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2011-12 Titan Basketball

Table Of Contents

Quick Facts:..................................................................................2 2011-12 Roster:............................................................................3 2011-12 Schedule:........................................................................4 Media Information:......................................................................5 Titan Television Package:..............................................................7 Welcome To Detroit:..................................................................10 Calihan Hall:...............................................................................15 Basket Ball Offices/Locker Room:...............................................17 2011-12 Season Preview:...........................................................20 The Coaching Staff:.....................................................................24 The Titans:..................................................................................44 Strength & Conditioning:............................................................80 2010-11 Year In Review:.............................................................84 The Horizon League:.................................................................104 All-Time Award Winners:..........................................................108 Titan Record Book:...................................................................118 1,000-Point Scorers:.................................................................124 All-Time Scores:........................................................................128 All-Time Series:.........................................................................143 All-Time Coaching Records:......................................................145 Post-Season History:.................................................................147 100-Point Games:.....................................................................152 Retired Jerseys:.........................................................................153 Did You Know:..........................................................................154 University Of Detroit Mercy Athletics:.....................................157 University Of Detroit Mercy Viewbook:...................................171

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OUR REFERENCE

Since the consolidation of the University of Detroit and Mercy College of Detroit in 1990, UDM athletic teams have found themselves referred to in many different forms. In order to maintain consistency, we ask that the media and our opponents continue to refer to us as UDM or use Detroit or Detroit Titans, and eliminate the use of such abbreviations as U-D, U of D Mercy, Detroit Mercy, etc. Thank you for your cooperation and your continuing coverage of the Detroit Titans.

HEAD COACH RAY MCCALLUM & SOPHOMORE RAY MCCALLUM

Please refer to both head coach and current UDM freshman as “Ray McCallum�. While many articles have been published over the years with reference to Ray McCallum Jr., his proper name is the same as his father so Ray McCallum is the correct title for both father and son. Yearbook Credits The 2011-12 Titan Basketball media guide is a publication of the UDM Sports Information Office. Cover Design: Jeff Mitchell Contributors: P.J. Gradowski, Mitch Wigness, Kit Stetzel, Joel Walrath Photography: Einstein Photo, Tim Busch, Mike Alberts, Ronald Harper, Mark Cowan, Dan Graschuck, NBA PHOTO, Art Landino, Downtown Detroit Partnership, Bob Campbell, NBAE/Getty Images, Tim March

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UDM Quick Facts General

Basketball Staff

School................................................. University of Detroit Mercy City .................................................................. ............ Detroit, MI Founded .................................................................................1877 Enrollment ......................................................................... .. 5,600 Nickname .......................................................................... ...Titans School Colors ........................................ ....... Red, White and Blue Arena ...................................... ................................... Calihan Hall Capacity .............................................................................. . 8,295 Affiliation............................................................... NCAA Division I Conference............................................................ Horizon League President...................................................... Dr. Antoine Garibaldi Assoc. VP and Athletic Director...................................Keri Gaither Athletic Department Phone................................... (313) 993-1700 Ticket Office Phone ............................................... (313) 993-1700

Head Coach.............................................................. Ray McCallum Alma Mater, Year....................................................... Ball State ’83 UDM Record (Years)....................................... 44-53 (.454, 3 years) Career Record (Years).............................. 214-202 (.514, 14 years) Assistant Coaches .................................Carlos Briggs (Baylor ’93), .............................................Jay Smith (Saginaw Valley State ’84), .......................................... Derek Thomas (Missouri-St. Louis ’89) Dir. of Basketball Ops................................................... Mike Faletti Graduate Asst. Coach.................................................. Matt Ryder Basketball Office Phone........................................ (313) 993-1731 Best Time To Reach Coach.............................................. Mornings Asst. Athletic Director for Sports Medicine/ Head Athletic Trainer...................................................Mike Miller Asst. Athletic Director for Strength & Conditioning.......Joe Tofferi

History

Team Information

First Year of Basketball............................................................1905 Overall All-Time Record...................................... 1304-1091 (.544) Overall Horizon League Record..........................................203-231 Horizon League Regular Season Championships......................... 2 ............................................................. (1998-Tie With UIC, 1999) Horizon League Tournament Championships................2 (1994, 99) All-Time HL Tournament Record............................................29-30 NCAA Appearances....................................5 (1962, 77, 79, 98, 99) All-Time NCAA Tournament Record...........................................3-5 Last NCAA Tournament Results................. defeated UCLA, 56-53, ................................................................ lost to Ohio State, 75-44 NIT Appearances.................................. 6 (1960, 61, 65, 78, 01, 02) All-Time NIT Record...................................................................5-7 Last NIT Results............................................. lost at Dayton, 80-69

2010-11 Record.....................................................................17-16 2010-11 Conference Record (Finish)............................ 10-8 (T5th) 2010-11 Final Ranking........................................................... None 2010-11 Post-Season Tournament......................................... None Starters Returning/Lost............................................................ 5/0 Letterwinners Returning/Lost................................................. 10/1 Newcomers...................................................................................4

Media Information Live Webcasts..............................www.HorizonLeagueNetwork.tv Athletics Web Site.....................................www.DetroitTitans.com

Sports Information SID Office Phone.................................................... (313) 993-1745 Dir. of Sports Information (MBB Contact)............... Mitch Wigness Cell Phone.............................................................. (313) 575-1875 E-Mail Address.................................mitch.wigness@udmercy.edu Senior Assistant SID................................................. P.J. Gradowski Cell Phone.............................................................. (313) 585-0982 E-Mail Address........................................ gradowpj@udmercy.edu Assistant SID (Secondary MBB Contact)........................Kit Stetzel E-Mail Address..........................christopher.stetzel@udmercy.edu SID Assistant............................................................... Joel Walrath E-Mail Address.................................... joel.walrath@udmercy.edu Calihan Hall Press Row Phone............................... (313) 993-1750 SID Mailing Address...................................4001 W. McNichols Rd. ................................................................. Detroit, MI 48221-3038

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2011-12 Titans Roster No. 1 2 3 5 10 11 13 20 23 24 25 32 33 34

Name Pos. Chase Simon G Chris Blake G Ray McCallum G Donavan Foster G Jason Calliste G P.J. Boutte G Brandon Romain G LaMarcus Lowe F-C Doug Anderson F John Hoskins F Juwan Howard, Jr. # F Eli Holman C-F Evan Bruinsma F Nick Minnerath F

Ht. 6-7 6-4 6-2 5-10 6-2 5-9 6-3 6-10 6-6 6-10 6-5 6-10 6-8 6-9

Wt. 216 202 188 160 168 150 168 210 218 224 222 260 208 220

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

Hometown/High School (Previous School) Detroit, Mich./Community (Central Michigan) Mobile, Ala./LeFlore (Trinity Valley (Tex.) Community College) Beverly Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day Chicago, Ill./Curie Scarborough, Ont./Quality Education Academy (N.C.) Indianapolis, Ind./TC Howe Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys & Girls HS (Post/Westchester CC) Flint, Mich./Northwestern (Western Michigan) Kalamazoo, Mich./Central (Mott C.C.) Warren, Mich./Conner Creek Academy East Detroit, Mich./Pershing (Western Michigan) Richmond, Calif./Richmond (Indiana) New Era, Mich./Western Michigan Christian Truro, Mass./Nauset (Jackson (Mich.) Community College)

# - Will sit out the 2011-12 season under NCAA transfer rules.

Head Coach: Ray McCallum - Fourth Season (Ball State ‘83) Assistant Coach: Carlos Briggs - Fifth Season (Baylor ‘93) Assistant Coach: Jay Smith - Fourth Season (Saginaw Valley State ‘84) Assistant Coach: Derek Thomas - Fourth Season (Missouri-St. Louis ‘89) Director of Basketball: Mike Faletti - First Season (St. Andrews College ‘90) Graduate Assistant Coach: Matt Ryder- Second Season (Indiana ‘08)

Back Row (L-R): Strength & Conditioning Coach Joe Tofferi, Graduate Assistant Coach Matt Ryder, Assistant Coach Jay Smith, Nick Minnerath, LaMarcus Lowe, John Hoskins, Evan Bruinsma, Doug Anderson, Chase Simon, Head Athletic Trainer Mike Miller, Director of Basketball Operations Mike Faletti Front Row: Assistant Coach Carlos Briggs, Donavan Foster, Brandon Romain, P.J. Boutte, Head Coach Ray McCallum, Ray McCallum, Juwan Howard, Jr., Jason Calliste, Assistant Coach Derek Thomas

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2011-12 Schedule Date HL Opponent Location Time/TV 10/29/2011 Madonna (exh.) Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 11/5/2011 Ashland (exh.) Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 11/11/2011 Lake Erie Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 11/14/2011 at Notre Dame # South Bend, Ind. (ESPNU) 9:00 p.m. 11/18/2011 Concordia (Mich.) Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 11/21/2011 vs George Washington # Bowling Green, Ohio 5:00 p.m. 11/22/2011 at Bowling Green State # Bowling Green, Ohio 7:30 p.m. 11/23/2011 vs Austin Peay State # Bowling Green, Ohio 5:00 p.m. 11/26/2011 at Akron Akron, Ohio 7:00 p.m. 12/1/2011 * Youngstown State Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 12/3/2011 * Cleveland State Detroit, Mich. TBA 12/5/2011 St. John’s Detroit, Mich. (ESPN2) 7:00 p.m. 12/8/2011 Western Michigan Detroit, Mich. 7:30 p.m. 12/11/2011 at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. (ESPNU) 6:00 p.m. 12/17/2011 Mississippi State Detroit, Mich. (FOX Sports Detroit) 12:00 p.m. 12/22/2011 Alabama State Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 12/29/2011 * at UIC Chicago, Ill. 8:00 p.m. 12/31/2011 * at Loyola Chicago, Ill. 2:00 p.m. 1/6/2012 * Valparaiso Detroit, Mich. (ESPNU/3) 7 or 9:00 p.m. 1/8/2012 * Butler Detroit, Mich. (ESPN3) 4:00 p.m. 1/12/2012 * at Green Bay Green Bay, Wis. 8:00 p.m. 1/14/2012 * at Milwaukee Milwaukee, Wis. 8:00 p.m. 1/21/2012 * Wright State Detroit, Mich. (FOX Sports Detroit) 12:00 p.m. 1/25/2012 * Loyola Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 1/27/2012 * UIC Detroit, Mich. 7:00 p.m. 2/2/2012 * at Valparaiso Valparaiso, Ind. (FOX Sports Detroit) 7:30 p.m. 2/4/2012 * at Butler Indianapolis, Ind. (ESPN/2) 12:00 p.m. 2/10/2012 * Milwaukee Detroit, Mich. (ESPNU/3) 9:00 p.m. 2/12/2012 * Green Bay Detroit, Mich. (FOX Sports Detroit) 1:00 p.m. 2/15/2012 * at Wright State Dayton, Ohio 7:00 p.m. 2/17-19/2012 ESPN BracketBusters Detroit, Mich. TBD 2/23/2012 * at Cleveland State Cleveland, Ohio 7:00 p.m. 2/25/2012 * at Youngstown State Youngstown, Ohio 2:05 p.m. 2/28/2012 Horizon League 1st Round TBD 3/2/2012 Horizon League 2nd Round TBD 3/3/2012 Horizon League Semifinals (ESPN2) TBD 3/6/2012 Horizon League Championship (ESPN) 9:00 p.m. Home games in bold # - Progressive CBE Classic HL Tournament Format, No. 1 and No. 2 seed receive double bye into semi-finals No. 1 seed host second round and semi-finals, highest remaining seed after semi-finals host championship Seeds 3-10 play in first round with the 3-6 seeds hosting (Game dates and times remain subject to change. All times are Eastern.) TV dates as of 10/18/11. Also possibility of BracketBuster match-up televised ESPN Family of Networks: ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU, ESPN3.com

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For The Media For Your Information

Broadcasts

Information on the Detroit Titans, all other Horizon League teams and the conference is available to members of the media at all times via the Internet. Visit UDM’s official Athletics web site, DetroitTitans.com. The site will include current statistics and game notes as well as other pertinent information about Titan basketball and all other varsity teams. The Horizon League web site is HorizonLeague.org. Results and box scores from all games involving conference members, as well as updated statistics, will be available at the conference web site each game night. Working Credentials Working media and photography credential applications should be made prior to game day with the UDM Sports Information Office. The address is: 4001 West McNichols Rd., Detroit, MI 48221-3038. The fax number is: (313) 993-1765, or e-mail Mitch Wigness (S.I.D.) at mitch.wigness.udmercy.edu Passes not distributed in advance will be held for pick-up at the “Will Call” desk in Calihan Hall’s Northwest ticket lobby. Parking, if requested in advance, can be reserved through the Sports Information Office. Entry to the parking lot should be made through the Fairfield Street gate. Press Row is located on the main floor of the arena, on the same side as the team benches and scorer's table. Seating is limited to working media, professional scouts and accredited school officials.

The Sports Information office has installed two permanent telephone lines and ISDN lines at Calihan Hall available to visiting radio stations. To arrange for their use, or for additional lines, please contact Mitch Wigness (S.I.D.) (mitch.wigness@udmercy. edu/313-993-1745) in advance of game day. Television stations desiring live coverage should contact Keri Gaither (Athletic Director) for broadcast rights. Broadcast spotters or statisticians may be secured through the UDM Sports Information Office with advance notice. Interviews The best time to reach Titans head coach Ray McCallum for interviews is in the morning. Please feel free to contact the UDM Sports Information office for assistance in arranging interviews with the coach. Please arrange all player interviews through the Sports Information office, allowing a day in advance, if possible. We will try to accommodate every request, taking the players’ classroom and practice schedules into account. Titan coaches and players will be available for post-game interviews following a brief cooling-off period. Coach McCallum will hold his post-game press conference in the Media Room, and Detroit players will also be brought to the Media Room for interviews by request. Please note that the Titan locker room is closed to the media following games both at home and on the road. Post-game policy for visitors to Calihan Hall may vary at the teams’ discretion. Media representatives are advised to contact the visiting S.I.D. with special requests.

Game Services Key Phone Numbers (Area Code 313) Programs, media guides, lineups, statistics, Horizon League standings and notes and game background information will be supplied to accredited media representatives and NBA scouts at Press Row and in the Media Room of Calihan Hall. Access is reserved for properly-credentialed individuals only. A limited number of statistics monitors, updated instantly with each play in a game, are available all along press row. An NCAA Box Score is distributed at halftime and a complete NCAA Final Box and play-by-play account will be available following each game in the Media Room. Pre-game refreshments will be served. Wireless internet access is available in the arena. Telephones are also available along press row and in the Media Room. Fax service is available by request only.

