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Greetings from the desk of the President: Welcome to the beautiful and historic campus of 118-year-old West Virginia State University. “State” has undergone many positive changes recently. The campus community looks forward to another year of athletic events with enthusiastic anticipation. As we move forward through another exciting year of athletic competition the mighty sting of the Yellow Jackets will be more ferocious and menacing than before. It would be wise for our opponents to approach the “Jackets” with caution! Your support will encourage our teams to march on to victory. Thank you for being a member of the “State” family. Your patronage and dedication to the University and our activities are appreciated. Have a successful and rewarding year!


2009-10 MEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE 2009-10 MEN’S BASKETBALL MEDIA GUIDE

Table of Contents Table of Contents Page 3

President’s Welcome

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General Information

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Building Plans

9

Mission Statement

11

Athletic Department Staff

12

Directions to Campus

13-35

2009-10 Team

37

Looking Back

45

Award Winning Jackets

47-50

Program Records

51

All-time won-loss records

53-58

Past champions

59-60

2009-10 WVIAC Outlook

61

WVIAC Records

63

Cheerleaders

67

2010 Summer Camp

Photos by: Todd Griffith, WVSU photographer; John Simms, WVSU Sports Information Department; Roy Eagle, Eagle Eye Photo, and Quewanncoii Stephens, Sr Layout by: John Simms, WVSU Athletic Department Produced by: Joe Williams, WVSU Printing Services


WEST VIRGINIA STATE UNIVERSITY MEN’S BASKETBALL 2009-10 COSIDA INFORMATION SHEET GENERAL INFORMATION

COACHING INFORMATION

School .......................................West Virginia State University Location ...........................................Institute, WV 25112-1000 Founded .............................................................................1891 Nickname ...........................................................Yellow Jackets School Colors ....................... Old Gold (Pantone 117) & Black Arena .................................................................... Fleming Hall Capacity ............................................................................. 1850 Enrollment ......................................................................... 2100 Surface ......................................................................... Teraflex Affiliation ...................................................................NCAA II Conference ................................................................... WVIAC President ............................................... Dr. Hazo W. Carter, Jr. Alma Mater ............................................. Vanderbilt University Athletic Director .......................................................Sean Loyd Alma Mater (year) ..........West Virginia State University (1995) Athletic Dept. ............................................Phone 304-766-3165

Head Coach ........................................................... Bryan Poore Alma Mater (year) ............................West Virginia State (1987) Record at WVSU (year) .....................................194-105 (11th) Career record (year) ...........................................206-119 (12th) WVIAC record at WVSU .............................................. 124-61 WVIAC career record .................................................... 136-70 Office Phone ......................................................304--766--3226 E-mail ................................................... poorebr@wvstateu.edu Best time to call .................................... 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Assistant Coach ................................................... Matt Greene Alma Mater (year) ...........................West Virginia State (2004) Assistant Coach ........................................................Jason Slay Alma Mater (year) ..........................West Virginia State (2008) Head Athletic Trainer ........................................Rick Ray, ATC Alma Mater (year) ............................. California of PA (1988)

HISTORY Program record since 1944 ........................................... 964-760 Last NCAA Post season appearance...................................2009 Result ................................................Lost to Kutztown U 99-88 Atlantic Regional QTR Finals NCAA All - time record ....................................................... 3-4 Joined NCAA ....................................................................1995 Previous affiliation ......................................... NAIA 1956-1995 CIAA 1942-1956 Best NAIA result ................................ National runner-up 1987 Best CIAA result ...............................National champions 1948

SPORTS INFORMATION Game day materials/statistics ......................... Sean McAndrews Office Phone ........................................................304-766-4122 E-mail ................................................mcandrse@wvstateu.edu Website/publications/general .................................. John Simms Office Phone .......................................................304-766-5760 Cell Phone.............................................................304-553-9521 E-mail .................................................. simmsj@wvstateu.edu Fax ......................................................................304-766-3364 Mailing address WVSU Athletics 210 Fleming Hall Institute, WV 25112-1000 Web site ......................................www.wvsuyellowjackets.com *** All rosters and statistics available on web site ***

TEAM INFORMATION Overall last year ...................................................................24-6 Conference Record: ..............................................................19-1 Home ....................................................................................14-1 Away .................................................................................... 9-3 Starter’s returning/lost ......................................................... 1/4 Lettermen returning/lost ...................................................... 6/5

MEDIA INFORMATION Newspapers Charleston Gazette .......................................... 1-800-982-6397 Fax ......................................................................304-348-1740 E-mail .................................................. sports@wvgazette.com Charleston Daily Mail ..................................... 1-800-982-6397 Fax ......................................................................304-348-4847 E-mail ...............................................dmsports@dailymail.com Associated Press WV ....................................... 1-800-642-8291 Associated Press Fax ...................................... 1-304-345-5282 Television WSAZ ............................................................. 1-800-426-1075 Fax ......................................................................304-690-3065 WCHS ............................................................. 1-888-696-9247 Fax .......................................................................304-345-1849 WBES Radio ................................................... 1-888-950-8181

Follow the Yellow Jackets on the internet at www.wvsuyellowjackets.com


10-year Development Projects Presented in 2006


Baccalaureate Programs

Masters Programs

Bachelors of Arts in: Masters of Arts in: Biotechnology Media Studies

Art Art History Ceramics Drawing Graphic Design Painting Photography Printmaking Sculpture Economics Business General English Literature Professonal Writing History Political Science Psychology Regents BA Sociology

Bachelors of Science in Biology General Graduate school Preparation Molecular Biology Pre-Dental Pre-Medical

Communications Advertisment Communication Research/Marketing Computer Science Government/Social Services Graphics International Communications Journalism Photography Writing

