior, including a career-high 16 points on 7-10 shooting against Alderson-Broaddus (2/12).

PREP A four-year letterwinner at Northside High… Named to the all-district and all-region team following his senior season… Also selected honorable mention all-state and participated in the VHSL High School All-Star Game in 2007.

PREP Two-time Defensive Player of the Year… Earned all-conference honors in 2011… Averaged 14 points and 8 rebounds as a senior… Recipient of the President’s Award… Also very involved at his local “Boys & Girls Club”.

PERSONAL Son of William Carethers and Robbin Walker... Has one brother, Jamal (13)... Born on September 9, 1993... Majoring in sports management.


DEVIN COLE 5-7 w 160 w Jr. w G w alexandria, va. w BISHOP O’connell 2011-12 Joined the club as a walk-on… Will be eligible at the start of the spring semester.

#3

PREP Named to the honorable mention All-WCAC team following his junior and senior seasons…

Also lettered in football… Member of the National Society for High School Scholars. PERSONAL Son of Lisa Storv and Kevin Cole… Has three siblings, Chris (24), Brianna (11) and Brian (8)… Born on July 16, 1991… Majoring in math.

6-1 w 160 w FR. w G w HAMPTON, va. w PHOEBUS

#24

PREP A four-year letterwinner at Phoebus... A threetime all-district performer... Selected to the all-state team following his junior season... Also named to the all-region squad the last two seasons... Voted team MVP as a freshman and sophomore.

PERSONAL Son of Brian and Kimberly Darden... Has two siblings, Briana (17) and Monee (23)... Born on September 24, 1992... Undecided on his academic major.

Newcomer Profiles

BRIAN DARDEN

JAVONTE GREEN 6-4 w 180 w FR. w G w Alberta, va. w brunswick

#2

PREP Group AA Division III Virginia State Player of the Year… Also named Division III Regional Player of the Year… Voted MVP of the VHSCA All-Star Game… Led Brunswick to a 29-1 record and the 2011 State Championship… Averaged 15.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists, 3.1 steals and 1.4 blocks as a senior… Also lettered in football, baseball and track & field.

PERSONAL Son of Maxine Green... Has four siblings, Kara, Kiara, Devainte and Jamar Mason... Born July 23, 1993... Undecided on his academic major.

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BRANDON HOLCOMB 6-7 w 200 w FR. w F w murrieta, calif. w vista murrieta PREP Averaged 10 points, 7 rebounds and 2 blocks as a senior at Vista Murrieta High School… Recipient of the C.L.A.S.S. Award in 2011.

PERSONAL Son of Joe and Lori Martin... Has two siblings, Chelsea (16) and Daniel (6)... Born April 20, 1993... Majoring in sports medicine.

Newcomer Profiles

#55 KYLE NOREEN 6-5 w 185 w FR. w G w minneapolis, minn. w minn. transitions center

#33

PREP Finalist for Mr. Basketball in Minnesota… Fourtime all-state selection… Finished his high school career as Minnesota’s all-time 3-point and steals leader… Averaged 30 points, 8 rebounds and 5 assists per game as a senior… National Honors Society nominee… Graduated Magna Cum-Laude with a 4.0 GPA.

PERSONAL Son of Jerry and Karen Noreen... Has one brother, Kevin, who plays at West Virginia... Born February 3, 1993... Undecided on his academic major.

R.J. PRICE 6-0 w 170 w FR. w G w richmond, va. w atlee

#10 34

PREP Prior to transferring to Atlee High School this fall, Price was a three-year letterwinner at Benedictine High School for Coach Sean McAloon... Named MVP of the Massey Cancer Classic following a game-high 22 points against nationallyranked ranked Oak Hill Academy.... Selected Defensive Player of the Year in 2010... Also lettered in football and was an all-state punt returner.

PERSONAL Son of Ricky and Gayle Price... Has two siblings, Richelle and Jamall... Born on June 29, 1993... Plans to major in sports administration.


2010-11 Statistics 35


Radford Combined Team Statistics (as of Sep 30, 2011) All games

2010-11 SEASON STATISTICS

2010-11 Season Statistics

RECORD: RECORD: ALL GAMES ALL GAMES CONFERENCE CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

OVERALL OVERALL *1-24 5-24 *0-16 2-16 *1-8 3-8

HOME HOME *1-8 5-8 *0-7 2-7 *1-1 3-1

##

Player

gp-gs

Total 3-Point min avg fg-fga fg% 3fg-fga 3fg%

04 25 05 41 23 32 02 01 15 35 33 12 00

SMITH,Jareal SMITH,Blake SONMEZ,Gorkem CERRAH,Tolga EDWARDS,Johnathan ABELE,Martins ** FAULKNER,Evan ROBINSON,Jeremy SPAGNOLO,Tommy WINEGARNER,Lukas CURRY,Jamal DICKERSON,Allen MITCHELL,Daniel Team Total.......... Opponents......