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Men's Basketball Contact........................................Mitch Wigness Email................................................ mitch.wigness@udmercy.edu Cell............................................................................ 313-575-1875 Sports Information Office................................................ 993-1745 S.I.D. Fax.......................................................................... 993-1765 Athletic Dept./Ticket Office............................................. 993-1700 Calihan Hall Press Row.................................................... 993-1750

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Our Coverage WIRE SERVICE Associated Press 300 Riverplace, Suite 2400 Detroit, MI 48207 Sports Editor: Larry Lage Beat Writer: Scott Held Phone: 313-259-0650 Fax: 313-259-4966

NEWSPAPERS Detroit Free Press 600 W. Fort St. Detroit, MI 48226 Beat Writer: Perry Farrell Columnists: Mitch Albom, Michael Rosenberg, Drew Sharp Phone: 313-222-6660 Fax: 313-222-5983 Detroit News 615 W. Lafayette Blvd. Detroit, MI 48226 Beat Writer: Tom Markowski Columnist: Bob Wojnowski Phone: 313-222-2260 Fax: 313-222-6019 Macomb Daily 100 Macomb Daily Dr. Mt. Clemens, MI 48043 Sports Editor: George Pohly Phone: 810-469-4510 Fax: 810-469-2892 Michigan Chronicle 479 Ledyard Detroit, MI 48201 Beat Writer: Leland Stein III Phone: 313-963-5522 Fax: 313-963-8788

Royal Oak, MI, 48068 Beat Writer: Jim Evans Phone: 248-541-3000 Fax: 248-541-7903 UDM Varsity News 4001 W. McNichols Rd. Detroit, MI 48221 Editor: Michael Martinez Phone: 313-993-3300 Fax: 313-993-1120

RADIO WDFN-AM 27675 Halsted Farmington Hills, MI 48331 Reporters: Matt Shepard, Sean Baligian Phone: 248-324-5800 Fax: 248-848-0313 WJR-AM 2100 Fisher Bldg. Detroit, MI 48202 Reporter: Tom Mazeway Phone: 313-873-9830 Fax: 313-875-9022

TELEVISION

Fox Sports Detroit 26555 Evergreen, Suite 90 Southfield, MI 48076 Reporters: Trevor Thompson, Ryan Field Play-By-Play: Dan Dickerson Phone: 248-226-9725 Fax: 248-226-9730 WDIV-TV (NBC) 622 W. Lafayette Blvd. Detroit, MI 48231 Reporter: Katrina Hancock Phone: 313-222-0504 Fax: 313-222-0592 WJBK-TV (Fox) 2 Storer Place Southfield, MI 48075 Reporters: Ryan Ermanni, Jennifer Hammond, Woody Woodriffe Phone: 248-552-5144 Fax: 248-557-1199

WMYD-TV (My TV) 2777 Franklin Road, Suite 1220 Southfield, MI 48034 Reporter: Dave Leval Phone: (248) 355-2020 Fax: (248) 355-0368 WXYZ-TV (ABC) PO Box 789 Southfield, MI 48037 Reporter: Tom Leyden Phone: 248-827-9420 Fax: 248-827-4454 Horizon League Network Horizon League 201 S. Capitol Ave., Suite 500 Indianapolis, IN 46225 Phone: 317-237-5622 Fax: 317-237-5620

WWJ-AM 26495 American Way Southfield, MI 48034 Reporter: Tony Ortiz Phone: 248-455-7200 Fax: 248-423-3376 WXYT-AM 26495 American Way Southfield, MI 48034 Reporter: Matt Dery Phone: 248-569-8000 Fax: 248-569-9866

Oakland Press 48 West Huron Pontiac, MI 48342 Beat Writer: Pat Caputo Phone: 248-332-8181 Fax: 248-332-8885 The Daily Tribune 210 E. Third St.

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Our Television Package The University of Detroit Mercy finalized its 2011-12 television schedule with the addition of four FOX Sports Detroit broadcasts. FSD, the same station that carries the Detroit Pistons, Tigers and Red Wings, will once again partner with the Titans to help strengthen one of the more impressive TV packages in the Horizon League. Those games bring the total number of regional and national televised appearances to a dozen, including a minimum of seven on the ESPN family of networks and one Horizon League “Game of the Week” on WADL-38. The four-game slate begins Dec. 17 when the Southeastern Conference’s (SEC) Mississippi State Bulldogs invade Calihan Hall for a noon tip. More than a month later, the Titans face a noon match-up with rival Wright State on Jan. 21. The lone road contest in the FOX Sports Detroit lineup is a Feb. 2 battle at Valparaiso at 7:30 p.m. Eastern. The final game of the package is a Feb. 12 tilt vs. Green Bay at 1:00 p.m. at Calihan Hall.

A select number of Titan games are aired on FOX Sports Detroit with former Michigan Sportscaster of the Year Dan Dickerson (left) handling the play-by-play and Titan Hall of Famer Earl Cureton (right) adding the color commentary.

In addition, FSD has signed on to do another season of the “Detroit Titan Court Report”, a 30-minute behind-the-scenes look at Titan basketball. The show previews upcoming games as well as recapping past action. Various features will also be shown profiling the Titan student-athletes. The show was a nominee for a Michigan Television Emmy in its first year of production (2010-11).

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Our Television Package Titans To Appear At Least Eight Times On ESPN Family Of Networks The Horizon League officially announced its 2011-12 men’s basketball television package to include games broadcast over the ESPN family of networks in addition to its own “Game of the Week” contests. Detroit, whom many are touting as one of the preseason favorites in the league, is listed eight times in the television schedule, with more to be announced from the school with its FOX Sports Detroit package. The highlights include a trio of huge non-conference affairs starting with a Nov. 14 tilt at Notre Dame in a 9:00 p.m. tip on ESPNU. The Dick Vitale Court dedication game occurs on Dec. 5 at Calihan Hall in a 7:00 p.m. start on ESPN2. Six days later, the Titans play at Alabama at 6:00 p.m. on ESPNU.

Family of Networks

About ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3.com ESPN, Inc., is the world’s leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring a portfolio of more than 50 multimedia sports assets. The company comprises six 24-hour domestic television networks (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNEWS, ESPNU, ESPN Classic, ESPN Deportes) and ESPN 3D, an eventbased network. ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS HD are simulcast services. Other businesses include ESPN Regional Television, ESPN International (46 networks, syndication, radio, websites), ESPN Radio, ESPN.com, ESPN3.com (broadband sports network) ESPN Mobile Properties, ESPN The Magazine, ESPN Enterprises, ESPN PPV and other growing new businesses, including ESPN on Demand and ESPN Interactive. Based in Bristol, Conn., ESPN is 80 percent owned by ABC, Inc., which is an indirect subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company. The Hearst Corporation holds a 20 percent interest in ESPN.

Both contests against two-time national finalist Butler will be carried on ESPN networks. The Jan. 8 game at Calihan will be on ESPN3 (espn3.com) with the road tilt at noon from Hinkle Fieldhouse on Feb. 4 on ESPN/ESPN2. The top seed in last year’s league tournament, Milwaukee, will play at Calihan Friday, Feb. 10 on ESPNU/ESPN3. The Titans battle Valparaiso on Jan. 6 on ESPNU/ESPN3. Horizon League teams also will be featured on the ESPN networks the weekend of Feb. 17-19 in the Sears BracketBusters. All games on ESPN and ESPN2 will be carried on ESPN3 as well.

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Our Television Package Having streamed more than 2,000 free, live events in the last five years, the Horizon League is a recognized leader in video streaming, through the Horizon League Network (HLN). HLN takes viewers inside the conference, featuring student-athlete profiles, weekly highlight shows, comprehensive coverage of all 19 Horizon League championships and other special programming.

The new site is also highly customizable, containing 10 uniquely branded channels for each Horizon League institution. These channels will sort the entire site’s content so visitors who select a favorite team will only see that team’s information. Nearly every section of the site gives users the ability to sort the content by school and/or sport for quick and easy location of content.

In 2010-11, HLN and HorizonLeague.com experienced unprecedented growth as more than 300,000 unique visitors across 149 countries/territories watched HLN coverage. Through the League’s partnership with WebStream Productions, HorizonLeague.com integrated both HorizonLeagueNetwork. tv and HorizonLeague.org, leading to record visitors to the new site. The 2010-11 season featured the 2,000th live event streamed by the League.

The Horizon League’s Game of the Week is back for the second year in a row. The Game of the Week airs one Horizon League contest a week during the year, which will appear in most Horizon League TV markets. The Titans will be featured in the regular seaosn finale when Detroit visits Youngstown State.

HLN is the premier destination for free, live video of Horizon League games and other on-demand features. The Network will web cast more than 400 events during the 2011-12 academic year. The HLN programming schedule includes: - More than 150 Horizon League men’s and women’s basketball regular-season conference games - First- and second-round games of the Horizon League Men’s Basketball Championship - First-round, quarter-final and semi-final games of the Horizon League Women’s Basketball Championship - Championship games of selected other team sports tournaments - Highlights of all 19 Horizon League post-season championships - Weekly highlights of men’s and women’s basketball - Viewer ratings of on-demand videos - Special events such as the University of Detroit Mercy commencement ceremony In addition to the incorporation of Facebook and Twitter, the new HLN also features hundreds of photos, an integrated blog and a news aggregator. The Horizon League will allow fans to view, download and share photos from each of its 19 championships via the photo management application Flickr. The HLN Blog increases its role on the new site with studentathletes blogging alongside the HLN staff. Finally, staying current with League news is now easy with a news aggregator pulling in stories from various outlets that cover Horizon League teams.

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Detroit... • is home to the Motown sound founded by Berry Gordy Jr. in 1957 • is home to the first Van Gogh painting in a public collection in the U.S. at the Detroit Institute of Arts, “Self Portrait,” Vincent Van Gogh, 1887 • installed the first mile of paved concrete road, just north of the Model T plant, on Woodward Avenue between McNichols and 7 Mile Roads in 1909 • built the nation’s first urban freeway, the Davison, in 1942 • is home to the oldest state fair in the nation — the Michigan State Fair, first held in 1849 • is the potato chip capital of the world, based on consumption • has country’s largest island park within a city — Belle Isle Park

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2011-12 Titan Basketball In Recent Years, Detroit Has Hosted 2011 MLB Postseason 2010 Frozen Four 2009 Final Four 2008 Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional 2007 Wrestlemania 2006 Super Bowl 2006 World Series Games 2005 MLB All-Star Game 2004 Ryder Cup

Detroit... • is north of Canada • is home to the world’s only floating post office, the J.W. Westcott II, can be found on the Detroit River • is second in the nation in fishing rod sales • shares the world’s first auto traffic tunnel between two nations – the Detroit/Windsor Tunnel • is home to the second tallest hotel in North America – the Detroit Marriott Renaissance Center, at 73 stories • the nation’s first soda – Vernors – created in Detroit by pharmacist James Vernor in 1862. Detroit is also home to Sanders hot fudge, Better Made Potato Chips, Faygo soda pop and Stroh’s Ice Cream • has the most registered bowlers in the United States • was the first city in the nation to assign individual telephone numbers in 1879 11

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About Detroit

Having celebrated its tricentennial in 2001, Greater Detroit has the best of the old and the most promising of the new. From Greektown to Bricktown, Detroit has it all. The oldest city in the Midwest, Detroit was discovered in 1701 and has since become the center of business and recreation for millions. It is the largest city in Michigan and the 11th largest in the United States. Encompassing three counties — Wayne, Oakland and Macomb — the Metropolitan Detroit area spans 2,026 square miles and is home to 4.4 million people, nearly one million of whom live within the City of Detroit. Detroit’s vibrant, 75-acre Civic Center is a riverfront mecca for convention, entertainment, festival and sporting activities. Home to Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center and Arena, Joe Louis Arena and Philip A. Hart Plaza, the Civic Center is adjacent to some of the area’s finest hotels, top-notch restaurants and the famous Renaissance Center. Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center underwent a $200 million expansion, which was completed in 1989 and increased the facility’s exhibit space to 720,000 square feet, making it one of the nation’s largest convention centers. Renaissance Center, now the world headquarters for General Motors, is the city’s largest office complex, with seven gleaming towers of activity located on the Detroit riverfront. The 73-story Marriott Hotel is housed within this symbol of downtown development. Long known as the automobile capital of the world, the Detroit area is headquarters to all of the major automobile companies. While a lot of the area’s industry centers around the “horseless carriage,” Detroit is more than a smokestack town. Home to 16 of the Fortune 1000 firms, greater Detroit ranks sixth among U.S. cities in total spendable income. A short walk from the riverfront and the rigors of business is the enjoyment of exciting ethnic nightlife, known to Detroiters as Greektown. A two-block area of authentic Greek food and entertainment, Greektown became an even more invigorating locale in recent years with the addition of the Greektown Casino, one of three major casinos operating near downtown. One can enjoy art and scan the shelves that house 2.5 million books in the Detroit Public Library; and experience Michigan’s Underground Railroad movement at the Museum of African-American History. Americana at its finest is displayed at Dearborn’s Henry Ford and Greenfield Village. While The Henry Ford is a museum that displays artifacts and implements used in earlier times, Greenfield Village demonstrates how these items were used and how they affected lifestyles.

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About Detroit

Music for every taste abounds in Greater Detroit. The Detroit symphony is world-renowned. Jazz greats join local performers at the annual Montreaux Jazz Festival. Popular music fans are entertained at several area music houses including the Royal Oak Music Theater, Orchestra Hall and the Fox Theatre. Detroit is a great sports town, known throughout the country for its enthusiastic fans. The Detroit Tigers play in Comerica Park, which opened in 2000 and hosted the 2005 Major League All-Star Game as well as 2006 World Series contests. Immediately adjacent to the Tigers’ home, the NFL Lions play in another wonderful new facility, Ford Field, which hosted Super Bowl XL in 2006 and hosted the 2010 NCAA Frozen Four. The 2008 NCAA Men’s Basketball Midwest Regional was played in Ford Field and the 2009 Final Four, both of the events, incidentally, hosted by UDM. The 2008 Stanley Cup Champion Red Wings call Joe Louis Arena home. The NBA Detroit Pistons play in the Palace of Auburn Hills. Two-thirds of a mile across the Detroit River lies Windsor, Ontario, Canada. To celebrate the friendship and independence of the two nations, the International Freedom Festival is held for two weeks each summer, with activities in both countries.

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Detroit’s Final Four

“Thanks, Detroit!” That was the resounding theme which echoed throughout the Metro area after North Carolina cut down the nets at Ford Field as the new National Champions, and basketball fans from around the country began their travels home. And, of course, UDM was the host institution for college basketball’s crown jewel event, the Final Four. Among the records set? * The highest attended national semi-final games in Final Four history (72,456) * The highest attended national championship game in Final Four history (72,922) * Highest total Final Four attendance (145,378) * Record attendance at Hoop City (more than 75,000 over four days) * Record attendance over three days at the Big Dance, a series of free concerts along the Riverfront (estimated at 300,000 fans) * A record-breaking number of more than 4,000 youth participants in the Final Four Dribble * A record number in the Road to the Final Four 5k Run/Walk (1,702) Over 1,000 pounds of food was recovered by Forgotten Harvest from 36 Final Four events at 12 venues and donated to six different organizations. A thousand pairs of shoes were donated through the Samaritan’s Feet program and distributed to seven different organizations throughout the Detroit area. Fans donated 2,200 pre- and early-reader books at Final Four Friday, Final Four Dribble, Hoop City and the Road to the Final Four 5K Run/Walk to benefit the Legacy Early Childhood Learning program administered by the United Way of Southeastern Michigan. Additionally, Wilson donated 11,000 basketball jerseys to area youth groups. Local children took advantage of the free YES clinics with 380 participants at Renaissance High School, 200 at Western International High School, and 154 at Joe Dumars Fieldhouse (Shelby Township).