Education Multi Subjects ( Grades K-8) Middle Childhood Education ( Grades 5-8) Language Arts Mathematics Social Studies Adolescent Education (Grades 9-12) Biology Business Education Business Principles Chemistry Safety Education Middle Adolescent Programs ( 5-12) Art English French General Science Health Education Mathematics Mental Impairment Social studies Spanish Early, Middle, Adolescent Programs ( Grades K-12) Art Mentally impaired Music Physical Education

Criminal Justice Corrections General Program

Health Science Health Care Supervision Health Promotion/Welness

Business Administration Accounting Finance Management Marketing Chemistry ACS Certified General Pre-Medicine


West Virginia State University Mission Statement Founded in 1891, West Virginia State University is a public, land-grant, historically black college, which has evolved into a fully accessible, racially integrated, and multigenerational institution. The College, "a living laboratory of human relations," Is a community of students, staff, and faculty committed to academic growth, service, and preservation of the racial and cultural diversity of the institution. Our mission is to meet higher education and economic development needs of the state and region through innovative teaching and applied research. The College, through its Community and Technical College, offers training and retraining for workforce development, basic and literacy education, occupational and associate degree programs, developmental and continuing education, and transfer preparation. The five undergraduate schools of the College offer comprehensive and distinguished baccalaureate degree programs in business, liberal arts, professional studies, sciences, and social sciences. In addition, the College provides increasing opportunities for graduate education. West Virginia State University offers encouragement and education through flexible course offerings in traditional classrooms, in non-traditional educational settings, and through distance learning technologies.

With the goal of improving the quality of our students’ lives, as well as the quality of life for West Virginia’s citizens, the College forges mutually beneficial relationships with other educational institutions, businesses, cultural organizations, governmental agencies, and agricultural and extension partners. The following values guide our decisions and behavior: •academic excellence; •academic freedom; •advancement of knowledge through teaching, research, scholarship, creative endeavor, and community service; •a core of student learning that includes effective communication, understanding and analysis of the interconnections of knowledge, and responsibility for one’s own learning; •lifelong growth, development, and achievement of our students; •development of human capacities for integrity, compassion, and citizenship; •our rich and diverse heritage; •personal and professional development of our faculty and staff; and •accountability through shared responsibility and continuous improvement. West Virginia State University is a vibrant community in which those who work, teach, live, and learn do so in an environment that reflects the diversity of America. We take great pride in our accomplishments and envision building upon our community college programs, baccalaureate education, and graduate offerings to become a university recognized for excellence in teaching, research, and service.


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Athletic Department Staff Direct all phone calls to 1-800-987-2112 or 304-766-3165 or 304-766- (extension) Sean Loyd

Athletic Director Assistant Baseball Coach

loyds@wvstateu.edu

766-3238

Sandy Kessell

Department Secretary

skessell@wvstateu.edu

766-3165

Sean McAndrews

NCAA Compliance Office Sports Information

mcandrse@wvstateu.edu

766-4122

Rick Ray

Head Athletic Trainer

rayrl@wvstateu.edu

766-3225

Bob Allen

Head Softball Coach

lohi4321@aol.com

766-3229

Calvin Bailey

Head Baseball Coach

loyds@wvstateu.edu

766-3208

Renee Bostic

Head Women’s Basketball Coach

rbostic2@wvstateu.edu

766-3227

Lisa Bradley

Head Cheerleading Coach

bradleyk@wvstateu.edu

766-3165

Jeff Bryant

Head Men’s Golf Coach

ucgolferkobe@yahoo.com

881-4802

Shannon Gerencir

Head Volleyball Coach

payteesmom@aol.com

766-5750

Megan Withrow

Head Women’s Golf Coach

mwithrow1@wvstateu.edu

766-5748

Earl Monroe

Head Football Coach

monroeel@wvstateu.edu

766-5187

Bryan Poore

Head Men’s Basketball Coach

poorebr@wvstateu.edu

766-3226

John Simms

Head Men’s Tennis Coach Head Women’s Tennis Coach Sports Information

simmsj@wvstateu.edu

766-5760


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DIRECTIONS TO WVSU

To West Virginia State University from: Columbus, OH Lexington, KY Pittsburgh, PA Charlotte, NC Richmond, VA Indianapolis, IN Baltimore, MD Detroit, MI

160 miles 168 miles 236 miles 270 miles 324 miles 352 miles 370 miles 422 miles

From Charleston: Travel 9 miles West towards Huntington on Interstate 64. Get off of the Interstate at exit 50 (Institute Exit). Turn Left at the stop sign, onto US Highway 25. Visitor parking is adjacent to Wallace Hall, the nine story building visible from the Interstate, and is well marked by signs. Please check in with Public Safety, located on the first floor of Wallace Hall, to obtain a visitor's pass for parking.

From Huntington: Travel 40 miles East towards Charleston on Interstate 64. Get off of the Interstate at exit 50 (Institute Exit). Turn Left at the stop sign, onto US Highway 25. Visitor parking is adjacent to Wallace Hall, the nine story building visible from the Interstate, and is well marked by signs. Please check in with Public Safety, located on the first floor of Wallace Hall, to obtain a visitor's pass for parking.