28-15 27-16 29-24 25-23 29-21 19-9 29-14 29-16 14-5 28-0 9-0 22-0 21-2

641 703 674 709 667 317 625 593 243 281 111 152 134

29 29

5850 5850

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points per game Scoring margin FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct 3 POINT FG-ATT 3-point FG pct 3-pt FG made per game FREE THROWS-ATT Free throw pct F-Throws made per game REBOUNDS Rebounds per game Rebounding margin ASSISTS Assists per game TURNOVERS Turnovers per game Turnover margin Assist/turnover ratio STEALS Steals per game BLOCKS Blocks per game ATTENDANCE Home games-Avg/Game Neutral site-Avg/Game Score by Periods Radford Opponents

22.9 26.0 23.2 28.4 23.0 16.7 21.6 20.4 17.4 10.0 12.3 6.9 6.4

RAD 1734 59.8 -11.4 598-1560 .383 134-451 .297 4.6 404-645 .626 13.9 1021 35.2 -3.2 294 10.1 475 16.4 -0.9 0.6 229 7.9 88 3.0 12101 13-931 -

1st 2nd 783 943 974 1072

OT 8 19

80-229 88-253 87-237 79-154 77-163 40-83 39-135 38-111 19-42 28-72 5-19 11-35 7-27

.349 .348 .367 .513 .472 .482 .289 .342 .452 .389 .263 .314 .259

Totals 1734 2065

.288 .291 .352 .000 .000 .000 .270 .306 .000 .000 .000 .071 .300

F-Throw ft-fta ft%

* *

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

81-113 38-54 29-48 45-75 44-97 22-38 49-62 58-89 7-13 22-39 3-6 4-7 2-4

Date 11/13/10 11/14/10 11/19/10 11/24/10 11/27/10 12/02/10 12/04/10 12/07/10 12/11/10 12/18/10 12/22/10 12/29/10 12/31/10 01/02/11 01/08/11 01/13/11 01/15/11 01/20/11 01/22/11 01/27/11 01/29/11 02/01/11 02/05/11 02-10-11 02/12/11 02/15/11 02/19/11 02/24/11 02/26/11

.717 .704 .604 .600 .454 .579 .790 .652 .538 .564 .500 .571 .500

NEUTRAL NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Rebounds def tot avg

pf dq

* - Conference game

a

2.1 3.4 2.5 6.0 5.3 5.1 1.7 2.0 3.6 2.3 3.2 0.7 0.7

to blk stl

53 1 56 83 1 55 0 46 49 11 66 4 28 60 7 81 6 17 47 16 58 1 14 40 10 48 0 5 36 21 36 0 52 49 1 62 1 58 48 0 25 0 5 22 6 48 0 2 15 11 7 0 0 9 3 10 0 7 7 1 11 0 4 6 0 1 4 35.2 561 13 294 475 88 38.4 562 - 450 450 109

Opponent EMORY & HENRY METHODIST * at South Carolina at George Mason at Charlotte UNC ASHEVILLE GARDNER-WEBB at Virginia JAMES MADISON at UNC Wilmington at University of Florida DICKINSON * at Coastal Carolina at Charleston Southern HIGH POINT * VMI LIBERTY at Winthrop at Presbyterian College CHARLESTON SOUTHERN COASTAL CAROLINA WINTHROP * at High Point at Liberty at VMI PRESBYTERIAN at William & Mary at Gardner-Webb at UNC ASHEVILLE

* Denotes 4 Victories (2 Conference) Vacated in 2010-11 due to NCAA Committee on Infractions. ** Denotes Abele’s participation Vacated due to NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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off

16 44 60 18 75 93 7 66 73 70 81 151 59 95 154 34 63 97 3 46 49 15 44 59 14 37 51 30 34 64 10 19 29 7 9 16 2 13 15 68 42 110 598-1560 .383 134-451 .297 404-645 .626 353 668 1021 717-1608 .446 218-607 .359 413-639 .646 366 749 1115 OPP 2065 71.2 717-1608 .446 218-607 .359 7.5 413-639 .646 14.2 1115 38.4 450 15.5 450 15.5 1.0 231 8.0 109 3.8 57920 16-3620 0-0

21-73 25-86 43-122 0-0 0-0 0-0 27-100 11-36 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-14 6-20

AWAY AWAY 0-16 0-16 0-9 0-9 0-7 0-7

W W L L L L L L L L L W L L W L L L L Lot L W L L L Lot L L L

pts

avg

262 239 246 203 198 102 154 145 45 78 13 27 22

9.4 8.9 8.5 8.1 6.8 5.4 5.3 5.0 3.2 2.8 1.4 1.2 1.0

229 1734 231 2065

59.8 71.2

22 66 20 14 23 7 25 29 4 8 2 6 3

Score 57-54 83-74 56-85 55-81 52-73 50-70 52-59 44-54 57-78 50-64 55-66 86-59 59-77 58-73 64-59 71-105 53-61 58-74 61-67 62-70 63-86 67-66 70-72 71-79 58-71 49-52 52-84 63-71 58-81

Att. 1339 806 10017 4273 5977 1115 821 8242 1140 3378 7825 235 1021 357 735 806 884 1812 533 976 1542 871 1543 4258 3510 831 2899 1150 1125


Radford Combined Team Statistics (as of Sep 30, 2011) Conference games

2010-11 CONFERENCE STATISTICS RECORD: RECORD: ALL GAMES ALL GAMES CONFERENCE CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

OVERALL OVERALL *0-16 2-16 *0-16 2-16 *0-0 0-0

HOME HOME *0-7 2-7 *0-7 2-7 *0-0 0-0

AWAY AWAY 0-90-9 0-90-9 0-00-0

Player

gp-gs

Total 3-Point min avg fg-fga fg% 3fg-fga 3fg%

F-Throw ft-fta ft%

04 25 05 41 23 32 01 02 35 33 12 00 15

SMITH,Jareal SMITH,Blake SONMEZ,Gorkem CERRAH,Tolga EDWARDS,Johnathan ABELE,Martins ** ROBINSON,Jeremy FAULKNER,Evan WINEGARNER,Lukas CURRY,Jamal DICKERSON,Allen MITCHELL,Daniel SPAGNOLO,Tommy Team Total.......... Opponents......