“From an NCAA perspective, this has been an outstanding week. In addition to the attendance records we set for the games in Ford Field and the various ancillary events, we have been able to reach out to the community in so many meaningful and diverse ways, Greg Shaheen, NCAA Senior Vice President for Basketball and Business Strategies, said. “It has truly been a rewarding experience for us. Our goal was to have a lasting and positive impact on the Detroit-metro area. We feel we have done that.” Michigan State Coach Tom Izzo: "In closing, I also want to thank the University of Detroit Mercy. They are the host school. I don't know, everybody will have their own opinion of Detroit and what happened in this tournament. But if there was a more beautiful setting for a college basketball weekend as far as in this arena, the job that everybody did. I would just like to thank you, take my hat off to 'em."

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Historic Calihan Hall

The Titans continue to enjoy playing their home games in Calihan Hall, long regarded as one of the great places to watch basketball in all of Michigan. UDM’s on-campus facility celebrated its 50th anniversary of service to the Titans in 2002. After a five-year stretch of playing in Downtown Detroit’s Cobo Arena, the Titans returned games to campus in 1993-94, a move which coincided with major exterior renovations and a rededication of Calihan Hall in September of 1993. A newlypainted playing floor, featuring the new Titans logo, was unveiled for the 2008-09 season. Almost all of the building’s locker rooms were remodeled in 1998. A major interior renovation project began one year later and has continued since. New retractable bleachers were installed in the arena’s lower bowl in 2002, and further renovations and improvements — including the new Willie Green men’s basketball locker room — have taken place within the last five years. Calihan Hall houses the Titan Athletic Offices, varsity and intramural locker rooms, sports medicine facilities, the Thelma Fox Murray running track, the Wayne Wheeler Golf Practice Center and the Larry Bleach Fitness Center. It also serves as the basketball practice facility for the Titans all year. The Titan women’s basketball team uses the arena for all of its home contests. UDM hosted the 2000 MCC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Calihan Hall as well. The arena also continues to serve as the host site for numerous games involving the Detroit Public School League, Catholic League and the Michigan High School Boys State Tournament. Additionally, a large number of Intramural events are staged in Calihan Hall.

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The dedication of the University’s Memorial Building, as it was known back then, took place May 25, 1952. The first basketball game was played Dec. 2 of that year when U-D beat Kalamazoo, 75-61.

In 1977, the 8,295-seat facility’s name was changed to Calihan Hall in honor of the Titans’ first basketball All-American, the late Bob Calihan. Following graduation in 1940 and a professional career in the National Basketball League — with stops in Detroit, Chicago and Rochester — Calihan returned to U-D in 1948 as the Titans’ head coach. In 21 years at the helm, he compiled a 306-237 record, guiding his 1962 team to the NCAA Tournament and three others into the NIT. He also served 13 years as U-D’s athletic director, retiring in 1977. In a memorable shoot-out the night of Feb. 22, 1988, Bradley All-American guard Hersey Hawkins established the arena scoring record of 63 points in a 122-107 victory. Guard Archie Tullos broke the all-time Titans scoring record with 49 points in that same game. During the 2001-02 season, Detroit extended the nation’s longest homecourt winning streak to a remarkable school record of 39 games before falling to UW-Green Bay, 65-61, on Feb. 11, 2002. During the 56 years since the opening of Calihan Hall, the Titans have enjoyed a 550-221 (.713) homecourt record, including an 11-4 record in 2010-11.

Calihan Hall Record Book

63 - Hersey Hawkins, Bradley (vs. Detroit, Feb. 22, 1988) 49 - Archie Tullos (vs. Bradley, Feb. 22, 1988) 135 - Detroit (vs. CCNY, Feb. 10, 1979) 39 - Dave DeBusschere (vs. Central Michigan, Jan. 30, 1960) 72 (Detroit 114, Western Ontario 43, Jan. 11, 1964) 11,065 (Detroit vs. Marquette, Mar. 4, 1978)

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Construction on the new floor at Calihan Hall began in the summer. The first action on the court took place on Sept. 17, 2011 when the men took to the hardwood for a brief workout. The floor will be officially dedicated to former coach and athletic director Dick Vitale in a special ceremony on Dec. 5 in a nationally-televised game (ESPN2) against St. John’s.

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Dick Vitale, ESPN broadcaster, college basketball ambassador and former Titan head coach and athletic director, will be honored in December of this year when the University of Detroit Mercy athletics department names its basketball court at Calihan Hall in his honor. Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall will be dedicated in conjunction with a nationally-televised event as the men’s basketball team faces Big East foe St. John’s on December 5, 2011, on ESPN2. Vitale will be celebrating his 32nd anniversary of calling games for ESPN at the event. Vitale sat courtside for ESPN’s first-ever NCAA basketball game – Wisconsin at DePaul on Dec. 5, 1979 (a 90-77 DePaul win). Since then, he’s called close to a thousand games, including NBA contests for ESPN during the 1983 and ‘84 seasons. “What Dick has done for the game of college basketball is nothing short of remarkable, and it is only fitting that we honor him in such a special way – given his career started right here at U of D as a head coach,” UDM Director of Athletics Keri Gaither said. “Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall will serve as a perpetual and lasting tribute to not only Dick’s time at Detroit but also his significant contributions to the sport over several decades.” “When Keri called me and told me they were going to name the court after me at Calihan Hall, I was absolutely taken,” Vitale said. “I can’t tell you how much this means to me. It should be a special, special moment. It will probably move me to tears. To all the people that made this happen, you’re awesome, baby!” Vitale is best-known for his enthusiastic, passionate, sometimes controversial - but never boring - style. But his passion extends beyond the hardwood as he is quite the philanthropist. His work with The V Foundation, which was founded in 1993 by ESPN and his late friend Jim Valvano, has helped raise millions of dollars towards finding a cure for cancer. He’s also involved with numerous organizations in the Sarasota, Fla. area. Vitale coached at the University of Detroit (1973-77), compiling a winning percentage of .722 (78-30), which included a 21-game winning streak during the 1976-77 season when the team participated in the NCAA Tournament. Included in the streak was a victory in Milwaukee over Al McGuire’s eventual national champion Marquette team. In April 1977, Vitale was named Athletic Director at Detroit and later that year was named the United Fund’s Detroit Man of the Year. In May 1978, he was named head coach of the NBA’s Detroit Pistons, which he coached during the 1978-79 season prior to joining ESPN. He was inducted into the Titan Hall of Fame in 1993. The Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall project will feature a brand new, state-of-the-art hardwood floor for the home of the Detroit Titans men’s and women’s basketball teams. Fund-raising for the project will include several other key improvements to the facility.

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Getting To Calihan Hall From Metro Airport — Take I-94 east to the Lodge Freeway (M-10). Take the Lodge north to the Livernois exit. At the top of the ramp, turn right onto Livernois and proceed three-quarters of a mile north to West McNichols (third traffic light). Turn right onto West McNichols, then turn right again at Fairfield Street (second traffic light). Drive alongside the Titan soccer field and, at the end of the field, turn right into the media parking area. Proper credentials must be displayed to the gate attendant in order to enter the media parking area. From Downtown Detroit — Take the Lodge Freeway north out of downtown and follow the above directions from Metro Airport. From the Northwest on M-10 — Driving south on the Lodge Freeway, take the Livernois exit. At the traffic light, turn left onto Livernois and proceed three-quarters of a mile north to West McNichols (third traffic light). Turn right onto West McNichols, then turn right again at Fairfield Street (second traffic light). Drive alongside the Titan soccer field and, at the end of the field, turn right into the parking area. From the North on I-75 — Driving south on I-75, exit Eight Mile Road and turn right off the ramp. Take Eight Mile Road west and proceed for 2.5 miles to Livernois. Turn left (south) onto Livernois and proceed 2.0 miles to West McNichols. Turn left onto West McNichols, then turn right at Fairfield Street (second traffic light). Drive alongside the Titan soccer field and, at the end of the field, turn right into the parking area.

Mailing/Shipping/Overnight Address: Calihan Hall University of Detroit Mercy 4001 West McNichols Road Detroit, MI 48221-3038

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2011-12 Titan Basketball

James E. Haas Men’s Basketball Suite UDM’s recent aggressive and successful fundraising campaign has directly benefited the Titans men’s basketball program as a complete renovation of the men’s basketball office suite was completed in January of 2010. New individual offices for head coach Ray McCallum and his assistants, an enhanced reception area, a basketball conference room and a video room were all part of Phase I of the renovations. Further plans call for the creation of an adjacent sports information suite and media workroom with press conference capabilities to better host the Horizon League Basketball Tournament as the chance arises. The new suite includes a large reception area, individual offices for all of the coaches which feature flat screen TV’s for game review and scouting purposes, a conference room and a state of the art video/film basketball operations office. The adjacent Sophia Boone Conference Room was also revamped during the major construction project. “When I hired coach McCallum, University President Fr. Gerard Stockhausen made a commitment to helping him take our men’s basketball program to the next level by enhancing budgets in areas of coaching salaries, travel, summer school for the players and an increased recruiting budget,” athletic director Keri Gaither said. “Renovating the men’s basketball offices is a crucial component of our plan, as coach McCallum is trying to attract top national recruits.” The UDM Athletic Department celebrated the official dedication of the James E. Haas Men’s Basketball Office Suite with a VIP reception in Haas’ honor prior to the Titans’ game against Chicago State. Haas was the lead donor for the ambitious project, which was modeled largely after the newly-renovated women’s basketball offices located in Calihan Hall’s Wolak Olympic Sports Suite. “Jim has truly lived and served in the tradition of St. Ignatius Loyola as a man for others,” UDM athletic director Keri Gaither said. “His generous support, involvement and spirit for both the University and Titan Athletics over the years is greatly appreciated.” Haas, who graduated from U of D in 1951, was later recognized for his outstanding generosity and commitment to service by being named the 2010 recipient of the Fr. Norbert Huetter, S.J. Award. The award is presented by the UDM Athletic Department to those who demonstrate great leadership and service to others.

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Willie Green Men’s Basketball Locker Room

Former Titans coach Perry Watson, Willie Green and former UDM President Fr. Gerard Stockhausen, S.J. unveil the new Willie Green Basketball Locker Room The recently-renovated University of Detroit Mercy men’s basketball locker room has been named in honor of Willie Green – a former Titan Horizon League Player of the Year and now a member of the New Orleans Hornets – following Green’s significant donation to help fund the ambitious project in Calihan Hall. Complete renovations went on throughout the summer of 2006, and the locker room was ready for use by the Titans as they began preparations for the 2006-07 basketball season. A special recognition ceremony honoring the Hornets guard was held during UDM’s Homecoming basketball game on Feb. 10, 2007. “It is absolutely wonderful when former student-athletes give back to their alma mater. Willie’s gift speaks volumes, especially to our Titan alumni and friends who support and care so deeply about the program,” UDM athletic director Keri Gaither said. “Willie’s outstanding generosity has enabled us to provide a first-class locker room facility for his former teammates and those to follow. UDM is delighted that we could name this exciting improvement to Calihan Hall in Willie’s honor.”

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Willie Green Men’s Basketball Locker Room The Willie Green Men’s Basketball Locker Room features: • Dramatic, quality finishes and images throughout • Elevated ceilings to permit natural light • All new wood lockers • State-of-the-art audio-visual system including LCD and Plasma screens and Crestron controls • Special student study area with Internet access • Addition of a new storage room with direct access to main hallway • Year-round climate control system • Improved shower and lavatory facilities • Large photos of many former Titan greats including three recent players who have gone on to perform in the NBA – Green, Jermaine Jackson and Desmond Ferguson. Green graduated from UDM in 2003 as the fourth-leading scorer in Titan history with 1,779 career points. He enjoyed his most productive season as a senior, averaging a league-leading 22.6 points a game while earning Player of the Year accolades. He was selected in the second round of the NBA Draft by Seattle and then immediately dealt to Philadelphia. He played seven seasons for the 76ers, before being traded to the New Orleans Hornets in the summer of 2010. “I wanted to do something for my former Titan teammates to show my appreciation for their friendship and all the good times we shared,” Green said. “The University and the Titan basketball program played a key role in my development during my time there and I’m very happy to be able to give back in this way.” “UDM is a great academic school with a terrific basketball program.” The Willie Green men’s basketball locker room is one of numerous major projects that were designed to enhance Calihan Hall in recent years, and the locker room itself went under some changes with new displays in the Chris Webber Hall in honor of Charles Johnson, and the addition of a Titan achievement board that recognizes outstanding basketball players throughout Detroit’s history.

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2011-12 Season Preview

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Season Outlook

20-point games since the turn of the calendar year. After transferring from Jackson Community College before the season, Minnerath wasted little time getting acclimated to NCAA Division I basketball, starting all 33 games for the Titans. The 6-foot-9 forward was the team’s best free throw shooter, hitting at a .832 clip (104-125). Ray McCallum became the first UDM true freshman to be named to an All-Horizon League Team. He also grabbed the Newcomer of the Year Award from the HL, the fifth Detroit player to earn that distinction. The rookie phenom led the team in scoring while collecting the most assists and steals a year ago. The coach’s son turned a busy summer schedule into a spot on the Team USA roster at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China. That squad finished fifth, competing against some of the top talent in the world. He enters his second season with a load of expectations. He was named the Horizon League’s Preseason Player of the Year, the first sophomore on record to achieve that distinction. He and Holman were named to the HL’s Preseason First Team, along with Chase Simon, making a trifecta for Detroit on the first team. That, too, is a first in league history-- making the 2011-12 season a highly-anticipated one for the Motor City.

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Simon was recognized with the John Kirwan Award as one of the team’s leading scorers (13.5 ppg). Simon was also the top scorer in 2009-10 en route to over 1,000 collegiate points in just three seasons. He has 909 points in a Detroit uniform and will be aiming to become the 35th player to reach the 1,000-point plateau at the school in his senior season.

Returning every scholarship player from a team that etched 10 Horizon League wins last season, Detroit sets its sights on a return to the NCAA tournament. The Titans (17-16 overall last year) have the horses to make a return to the postseason and have the tough schedule to help them get there. While other teams in the HL lost significant pieces to their team, Detroit only got better. Add in true freshman P.J. Boutte and high-flying Junior College-sensation Doug Anderson to the fold and the Titans have a deep roster of talent. Only two All-Horizon League honorees from last season are back, both are Titans (Ray McCallum, Eli Holman). Holman and forward Nick Minnerath shared the Robert Calihan Most Valuable Player award at the end of last season. The starting front court for the Titans, the duo was an imposing force in the middle in 2010-11. Holman had a solid performance in his junior campaign, racking-up a league-high 13 double-doubles while leading the circuit in both offensive (3.5 rpg) and defensive (6.1) rebounds. Holman was a Second Team AllHorizon League selection and was named to the All-Defensive Team for the second straight year. He was the Legends Classic MVP during the Thanksgiving tournament held at Calihan Hall. While Holman carried the load in the first half of the season, Minnerath used a solid second half to post 11.2 points per contest, including six

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Season Outlook The CBE Classic Subregional will be held at Bowling Green nine days later. The Titans will play three games in as many nights, with tilts against George Washington (Nov. 21) and Austin Peay (Nov. 23) book-ending a clash with the host Falcons on Nov. 22. A huge four-game homestand in December includes the much-anticipated duel with St. John’s on Dec. 5 in the official dedication of Dick Vitale Court at Calihan Hall. Less than a week later, the Titans will travel to Alabama, a team that advanced to the NIT Championship game last year. Home games against Mississippi State (Dec. 17) out of the South Eastern Conference (SEC) and Alabama State (Dec. 22) close-out the non-league docket. The 2011-12 ESPN BracketBusters weekend is slated for Feb. 17-19 with Detroit hosting an opponent to be announced mid-season. All told, Detroit’s Division I opponents racked-up an impressive 364-273 overall record last season, a .571 winning percentage. Five teams qualified for the NCAA tournament with six more garnering postseason bids in other postseason brackets (NIT, CBI, CIT).