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PLAYER Justin Banks Will Collins Charles Cyrus Jason Emerson Brenin Garcia Fred Harris Todd Hutchinson Darren Jones Bo King Fred Lyles Josh Miller Martez Scales Will Thomas Sedale Watson

HEAD COACH: ASSISTANTS: SUPPORT STAFF:

POS F G F G G F G G G F G G G G

HT 6-6 6-2 6-4 6-1 6-0 6-6 6-1 5-9 6-1 6-5 5-7 6-5 6-5 6-2

CL JR JR SO SR FR JR JR SR SO SR JR SR JR FR

Bryan Poore Matt Greene, Jason Slay Megan Meadows

HOMETOWN/LAST SCHOOL Columbus, OH / John A. Logan CC Charleston, WV / Pratt CC Charleston, WV / Riverside High School Liberty, NC / Pfeiffer University Cincinnati, OH / Purcell Marion HS South Bend, IN / Kennedy King CC Winfield, WV/Winfield HS Cleveland, OH / Cuyahoga CC Charleston, WV / Presbyterian College Fort Washington, MD / Franklin Pierce Coll. Charleston, WV / University of Nebraska Columbus, OH/ Clark State CC Cleveland, OH / West Virginia University Charleston, WV/South Charleston HS


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Bryan Poore is entering his 11th year as Head Men’s basketball coach at West Virginia State University. His record at West Virginia State is 193-106 and 205-120 overall at the collegiate level. Poore returned to Institute after serving three years as an assistant coach on the staff of Greg White at Marshall University. Prior to that stint, Poore worked on White’s staff for five years at archrival University of Charleston. The last year at UC Poore served as interim head coach while White took a one-year sabbatical as an assistant on Jim Harrick’s staff at UCLA. He also served as the Golden Eagles’ NCAA compliance coordinator. A native of Winfield, WV, Poore also worked as an assistant under Tex Williams for one year at Alderson-Broaddus while also helping the Battlers’ sports information department. Additionally, he was assistant varsity and head freshman coach at Hurricane HS for two seasons. For eight years Poore directed ultra-successful summer basketball camps at both UC and Marshall. He now hosts his own camp each summer at WVSU. In both 2004 and 2009 Poore was voted conference Coach of the Year by his peers. The 45-year-old Poore graduated from West Virginia State in 1987 with a bachelor’s degree in physical education, and completed work on his master’s degree in physical education from Marshall University in 1994. Married to the lovely former Jennifer Stricklen, they reside in the Spring Hill area of South Charleston with their son Trevor and daughter Anna. In his spare time away from the job Poore enjoys playing golf and watching NASCAR events.

Year 1996-1997 1999-2000 2000-2001 2001-2002 2002-2003 2003-2004 2004-2005 2005-2006 2006-2007 2007-2008 2008-2009

School Charleston WV State WV State WV State WV State WV State WV State WV State WV State WV State WV State Totals

Overall 12-14 17-10 10-18 9-18 16-13 25-7 19-10 28-6 26-7 20-10 24-6 206-119

WVIAC 11-9 10-9 5-13 7-11 10-8 15-3 14-4 15-3 13-5 16-4 19-1 135-70

NOTES 8th Place WVIAC 7th Place WVIAC 12th Place WVIAC 11th Place WVIAC 6th Place WVIAC 1st Place WVIAC 3rd Place WVIAC 4th Place WVIAC (won tournament) 3rd Place WVIAC (won tournament) 3rd place WVIAC 1st place WVIAC


POORE'S COACHING IS WORTH NOTING Publication: CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL Published: Friday, February 29, 2008 Byline: BY JACK BOGACZYK DAILY MAIL SPORTS EDITOR THERE was a time before snow fell when the basketball fortunes at West Virginia State seemed to need the same kind of repair a valued knee did. Because of Bryan Poore, it didn't stay that way. He was the West Virginia Conference Coach of the Year in 2003-04, when the Winfield native took his alma mater to a 25-7 record and State's first NCAA regional berth. Really, he's done a better coaching job this season, which has produced another 20 wins and another WVC Tournament semifinal appearance. That couldn't have been expected three months ago. This suddenly wasn't a third-place WVC team, one game in the standings behind regular-season champ Pitt Johnstown and Alderson-Broaddus. It had to learn how to become that. Poore had a deep, veteran, athletic 2007-08 team, albeit one of mostly role players. Then, there was senior All-America guard Ted Scott, at 27.0 points per game the leading scorer in NCAA Division II last winter. Scott badly tore right knee ligaments the first weekend of the season (with 31- and 27-point efforts) and was lost for the year. A month into Poore's ninth season on the State sideline, a program that was 53-14 in the previous two seasons was only 4-6 at the Christmas break ... and searching for much more than Scott-free scoring. As Scott underwent reconstructive surgery and began making an NCAA hardship bid to return next season, Poore sutured, too. After back-to-back WVC Tournament titles, he began to coax as much as coach. He was like a mechanic in a sport he loves, stock car racing (his partiality is to Jeff Gordon). Poore was like most of the NASCAR teams these days. He was handed the State basketball Car of Tomorrow, and he had to figure out the new setup. "He didn't want to mess with the chemistry, but he asked guys to play some roles and bring to their games things they hadn't before," State assistant coach Cornelius Jackson said of Poore. "He asked them to do stuff they probably hadn't even thought of doing." With Scott as a patient, the Jackets' 43-year-old coach was more about patience. It took a lot of that in a Thursday night quarterfinal at the Charleston Civic Center, as State (20-9) outlasted Fairmont State 97-90 in the first doubleovertime WVC tourney game since 2000. The win sent the Yellow Jackets into tonight's 6:30 semifinal against A-B. State's season took a second painful turn when starting point guard Jason Slay was injured in a car accident on I-64 in Charleston over Thanksgiving weekend. He suffered a concussion and missed four games. Another senior out. A veteran backcourt changed. Poore then really had to find out more about his team than he had planned. A prime example of what occurred is in the game of 5-foot-9 guard Perrick "Moon" Robinson. The senior Division I transfer (Bowling Green) replaced Slay as the starter at the point, and the Chicagoan went from wild to almost wonderful. A week ago, he had a WVC-record 22 assists against Bluefield State. Robinson had 14 assists and 10 points in State's second OT win over the Falcons this season, and his mad dash for a buzzer-beating layup at the end of regulation gave the Jackets another of the nine-lives moments they've needed through the season. It was the kind of gutsy play neither he nor any of State's players besides Scott might have made back in November. They didn't know how to do that. They didn't have to do it. Poore's club overcame 23 turnovers against Fairmont because it has more playmakers than most WVC teams. Those performers would have been role or bit players had Scott not spent most of the winter rehabbing for 2008-09 on a stationary bike or in a swimming pool. The Jackets are 117-40 in the last five seasons. State has won at least 20 games in four of the last five seasons. The one it didn't get there was a 19-10 finish. This time, Poore took different parts and pounded them together. Some would have said figuring State for 20 wins without Scott meant you had a loose screw. Those people discounted that the guy with the wrench in his hand was Poore.