17-11 18-11 18-14 18-17 18-11 13-8 18-11 18-6 17-0 2-0 14-0 14-1 6-0

396 492 400 523 422 248 369 358 165 37 106 82 52

56-77 17-28 17-28 25-41 18-49 18-31 35-56 26-34 18-29 1-3 4-7 0-0 3-4

18 18

3650 3650

TEAM STATISTICS SCORING Points per game Scoring margin FIELD GOALS-ATT Field goal pct 3 POINT FG-ATT 3-point FG pct 3-pt FG made per game FREE THROWS-ATT Free throw pct F-Throws made per game REBOUNDS Rebounds per game Rebounding margin ASSISTS Assists per game TURNOVERS Turnovers per game Turnover margin Assist/turnover ratio STEALS Steals per game BLOCKS Blocks per game ATTENDANCE Home games-Avg/Game Neutral site-Avg/Game Score by Periods Radford Opponents

1st 2nd 511 568 605 669

23.3 27.3 22.2 29.1 23.4 19.1 20.5 19.9 9.7 18.5 7.6 5.9 8.7

RAD 1087 60.4 -11.4 378-985 .384 93-290 .321 5.2 238-387 .615 13.2 641 35.6 -3.3 176 9.8 289 16.1 -0.9 0.6 140 7.8 57 3.2 8581 9-953 OT 8 19

48-148 64-178 49-140 58-109 45-96 30-63 28-74 22-74 20-51 2-7 8-25 4-16 0-4

.324 .360 .350 .532 .469 .476 .378 .297 .392 .286 .320 .250 .000

.267 .349 .368 .000 .000 .000 .360 .305 .000 .000 .111 .231 .000

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

.727 .607 .607 .610 .367 .581 .625 .765 .621 .333 .571 .000 .750

Rebounds def tot avg

11 26 37 11 52 63 4 40 44 48 59 107 34 61 95 26 52 78 12 30 42 0 28 28 21 20 41 3 4 7 4 7 11 2 7 9 3 10 13 43 23 66 378-985 .384 93-290 .321 238-387 .615 222 419 641 453-1010 .449 121-358 .338 266-418 .636 234 466 700 OPP 1293 71.8 453-1010 .449 121-358 .338 6.7 266-418 .636 14.8 700 38.9 283 15.7 273 15.2 1.0 144 8.0 62 3.4 15309 9-1701 0-0

12-45 22-63 28-76 0-0 0-0 0-0 9-25 18-59 0-0 0-0 1-9 3-13 0-0

off

Date 12/02/10 12/04/10 12/31/10 01/02/11 01/08/11 01/13/11 01/15/11 01/20/11 01/22/11 01/27/11 01/29/11 02/01/11 02/05/11 02-10-11 02/12/11 02/15/11 02/24/11 02/26/11

pf dq

2.2 3.5 2.4 5.9 5.3 6.0 2.3 1.6 2.4 3.5 0.8 0.6 2.2

33 32 42 61 38 36 42 21 29 3 6 8 8 1 35.6 360 38.9 346

Opponent UNC ASHEVILLE GARDNER-WEBB at Coastal Carolina at Charleston Southern HIGH POINT * VMI LIBERTY at Winthrop at Presbyterian College CHARLESTON SOUTHERN COASTAL CAROLINA WINTHROP * at High Point at Liberty at VMI PRESBYTERIAN at Gardner-Webb at UNC ASHEVILLE

1 0 3 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

a

to blk stl

29 35 18 9 6 5 37 29 1 0 3 2 2

0 7 2 12 10 18 0 0 7 0 0 0 1

50 36 28 31 27 25 30 29 11 2 6 4 7 3 9 176 289 - 283 273

L L L L W L L L L Lot L W L L L Lot L L

pts

avg

164 167 143 141 108 78 100 88 58 5 21 11 3

9.6 9.3 7.9 7.8 6.0 6.0 5.6 4.9 3.4 2.5 1.5 0.8 0.5

57 140 1087 62 144 1293

60.4 71.8

14 43 10 9 14 7 16 16 5 0 3 2 1

Score 50-70 52-59 59-77 58-73 64-59 71-105 53-61 58-74 61-67 62-70 63-86 67-66 70-72 71-79 58-71 49-52 63-71 58-81

Att. 1115 821 1021 357 735 806 884 1812 533 976 1542 871 1543 4258 3510 831 1150 1125

2010-11 Conference Statistics

##

NEUTRAL NEUTRAL 0-00-0 0-00-0 0-00-0

* - Conference game

Totals 1087 1293

* Denotes 2 Conference Victories Vacated in 2010-11 due to NCAA Committee on Infractions. ** Denotes Abele’s participation Vacated due to NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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Radford Team Game-by-Game (as of Sep 30, 2011) All games

2010-11 TEAM GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS

2010-11 Game-By-Game Statistics

TEAM STATISTICS

Opponent

Date

Score

Total fg-fga

EMORY & HENRY METHODIST * at South Carolina at George Mason at Charlotte UNC ASHEVILLE GARDNER-WEBB at Virginia JAMES MADISON at UNC Wilmington at University of Florida DICKINSON * at Coastal Carolina at Charleston Southern HIGH POINT * VMI LIBERTY at Winthrop at Presbyterian College CHARLESTON SOUTHER COASTAL CAROLINA WINTHROP * at High Point at Liberty at VMI PRESBYTERIAN at William & Mary at Gardner-Webb at UNC ASHEVILLE