Donavan Foster Jason Calliste, the team’s sharp-shooter, led the squad in three-pointers made (48) and three-point percentage (.397). Another shooting guard, Chris Blake, cracked the starting lineup midway through the second semester and never looked back. He started the final eight games and averaged 10.9 points per game. LaMarcus Lowe is one of six seniors on the roster, returning to help bolster the interior presence. Lowe swatted away 78 shots last year to lead the team, second-most in the league. Donavan Foster, who played in every game a year ago, will see time at the point guard position while Evan Bruinsma and John Hoskins will provide depth in the frontcourt. A slate that includes a robust 15 games against teams that qualified for the postseason a season ago highlights the schedule. The Titans’ tough ledger includes tilts against NCAA runner-up Butler, NIT runner-up Alabama as well as BCS schools Notre Dame and St. John’s from the Big East and the SEC’s Mississippi State. UDM will participate in the Progressive CBE Classic, heading to South Bend, Ind. against host school Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish did not lose on their home floor a season ago and have won 19 straight at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center heading into this season.

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2011-12 Titan Coaching Staff

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2011-12 Titan Basketball

Head Coach Ray McCallum

There's a buzz in Detroit as the Motor City's lone NCAA Division I basketball program is again a force with which to be reckoned. Entering his Guided the biggest turnaround in school history and fourth year of his University of Detroit Mercy the fourth best turnaround in the nation in 2010 as the re-build, head coach Ray McCallum has his team on the precipice of big things and has the Titan Titans went from 7-23 in his first season to 20-14 in his faithful anxious in anticipation of what promises second year at the helm of the Titan program. to be a special 2011-12 campaign. Returning is a roster intact that did not have a graduating senior, directed the best turnaround in school history leading the giving coach McCallum a group of veterans poised Titans to a 20-14 record and a berth in the Horizon League to ascend the Horizon League standings and place Detroit back championship semifinals. The 20 victories marked a 13-win on the map nationally. improvement from his first season and represented Detroit’s first 20-win campaign since 2001. The 13-win turnaround was also The energetic, charismatic McCallum – a well-known veteran the fourth-best in the nation. of more than two decades in college basketball – is absolutely driven to restore the Titans to prominence. Since arriving in For his efforts, the Titan head man was named the Horizon Detroit, McCallum's teams have already marked achievements League Coach of the Year by CollegeInsider.com. not seen since the NCAA tourney teams of the late-1990s and early-2000s. A target is firmly aimed at returning Titan How to build on that second-year success? Playing a 2010-11 basketball to the heyday of the 1970s when Calihan Hall was schedule that included the likes of New Mexico, Syracuse and "the" place to be. Mississippi State in addition to the always-rugged HL slate and two-time national finalist Butler to prep his team for the rigors “UDM has a great basketball tradition and I’m glad to be part of tournament play. Media and professional basketball scouts of the next chapter,” coach McCallum said upon his hiring. “I would take notice as McCallum's track record of preparing recruited in the area throughout my coaching career and I know next-level-ready players has already produced 10 NBA'ers in his the passion for basketball Detroit fans do possess." coaching career, with more sure to follow. McCallum inherited a team that had seven wins the season McCallum's Titans played in front of a televised audience 13 prior to his arrival. In his second season at UDM, McCallum

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It’s Go Time! Coach McCallum was honored with the 2010 Men of Excellence award by the Michigan Chronicle for the team’s outstanding season and his many service projects within the Detroit community. spent the last two seasons at Mott Community College leading the Bears to a pair of state titles and a national runner-up finish last season. This class coming on the heels of what ranked as one of the top recruiting class not only in the conference, but on the “MidMajor” level, one which included a McDonald’s and Parade AllAmerican in his son, Ray McCallum. Ten of McCallum's 14 seasons as a head coach have charted at least 16 wins. He picked-up career win No. 200 this past season with a 71-62 win over Bowling Green during the Legends Classic held at Calihan Hall, Nov. 27, 2010.

times in 2010-11 and generated loads of national attention. Early in the season, his athletic squad threw a scare into national-power Syracuse, leading the Orange at the half and setting the tone for a campaign that saw Detroit refuse to back down, shrugging-off much more experienced teams and hostile environments.

Coach McCallum was honored in June of 2010 with the 2010 Men of Excellence award by the Michigan Chronicle for the team’s outstanding season and his many service projects within the Detroit community. The award is presented by the acclaimed Detroit-based

Detroit would host a HL opening round tournament game for the first time in five seasons, dispatching Loyola with ease (9069) to head to the quarterfinals. Postseason accolades were plentiful with son Ray McCallum earning the HL Newcomer of the Year and junior Eli Holman grabbing a spot on the league's all-defensive squad. The pair were also listed on the All-HL Second Team. CollegeInsider.com also praised the Detroit duo as McCallum was named to the freshman All-America team and Holman was an honoree on the Mid-Major Defensive AllAmerica team. McCallum's 2011 squad topped the HL in scoring (74.5 ppg), rebounding (37.5 rpg) and blocked shots (5.0 bpg) and was second in field goal percentage (.464) and steals (7.6 spg). Despite not having a senior, McCallum still managed to bring aboard more talent with the signing of two talented players ready to contribute right away. P.J. Boutte, who would go on to break the all-time assists record in the state of Indiana, inked in the fall while highly-touted Doug Anderson came aboard in the spring. Anderson-- an explosive dunker and gifted athlete--

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2011-12 Titan Basketball newspaper to local African-American men who motivate and inspire others through their vision and leadership, exceptional achievements and participation in community service. The honorees chosen represent a diverse group of men who have demonstrated success within their profession or industry and are positive role models whose contributions encourage others. Additionally, the Men of Excellence are committed to a personal code of ethics that demands ownership, responsibility and integrity. They are men who exercise discipline, demonstrate personal conviction and courage. These men are public and private figures who are leaders, motivators, educators, entrepreneurs, corporate executives, civil servants and private citizens. When hired at Detroit, McCallum brought 11 years of head coaching experience with him to UDM, having previously served in that role at his alma mater, Ball State (1994-2000), as well as Houston (2001-04). He took four teams to postseason play during his career at those schools. “Coach McCallum’s track record speaks for itself, but I am also very pleased with the way he has put emphasis on the word ‘student,’ in talking of the many student-athletes from a wide variety of backgrounds that he has worked with during his career,” Fr. Gerard Stockhausen, S.J., Ph.D, President, said upon McCallum’s hiring. “His vision for Titan basketball is very consistent with the mission of our University. We welcome coach McCallum and his family to the University of Detroit Mercy.” “Coach McCallum brought with him all of the key elements we were looking for in our new head basketball coach,” Athletic Director Keri Gaither added. “He has a wealth of head coaching experience and he is a proven recruiter. Both of those qualities stood out during our search process. We expect them to pay dividends for the Titans. At the same time, his commitment to academics is exactly what we sought to benefit the studentathletes in our men’s basketball program. We think he is a great addition to our coaching staff.” Quite simply, he brought a winner’s touch with him to all of the stops he has made in his 26-year coaching career, which began at Ball State in 1983-84 as a volunteer assistant coach. He served as an assistant at Wisconsin for the next nine seasons, helping a program that hadn’t been to post-season play since 1947 to NIT berths in 1989, 1991 and 1993. He had a brief stint

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as an assistant at Michigan after that latter campaign, before quickly returning to Ball State to make his head coaching debut during the 1993-94 season. The Cardinals posted a 126-76 record during McCallum’s seven-year tenure. McCallum directed Ball State to two NCAA Tournament appearances (1995, 2000) and an NIT berth (1998) and became the first coach in Ball State history to post seven consecutive winning seasons. During his head coaching career at Ball State, McCallum recruited and coached Bonzi Wells, who was the 11th pick of the 1998 NBA Draft. When he left BSU for Houston in 2000, McCallum’s .624 winning percentage was the fourth-best in Mid American Conference history. McCallum served as head coach at Houston for four seasons. In 2002, he led the Cougars to an 18-15 mark and a berth in the NIT, Houston’s first post-season tournament appearance in nine years. Houston finished 9-7 in Conference USA’s National Division that year, and advanced to the league tournament semi-finals

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It’s Go Time! for the first time. During his stay in Houston, he played an integral role in the development of Andre Owens, who spent three years in the pros and is one of 10 NBA players McCallum has coached during their college careers. Before arriving at Detroit, McCallum had been a key assistant on the coaching staffs at Oklahoma (2004-06) and Indiana (2006-08), and was a part of four straight trips to the NCAA Tournament with those teams. Recruiting classes at both schools, while McCallum was on their staffs, ranked among the Top 5 in the nation. Oklahoma won its first-ever Big 12 Conference Championship in 2005 while McCallum was a part of the Sooners staff. Among the coach’s protégés at Indiana was a pair of 2008 Associated Press All-Americans, D.J. White and Eric Gordon, who have since moved on to the NBA as first-round draft picks. An outstanding player in his own right, McCallum was a member of two state championship teams at Central High School in Muncie, Ind. As a senior in 1979, he was a starting guard and was named the Most Valuable Player of the state championship game after leading Central to its second straight state title. He stayed in Muncie to play collegiately at Ball State, where he was named the MAC’s Freshman of the Year after leading the Cardinals in scoring with 16.5 points per game. As a sophomore, McCallum again led the Cardinals in scoring, this time with 18.4 points per game, and helped them finish the season with a 20-10 record and a share of the MAC championship. Ball State also earned an NCAA Tournament invitation for the first time in school history that year. The following season, McCallum led the Cardinals in scoring once

again with a 17.6 average, and Ball State won its first outright MAC Championship. As a senior, McCallum was named MAC Player of the Year and conference tournament MVP. He also earned first-team All-MAC honors for the third straight year, ending his career as the MAC’s all-time leading scorer with 2,109 points. Additionally, he won the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award as the nation’s best senior under six-feet tall. He became the first BSU athlete to have his jersey retired in any sport. McCallum graduated from Ball State in 1983 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Technology. One week after graduation, the Indiana Pacers selected him in the 1983 NBA Draft. One of the final players cut in training camp, McCallum played briefly in the CBA before returning to Ball State to begin his coaching career. McCallum and his wife, Wendy, are the parents of a daughter, Brittany Rae (21), who is entering her senior year at Michigan State, and son Ray Michael (19), a Titan sophomore guard.

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Coach McCallum By The Numbers Personal

Date of Birth: March 6, 1961 Hometown: West Memphis, AR (Raised in Muncie, IN) High School: Muncie (IN) Central, 1979 College: Ball State University, 1983 (B.S., Industrial Technology)

Coaching Experience

Ball State University: 1983-84, Volunteer Assistant Coach University of Wisconsin: 1984-93, Assistant Coach University of Michigan: 1993, Assistant Coach Ball State University: 1993-2000, Head Coach University of Houston: 2000-04, Head Coach University of Oklahoma: 2004-06, Assistant Coach Indiana University: 2006-08, Assistant Coach University of Detroit Mercy: 2008-present, Head Coach

Head Coaching Record Ball State University Year 1993-94 1994-95 1995-96 1996-97 1997-98 1998-99 1999-00 Total

Record 16-12 19-11 16-12 16-13 21-8 16-11 22-9 126-76

University of Houston Year 2000-01 2001-02 2002-03 2003-04 Total

Record 9-20 18-15 8-20 9-18 44-73

Post-Season NCAA NIT NCAA

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Coach McCallum shakes hands with California head coach Mike Montgomery prior to the Titans-Golden Bears’ match-up in the 2K Sports Classic benefiting Coaches

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Coach McCallum’s Pro Players Ray McCallum has recruited and coached 10 student-athletes who have gone on to play at the highest level – in the NBA. In addition, numerous other players under McCallum’s watch have moved onto the professional ranks either overseas or in other professional leagues in the US, including five Titans in his two years in Detroit. Maceo Baston Toronto, 2003 Indiana, 2007 Toronto, 2008 Michael Finley Phoenix, 1996-97 Dallas, 1997-05 San Antonio, 2006-08 Alton Ford Pheonix, 2002-03 Houston, 2004 Eric Gordon L.A. Clippers, 2009

Rawle Marshall Fort Worth (NDBL), 2006 Indiana, 2007 Andre Owens Utah, 2006 Anaheim (NDBL), 2007 Indiana, 2008 Theron Smith Memphis, 2004 Charlotte, 2005 Maurice Taylor L.A. Clippers, 1998-00 Houston, 2001-05

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New York, 2005-06 Sacramento, 2007 Bonzi Wells Portland, 1999-03 Memphis, 2004-05 Sacramento, 2006 Houston, 2007-08 New Orleans, 2008 D.J. White Oklahoma City, 2009

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McCallum On Campus And In The Community (Left) Coach McCallum talks at a local high school about what it takes to play collegiate sports. Below, coach helps the Titan strength & conditioning department’s fundraiser, Cardio for a Cause, in 2010.

(Above) Coach McCallum talks to Titan students about the importance of being involoved in Titan athletics and coming out to support the team at the First UDM Field Day. On the right, coach gets to show off his skills in another sport throwing out the first pitch at a Tigers games.

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McCallum With The Alums (Left) Coach McCallum along with his son, Ray McCallum, and former Titan head coach and Athletic Director Dick Vitale.

(Right) Coach McCallum with Titan great Spencer Haywood. Below, McCallum poses with Rashad Phillips (left) at his jersey retirement and Willie Green (right) in the locker room this past summer.

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McCallum Coach’s Clinics Head coach Ray McCallum and his staff have put together a great clinic for coaches since they arrived in the Motor City. On September 25, 2010, UDM hosted the Third Annual Detroit Titans Basketball Coaches Clinic at the Palace of Auburn Hills. “I remember attending these clinics when I was a young coach and how much I got out of them. The coaches were outstanding and I really believe everyone who attended will leave here having learned more about the game of basketball,” said McCallum. Besides the Titan head coach, the clinic was highlighted with great presentations by Detroit Pistons head coach John Kuester as well as his assistant coach Pat Sullivan, current ESPN Analyst Fran Fraschilla, Milwaukee Bucks assistant coach Kelvin Sampson and Miami University (Ohio) head coach Charlie Coles. All of the coaches covered a specific topic on the day such as building secondary offense by Kuester, skill development and offensive and defensive drills by Fraschilla and building team toughness with coach Sampson. “I think it’s great for coaches to get together and learn from each other,” added Kuester. The coaches were assisted by student-athletes from Detroit and Windsor to give all the attendees live demonstrations of all the skills and techniques that were presented. There was also a Q & A with each coach after their topic.