POORE SYSTEM WORKS WELL AT W.VA. STATE Publication: THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE Published: 01/21/2006 Byline: MIKE WHITEFORD ON THE LONG bus ride from Wheeling to Institute Monday night, Bryan Poore vacated his customary seat up front. Poore's West Virginia State basketball team had just suffered a 90-75 loss at Wheeling Jesuit - its first West Virginia Conference defeat of the season - and Poore needed to talk. But he didn't talk basketball. The second semester was to begin the next day, and the coach wanted to make a last-minute academic check, review each of his players' class schedules and address any school-related subjects that needed to be addressed. As the bus headed south, Poore kept moving, stopping to sit, talk and listen. On the bus ride to Wheeling earlier that day, he sat with a player who had been playing poorly, delivered some keep-yourchin-up counsel and offered possible solutions to his on-court shortcomings. One-on-one player chats, whether on the bus, on the court or in his office or home are an essential and on-going element in Poore's coaching. Like any good coach, he knows that communication brings understanding, trust and discipline and, once those intangibles are in place, he can do some real coaching. "In basketball," he said, sitting in his Fleming Hall office, "if you can get your guys to play together and play hard, you're going to win a lot of games. You can put in whatever system you want pressing, zoning, man-to-man, shooting 3s, going inside - but if you get them to play hard and play together, you're going to win a lot of games." He was especially pleased that his team played with nearflawless togetherness, particularly in the first half, of a 92-67 victory over Elizabeth City (N.C.) State in November. It may have been the best half, he said, that any of his teams had played in his seven seasons as Yellow Jackets coach. In a decisive 76-66 victory over the University of Charleston Jan. 12, the Jackets again demonstrated the team play that Poore and countless other coaches are constantly preaching. The players occasionally drifted away from sound fundamentals in that game, but Poore understood. Now that he's surrounded himself with players of character and talent, the Winfield native and West Virginia State alumnus can appreciate their basketball efficiency and simply enjoy their presence. They arrive early for practice, often before the coaches arrive, and begin their stretching and jogging exercises and opening drills without the prodding of coaches. "We get our minds ready to practice," said guard Chris Dunn, a senior from Columbus, Ohio. The Yellow Jackets were ranked as high as No. 10 in the NCAA Division II poll this season - the team's best since joining Division II 10 years ago - and are a reasonably good bet to earn one of five at-large postseason tournament berths available to the 44 teams in the East Region, which consists of West Virginia, Virginia and the Carolinas. A championship of the WVC tournament would give them an automatic NCAA tournament entry. This year's success follows a two-year run that includes a WVC championship and NCAA tournament berth in 2003-04 and a third-place WVC finish last year. Turning the corner In his first few years at State, many of his Yellow Jackets were not nearly as punctual as his present group. Getting them to arrive dressed and ready for practice on time was a nice achievement in itself, let alone an early arrival and an early start to practice, with or without the coaching staff. He remembers some high-character players on those teams, but there were too many exceptions.

In the 2001-02 season, disciplinary problems arose, forcing Poore to either suspend or eliminate many of his wayward souls. Injuries compounded the problems but, rather than compromise his principals, Poore played a game at Concord that year with just seven players in uniform, including one who scarcely qualified as a college player. Even though the Yellow Jackets finished 9-18 that season, Poore's actions sent a message, telling the players that certain standards would be maintained. "The ones who stuck with me and were in my corner believed in me," said Poore, "and believed in the system. That kind of bled over to the ones who joined the team after that." Poore, a former Marshall and University of Charleston assistant coach, knew that basketball must be fun for both him and his players and it would not be fun unless his players complied with his wishes. "I looked at myself and said, 'It's got to be this way or I'm going to do something else,"' he recalled. "I knew what I wanted, on the court and off the court." Things began to improve the following year when the recruiting class included Dunn and Mike Brown, both of Columbus, Ohio, and Dermayne Bullock of Oak Hill, who are now seniors and key figures on the current Yellow Jacket team that is 5-1 in the WVC and 13-3 overall. Dunn, a first-team All-WVC selection last year, ranks among the Division II leaders in assists at 7.6 a game, and Brown leads the conference in shooting percentage at 68.2 (58-for-85). In their first season at Institute, those players learned from upperclassmen such as Mike Taylor and Ron Donaldson, but mostly they learned from Poore. "We just have respect for him," said Brown, a 6-foot-3 forward. "When he's talking to us, we look right at him. Our eyes are not wandering around. We've all bought into him." They also listen to his emphasis on academics. Of the 18 players who exhausted their basketball eligibility during Poore's tenure, 13 have graduated. Two of the five who did not were players he inherited. Three of his other recruits who have used up their eligibility are working toward their degrees. Listening to the players Finding players who meet his standards for character and talent is sometimes a risky venture. For one thing, he seeks out the choicest Division II players available players who are borderline Division I and thus in contention for either Division I scholarships or Division I walk-on opportunities. To acquire those players, Poore must be patient, gambling that they will still be available late in the recruiting process. Before committing to a player, the coach first enlists the help of his current players. They visit with the prospective Yellow Jacket, take him on a campus tour and maybe play some pickup ball with him. After that, Poore consults with them and gets their opinion: Can he play for us and will his personality mesh with the team's? "I listen to my kids," he said. "A lot of times, those kids have a very good opinion of the person as a player and as a kid." Although he loses four seniors after this season, two of his current captains, junior Tony Cornett of Columbus and sophomore Jason Slay of Beckley, will return. His two leading scorers, sophomore Ted Scott of Columbus at 16.9 and Cornett at 14.9, are underclassmen. In December, Scott earned honors as the NCAA Division II Player of the Month. Junior Anton Duncan of Benton Harbor, Mich., averages 9.7 points and 5.5 rebounds. And the team's success, said Poore, seems to be facilitating the recruiting process. He even thinks that Fleming Hall, a structure that opened in the 1940s, lends an atmosphere that promotes winning. An 85-79 season-opening loss to Wayne State of Detroit was the Jackets' first at home in more than three seasons. Three weeks later, incidentally, the Jackets avenged that loss with a 7552 victory over Wayne State in Detroit. It made for another nice bus ride home.