11/13/10 11/14/10 11/19/10 11/24/10 11/27/10 12/02/10 12/04/10 12/07/10 12/11/10 12/18/10 12/22/10 12/29/10 12/31/10 01/02/11 01/08/11 01/13/11 01/15/11 01/20/11 01/22/11 01/27/11 01/29/11 02/01/11 02/05/11 02-10-11 02/12/11 02/15/11 02/19/11 02/24/11 02/26/11

57-54 W 83-74 W 56-85 L 55-81 L 52-73 L 50-70 L 52-59 L 44-54 L 57-78 L 50-64 L 55-66 L 86-59 W 59-77 L 58-73 L 64-59 W 71-105 L 53-61 L 58-74 L 61-67 L 62-70 Lot 63-86 L 67-66 W 70-72 L 71-79 L 58-71 L 49-52 Lot 52-84 L 63-71 L 58-81 L

21-57 24-56 19-56 20-53 19-56 14-51 21-49 17-44 16-48 16-43 21-42 26-52 21-60 16-40 17-41 25-68 17-53 20-55 26-52 19-51 24-70 21-45 23-51 27-62 20-59 21-59 21-68 27-55 19-64

Radford Opponents

Games played: 29 Points/game: 59.8 FG Pct: 38.3 3FG Pct: 29.7 FT Pct: 62.6

1734 2065

598-1560 717-1608

3-Pointers pct 3fg-fga pct

.368 .429 .339 .377 .339 .275 .429 .386 .333 .372 .500 .500 .350 .400 .415 .368 .321 .364 .500 .373 .343 .467 .451 .435 .339 .356 .309 .491 .297

0-15 5-14 5-15 6-22 5-20 8-15 2-12 4-10 4-14 3-9 4-10 3-15 7-23 4-10 2-12 5-23 5-14 5-16 3-13 7-21 5-19 8-12 7-14 7-22 3-11 6-26 2-17 4-13 5-14

.383 134-451 .446 218-607

.000 .357 .333 .273 .250 .533 .167 .400 .286 .333 .400 .200 .304 .400 .167 .217 .357 .313 .231 .333 .263 .667 .500 .318 .273 .231 .118 .308 .357

Free throws ft-fta pct

off

15-25 30-48 13-22 9-14 9-11 14-24 8-18 6-8 21-31 15-23 9-16 31-43 10-15 22-35 28-38 16-24 14-28 13-22 6-14 17-24 10-16 17-28 17-25 10-19 15-20 1-4 8-17 5-11 15-22

.600 .625 .591 .643 .818 .583 .444 .750 .677 .652 .563 .721 .667 .629 .737 .667 .500 .591 .429 .708 .625 .607 .680 .526 .750 .250 .471 .455 .682

12 21 12 7 9 11 14 6 8 11 8 17 11 12 8 17 9 11 17 11 17 7 11 16 15 11 20 7 17

.626 .646

353 366

.297 404-645 .359 413-639

Rebounds/game: 35.2 Assists/game: 10.1 Turnovers/game: 16.4 Assist/turnover ratio: 0.6 Steals/game: 7.9 Blocks/game: 3.0

* Denotes 4 Victories (2 Conference) Vacated in 2010-11 due to NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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Rebounds def tot

21 33 22 20 19 24 25 24 24 18 22 23 25 21 19 25 23 21 16 23 22 27 28 21 30 27 23 21 21

33 54 34 27 28 35 39 30 32 29 30 40 36 33 27 42 32 32 33 34 39 34 39 37 45 38 43 28 38

avg

pf

33.0 43.5 40.3 37.0 35.2 35.2 35.7 35.0 34.7 34.1 33.7 34.2 34.4 34.3 33.8 34.3 34.2 34.1 34.0 34.0 34.2 34.2 34.4 34.5 35.0 35.1 35.4 35.1 35.2

14 15 22 12 16 30 19 20 22 17 22 19 22 15 24 17 22 20 16 22 22 14 20 23 20 17 22 19 18

a t/o blk stl

12 15 13 10 11 10 13 6 6 11 12 14 9 7 5 14 9 11 6 12 12 11 7 11 5 12 8 13 9

17 15 20 15 10 19 17 19 14 17 24 22 21 18 15 17 8 15 16 20 8 17 17 15 22 11 13 16 17

3 5 2 2 2 3 2 1 7 1 3 3 3 3 3 2 2 5 1 4 5 4 4 5 3 6 2 2 0

9 6 6 10 4 8 3 5 7 10 10 16 6 6 9 4 11 7 5 15 4 5 10 6 14 8 6 9 10

pts

avg

57 83 56 55 52 50 52 44 57 50 55 86 59 58 64 71 53 58 61 62 63 67 70 71 58 49 52 63 58

57.0 70.0 65.3 62.8 60.6 58.8 57.9 56.1 56.2 55.6 55.5 58.1 58.2 58.1 58.5 59.3 58.9 58.9 59.0 59.2 59.3 59.7 60.1 60.6 60.5 60.0 59.7 59.9 59.8

668 1021 35.2 561 294 475 88 229 1734 59.8 749 1115 38.4 562 450 450 109 231 2065 71.2


Radford Opponent Game-by-Game (as of Sep 30, 2011) All games

2010-11 OPPONENT GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS OPPONENT STATISTICS