(Top) Head coach Ray McCallum poses for a picture with ESPN Analyst and former Division I head coach Fran Fraschilla. On the left, McCallum and current Detroit Pistons head coach Lawrence Frank pose following the Oct. 9th coaches clinic at Calihan Hall.

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Assistant Coach Carlos Briggs Assistant coach Carlos Briggs turned out to be a sturdy bridge from the old to the new, a holdover from the 2007-08 Detroit bench who was retained by Ray McCallum as part of the head coach’s first staff when he arrived following the ’08 season. The 2011-12 season is Briggs’ fifth overall at the University. His primary responsibilities include working with the Titan guards along with off-campus recruiting and scouting of future basketball opponents. His work can be seen with four guards who have earned AllHorizon League honors since he came to Detroit. Jon Goode was named to the All-HL second team in 2008 after leading the team in scoring at 19.3 ppg. Chase Simon was a second team All-League and All-Newcomer selection in 2010 after topping Detroit with 14.0 ppg., Woody Payne became the first player in school history to earn the conference’s Defensive Player of the Year and freshman Ray McCallum led the team in scoring (13.5 ppg) and was a second-team All-League player last season.

Briggs, a Detroit native, is no stranger to collegiate coaching, having served as the head coach of Schoolcraft College in nearby Livonia from 1997-2006. During his nine years at the helm, he established the Ocelots into one of the best junior college programs in the country, compiling a 249-39 record. In 2000-01, he led Schoolcraft to a 36-1 mark, including a 35-game winning streak, and its first-ever appearance in the National Junior College Athletic Association Division I Final Four. Briggs was named the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan Coach of the Year in 2002. He was also a three-time Conference, District and Regional Coach of the Year as well as a five-time State Coach of the Year. “Being a Detroiter and having played in the city in high school and junior college, Carlos knows Detroit basketball,” McCallum noted. “He’s had an outstanding career as a coach. He won (junior college) championships and took his team to national tournaments. He’s an outstanding person who has contributed to the development of young people, and I think that’s important. “I followed his career as a player and I’ve known him for a long time. I recruited and signed his (Schoolcraft) players. I felt like I got to know Carlos better through his players.” Not only did Briggs receive numerous coaching accolades during his tenure at Schoolcraft, but his players were often honored as well. He coached seven All-Americans, 27 All-Region players, 14 All-State players and 23 All-Conference selections. His program was known throughout the country by NCAA coaches as Schoolcraft produced 45 Division I signees, including former UDM basketball players Torvoris Baker and Rulon Harris. Briggs’ duties at Schoolcraft were not just limited to coaching,

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It’s Go Time! as he advised and assisted all Ocelot athletes with curriculum and course selections. He was also part of the faculty as a Physical Education teacher and oversaw daily study hall hours. Prior to taking the coaching job at Schoolcraft, Briggs spent two seasons as an assistant boy’s basketball coach at a pair of high schools in Texas, Waxahachie (1995-96) and Cedar Hill (1996-97). Briggs attended St. Benedictine High School in Detroit. He went on to play for Schoolcraft for two years before signing with Baylor. As an Ocelot, he became one of the top offensive players in NJCAA history, and still finds his name in the record books with 1,952 career points, eighth all-time, as well as owning the 11th-best individual performance with 60 points in a game. At Baylor, he enjoyed immediate success, leading the Bears with 20.4 points per game during the 1984-85 campaign. After the season, he was named to the Southwest Conference All-Newcomer Team. He went on to get selected by the San Antonio Spurs in the fourth round of the 1986 NBA Draft, and played professionally in the CBA, the World Basketball League and the Philippine Basketball Association. He received his B.S. degree in Education from Baylor in 1993. He currently resides in Detroit.

Coach Briggs alongside Detroit native and former NBA Rookie of the Year and No. 1 overall draft pick Derrick Coleman.

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Assistant Coach Jay Smith Now in his fourth season on Ray McCallum’s coaching staff, assistant coach Jay Smith has brought a wealth of basketball experience with him to UDM. Smith works with the Titans post players as well as scouting future opponents and coordinating the playing schedule. “I’ve known Jay since our college days,” McCallum recalled. “I tried to recruit him to Ball State when I was there. Our relationship has continued for many years. We were on the staff together for a short time at Michigan, and we were competing coaches in the Mid-American Conference. He’ll bring state-wide recognition with him to our school.

and 2003. His 2003 squad won a school-record 25 games en route to the MAC Tournament championship. CMU went on to win its 2003 first-round NCAA Tournament game over 15th-ranked Creighton. CMU racked-up 95 victories under Smith, ranking fourth in Chippewas history. Among the landmark victories were wins over Michigan, Purdue and Notre Dame. His nine seasons at the helm rank as the school’s fourth-longest coaching tenure. Smith recruited and coached two MAC Players of the Year in David Webber (2001) and Chris Kaman (2003). Kaman left Central after his junior season and was the sixth overall

Smith is a former head coach at both Grand Valley State and Central Michigan, and also served as an assistant at Kent State and Michigan during his career. “He’s produced MAC Champions and he’s developed pro prospects. That’s going to make him a great addition to our first staff. He’s going to work with our big guys. He developed Chris Kaman into a (NBA Draft) lottery pick. He worked with (Chris) Webber and all those post guys at Michigan who went on to the NBA,” coach McCallum added. “So you know he’s going to work with our big guys, too.” Since coming to UDM, Smith has helped a pair of Titans earn conference honors in center Eli Holman and forward Xavier Keeling, who were both selected to the All-Horizon League Newcomer team in 2010. Holman-- considered one of the top big men in the league and among mid-majors-- led the conference in rebounding, double-doubles and was a Second Team All-HL honoree in 2011, drawing the eyes of NBA scouts gearing-up for the 2012 draft. In his last college assignment, Smith coached Central Michigan for nine years and was named Mid-American Conference Coach of the Year after leading CMU to regular season titles in both 2001

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It’s Go Time! selection in the 2003 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Smith’s CMU players earned two first-team All-MAC honors, one second-team award, eight honorable mention selections and five MAC AllFreshman Team picks. Smith was also head coach at Grand Valley State for one season – compiling a 23-6 record and guiding the Lakers to a GLIAC Championship, and an NCAA Tournament berth, in 1997 – and served on the staff at Kent State from 1984-89, and at Michigan from 1989 to ’96. Smith still holds the state record for career scoring after notching 2,841 points at Mio Au Sable High School (1976-79). Smith graduated from Saginaw Valley State in 1984, and received his Master’s in 1986 from Kent State. Smith and his wife Tymi are the proud parents of two children, son Cooper (12) and daughter Cazzi Renee (7).

The Smith Family (from L-R) - Cooper, Jay, Cazzi Renee, Tymi and Muggs.

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Assistant Coach Derek Thomas Ray McCallum added a seasoned veteran to his UDM staff when he hired Derek Thomas as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator in 2008. Thomas is regarded as one of the best recruiters and basketball minds around and brought a wealth of experience with him to Detroit. The 201112 season will mark his fourth year on the sidelines for Detroit.

his hiring at Western Illinois in the spring of 2003. He spent his last two seasons before WIU as an assistant coach under Charlie Spoonhour at UNLV, where Thomas was instrumental in developing an offense that twice led the Mountain West Conference in scoring. Thomas served as the recruiting coordinator and guards coach for the Runnin’ Rebels, who posted back-to-back 21-win seasons and NIT appearances during his tenure. He also helped prepare point guard Marcus Banks for the 2003 NBA Draft, where he was taken in the first round by Memphis. He also recruited Louis Amundson, who currently plays for the NBA’s Golden State Warriors, to the UNLV program.

Thomas works primarily with the perimter players on the staff. He helped develop a Titan offense that led the Horizon League in scoring in 2010-11.

Thomas has also held assistant coaching positions at Illinois, Minnesota, Saint Louis and Missouri State, and helped coach each of the latter two schools in both NCAA and NIT post-season play. During those stints, he helped recruit and develop such outstanding future pro players as guard Larry Hughes, the 1998 national Freshman of the Year whpo enjoyed a 12-year career in the NBA and center Joel Przybilla, a former Top 10 NBA Draft selection now playing for the Portland Trail Blazers. Thomas also

In April of 2010, Thomas was ranked the top men’s basketball assistant coach at a Division I mid-major school by Hoop Scoop, a college basketball publication and web site. Only two other Horizon League assistants appeared on Hoop Scoop’s annual Top 50 list for 2010. Thomas was part of a 2010 staff that directed one of the best turnarounds in the nation as well as the best one-year improvement in school history as the Titans vaulted from a 7-23 record in 2009 to a sparkling 20-14. He was the head coach at Western Illinois for the previous five seasons before resigning from his position following the 2008 campaign. The Leathernecks made steady improvement during his tenure, culminating with their most wins (12) in seven years during Thomas’ final season as head coach. “Derek is very well-known in our profession. He’s respected as a person and as a coach,” McCallum said. “He’s built up a great relationship with basketball people in Michigan and wherever else he’s recruited around the nation.” Thomas had amassed 15 years of coaching experience prior to

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It’s Go Time! Named to the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Ethics Coalition in 2008, the 45-year-old Thomas is a 1989 graduate of Missouri-St. Louis, where he co-captained a team that reached the NCAA Division II Sweet Sixteen in 1988. He was inducted into the UMSL Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. His father, Emmitt, is currently a secondary coach for the NFL’s Kansas City Chiefs. The elder Thomas enjoyed a 13-year playing career with the Chiefs, and was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame 2008. His son Derek was his presenter at the induction ceremony. Thomas and his wife, Julie, have four children, Bailey (14), Samantha (12), Jade (10) and Shane (8).

The Thomas Family - (Back from L-R) - Julie, Bailey, Samantha, Derek, (Botton from L-R) - Jade and Shane.

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Support Staff Mike Faletti was named the Titans’ Director of Basketball Operations in the summer of 2011. Prior to his recent promotion, Falietti served as a graduate manager, aiding the Detroit coaching staff with pre- and post-practice duties and on-campus recruiting, as well as helping to monitor the academic progress of the Titan student-athletes. No stranger to the basketball sidelines, Faletti spent eight years coaching AAU ball for the Michigan Mustangs’ 15-and-under squad. He helped guide the team to two straight 15-under AAU championships, coaching a number of Division I players, including Michigan’s Zach Gibson and Western Michigan’s David Kool and Andrew Ricks. He has also served as an assistant coach with Detroit Rogers Academy, helping the school to the 2003 Class D State championship, as well as serving as the men’s basketball team manager at his alma mater, Saginaw Valley State University. Off the court, Faletti has spent time as a freelance writer for the Detroit News, covering high school sports. Faletti graduated from SVSU in 2005 with a degree in English as well as a minor in history. He graduated with his Master’s in History from UDM in May 2011.

Matt Ryder joined the Detroit Titans men’s basketball staff as a graduate assistant coach in July of 2010. At Detroit, he will assist the program in a variety of capacities, including film exchange and video, academic performance and office administration. Ryder is no stranger to head coach Ray McCallum as he was a team manager at Indiana for three seasons (2005-08), the last two with McCallum as an assistant coach at IU. For the Hoosiers, Ryder assisted in film exchange, practice preparation and daily office administration, helping the team to a 21win campaign and a second round appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2007. Two seasons ago, Ryder was a graduate manager at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte, helping the staff with a variety of duties. The 49ers went on to win 19 games, including posting a 9-1 record to start the year, the school’s best start in 18 years, with wins over top 25 teams Louisville and Temple. A native of Boca Raton, FL, Ryder lettered in football and basketball at Boca Raton High School. He graduated from Indiana with a bachelors degree in marketing and he is currently pursuing his MBA at UDM.

Stacey Barns is in her 11th year working in the University of Detroit Mercy’s athletic department and her seventh year as the men’s basketball office manager. She is responsible for the day-to-day administration of the office, including helping to coordinate travel and schedules for all coaches. Barns and her husband, Gary, reside in Goodrich and have three children, David, Sarah and Maribeth, all of whom graduated from UDM.

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Michael Miller, a 1995 graduate of Ball State with a degree in athletic training, was named the Director of Sports Medicine/Head Athletic Trainer in August of 2006. He was promoted to Assistant AD for Sports Medicine in June, 2010. Prior to UDM, Miller was an associate athletic trainer for eight seasons at Notre Dame where he worked primarily with women’s basketball, cross country and football. Before his stint in South Bend, IN, Miller was a graduate assistant trainer at Eastern Michigan, where he worked with the football team and coordinated athletic rehabilitation, while completing his master’s degree in exercise physiology.

While at Ball State, he worked with the men’s volleyball, women’s track and field, football and baseball teams. In 1995, Miller helped the home event coverage for the Richmond (Ind.) Roosters minor league baseball team. He also served an internship in 1994 with the NFL’s New England Patriots, and later did a clinical rotation with Muncie Central High School and Central Indiana Sports Medicine. A native of LaGrange, IN, Miller and his wife Michelle have three sons: Spencer, Conner and Parker. Joe Tofferi joined the Athletic Department staff in August of 2006 to serve as the Head Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Titans and he was promoted to Assistant AD for Strength and Conditioning in June 2010. Certified as a strength and conditioning specialist by the National Strength and Conditioning Association since 2002, Tofferi possesses a pair of degrees from Western Michigan. He earned his bachelor’s in exercise science in 2004 and was awarded his master’s in exercise physiology two years later. Before coming to Detroit, Tofferi worked as a graduate assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at WMU. His duties included serving as the head strength and conditioning coach for women’s gymnastics, men’s tennis, and women’s tennis. Tofferi-coached teams captured four conference championships in his two years. Prior to serving as a graduate assistant, Tofferi worked for a pair of seasons as a student intern, directing the conditioning program for the 2004 National Champion synchronized skating team and the 2005 Mid-American Conference Champion women’s tennis team.

Michigan native Andrea Mosher is in her first year at Detroit as an Academic Coordinator Assistant. In her role, she helps coordinates academic support and leadership development for student-athletes on both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. She will provide academic study table assistance, coordinate tutoring programs and assist in monitoring academic progress of student-athletes. Mosher came to Detroit after two full-time academic positions with her Alma Mater, Illinois State. She was recently an Assistant Director of the Karin L. Bone Athletic Study Center, where she was responsible for academic coaching, recruiting, special event production and other duties essential to progressing the mission of the Athletic Study Center. Prior to that, she worked with student-athlete development as ISU’s Life Skills Director. In that position, she helped coordinate all aspects of career, personal, academic, athletic and community service development programs, including needs assessments, program design, implementation, evaluation and innovation for 400+ student-athletes. That came after serving as the Life Skills graduate assistant and intern for three years. Mosher is originally from Ann Arbor.