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Jason Slay Coach Slay is in his second year of coaching. He is a former player for Head Coach Bryan Poore, where he was a four year letterman, four year captain, and two year starter. The Beckley, WV native played on two WVIAC Tournament Championship teams , two NCAA East Regional Semi-Finalists, and was a redshirt during the regular season championship team of 2003-04. He graduated from Beckley Woodrow Wilson High School where he was a three year letterman on the football and basketball teams. Jason graduated in December, 2008, with a Regents Bachelors Degree . He is the proud son of Mike and Phyllis Slay and has three brothers Mike, Bryan, and Tamar.

Matt Greene Coach Greene returned to the WVSU program last season and will be in his fifth season overall on the Yellow Jacket bench this year. A former WVSU player Matt graduated in 2004 with his Bachelors in Education and has since earned his Masters Degree in Leadership Studies from Marshall University. He was a member of the 2003-04 Yellow Jacket team that won the WVIAC regular season championship. Matt played his high school ball at George Washington in Charleston, WV, from where he graduated in 1998.


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Darren is a very good all around player. He can handle the ball, pass and distribute the ball, shoot and score, defend and rebound for his size. He is a 2 year captain and we will need Darren to score more with the departure of Ted Scott.

Coach Poore Senior , 5-9, Guard Major: Board of Regents Meadville, PA Nickname: D.J. Favorites Restaurant: Olive Garden Pro Basketball Team: Cavaliers/Lakers Musical Artist: Jay-Z Sports Moment: State Final Four in High School Hobby/Interest: Playing Basketball What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? To be a student-athlete first, Your books come before anything. Long term goal: Play professional basketball

Note: Darren is the only full-time starter returning from 2008-09

Year 2008-09 TOTAL

GP-GS 30-29 30-29

Min/Avg 1015/33.8 1015/33.8

Total FG-FGA Pct 151-334 .452 151-334 .452

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 75-171 .439 75-171 .439

FT-FTA 111-132 111-132

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .841 17-108 125 .841 17-108 125

Avg 4.2 4.2

PF-FO Ast 83-1 187 83-1 187

TO Blk Stl 91 10 56 91 10 56

Pts/Avg 488/16.3 488/16.3


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Jason is our DS, designated shooter. He has tremendous range and can get his shot off quickly. He came in this fall in better shape than last year and has looked good in the preseason.

Coach Poore

Senior, 6-1, Guard Business Management Major Liberty, NC Nickname: J- Smooth Favorites Restaurant: Ruth Chris Steakhouse Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys Sports Moment: High School State Championship Musical Artist: Young Jeezy Superstition: Shower before game Hobby/Interest: Video games Hobbies: Video games. What is something about yourself that people might be surprised to find out? That I play the drums. What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? That success is not guaranteed off of past performance. Long term goal: To play pro ball overseas.

Year 2008-09 TOTAL

GP-GS 30-1 30-1

Min/Avg 476/15.9 476/15.9

Total FG-FGA Pct 74-162 .457 74-162 .457

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 72-158 .456 72-158 .456

FT-FTA 5-11 5-11

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .455 5-30 35 .455 5-30 35

Avg 1.2 1.2

PF-FO Ast 17-0 23 17-0 23

TO Blk Stl 15 2 14 15 2 14

Pts/Avg 225/7.5 225/7.5


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Martez is a very versatile player who will be asked to play several different positions. We need him to play strong, be solid with the ball, make open shots and rebound. Coach Poore

Senior, 6-5, Guard Business Management Major Columbus, OH Nickname: Pooh-Tez Favorites Restaurant: Red Lobster Sports teams: Bulls, Cowboys, Yankees, and Blue Jackets Musical Artist: T.I., Lil Wayne, Jay-Z, Rick Ross Hobbies: Playing video games, watching tv, talking/ texting on phone, chilling with my teammates What is something about yourself that people might be surprised to find out? I am good at writing poetry and like reading famous quotations. What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? Work hard—”He who works like a slave eats like a king.” Long term goal: To play pro ball overseas, open my own daycare

Year 2008-09 TOTAL

GP-GS 30-1 30-1

Min/Avg 565/18.8 565/18.8

Total FG-FGA Pct 27-81 .333 27-81 .333

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 12-45 .267 12-45 .267

FT-FTA 14-26 14-26

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .538 20-72 92 .538 20-72 92

Avg 3.1 3.1

PF-FO Ast 56-0 37 56-0 37

TO Blk Stl 35 12 19 35 12 19

Pts/Avg 80/2.7 80/2.7


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Fred was a late signee that was led to us by an alum and has fit in perfectly. He has a great personality and is well liked on the team. He has a variety of skills and will be counted on to give us minutes off the bench in the post. Coach Poore

Senior, 6-5, Forward Major: Marketing Landover, MD Favorites Restaurant: P.F. Chang’s Sports Team: Dallas Cowboys Sports Moment: Making All-Tournament team in Juco Nationals Musical Artist: Devin the Dude Hobbies: Bowling, going to the drag racing track What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? School first, then sports. Long term goal: To play pro ball overseas or work for a sports team in marketing