Date

Score

Total fg-fga

EMORY & HENRY METHODIST * at South Carolina at George Mason at Charlotte UNC ASHEVILLE GARDNER-WEBB at Virginia JAMES MADISON at UNC Wilmington at University of Florida DICKINSON * at Coastal Carolina at Charleston Southern HIGH POINT * VMI LIBERTY at Winthrop at Presbyterian College CHARLESTON SOUTHER COASTAL CAROLINA WINTHROP * at High Point at Liberty at VMI PRESBYTERIAN at William & Mary at Gardner-Webb at UNC ASHEVILLE

11/13/10 11/14/10 11/19/10 11/24/10 11/27/10 12/02/10 12/04/10 12/07/10 12/11/10 12/18/10 12/22/10 12/29/10 12/31/10 01/02/11 01/08/11 01/13/11 01/15/11 01/20/11 01/22/11 01/27/11 01/29/11 02/01/11 02/05/11 02-10-11 02/12/11 02/15/11 02/19/11 02/24/11 02/26/11

57-54 W 83-74 W 56-85 L 55-81 L 52-73 L 50-70 L 52-59 L 44-54 L 57-78 L 50-64 L 55-66 L 86-59 W 59-77 L 58-73 L 64-59 W 71-105 L 53-61 L 58-74 L 61-67 L 62-70 Lot 63-86 L 67-66 W 70-72 L 71-79 L 58-71 L 49-52 Lot 52-84 L 63-71 L 58-81 L

20-44 29-68 29-69 30-55 25-49 22-48 21-51 13-47 25-60 22-45 23-57 17-45 30-62 29-62 18-50 37-69 22-53 28-58 23-47 20-58 28-57 25-55 23-54 24-53 23-63 19-57 31-59 27-55 34-58

Opponents Radford

Games played: 29 Points/game: 71.2 FG Pct: 44.6 3FG Pct: 35.9 FT Pct: 64.6

2065 1734

717-1608 598-1560

3-Pointers pct 3fg-fga pct

.455 .426 .420 .545 .510 .458 .412 .277 .417 .489 .404 .378 .484 .468 .360 .536 .415 .483 .489 .345 .491 .455 .426 .453 .365 .333 .525 .491 .586

6-17 9-24 11-31 13-26 6-15 2-8 5-16 8-21 11-28 8-19 9-25 7-21 2-11 10-27 6-17 15-30 5-20 4-11 8-22 4-25 9-18 4-15 7-22 9-23 10-30 9-27 9-22 7-20 5-16

.446 218-607 .383 134-451

.353 .375 .355 .500 .400 .250 .313 .381 .393 .421 .360 .333 .182 .370 .353 .500 .250 .364 .364 .160 .500 .267 .318 .391 .333 .333 .409 .350 .313

Free throws ft-fta pct

off

8-11 7-17 16-23 8-11 17-21 24-39 12-20 20-24 17-30 12-16 11-21 18-25 15-23 5-9 17-27 16-25 12-24 14-24 13-14 26-29 21-33 12-25 19-31 22-31 15-24 5-9 13-22 10-16 8-15

.727 .412 .696 .727 .810 .615 .600 .833 .567 .750 .524 .720 .652 .556 .630 .640 .500 .583 .929 .897 .636 .480 .613 .710 .625 .556 .591 .625 .533

5 13 21 7 8 12 12 12 18 9 19 9 12 14 20 13 15 16 9 15 12 10 12 13 16 15 11 10 8

.646 .626

366 353

.359 413-639 .297 404-645

Rebounds/game: 38.4 Assists/game: 15.5 Turnovers/game: 15.5 Assist/turnover ratio: 1.0 Steals/game: 8.0 Blocks/game: 3.8

Rebounds def tot

31 24 30 29 29 31 19 23 30 21 18 17 30 21 24 29 36 28 17 26 32 21 19 22 25 29 31 26 31

36 37 51 36 37 43 31 35 48 30 37 26 42 35 44 42 51 44 26 41 44 31 31 35 41 44 42 36 39

avg

pf

36.0 36.5 41.3 40.0 39.4 40.0 38.7 38.2 39.3 38.4 38.3 37.2 37.6 37.4 37.9 38.1 38.9 39.2 38.5 38.6 38.9 38.5 38.2 38.0 38.2 38.4 38.5 38.4 38.4

23 29 19 17 10 22 19 15 25 16 17 30 15 23 31 21 24 19 14 20 17 23 20 21 14 10 15 15 18

a t/o blk stl

12 14 15 22 15 12 15 8 19 13 16 11 20 13 9 20 16 18 14 11 18 14 16 15 15 16 22 16 25

30 10 14 16 9 17 11 13 13 18 16 28 18 13 21 12 16 15 16 21 8 12 14 14 17 15 10 16 17

2 3 8 4 2 2 2 7 7 3 3 1 3 1 0 7 7 4 1 3 6 2 3 4 2 4 7 4 7

pts

avg

7 54 54.0 9 74 64.0 9 85 71.0 8 81 73.5 4 73 73.4 10 70 72.8 5 59 70.9 8 54 68.8 9 78 69.8 5 64 69.2 10 66 68.9 12 59 68.1 10 77 68.8 11 73 69.1 4 59 68.4 10 105 70.7 5 61 70.1 8 74 70.3 5 67 70.2 10 70 70.2 5 86 70.9 7 66 70.7 8 72 70.7 11 79 71.1 13 71 71.1 4 52 70.3 6 84 70.9 8 71 70.9 10 81 71.2

749 1115 38.4 562 450 450 109 231 2065 71.2 668 1021 35.2 561 294 475 88 229 1734 59.8

2010-11 Opponent Game-By-Game Statistics

Opponent

* Denotes 4 Victories (2 Conference) Vacated in 2010-11 due to NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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Radford Season Schedule/Results & Leaders (as of Sep 30, 2011) All games RECORD: ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