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#1 • Sr. • Guard 6-7 • 216 Detroit, Mich./Community A Horizon League Player of the Year Candidate All-Horizon League Second Team & All-Newcomer Team Selection in 2010 Needs 91 points for 1,000 in his Detroit career 2010-11: Started all but one game for the Titans ... averaged 13.5 points per contest, tied for most on the team ... recorded his 1,000th collegiate point in the win vs. Loyola in the HL First Round (3/1/11) ... scored the first nine Titan points in that game en route to a game-high 19 ... notched back-to-back 20+ point games to start final homestand and had four 20-point games in the final 10 contests ... scored second 20-point game of the season in the win vs. UIC (2/3/11) ... followed up with a 28-point outburst in the win over Loyola (Feb 5), a season high ... missed his first game as a Titan at Eastern Michigan (12/11/10) due to illness ... scored 24 points against Akron (12/1/10) ... 21 of those points came in the second half alone ... added a 12-point night on Dec. 4, needing just six shots from the floor to acheive it (5-of-6) ... had 18 points at Western Michigan ... tied for team lead with 17 points against Green Bay ... generated five steals in the home-opening win over Indiana Tech (11/19/10) ... led the team with 19 points off 7-of-11 shooting against Butler (1/14/11)... recorded his fourth 20+ point game of the season at Valpo (2/10/11), scoring a game-high 22 points off 8-of-17 shooting... named the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight National Player of the Week (2/10/11) for his efforts. 2009-10: An immediate impact performer in his first year in a Titan uniform, Simon was named to the All-Horizon League Newcomer team as well as second team All-Conference … led the Titans in scoring at 14.0 points per game, 11th in the league, earning him the John R. Kirwan Leading Scorer Award … he was also second on the squad in rebounding (5.1) and assists (2.5) … in HL action, Simon was third in scoring (15.6), and tied for 11th in rebounding (5.4)…Had two double-doubles on the year and scored in double figures 26 times, with eight 20+ point games … also had a pair of 30-point outings ... an all-around player, he had five or more rebounds 20 times and handed out four or more assists five times … twice named the HL Player of the Week … poured in a career-high 33 points, including 22 in second half, and a careerbest 12 boards for his first double-double at Milwaukee … the 33 against the Panthers was the third highest scoring output in the HL on the year and the highest in league play, while his 15 made field goals in the game topped all conference peers … that performance came after a team-high 24-point, five

Simon’s Career Highs Points:…......................... 33 (at Milwaukee 1/14/10) Rebounds: .................... 12 (at Milwaukee 1/14/10) Assists:…...............7 (2x, last at Michigan 12/13/09) Steals:…........ 5 (2x, last vs. Indiana Tech, 11/19/10) Blocks:….................................. 2 (at Loyola, 1/6/11)

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Simon’s Career Stats HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA PCT 3FG-3FGA 2009-10 18-18 101-240 .421 26-72 2010-11 18-18 85-188 .452 22-52 HL Career 36-36 186-428 .435 48-124 OVERALL Year GP-GS FG-FGA 2007-08* 24-3 40-95 2009-10 34-33 170-423 2010-11 32-32 160-378 Career 94-68 370-896 * at Central Michigan

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PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .361 53-79 .671 281 .423 41-62 .661 233 .387 94-141 .667 514

PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FT-FTA .421 6-28 .214 12-23 .402 49-146 .336 88-138 .423 40-117 .342 72-103 .413 95-291 .326 172-264

PCT PTS .522 98 .638 477 .699 432 .652 1,007

AVG 15.6 12.9 14.3

OFF 20 23 43

DEF TOT 78 98 52 75 130 174

AVG 5.4 4.2 4.8

PF-FO 46-2 57-3 103-5

AVG 4.1 14.0 13.5 10.7

OFF 13 43 37 93

DEF 22 130 96 248

AVG 1.5 5.1 4.2 3.6

PF-FO A TO BLK 37 -1 5 34 1 77-2 84 108 6 98-5 50 78 5 212-8 139 220 12

TOT 35 173 133 341

A 38 20 58

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Chris Blake

#2 • Sr.• Guard 6-4 • 202 Mobile, Ala./LeFlore (Trinity Valley CC) 2010-11: Scored in double figures in 11 of his 21 games as a Titan ... finished the season averaging 10.9 points and 2.9 rebounds per game ... cracked the starting lineup and made nine starts, including the last eight straight ... made first appearance as a Titan at Bradley (12/22/10) ... logged 22 minutes off-the-bench and scored 11 points in his debut ... scored a career-high 21 points with 15 first-half tallies in the win at Wright State (2/25/11) ... enjoyed a then-career night at Youngstown State (Jan. 22), scoring 20 points to become sixth Titan in 2010-11 to reach that mark ... a threat from deep, has made 24-of-64 (.375) ... is 17-for-36 (.433) from three-point range in road contests ... made first Division I start against Valparaiso (Jan. 16) ... registered career-high six rebounds in the win vs. UIC (2/3/11) ... made 2-of-5 triple tries in his debut (Dec. 22) ... added 13 points in his first home game in a win against Green Bay ... scored career-high 15 in the road win at Loyola (Jan. 6) ... matched his career-high with 15 points vs. Butler (Jan. 14) in 24 mintues of action ... went 6-for-10 from the free throw line and came up with a career-high five steals against Butler ... hit 19 of his 24 triples away from Calihan Hall. PRIOR TO DETROIT A scoring guard who signed with ACC member Florida State out of high school before enrolling in junior college … coming off a great sophomore season at Trinity Valley (TX) Community College, coached by Pat Smith, in which he was named third team NJCAA Division I All-American as well as first team All-Region and All-Conference … averaged 18.9 points, 5.3 rebounds, 2.6 steals and 2.2 assists last season … also shot 48 percent from the floor while helping the Cardinals to a 23-9 record and an appearance in the NJCAA Region IV tournament semi-finals … tabbed as the No. 5 guard and the No. 18 overall junior college player in the nation by JucoJunction.com heading into his sophomore season … spent his freshman year at Connors State College (OK), where he averaged 14.0 points and 5.6 rebounds per game, while helping the team to a 28-9 record and a Bi-State East Conference and the Region 2 Conference championship…The Cowboys also placed fourth at the NJCAA Division I National Tournament. PREP CAREER Played at LeFlore High School under coach Otis Hughley... Led LeFlore to a Class 6A state championship and earned All-State first team honors during his senior season in 2007…A four-year starter, Blake led the Rattlers to a 125-16 overall record during his career and a No. 14 national ranking by USA Today with a 32-3 record during his senior season… In winning the state championship, LeFlore was the No. 1 ranked 6A team in the state for the entire season and went wire-to-wire to become the state champions… He averaged 21.0 points and 6.0 assists in his final campaign earning All-State and Player of the Year honors in the City of Mobile by the Press Register…He was also a finalist and was the runner-up for Mr. Basketball honors in the state… Selected to a pair of All-Tournament teams at two different events Blake’s Career Highs during his senior season and was a starter in the Alabama-Mississippi Points:…......................21 (at Wright State, 2/25/11) All Star game...Named the National Player of the Week by USA Today after scoring a career high 41 points in only 21 minutes in the Area 4 Rebounds: .......6 (2x, last vs. Cleveland St., 2/7/11) Championship game…He also guided LeFlore to the state championship Assists:…................................. 5 (vs. Loyola, 3/1/11) tournament semi-finals during his sophomore and junior year. PERSONAL Son of Carmen Conner...Lists winning a state championship as his biggest thrill in sports...A Liberal Arts major.

HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA 2010-11 17-6 67-140 OVERALL Year GP-GS 2010-11 21-9

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FG-FGA 84-183

Steals:…................................. 5 (vs. Butler, 1/14/11) Blocks:…..................... 1 (5x, last vs. Loyola, 3/1/11)

Blake’s Career Stats PCT .479

3FG-3FGA PCT 19-46 .413

FT-FTA PCT PTS AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 33-48 .688 186 10.9 8 42 50 2.9 50-2 20 45 4 15

PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .459 24-64 .375 36-54 .667 228

AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 10.9 11 50 61 2.9 63-3 32 55 8 20

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Ray McCallum

#3 • So. • Guard 6-2 • 188 Beverly Hills, Mich./Detroit Country Day Preseason John Wooden Award Top 50 selection Lindy’s Sports Preseason Horizon League Player of the Year Horizon League Player of the Year candidate Summer 2011: Played with Team USA at the World University Games in Shenzhen, China ... the Americans went 7-1 at the tournament and took home 5th place ... played in all eight games, averaging 4.5 points and 0.9 assists in just over 10 minutes per contest ... only turned the ball over twice the entire tournament ... made all five free throws ... enjoyed best game against Finland (9 pts, 2 rbs, 2 asst). 2010-11: Capped a phenomenal rookie campaign by earning the Horizon League’s Newcomer of the Year award ... became first Titan true freshman to ever be honored on an All-Horizon League Team (second team) ... named to the CollegeInsider.com’s Freshman All-America squad ... bestowed the Frank Gerbig, Sr. Sportsmanship Award at the year-end team banquet ... led the Titans in scoring (13.5 ppg), assists (4.9 apg) and steals (54) ... started all 33 games as a freshman, one of two Titans to start every game ... played well in the HL First Round win vs. Loyola (Mar. 1), scoring 16 points with six boards and six assists ... team’s leading scorer on 10 different occassions ... his 157 regular season total assists ranked second in NCAA amongst freshmen ... had 54th-best assist total (per game) in all of NCAA ... registered fourth 20-point game vs. Milwaukee (Jan. 1) ... had nine assists to just one turnover at Bradley ... compiled impressive 1.89 assist-to-turnover ratio for the season (161/85) ... really improved from the foul line as the season progressed ... started 59-of-94 (.628) and hit 82-of110 (.745) since the start of the calendar year ... recorded first-ever double-double in the convincing win at Central Michigan (23 pts, 11 rbs) ... those 11 boards were a career high ... had his second career double-double in the win vs. UIC (Feb. 3) with 12 points and 10 assists ... led the team in scoring for the first time in the blowout win over

HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA 2010-11 18-18 68-156 OVERALL Year GP-GS 2010-11 33-33

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McCallum’s Career Stats PCT .436

3FG-3FGA PCT 12-43 .279

FT-FTA PCT PTS AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 77-99 .778 225 12.5 23 47 70 3.9 34-0 95 53 2 27

FG-FGA PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS 140-318 .440 25-80 .313 141-204 .691 446

AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 13.5 46 110 156 4.7 70-0 161 85 5 54

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It’s Go Time! Niagara (Nov. 28), notching his first 20+ point game (21) ... recorded his first double-digit assist total against Akron, handing-out 10 dimes ... played all but two minutes in the double-overtime win against Albany (Nov. 26) ... shot .791 from the free throw line at home ... hit 8-of-9 free throws in the win over Wright State to help ice that game late (Dec. 4) ... led the team with 19 points at Western Michigan (Dec. 8), hitting 4-of-5 from three-point range ... scored nine of his career-best 31 points in the overtime session to led Detroit to a win at Eastern Michigan (Dec. 11) ... also grabbed eight rebounds in that win and was named the Horizon League’s Player of the Week ... filled the stat sheet with 15 points, nine rebounds and six assists at Valpo (Feb. 10) ... flirted with a tripledouble against Youngstown State (Feb. 16), scoring 14 while grabbing 10 boards and handing-out 8 assists. PREP CAREER Played his last two years of high school at Detroit Country day under coach Kurt Keener...The son of UDM head coach Ray McCallum and one of the most highly-recruited players in school history, as well as in the country, yielding scholarship offers from Arizona, Florida, Oklahoma and UCLA ... Earned national accolades in being named to the McDonald’s and Parade All-American Teams in 2010…Averaged 22.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 5.5 assists as a senior and was named to the Detroit Free Press’ and Detroit News’ All-State Dream Teams…Also honored as the Class B Player of the Year, while finishing third in the balloting for Michigan’s Mr. Basketball…As a senior in the state championship game, he led the Yellowjackets to a state title scoring 32 points, 25 in the first half, along with grabbing eight rebounds and coming away with seven steals in a lopsided 71-47 victory over Lansing Sexton… Netted four points, pulled down two boards and had three assists, with no turnovers, and a steal at the 2010 McDonald’s All-American game, and finished second in the slam dunk contest at the POWERADE Jam Fest…A consensus top 50 player in high school, McCallum was ranked as the No. 5 guard and the No. 17 overall recruit in the nation by ESPN, five stars, No. 6 guard and No. 23 overall by Scout.com and four stars, 43rd overall and the 12th-highest guard by Rivals.com…As a junior, he tallied 17.1 points, 6.1 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals for DCD and the first of his back-to-back All-Conference accolades…Played AAU with Team Detroit along with Trey Zeigler, another nationally-ranked recruit that signed to play with his dad at Central Michigan…Invited and participated in a number of prestigious all-star events such as the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, LeBron James Skills Academy, adidas Nations, adidas Super 64 Showcase and the NIKE Global Challenge… Played his first two years as a prep for Bloomington (IN) North and was selected to the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) All-State underclassmen as a sophomore... His cousin plays for Milwaukee in sophomore guard Ja’Rob McCallum. PERSONAL Son of Wendy and Titan head coach Ray McCallum...Has a sister, Brittany Rae...A member of SAAC...A communications major.

McCallum’s Career Highs Points:…............ 31 (at Eastern Michigan, 12/11/10) Rebounds:........ 11 (at Central Michigan, 12/18/10) Assists:…........................10 (2x, last vs. UIC, 2/3/11) Steals:….............. 4 (at Eastern Michigan, 12/11/10) Blocks:…............. 1 (4x, last vs. Valparaiso, 1/16/11)

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Donavan Foster #5 • Sr. • Guard 5-10 • 160 Chicago, Ill./Curie

2010-11: Was one of the first off the bench, providing a spark for the Titans ... had a streak with at least one steal in seven straight games (Dec. 4- Jan. 1) ... team was perfect 4-0 when he reached double figures in scoring ... dished-out a season-best and career-high-tying five assists in the win at Central Michigan (12/18/10) ... earned his first start of the season (12/11/10) at Eastern Michigan ... matched a season-high with 12 points in the win at Youngstown State (Jan. 22) ... scored a season-best 12 points in the win and added four rebounds, four assists and four steals ... scored a then-season-high 11 points and recorded four steals in the win over Indiana Tech (11/19/10) ... scored seven points and had a pair of steals at Western Michigan (12/8/10) ... had 18 games with zero or one turnover, including just 13 combined turnovers over the final 11 games... Went 4-for-4 from the charity stripe against Valpo... scored nine points and added four assists against the Crusaders. 2009-10 Tabbed the Dave DeBusschere Most Improved Player at the annual men’s basketball banquet after the guard was one of the top Titan reserves…Played in 32 games, missing two due to a concussion…Averaged 4.2 ppg., but the difference could be seen in his play as he had more assists than turnovers on the year, and improved his shooting from 32 percent as a freshman to 41 percent in his sophomore campaign, which included his 3-point field goal percentage going from 21 percent to 44 percent… Recorded a seasonhigh 11 points against Tennessee State… Pulled down a career-high eight rebounds at Milwaukee…Scored nine points and came away with a career-high five assists and a season-best three steals vs. Chicago State…Tallied seven points versus Wright State…Had nine points in just 12 minutes off the bench at Green Bay… Scored 10 points with three assists at UIC…Had seven points and tied his career-high with four assists versus BGSU…Notched eight points in back-to-back home wins against Youngstown State and Cleveland State. 2008-09 Played in 29 games with 12 starts, missing only the first game of the year at Purdue after recovering from hernia surgery…Averaged 4.0 ppg., 1.2 rpg., and 1.1 apg…Started in his first collegiate game against Western Michigan, finishing the contest with 12 points and two rebounds in 28 minutes of action…Returned to his hometown of Chicago scoring a career-high 15 points and tallying four steals at DePaul…Had his third double figure scoring outing of the season with 11 markers at Milwaukee in his first conference game.. Also grabbed a career-high four rebounds in that contest and then matched that in the next game at Green Bay…Dished out a season-best four assists against Youngstown State…Was 4-of-6 for nine points in a BracketBuster match-up at Tennessee State. PREP CAREER The lone product on the roster from the Windy City of Chicago… Signed with UDM in November of 2007, prior to the start of his senior season in high school… A four-year letterwinner at Chicago Curie under coach Larry Wallace… A two-time all-city, allconference and honorable mention all-state performer, Foster led the Condors in scoring with 16 points, eight assists and five steals per game as a senior… He averaged 10 ppg, 10 assists and four steals a game as a junior… Ranked as the No. 21 recruit in Illinois as well as the No. 6 point guard in the state by MidStateHoops.com. PERSONAL Son of Anegela and Lovell Foster...Lists Derrick Rose as the best athlete he has ever played against...Hobbies include playing video games and sleeping… A two-year member of the University of Detroit Mercy Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC)...A Liberal Arts and Sciences major.