FIRST YEAR AT WVSU


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Cookie is a lot of fun to coach, just get him the ball and let him do his thing. He has a great mind for the game, has fit in well with the guys in our program and is very excited to be turned loose in a fast paced style of play. Coach Poore Junior, 5-9, Guard Major: Recreation Charleston, WV Nickname: “Cookie” Favorites Movie: Cars/Love & Basketball Food: Pizza TV Show: Martin Pro Basketball Team: Celtics Pro Basketball Player: Allen Iverson/Kevin Garnett/ Nate Robinson Musical Artist: Lil Wayne Actor: Will Smith/Martin Lawrence Hobbies: Chilling with my family Person I would most like to meet: Kevin Garnett, Gabrielle Union Best advice you have ever received and who from: It’s not where you are at, it’s what you do there. Make the most out of the situation. Long term goal: Walk across the stage with my degree.

|---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| Year GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------2007-08 30-24 798 26.6 63-164 .384 16-65 .246 40-59 .678 9 53 62 2.1 39 0 109 64 1 58 182 6.1 2008-09 30-22 856 28.5 69-162 .426 23-59 .390 58-71 .817 6 58 64 2.1 50 1 109 59 0 45 219 7.3 Totals 60-46 1654 27.6 132-326 .405 39-124 .315 98-130 .754 115 111 126 2.1 89 1 218 123 1 103 401 6.7 Statistics from University of Nebraska


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Justin is a great athlete who comes from one of our favorite places to recruit, Columbus, OH. He will give us great energy in our press and in transition. He rebounds very good and can finish around the basket with the best of them. Coach Poore 6-6, Junior, Forward Major: Recreation Columbus, OH Favorites Restaurant: Genji’s Sports Team: Cleveland Cavaliers Musical Artist: Yo gotti Superstition: Wear black socks Hobby/Interest: Texting, listening to Yo gotti

What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? Hard work overrides talent. Long term goal: To play pro ball

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Todd has really improved in his two years in the program. He goes hard every day in practice and it has really helped him to get better. He is our hype man, shows a lot of emotion and tries to get everybody’s energy level up. Coach Poore Junior, 6-1, Guard Major: Education Winfield, WV Nickname: Hutch Favorites Restaurant: Applebees Sports Team: Nuggets, Raiders, Bengals Sports Moment: Winning conference last year Musical Artist: Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Kanye West, Gucci, Jay-Z Hobby/Interest: Video games

What is something about yourself that people might be surprised to find out? That I like road trips and travel What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? Never take a play off and always be a leader Long term goal: Play as long as I can and then become a Physical Education teacher and a coach

Year 2007-08 2008-09 TOTAL

GP-GS 10-0 14-0 24-0

Min/Avg 40/4.0 86/6.1 126/5.3

Total FG-FGA Pct 5-17 .294 9-22 .409 14-39 .359

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 0-3 .000 2-13 .154 2-16 .125

FT-FTA 2-4 5-6 7-10

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .500 1-5 6 .833 5-6 11 .700 6-11 17

Avg 0.6 0.8 0.7

PF-FO Ast 3-0 1 8-0 4 11-0 5

TO Blk Stl 3 1 2 1 2 2 4 3 4

Pts/Avg 12/1.2 25/1.8 37/1.5


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Will may be our most improved player since last year, he worked extremely hard this summer and it shows. He will always give you energy and this year we think he will be a more consistent shooter. Coach Poore

6-2, Junior, Guard Major: Recreation Charleston, WV Nickname: Will A.K.A. Billy D

Favorites Restaurant: Ms. Clo’s Sports Team: Lakers Sports Moment: Making game winning shot Musical Artist: Lil Wayne Superstition: Visit Mr. Bathroom Hobby/Interest: Playing the game What is something about yourself that people might be surprised to find out? That I have a tattoo. What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? Do your school work and listen to people who have been in your shoes. Long term goal: To go to culinary school.

Year 2008-09 TOTAL

GP-GS 28-4 28-4

Min/Avg 375/13.4 375/13.4

Total FG-FGA Pct 43-102 .422 43-102 .422

3-Point FG-FGA Pct 15-49 .306 15-49 .306

FT-FTA 16-20 16-20

Rebounds Pct Off-Def Tot .800 20-18 38 .800 20-18 38

Avg 1.4 1.4

PF-FO Ast 39-0 35 39-0 35

TO Blk Stl 23 3 10 23 3 10

Pts/Avg 117/4.2 117/4.2


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Will is a very unselfish player, sometimes too unselfish, he loves to pass and get other people shots. We think he is our ‘X’ factor and will determine how good this team becomes. We need him to have a consistent work ethic, play every play and when needed to dominate the game.

Coach Poore 6-5, Junior, Guard Major: Sociology Cleveland, Ohio Favorites Movie: Bad Boys Food: Pizza TV Show: Martin Pro Basketball Team: Denver Nuggets Pro Basketball Player: Dwayne Wade Musical Artist: Young Jeezy Actor: Will Smith Hobbies: Sleeping Person I would most like to be stranded on an island with: Megan Goode Person I would most like to meet: The President Best advice I have ever received and who from: Perseverance is everything from Larry Harrison Long term goal: To be successful

Season 2008 2009 Total

GP 13 23 36

GS 0 0

Min 35 72 107

Avg 2.7 3.1 3.0

FG 3 1 4

FGA 5 9 14

Statistics from West Virginia University

% 60.0 11.1 28.6

3G 0 0 0

3GA 0 1 1

% 0.0 0.0 0.0

FT 4 0 4

FTA % 7 57.1 0 0.0 7 57.1

Off 3 3 6

Reb 5 9 14

Avg 0.4 0.4 0.4

PF 4 15 19

Ast 2 4 6

TO 5 8 13

Blk 0 3 3

Stl 2 1 3

Pts 10 2 12

Avg 0.8 0.1 0.3


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Fred is a long athlete who has great timing and can block a lot of shots. He will be our backline of defense in our press and will cause problems for opponents back there. He runs extremely well and will do well in our transition game.