OVERALL 5-24 2-16 3-8

2010-11 Results

2010-11 RESULTS

HOME 5-8 2-7 3-1

AWAY 0-16 0-9 0-7

Date 11/13/10 11/14/10 11/19/10 11/24/10 11/27/10 12/02/10 12/04/10 12/07/10 12/11/10 12/18/10 12/22/10 12/29/10 12/31/10

Opponent EMORY & HENRY METHODIST * at South Carolina at George Mason at Charlotte *UNC ASHEVILLE *GARDNER-WEBB at Virginia JAMES MADISON at UNC Wilmington at University of Florida DICKINSON * *at Coastal Carolina

01/02/11

*at Charleston Southern

01/08/11

*HIGH POINT *

01/13/11 01/15/11 01/20/11 01/22/11

*VMI *LIBERTY *at Winthrop *at Presbyterian College

71-105 53-61 58-74 61-67

01/27/11 01/29/11

*CHARLESTON SOUTHERN *COASTAL CAROLINA

62-70 63-86

02/01/11

*WINTHROP *

02/05/11 02-10-11

*at High Point *at Liberty

70-72 71-79

L L

1543 (19)SMITH,Blake 4258 (21)SMITH,Jareal

02/12/11 02/15/11

*at VMI *PRESBYTERIAN

58-71 49-52

L Lot

02/19/11 02/24/11

at William & Mary *at Gardner-Webb

52-84 63-71

L L

3510 (15)CERRAH,Tolga 831 (12)SMITH,Blake (12)SONMEZ,Gorkem 2899 (18)SMITH,Jareal 1150 (16)SMITH,Jareal

02/26/11

*at UNC ASHEVILLE

58-81

L

1125 (15)ROBINSON,Jeremy

* - Conference game

Attendance Summary

Home Away Neutral Total

Games

13 16 0 29

W W

W

58-73 W

W

Attend

12101 57920 0 70021

Score 57-54 83-74 56-85 55-81 52-73 50-70 52-59 44-54 57-78 50-64 55-66 86-59 59-77

NEUTRAL 0-0 0-0 0-0

L L L L L L L L L L L

64-59 L L L L Lot L

67-66

Att. 1339 806 10017 4273 5977 1115 821 8242 1140 3378 7825 235 1021

357 (21)SONMEZ,Gorkem 735 (11)EDWARDS,Johnathan (11)ROBINSON,Jeremy 806 (13)EDWARDS,Johnathan 884 (13)SMITH,Blake 1812 (15)ABELE,Martins ** 533 (13)SMITH,Blake 976 (15)SMITH,Blake 1542 (10)CERRAH,Tolga (10)ABELE,Martins ** 871 (25)SMITH,Jareal

Avg/Game

931 3620 0 2415

* Denotes 4 Games (2 Conference) Vacated in 2010-11 due to NCAA Committee on Infractions. ** Denotes Abele’s participation Vacated due to NCAA Committee on Infractions.

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High Points (14)SPAGNOLO,Tommy (15)SPAGNOLO,Tommy (14)SMITH,Blake (15)FAULKNER,Evan (16)SMITH,Jareal (17)SONMEZ,Gorkem (13)EDWARDS,Johnathan (15)SONMEZ,Gorkem (12)SMITH,Blake (16)CERRAH,Tolga (15)EDWARDS,Johnathan (17)CERRAH,Tolga (12)SMITH,Blake

High Rebounds (8)CURRY,Jamal (11)CURRY,Jamal (7)EDWARDS,Johnathan (5)WINEGARNER,Lukas (9)EDWARDS,Johnathan (8)CERRAH,Tolga (9)EDWARDS,Johnathan (6)SONMEZ,Gorkem (6)SPAGNOLO,Tommy (7)EDWARDS,Johnathan (9)EDWARDS,Johnathan (10)CERRAH,Tolga (6)ROBINSON,Jeremy (6)CERRAH,Tolga (6)SONMEZ,Gorkem (6)CERRAH,Tolga (8)CERRAH,Tolga (9)EDWARDS,Johnathan (8)EDWARDS,Johnathan (10)ABELE,Martins ** (5)EDWARDS,Johnathan (5)ABELE,Martins ** (6)ABELE,Martins ** (9)WINEGARNER,Lukas (8)SMITH,Jareal (8)ABELE,Martins ** (9)ABELE,Martins ** (7)EDWARDS,Johnathan (7)ABELE,Martins ** (15)CERRAH,Tolga (8)ABELE,Martins ** (15)CERRAH,Tolga (6)CERRAH,Tolga (6)EDWARDS,Johnathan (10)WINEGARNER,Lukas


Media Information 41


Radford SPORTS RADIO Network

Radford Sports Radio Network

The Radford University Sports Network is the home of every men’s basketball broadcast. Live broadcasts of Radford men’s basketball are carried on WVRU (89.9 FM) and WBLB (1340 AM) as well as live over the internet at RadfordAthletics.com.

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Broadcasts begin with a pre-game show 30 minutes before tip-off. The pre-game show includes opponent breakdown, interviews with head coach Mike Jones and his staff and a recap of previous games. A post-game show follows the game and provides analysis of the game, coach and player interviews and previews of upcoming games.