Foster’s Career Highs Points:…............................. 15 (at DePaul 11/26/08) Rebounds: ...................... 8 (at Milwaukee 1/14/10) Assists:…....... 5 (2x, last at Central Mich., 12/18/10) Steals:…........4 (3x, last at Eastern Mich., 12/11/10) Blocks:…............. 1 (2x, last at Milwaukee, 1/28/11)

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Foster’s Career Stats

HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA 2008-09 18-4 20-64 2009-10 16-0 27-59 2010-11 18-0 25-68 Career 52-4 72-191

PCT 3FG-3FGA .313 2-21 .458 9-16 .368 7-17 .377 18-54

PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .096 13-18 .722 55 .563 16-21 .762 79 .412 18-27 .667 75 .333 47-66 .712 209

AVG OFF 3.1 3 4.9 6 4.2 7 4.0 16

DEF TOT 22 25 28 34 24 31 74 90

AVG 1.4 2.1 4.2 1.7

PF-FO 29-0 18-0 31-1 78-1

TO BLK 20 1 12 0 32 1 64 2

STL 8 13 19 39

OVERALL Year 2008-09 2009-10 2010-11 Career

PCT 3FG-3FGA .325 10-47 .414 13-29 .386 11-34 .375 34-110

PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .213 25-32 .781 115 .448 29-44 .659 134 .324 38-65 .585 161 .309 92-141 .652 410

AVG 4.0 4.2 4.9 4.4

DEF TOT 28 34 41 53 49 62 118 149

AVG 1.2 1.7 1.9 1.6

PF-FO A TO BLK 53-0 34 37 3 38-0 42 37 0 62-2 61 50 1 153-2 137 124 4

STL 17 23 41 81

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GP-GS 29-12 32-0 33-1 94-13

FG-FGA 40-123 46-111 56-145 142-379

OFF 6 12 13 31

A 21 18 34 73

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Jason Calliste

#10 • Jr. • Guard 6-2 • 168 Scarborough, Ont./Quality Education Academy (NC) 2010-11:

Made an immediate impact in his first season as a collegian ... started 25 of 31 games played ... finished season with 8.6 points and 2.4 rebounds per game averages ... a sharp-shooter who led the team in triples (48) ... shot well in the HL First Round win vs. Loyola (Mar. 1), making both triple tries and going 8-of-8 from the free throw line ... missed the Cleveland State game and Valparaiso games (Feb. 7-10) due to injury ... caught fire in the Mississippi State game, recording a career-high 20 points ... recorded second 20-point game with a 4-for-5 effort from the three-point line in the win over Wright State (Dec. 4) ... had four games with four triples made... went 6-for-7 from the charity stripe against Butler (Jan. 14) on his way to recording 11 points. 2009-10 Did not participate in any games as he was enrolled in school meeting NCAA requirements…A member of the Athletic Director’s Honor Roll. PRIOR TO DETROIT Calliste comes to Detroit after attending Quality Education Academy in Winston-Salem, NC, under coach Issac Pitts...As a senior, he averaged 24 points and 11 assists per game for the Fighting Pharoahs, leading the team to a 26-7 mark and a No. 6 ranking in the state...A native of Scarborough, ON, Calliste was tabbed a four-star recruit by rivals.com during his senior season as well as the No. 86 overall and 20th-ranked guard in the country...He played his AAU ball for Grassroots Canada and was named the MVP of the 2008 Adidas Super 64 Tournament in Las Vegas, after leading the team to the tournament championship with 29 points in the title game...The victory gave the team the distinction of the first Canadian travel ball program to win a major summer AAU title. PERSONAL Son of Carol and Jude Calliste Sr...Enjoys writing, listening to music and watching television...Lists Gregg Oden and Mike Conley Jr., as the best athletes he has played against...Undecided on major.

HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA 2010-11 16-13 29-71 OVERALL Year GP-GS 2010-11 31-25

FG-FGA 74-194

Calliste’s Career Highs Points:…........ 20 (2x, last vs. Wright State, 12/4/10) Rebounds: .......................7 (at Syracuse, 11/19/10) Assists:…....................... 4 (vs. Green Bay, 12/30/10) Steals:…........ 3 (4x, last at Central Mich., 12/18/10) Blocks:…........................... 1 (vs. Niagara, 11/28/10)

Calliste’s Career Stats PCT .408

3FG-3FGA PCT 21-50 .420

FT-FTA PCT PTS AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 30-45 .667 109 6.8 1 30 31 1.9 26-0 22 23 1 7

PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .381 48-121 .397 70-103 .680 266

AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 8.6 10 65 75 2.4 53-0 36 48 2 27

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P.J. Boutte

#11 • Fr. • Guard 5-9 • 150 Indianapolis, Ind./T.C. Howe

BEFORE DETROIT: Broke all-time career assists mark in state of Indiana at Indianapolis’ Howe HS ... named to the 2011 Boys All-State Honorable Mention Team ... took on a different role as a senior, scoring more than 19 points per game in his final year as a prep ... hit last-second shot to propel Howe into Class 3A Sectional 26 semifinals ... lists “good coach, great team and great environment” as reasons he chose Detroit ... majoring in communications.

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Brandon Romain

#13 • Jr. • Guard 6-3 • 168 Brooklyn, N.Y./Boys & Girls HS (Westchester CC)

BEFORE DETROIT: Scored 22 points per contest on 63 percent from the field as a sophomore at WCC. He also played a season (2008-09) at Post University, leading the Eagles with an 18.3 pointsper-game average as a freshman, including a 41-point outburst against South Dakota on Nov. 22, 2008.

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LaMarcus Lowe

#20 • Sr. • Forward/Center 6-10 • 210 Flint, Mich./Northwestern (Western Mich.) 2010-11: Earned team’s Norm Swanson Top Newcomer Award ... long shot-blocker came mostly off-the-bench for the Titans ... played in all 33 games, starting six ... earned his first start as a Titan at Eastern Michigan (Dec. 11) ... responded with a monster 8-block game, etching a new career high ... had three of those blocks in the overtime session alone (Dec. 11) ... averaged 2.5 blocks per game, 25thbest in the NCAA ... led the team in blocks and had the second-most in the Horizon League (78), despite averaging only 16.4 minutes per game ... ranks fourth in the school’s single-season block records (78) ... registered 100th block of his career at Milwaukee (Jan. 28) ... filled-in well for Eli Holman after his ejection at UIC, recording six blocks and scoring 11 points (1/8/11) ... logged a then-season-high 21 minutes and took advantage in the win over Niagara (11/28/10) ... posted a doubledouble in that game with 12 points and 10 rebounds, both career highs ... added six blocked shots to his total in that game as well ... had a block in all but four games ... had a six-point, four-block game vs. Wright State (12/4/10) ... played a season-high 31 minutes at his former school (Western Michigan) and posted 12 points, seven rebounds and three blocks (12/8/10). 2009-10 Sat out the 2009-10 season under NCAA transfer rules. PRIOR TO DETROIT As a freshman at Western Michigan during the 2008-09 season, Lowe led the MAC with 48 blocked shots, three of which came against the Titans when the two teams squared off…For the year, Lowe played in 28 games, averaging 2.0 points and 3.2 rebounds… He posted game highs of eight points and nine rebounds against Toledo…His seven blocks vs. EMU tied a school record, and he rejected at least three shots in eight games. PREP CAREER Averaged 12 points, 10 rebounds and seven blocks as a senior in high school under coach David Bush...Was ranked as the No. 9 senior in Michigan by Prep Spotlight and the No. 1 senior center in Michigan by Bankhoops.com... Played one game at Vincennes (Ind.),a junior college, before transferring to WMU...Cousin of former NBA player Eddie Robinson,who saw action with the Lowe’s Career Highs Charlotte Hornets and the Chicago Bulls during his five-year career Points:…...... 12 (2x, last at Western Mich., 12/8/10) (1999-04). PERSONAL Son of Kamala Lowe and Keth Blount...Has four siblings...Hobbies include playing video games and spending time with family... List his greatest thrill in sports as being able to travel to different places...A computer and information sciences major.

Lowe’s Career Stats

HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA 2010-11 18-5 25-50

PCT .500

OVERALL Year GP-GS 2008-09* 28-6 2010-11 33-6 Career 61-12

PCT 3FG-3FGA .300 0-0 .526 0-0 .448 0-0

FG-FGA 15-50 50-95 65-145

Rebounds: .10 (2x, last at Eastern Mich., 12/11/10) Assists:.................................. 1 (6x, last at CSU, 1/20/11) Steals:..................... 2 (2x, last vs. Ball State 3/4/09) Blocks:…...................8 (at Eastern Mich., 12/11/10)

3FG-3FGA PCT 0-0 .000

FT-FTA PCT PTS 23-38 .605 73

PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .000 25-38 .658 55 .000 36-64 .563 136 .000 61-102 .598 191

AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 4.1 22 43 65 3.6 41-0 5 18 10 14 AVG 2.0 4.1 3.1

OFF 24 48 72

DEF TOT 66 90 72 120 138 210

AVG 3.2 4.1 3.4

PF-FO 66-2 78-1 144-3

A 3 5 8

TO 24 42 66

BLK STL 48 10 78 6 126 16

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Doug Anderson

#23 • Jr • Forward 6-6 • 218 Kalamazoo, Mich./Central (Mott CC)

BEFORE DETROIT: Led the Mott Community College Bears to a runner-up finish at the NJCAA national championships as a sophomore ... led the Bears to a pair of state titles ... averaged 15.5 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game ... shot 60.2 percent from the floor, thanks to his athleticism ... had a pair of his dunks featured on ESPN’s “Top 10 Plays” during his stint at MCC ... was ranked in the the top 40 of all 2011 JUCO recruits according to rivals.com. HIGH SCHOOL: Led Kalamazoo Central to state runner-up finish in his senior season and was named all-conference ... averaged 21.3 points and 7 rebounds per game as a prep.

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John Hoskins

#24 • Jr. • Forward 6-10 • 224 Warren, Mich./Conner Creek Academy East 2010-11: Played in 15 games before losing his season to injury ... scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds

in limited action.

2009-10 Saw action in 25 games, all off the bench…Scored his first collegiate point on a free throw at No. 12 Cal in the season opener…Collected two rebounds against Western Michigan… Added four points from the free throw line and came up with his first career block against Alcorn State…Scored four points, once again all from the free throw line, against Tennessee State…Put in his first collegiate bucket with a pair of field goals against Bowling Green…Swatted away two shots against Shawnee State…Came away with two blocks, two points and a pair of boards against Chicago State. PREP CAREER Tallied 24.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and 3.4 blocks per game, while shooting 58-percent from the field as a senior…Earned Class D All-State accolades for the second-straight season…He enjoyed an outstanding junior year averaging a double-double – 20 points and 14 rebounds – along with four blocks per game… At the end of the season, he was named third-team All-Macomb County (all classes)…Played for his dad, John Hoskins Sr. at Warren Conner Creek Academy. PERSONAL Son of Rachelle Coady and John Hoskins Sr...Has three brothers... Chose Detroit because of the team atmosphere...A health professions major.

Hoskins’ Career Highs Points:….................... 4 (3x, last vs. BGSU 12/19/09) Rebounds: ............... 3 (vs. Indiana Tech, 11/19/10) Assists:….................1 (vs. Shawnee State 12/28/09) Steals:…...............1 (5x, last vs. Milwaukee, 1/1/11) Blocks:…....... 2 (3x, last vs. Indiana Tech, 11/19/10)

Hoskins’ Career Stats

HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA 2009-10 12-0 0-0 2010-11 5-0 1-4 Career HL 17-0 1-4

PCT 3FG-3FGA .000 0-0 .250 0-0 .250 0-0

PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .000 0-1 .000 0 .000 1-4 .250 3 .000 1-5 .200 3

AVG OFF DEF TOT 0.0 0 3 3 0.6 2 0 2 .176 2 3 5

AVG PF-FO 0.2 4-0 0.4 1-0 0.3 5-0

A 0 0 0

TO BLK STL 3 1 0 1 0 3 4 1 3

OVERALL Year 2009-10 2010-11 Career

PCT 3FG-3FGA .250 0-0 .200 0-0 .226 0-0

PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .000 11-20 .550 19 .000 4-13 .308 10 .000 15-33 .455 29

AVG OFF DEF TOT 0.8 7 8 15 0.7 5 4 9 0.7 12 12 24

AVG 0.6 0.6 0.6

A 1 2 3

TO BLK STL 7 6 1 10 3 4 17 9 5

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GP-GS 25-0 15-0 40-0

FG-FGA 4-16 3-15 7-31

PF-FO 17-0 10-0 27-0

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Juwan Howard, Jr.

#25 • So. • Forward 6-5 • 222 Detroit, Mich./Pershing (Western Michigan) 2011-12: Will redshirt per NCAA transfer guidelines after transferring from Western Michigan University. 2010-11: Played at WMU ... played in all 34 games and made a pair of starts for the Broncos as a freshman ... averaged 9.3 points per game, third-highest total on the squad ... added 4.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game ... chipped-in 24 blocks and 17 steals total ... had a good free throw percentage, connecting on 63-of-80 from the line (.788) ... drilled 31-of-101 from deep (.307) ... scored in double figures 16 times, including four 20-point games ... registered career-high 24 points in Dec. 21 loss vs. Troy ... notched first of two double-doubles on Dec. 31 vs. Eastern Illinois (22 pts, 10 rbs) ... later posted 20 points and 10 boards at Bowling Green (Feb. 5) ... scored just three points in the game vs. Detroit (Nov. 8). High School: Three-year letterwinner in basketball for the Doughboys ... named Associated Press Class First Team All-State and Detroit News First Team All-State as a senior after averaging 24.7 points, 12.3 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game for team that finished 18-2 and lost in the regional finals ... won back-to-back Detroit Public School League championships ... competed in the Michigan Three-Point Shootout ... played for the South squad on the Michigan All-Star Team ... Detroit Free Press First Team All-District in 2010, Second Team All-District in 2009 ... averaged 16.2 points, eight rebounds and 1.4 steals per game to help Pershing go 26-1 and win the MHSAA Class A state championship ... played in every game off the bench as a sophomore when Pershing went 25-4 and reached the Class A state championship game.