Coach Poore

6-6, Junior, Forward Major: Recreation South Bend, IN Favorites Restaurant: Burger King Music: Rap Song: Every Girl Hobbies: Playing games What is something about yourself that people might be surprised to find out? That I’m silly What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? Study hard Long term goal: Play pro ball overseas

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Bo’s best attribute is his competitive spirit, I have known him since the days he came to our camp as a kid and he has always hated to lose. He has developed into a very good player who can make shots and knows how to play the game.

Coach Poore

6-1, Sophomore, Guard Major: Criminal Justice Charleston, WV Favorites Movie: Braveheart/Love & Basketball Food: Pasta TV Show: Fresh Prince of Bel Air Pro Basketball Team: Lakers Pro Basketball Player: Kobe Bryant Musical Artists: Gucci Mane, Jeezy, Lil Wayne Actor: Will Smith Hobbies: Sports, video games, music Person I would most like to meet: My mother’s father Best advice I ever received and who from: Play hard but play happy. — Charleston Catholic High Principal Debra Sullivan Long term goal: To be the best son, brother, and positive role model I can be.

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Charles is one of our hardest workers. He is extremely strong and jumps really good for his size. He goes hard every day in practice and helps prepare our inside guys for physical play. He is on the cusp of getting some valuable game time.

Coach Poore Sophomore, 6-4, Forward Major: Psychology Rand, WV Nickname: Chuck

Favorites Restaurant: China Buffet Sports Team: Lakers Sports Moment: Lakers winning NBA title Musical Artist: Kanye West Hobby/Interest: Video games, swimming

What is something about yourself that people might be surprised to find out? That I am the first in my family to play college ball. What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? Giving up is way harder than trying. Long term goal: To become a psychiatrist

Year 2008-09 TOTAL

GP-GS 15-0 15-0

Min/Avg 58/3.9 58/3.9

FG-FGA 7-19 7-19

Pct .368 .368

FG-FGA 0-0 0-0

Pct .000 .000

Total 3-Point FT-FTA Pct Off-Def Tot 1-12 .083 10-8 18 1-12 .083 10-8 18

Avg 1.2 1.2

PF-FO Ast 12-0 0 12-0 0

Rebounds TO Blk Stl 2 2 2 2 2 2

Pts/Avg 15/1.0 15/1.0


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Brenin is new to our program this year and is getting adjusted to the level and style of play. He has a chance to be a solid player in time, he just needs experience.

Coach Poore

6-0, Freshman, Guard Major: Finance Cincinnati, OH Favorites Restaurant: Pizza Hut Pro Basketball Team: Celtics Sports Moment: Michael Jordan’s Game 6 shot against Utah Musical Artist: Lil Wayne Superstition: Ipod on Hobby/Interest: video games or on computer

Hobbies: Playing video games on the computer. What is something about yourself that people might be surprised to find out? That I like to dance. What is some advice you would give today’s young athletes? Work hard and what you put into the game that is what you are going to get out of it. Long term goal: Hopefully to play pro ball overseas.

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Support Staff BEHIND THE SCENES FANTASTIC: MEGAN MEADOWS DOES MORE THAN CHEER Publication: THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE Published: Friday, January 19, 2007 Byline: MIKE WHITEFORD

It's not surprising that Megan Meadows is a big fan of the West Virginia State men's basketball team. After all, she works for the team, washing the players' uniforms each day and videotaping their games and practices, and she appreciates the respectful treatment she's given by the players and coaches. She's such an enthusiastic fan that she often bursts into cheers as she's videotaping the games. Her cheers, in fact, are recorded for posterity on the camera, which is equipped to pick up the audio as well as the video, and offers documented evidence of her devotion. Thus, when Yellow Jackets coach Bryan Poore and his assistants study the game tape, they're likely to hear Meadows' bubbly voice. At particularly tense moments late in games, she invariably shouts encouragement. "I'll be just screaming or yelling like, 'Let's go!'" she said, "and I'll listen [to the tape], and you don't think that you sound so awful, but I get really, really, really excited." Meadows, a Nitro High graduate, is a junior communications major with a minor in Spanish at State and, to help pay for her education, works with the Yellow Jacket basketball team on a work-study program. She attends each practice and game, including most away games, and handles the videotaping and laundry duties and keeps the water bottles filled. A year ago, she stumbled onto the job almost by accident - and not because she arrived on campus as an ardent Yellow Jacket basketball fan. "When I first came to school here, I was a commuter," she said, "and you could have told me that we had a men's basketball team with pink elephants, and I would have believed it. I didn't know one thing about it, but now I'm their biggest fan. I want them to win more than anything." She developed the strong rooting interest, in large part, because of the players' and coaches' courtesy. "All the guys are really respectful. I'm the only girl who works with 22 men, and they would never say anything rude to me," she said. In addition to earning money for her education, she's learned a few things. She knows, for example, that basketball teams often change their defensive strategy, and she's learned the virtues of patience by being around Poore on a daily basis. "I watch him have a lot of patience with these guys," she said. "I can only imagine how hard it is to come and deal with 20 different players with different personalities and different backgrounds. I know personally that I get worked up easily. I sort of have a short fuse. I watch him and think that he's got to deal with all this, and he has a wife and children of his own. He has a lot of patience. I watch him, and sometimes he gets upset, but the thing is, he's getting upset over things that are major, major, and I get upset over things that are really, really minute, and I think I should probably settle down and learn from how other people react." She expects to complete her degree in 2008-09 and hopes to obtain a master's degree in communications, preferably at Ohio State University. From there, she plans to work in public relations, perhaps at the corporate level or maybe with a professional sports team. In the meantime, she intends to continue her daily duties with the Yellow Jackets. "I plan to keep working as long as they'll have me," she said. "This is the best job ever."