Network History

In 1988, Radford University became one of the first NCAA Division I schools to bring its basketball broadcasts in-house. In the process, Radford became a pioneer in college sports broadcasting, and created the foundation which helped establish the Radford Sports Network as a leader in collegiate sports broadcasting. The Network has been the starting point for several well-respected voice talents, including Wes Durham, current voice of the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons, and David Hunziker, current voice of the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Men’s Basketball Talent

Rick Watson is at the forefront of the Radford Sports Radio Network as the “Voice of the Highlanders.” He has served as the athletic department’s director of radio broadcasting for 11 years and returns for his 12th as the play-byplay voice for all men’s basketball games. In addition to his on-air work, Rick Watson is in his first year as the Director of Sales and Sponsorship at Radford University. Watson carries sponsorship and sales experience over radio platforms. He organized and maintained radio network sponsors and commercial rotation within format to develop and coordinate year-by-year commercial Rick Watson formats in conjunction with sponsors. Watson was on the call as Radford made its run through the 2009 Big South Tournament, describing the action of his alma mater’s second appearance in the NCAA Tournament. A 1991 graduate of Radford’s School of Communications, Watson was also the host of Big Dog Sports Talk, a successful radio call-in show in the New River Valley. He was the Sports Director at the Cumulus Radio Station cluster for 10 years. He and his wife Tracy reside in Riner, Va. with their three children, Stephanie, Ryan and Ben.


RADFORD ATHLETIC MEDIA POLICIES

Interviews

All interviews with Radford University coaches, student-athletes and staff members must be arranged through the Athletic Communications Office. Following the competition, locker rooms are off limits to members of the media. Player and coach interviews will be conducted in the press room after a 10-minute cooling off period. Except for postgame situations, interviews with coaches or student-athletes must be arranged through the Athletic Communications Office by contacting Joey Beeler at 540-831-5726 or jwbeeler@radford.edu. Interviews will be arranged at times which do not interfere with a student’s academic schedule. NO interviews will be granted on game day.

ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS STAFF

Joey Beeler Assistant A.D. for Athletic Communications MBB Primary Contact

Justin Thompson Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Brian Stanley Assistant Director of Athletic Communications

Patrick Reed Director of Athletic Multimedia Services

Practices Attendance at practice must be arranged through the Radford University Athletic Communications Office. Press Credentials Press credentials are mailed for the entire season or one week in advance of the desired game. Credentials obtained by late arrangements may be picked up at the press entrance. Please contact Joey Beeler at 540-831-5726 or jwbeeler@radford.edu at least one day before the game to obtain credentials.

Press Row

Parking The Dedmon Center is on University Drive across Norwood Street (U.S. Route 11) from the main campus. Media covering RU basketball should park in the upper parking lot and enter on the administrative level nearest that lot. Please call the Office of Athletic Communications in advance for passes.

Press Conferences

In the event of a press conference, all primary media covering Radford University Athletics will be notified as far in advance as possible. To be added to the primary media list, contact the Athletic Communications Office.

Game Information

Prior to the game, Athletic Communications will furnish programs, statistics and rosters in the press room. Game services include play-by-play, halftime box scores and final box scores.

Radio

Visiting radio broadcasts must reserve their seating. The visitor’s radio station is provided space on press row at the Dedmon Center. A standard business line with a modular plug is provided along with a backup line for emergencies. All broadcast calls must be made collect, with a calling card, Toll Free or arrangements should be made to have the radio station call press row.

Photographers

Photographers are asked to shoot from the respective end zones for basketball. Similar policies apply for credentials and seating reservations.

www.RadfordAthletics.com

MEDIA OUTLETS

NEWSPAPER

The Roanoke Times Ray Cox (540) 831-1672 ray.cox@roanoke.com Richmond Times-Dispatch John O’Connor (800) 588-9884 ext. 6233 joconnor@timesdispatch.com The Virginian-Pilot Ed Miller (757) 446-2372 ed.miller@pilotonline.com News Messenger Jason Pounds (540) 382-6171 ext. 211 jpounds@ mainstreetnewspapers.com Washington Post Eric Prisbell (202) 253-0838 espbell@aol.com Winchester Star Ben Brooks (800) 296-0281 bbrooks@winchesterstar.com USA Today Eric Smith Assistant Sports Editor (703) 854-5610 The Tartan (540) 831-5474 tartan@radford.edu

TELEVISION

WDBJ-DT-Channel 7 Travis Wells Sports Director (540) 344-7000 After Hours: (540) 344-3623 twells@wdbj7.com WSLS-DT-Channel 10 John Appicello Sports Director (540) 981-9110 After Hours: (540) 981-9126 E-mail: jappicello@wsls.com WSET-TV-Channel 13 Dennis Carter Sports Director (434) 528-1313 ext. 137 E-mail: newsdesk@wset.com

Media Policies

Press row seating is provided for working media representatives, radio and television crews broadcasting the game, Athletic Communications staff, and approved guests. INDIVIDUALS UNDER THE AGE 18 ARE NOT PERMITTED TO SIT AT PRESS ROW. Please observe seating assignments.