OVERALL Year GP-GS 2010-11 34-2

Howard’s Career Highs Points:…................................ 24 (vs. Troy, 12/21/10) Rebounds: ............................................... 10 (twice) Assists:…........................................... 4 (three times) Steals:…............. 3 (vs. South Dakota St., 12/18/10 ) Blocks:….................................. 6 (vs. Ohio, 2/12/11)

Howard’s Career Stats FG-FGA PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FT-FTA 111-287 .387 31-101 .307 63-80

PCT PTS .788 316

AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 9.3 39 96 135 4.0 65-0 52 50 24 17

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Eli Holman

#32 • Sr. • Center/Forward 6-10 • 260 Richmond, Calif./Richmond (Indiana) Sporting News Preseason Horizon League Player of the Year Horizon League Player of the Year candidate 2010-11: Selected as team’s Robert Calihan co-Most Valuable Player (Minnerath) ... All-Horizon League Second Team honoree ... also named to the conference’s All-Defensive Team and was a CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Defensive All-America selection ... one of the dominant big men in the Horizon League ... led the league in both offensive (3.5) and defensive (6.1) rebounds ... posted 13 double-doubles, most in the HL ... his rebound total was 31st in the NCAA ... just outside the qualification to be ranked nationally in field goal percentage (min. 5 field goals made per game) ... had a string of free-throw makes snapped in the Green Bay win (15 straight) ... recorded 100th career block in the loss vs. Milwaukee (Jan. 1) ... recorded season-high five blocks at Milwaukee (Jan. 28) ... named the MVP of the Legends Classic, averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds for the three games ... won the HL Player of the Week for his performance over the Thanksgiving weekend ... tallied monster game in the double-overtime win vs. Albany with a career-high 27 points and 15 rebounds ... earned the Jesuit Basketball Spotlight’s National Player of the Week, an award that spans 28 college Jesuit basketball programs in all divisions. 2009-10 Named to the All-Newcomer Team and was honored with the Norm Swanson Top Newcomer Award as well as the Larry Doyle Most Dedicated Titan accolade at the annual team banquet… Averaged 11.8 points, third on the team, and a team and HL best 8.9 rebounds per game…Had 11 double-doubles on the season and was in double figures in scoring 22 times, while pulling down double digits in rebounds 12 times and recorded three or more blocks 14 times…He was the conference leader in two single game statistics with his six blocks against Shawnee State and at Loyola and his 18 rebounds vs. Milwaukee…His 2.5 blocks per game led the Horizon League and was third in school history, while his 77 total blocks were the fourth most in a single season in UDM annals… Had at least one block in 28 of the 31 games he has appeared in and ranked 22nd in the country in blocks and 48th in rebounds… Also led the conference with a .614 field goal percentage, third in Titan history…His 18-rebound performance was tied for the eighth highest in the nation and was the most by a Titan since Terrell Riggs collected 19 against Wyoming on Nov 28, 2001…Really came on at the end of the year averaging

Holman’s Career Highs Points:…............................27 (vs. Albany, 11/26/10) Rebounds: ................... 18 (vs. Milwaukee 2/13/10) Assists:…............................ 4 (vs. Valparaiso 1/8/10) Steals:…..................3 (vs. Shawnee State 12/28/09) Blocks:…........................ 6 (2x, last at Loyola 1/2/10)

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2011-12 Titan Basketball a double-double with 12.5 ppg., and 10.0 rpg., which includes four double-doubles against Milwaukee, at Cleveland State, at Valparaiso and against Green Bay, in the Titans’ last 10 games… Averaged 16.3 points and 11.3 rebounds in the HL Tournament… Picked up his 11th double-double with 16 points and 11 rebounds in the conference championships second round victory over Green Bay…Posted a career-high 21 points and 15 boards at Valpo in first round win…Netted 14 points, seven rebounds and five blocks against Eastern Michigan…Tallied 13 points and a career-high 18 caroms vs. Milwaukee and tied career mark with six blocks at Loyola along with scoring 14 points and posting seven rebounds…Registered six blocks, 13 points and 15 boards versus Shawnee State…Missed three games due to an injury and returned to action to bucket 17 points at Michigan…Named MVP of the 2K Sports Classic Coaches vs. Cancer Albany subregional after averaging 16.6 ppg., 12.3 rpg., and 2.0 bpg., including his first 20-point game against Albany…Scored 15 points and corralled seven rebounds at No. 12 California in his Titan debut. 2008-09 Sat out the season due to NCAA transfers rules. COLLEGE Part of a Top 5-ranked recruiting class, at Indiana, Holman played in six games as a Big Ten freshman before being sidelined for the rest of the season with a wrist injury…Averaged 1.0 ppg and 1.7 rpg… Also collected three blocks and a steal in just 45 minutes of action… Had one-game bests of four points and six rebounds against Longwood in his brief IU stint. PREP CAREER In high school, Holman was considered among the nation’s top 100 prospects… Averaged 24.7 points, 12 rebounds and 10 blocks as a senior under coach Ray Rogers at Richmond High School, helping his team to a 26-4 record and the state Division II championship… Was also named the top defensive player in Northern California… As a sophomore, he posted 10 points, 15 rebounds and 10 blocks per game… Sat out his junior season… Tabbed the “Sleeper” of the 2006 ABCD Camp… Ranked as the 82nd player nationally as well as the 19th ranked center by Scout.com… Was also listed as a four-star recruit and the No. 9 prospect in the state of California by Rivals.com. PERSONAL Son of Kaylynn and DeVaughn Trotter...Has four siblings...Majoring in communications.

Holman’s Career Stats HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA PCT 3FG-3FGA 2009-10 16-16 63-110 .573 0-0 2010-11 17-12 74-122 .607 0-0 Career 33-28 137-232 .591 0-0

PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .000 33-51 .647 159 .000 43-64 .672 191 .000 76-115 .661 350

AVG 9.9 11.2 10.6

OFF 44 52 156

DEF 90 101 191

TOT 134 153 287

AVG 8.4 9.0 8.7

PF-FO 57-2 52-1 109-3

A 16 11 27

TO 31 29 60

BLK STL 39 5 31 16 70 21

OVERALL Year GP-GS 2007-08* 6-0 2009-10 31-31 2010-11 32-26 Career 69-57

PCT .000 .000 .000 .000

AVG 1.0 11.8 11.8 10.8

OFF 5 95 112 212

DEF 5 182 194 381

TOT 10 277 306 593

AVG 1.7 8.9 9.6 8.6

PF-FO 7-0 101-2 98-3 206-5

A 1 23 27 51

TO 3 69 63 135

BLK 3 77 51 131

FG-FGA 2-8 145-236 145-239 292-483

PCT 3FG-3FGA .250 0-0 .614 0-0 .607 0-0 .605 0-0

FT-FTA 2-4 76-120 86-124 164-248

PCT .500 .633 .694 .661

PTS 6 366 376 748

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Evan Bruinsma

#33 • So. • Forward 6-8 • 208 New Era, Mich./Western Michigan Christian 2010-11: Played in 28 games as a freshman ... picked up the William Ebben Academic and Athletic Excellence Award at the team’s postseason banquet ... averaged 1.2 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in just over five minutes per contest ... team was 7-2 when he scored ... made half of his shots from the floor (13-of-26) ... scored six straight points to help the Titans stretch their lead over UIC in the second half (Feb. 3) ... came off the bench early in the Milwaukee game (Jan. 1) and snagged four rebounds in just four minutes ... logged a career-high 17 minutes in the win over Niagara (Nov. 28) ... etched a career-best seven points in that game ... scored his first career points on a putback at the Carrier Dome vs. Syracuse (Nov. 16)... set a career-high against Butler (Jan. 14) with two steals against the Bulldogs. PREP CAREER A product of Western Michigan Christian High School, playing for head coach Jim Goodman...Named the Class D Player of the Year as a senior after averaging 21.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game... His Player of the Year award was a unanimous decision by an 11-member Associated Press All-State panel and he was also named first team AllState by the AP as well as by the Detroit Free Press and Detroit News… Led the Warriors to three straight Class D state championship, including an impressive performance as a senior when he totaled 25 points, 20 rebounds, five blocks and three steals in the championship game.... The three straight state titles was the first for a Western Michigan-based school in 75 years and he was also the school’s first DI signee in 30 years... Scored over 1,000 points in his prep career...Also earned All-State accolades as a junior and was named to the Academic All-State team as a junior and senior by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan (BCAM)…Played in the BCAM All-Star Game as a senior competing in the boys C-D division…Played AAU with the Grand Rapids Storm... Also a twotime All-State performer in soccer where he helped lead WMC to a state championship as a sophomore. PERSONAL Son of Margaret and Henry Bruinsma...Has four siblings...Likes to fish in his spare time...A Liberal Arts major.

Bruinsma’s Career Highs Points:…............................ 7 (vs. Niagara, 11/28/10) Rebounds: ..........4 (2x, last vs. Milwaukee, 1/1/11) Assists:…....... 1 (2x, last vs. Indiana Tech, 11/19/10) Steals:…................................. 2 (vs. Butler, 1/14/11) Blocks:…........... 1 (2x, last vs. Green Bay, 12/30/10)

Bruinsma’s Career Stats

HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA 2010-11 17-0 4-10

PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .400 0-3 .000 4-6 .667 12

AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 0.7 5 12 17 1.0 17-0 0 3 2 2

OVERALL Year GP-GS 2010-11 28-0

PCT 3FG-3FGA PCT FT-FTA .500 2-8 .250 6-8

AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 1.2 11 26 37 1.3 24-0 2 10 3 7

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Nick Minnerath

#34 • Sr. • Forward 6-9 • 220 Truro, Mass./Nauset (Jackson CC) A candidate for postseason honors 2010-11: Named the team’s co-MVP at the postseason banquet ... jumped right into the starting lineup and remained a fixture in the first five ... started every game in his first year at Detroit ... finished the season in one of his hottest stretches, as he had six 20-point games since Jan. 1 (most on the team) ... led team in scoring in the HL tournament quarterfinal loss to Valpo (3/4/11), scoring 22 points ... scored a career-high 26 points in the big win over Cleveland State (2/7/11) ... scored 15 points in the game’s first 10 minutes en route to a game-high 24 in the win vs. Youngstown State (Feb. 16) ... grabbed first double-double against Valparaiso, etching 23 points and 12 rebounds (1/16/11) ... posted second double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds in big win at Wright State (2/25/11) ... can step outside and knock down the trey, hitting 3-of-6 in the season opener at New Mexico (11/13/10) ... hit all three triples in the win at Loyola (Jan. 6) as his 20 points led the Titans ... had an energetic, all-around performance in the win over Green Bay (12/30/10), scoring 12 points, grabbing six boards and swatting a career-high four shots ... followed that up with a career-high 21 points on 6-of-6 shooting ... led the team in free throw percentage, hitting 104-of-125 (.832) ... his FT percentage ranked 85th in the NCAA ... had a string of 17 straight FT makes snapped with his only miss in the Milwaukee game (9-of-10, Jan. 1) ... led the team with 14 points in the win over Bowling Green (11/27/10) ... had a highlight, one-handed putback jam in the win over Niagara ... logged a career-best four assists in the conference-opening win over Wright State (12/4/10). PRIOR TO DETROIT An athletic forward who comes to Detroit by way of Jackson (MI) Community College, the school’s first Division I signee since bringing back the basketball program in 2006…Played for coach Steve Finamore... Capped off an impressive two-year career at Jackson by being named a NJCAA Division II third team All-American… In his final season at JCC, he finished 19th in the nation in points per game (21.0), 16th in free throw percentage (82 %) and 15th in blocks per game (2.24)…A 1,000-point scorer at the JUCO level, he also earned back-to-back Michigan Community College Athletic Association (MCCAA) All-Region honors as well as first team All-Western Conference accolades…Named the Western Conference’s Player of the Year in 2010, a year after he was the runner-up for the award as a freshman after averaging 22.8 points and 9.1 rebounds, including setting the school record with 37 points in a game…Selected to the MCCAA all-star game and was named the game’s MVP netting 17 points in just 24 minutes of action… Accomplished all that while recording a 3.275 GPA, earning an Associate Degree in General Studies.

Minnerath’s Career Highs Points:…..................26 (vs. Cleveland State, 2/7/11) Rebounds: ................... 12 (vs. Valparaiso, 1/16/11) Assists:…......................4 (vs. Wright State, 12/4/10) Steals:…......................... 2 (3x, last at CSU, 1/20/11) Blocks:…....................... 4 (vs. Green Bay, 12/30/10)

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HORIZON LEAGUE Year GP-GS FG-FGA PCT 3FG-3FGA 2010-11 18-18 80-136 .588 13-30 OVERALL Year GP-GS FG-FGA PCT 3FG-3FGA 2010-11 33-33 124-232 .534 18-48

Minnerath’s Career Stats PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS .433 60-73 .822 233

AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL 12.9 30 52 82 4.6 40-1 12 40 10 14

PCT FT-FTA PCT PTS AVG OFF DEF TOT AVG PF-FO A TO BLK STL .375 104-125 .832 370 11.2 58 100 158 4.8 84-2 31 67 12 20

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2011-12 Media Roster

# 1 - Chase Simon Sr. - Guard Detroit, Mich.

# 2 - Chris Blake Sr. - Guard Mobile, Ala.

# 3 - Ray McCallum So. - Guard Beverly Hills, Mich.

# 5 - Donavan Foster Sr. - Guard Chicago, Ill.

# 10 - Jason Calliste Jr. - Guard Scarborough, Ont.

# 11 - P.J. Boutte Fr. - Guard Indianapolis, Ind.

# 13-Brandon Romain Jr. - Guard Brooklyn, N.Y.

# 20-LaMarcus Lowe Sr. - Center Flint, Mich.

# 23-Doug Anderson Jr. - Forward Kalamazoo, Mich.

# 24 - John Hoskins Jr. - Forward Detroit, Mich.

# 32 - Eli Holman Sr. - Center Richmond, Calif.

# 33- Evan Bruinsma So. - Forward New Era, Mich.

# 34-Nick Minnerath Sr. - Forward Truro, Mass.

Head Coach Ray McCallum Fourth Season

Assistant Coach Jay Smith Fourth Season

Assistant Coach Derek Thomas Fourth Season

Dir. of Basketball Ops. Mike Faletti

Graduate Assistant Coach Matt Ryder

# 25-Juwan Howard, Jr. So. - Forward Detroit, Mich.

Assistant Coach Carlos Briggs Fifth Season

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