Mailing Address..................... P.O. Box 6913, Radford, VA 24142 Office Phone.........................................................(540) 831-5726 Fax.......................................................................(540) 831-5556

WIRE SERVICES The Associated Press (804) 643-6646 aprichmond@ap.org

WEB

ValleySportsNow.com David Grimes Sports Director david@valleysportsnow.com

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The Big South Conference 44

Since its founding in 1983, the Big South Conference has matured into a competitive leader in college athletics, actively pursuing excellence on the field of play and in the classroom. The League’s growing presence as an NCAA Division I athletic conference is evident by athletic accomplishments on the national stage, innovative marketing and media partnerships, increased television packages, and quality athletic competition while intentionally fostering the academic, personal, social, athletic and leadership development of each student-athlete. This has evolved into the Conference’s mission of “Developing Leaders Through Athletics.” The Big South Conference was formed on August 21, 1983, when Charleston Southern (then Baptist College) Athletic Director Howard Bagwell and Augusta President George Christenberry began recruiting members into the Big South, receiving initial commitments from Augusta, Charleston Southern, Campbell, Coastal Carolina and Winthrop. One month later, Dr. Edward M. Singleton was selected as the League’s first Commissioner and continued to solicit new members. His efforts led to the additions of Armstrong State, Radford and UNC Asheville, giving the Big South more than the required six members to constitute an official conference. The Big South’s first year of competition was in the Fall of 1984, and in September 1986, the Big South Conference was granted full-fledged Division I status. During its infancy and prior to securing automatic bids to NCAA Championships, the Big South made early strides in earning at-large berths in several national postseason events, including volleyball, women’s basketball and women’s golf. In 1989, George F. “Buddy” Sasser replaced the retiring Dr. Singleton as Commissioner, and in 1990, the League received its first automatic bid -- receiving an automatic qualifier to the NCAA Baseball Championship. Under Sasser’s seven years of leadership, the Conference implemented its public relations and compliance programs, and introduced its first-ever men’s basketball television package, featuring the Big South competing among some of the finest teams in the nation. In August 1996, Kyle B. Kallander replaced Sasser as the League’s third Commissioner, and in his 15 years at the helm of the Big South, Kallander has been instrumental in aggressively promoting the Conference to new heights. The Conference has enjoyed record levels in marketing revenue during the past several years, he has brought television coverage to Big South women’s basketball, baseball and softball for the first time in Conference history, as well as increased national television exposure to the League as a whole through aggressive and TV packages. Under Kallander’s leadership, the Big South developed and initiated its first long-range strategic plan, re-affirming the League’s vision as a distinctive athletic Conference committed to the quality of institutional life through athletic competition. He also spearheaded the efforts to add football as a championship sport, which came to fruition in 2002, and oversaw the additions of men’s and women’s indoor track & field in 1997. The Conference’s 19th championship sport -women’s lacrosse, will begin play in 2012-13 with seven members. At the same time, Kallander has solidified Conference membership, as an all-time high 11 member institutions comprise the 28-year League in 2011-12. Recent additions include

High Point, Gardner-Webb and Presbyterian College, plus the return of charter member Campbell University this year. Kallander’s long range vision has also included technological advancements, as the Conference introduced its first live event video streaming in 2005 and has since expanded its video offerings to more than 700 events annually through a partnership with the member institutions, as well as the creation of several online and social media platforms. In the last 15 years alone, the Big South Conference has experienced monumental growth and success in nearly every sport. During this time, the Conference has had an individual National Champion six times, more than 240 All-Americans, has reached the “Sweet 16” in men’s soccer, women’s basketball and baseball, has received national Top 25 rankings in football, men’s soccer, men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s outdoor track & field, and men’s golf, had an individual selected to play in the NCAA Singles Championship six times in addition to the first men’s tennis doubles at-large selection, had the first women’s golf program advance to the national finals, had the No. 1 ranked men’s golfer in the country, has had the nation’s top scoring men’s basketball team five consecutive years as well as the national men’s basketball scoring leader twice, received an at-large playoff berth in the Football Championship Subdivision in 2006, has had four NFL Draft picks, and had an institution finish fifth in the NCAA Men’s Golf Championships - the Conference’s highestever team finish in an NCAA event. In 2006-07, the Big South was the only Conference nationwide to have an at-large participant in the football playoffs (Coastal Carolina), a team in the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament (Winthrop) and a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Baseball Regionals (Coastal Carolina). In fact, Coastal Carolina’s baseball program has been a No. 1 seed four out of the last seven years - including a national seed for the first time in 2010, while the Chanticleers’ FCS playoff berth in 2006 came in just the fifth-year of the Big South’s football existence. The 2009-10 season saw Liberty’s Sam Chelanga win two NCAA National Champion-

ships (cross country, 10,000-meter run), Coastal Carolina’s baseball team reach the Super Regionals for the second time in three years as well as being ranked No. 1 in the national RPI and as high as No. 3 in the national polls; and three women’s basketball teams reach the postseason for the first time in Conference history. Last season, Chelanga won two more NCAA National Championships (cross country, outdoor 5,000-meter run), the Big South had its first automatic bid recipient in football (Coastal Carolina), UNC Asheville reached the Second Round of the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, Coastal Carolina’s women’s golf team was the first in Conference history to advance to the NCAA Championship out of Regional play, and a League-record 18 baseball players were drafted in the 2011 MLB First-Year Player Draft. Several former Big South student-athletes have also reached national prominence in recent years. Coastal Carolina’s Amber Campbell made the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team - one of five former Big South athletes to compete in the Games; VMI’s Reggie Williams reached the NBA with the Golden State Warriors in 2010, UNC Asheville’s Ty Wigginton was named an American League All-Star in 2010, and Coastal Carolina’s Dustin Johnson has won four PGA Tour events since departing the Big South in 2007. The Conference’s tagline, “Developing Leaders Through Athletics” was unveiled in 2008-09 in conjunction with the Conference’s 25th Anniversary. The League also honored its heritage with the Top 25 “Best of the Best” moments in League history from 1983-2008, with Liberty University’s 10-year women’s basketball championship run from 19962007 being crowned the No. 1 moment in the Big South’s first 25 years.


2011-12 Radford University Men's Basketball Media Guide  

2011-12 Radford University Men's Basketball Media Guide

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