4116 1st Ave, Nitro, WV (304) 755-4347 113 W Main St, St Albans, WV (304) 722-3353 1305 Fairlawn Avenue, Dunbar, WV (304) 768-0991 112 Great Teays Blvd., Hurricane, WV (304) 757-6660 310 Hurricane Creek Road, WV (304) 562-9947 119 Main Street, Poca, WV (304) 755-7479


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|---TOTAL---| |---3-PTS---| |----REBOUNDS----| ## Player GP-GS Min--Avg FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF FO A TO Blk Stl Pts Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------11 Ted Scott.......... 30-30 934 31.1 251-499 .503 65-188 .346 135-163 .828 39 52 91 3.0 67 1 78 78 12 44 702 23.4 44 Ricky Jackson...... 29-22 773 26.7 173-264 .655 11-20 .550 138-168 .821 99 130 229 7.9 105 5 26 70 51 29 495 17.1 04 Darren Jones....... 30-29 1015 33.8 151-334 .452 75-171 .439 111-132 .841 17 108 125 4.2 83 1 187 91 10 56 488 16.3 34 Wade Pidock........ 17-9 397 23.4 69-164 .421 42-108 .389 11-15 .733 24 88 112 6.6 51 1 25 23 20 6 191 11.2 50 Hensley Charles.... 30-28 681 22.7 106-194 .546 0-2 .000 57-95 .600 54 140 194 6.5 94 3 18 69 72 14 269 9.0 03 Jason Emerson...... 30-1 477 15.9 74-162 .457 72-158 .456 5-11 .455 5 30 35 1.2 17 0 23 15 2 14 225 7.5 20 Kenny Carter....... 27-26 664 24.6 62-106 .585 1-3 .333 34-40 .850 42 99 141 5.2 55 1 89 33 9 46 159 5.9 21 Will Collins....... 28-4 375 13.4 43-102 .422 15-49 .306 16-20 .800 20 18 38 1.4 39 0 35 23 3 10 117 4.2 05 Martez Scales...... 30-1 565 18.8 27-81 .333 12-45 .267 14-26 .538 20 72 92 3.1 56 0 37 35 12 19 80 2.7 12 Todd Hutchinson.... 14-0 86 6.1 9-22 .409 2-13 .154 5-6 .833 5 6 11 0.8 8 0 4 1 2 2 25 1.8 42 Charles Cyrus...... 15-0 58 3.9 7-19 .368 0-0 .000 1-12 .083 9 8 17 1.1 12 0 0 2 2 2 15 1.0 TEAM............... 49 42 91 3.0 0 8 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Total.............. 30 6025 972-1947 .499 295-757 .390 527-688 .766 383 793 1176 39.2 587 12 522 448 195 242 2766 92.2 Opponents.......... 30 6025 854-1963 .435 199-584 .341 499-679 .735 418 675 1093 36.4 578 - 417 457 108 215 2406 80.2

TEAM STATISTICS WVSU SCORING....................... 2766 Points per game............. 92.2 Scoring margin.............. +12.0 FIELD GOALS-ATT............... 972-1947 Field goal pct.............. .499 3 POINT FG-ATT................ 295-757 3-point FG pct.............. .390 3-pt FG made per game....... 9.8 FREE THROWS-ATT............... 527-688 Free throw pct.............. .766 REBOUNDS...................... 1176 Rebounds per game........... 39.2 Rebounding margin........... +2.8 ASSISTS....................... 522 Assists per game............ 17.4 TURNOVERS..................... 448 Turnovers per game.......... 14.9 Turnover margin............. +0.3 Assist/turnover ratio....... 1.2 STEALS........................ 242 Steals per game............. 8.1 BLOCKS........................ 195 Blocks per game............. 6.5 WINNING STREAK................ 0 Home win streak............. 11 ATTENDANCE.................... 7154 Home games-Avg/Game......... 14-511 Neutral site-Avg/Game....... BY PERIOD 1st 2nd OT Total ------------ ---- ---- ------Team........ 1404 1359 3 - 2766 Opponents... 1109 1291 6 - 2406

OPP 2406 80.2 854-1963 .435 199-584 .341 6.6 499-679 .735 1093 36.4 417 13.9 457 15.2 0.9 215 7.2 108 3.6 8227 13-431 3-873

DATE 11/15/08 11/16/08 *11/19/08 11/29/08 *12/3/08 12/6/08 12/19/08 12/21/08 1/5/09 *1/7/09 *1/10/09 *1/12/09 *1/15/09 *1/17/09 *1/22/09 *1/24/09 *1/29/09 *1/31/09 *2/2/09 *2/7/09 *2/9/09 *2/12/09 *2/14/09 *2/19/09 *2/21/09 *2/23/09 *2/28/09 3/3/09 3/5/09 3/14/09

OPPONENT W/L vs Saint Paul's (VA) W at J.C. Smith (NC) GLENVILLE STATE W MILLERSVILLE (PA) W at Davis & Elkins W at Millersville (PA) BELLARMINE (KY) PFEIFFER (NC) W at Bowie State (MD) W at Shepherd CONCORD W WHEELING JESUIT W at Ohio Valley W at Seton Hill W FAIRMONT STATE W SALEM INTERNATIONAL W at Bluefield State W at Glenville State W CHARLESTON W WEST LIBERTY W at Pitt Johnstown W at W.Va. Wesleyan W ALDERSON-BROADDUS W DAVIS & ELKINS W at Concord W BLUEFIELD STATE W at Charleston W OHIO VALLEY W vs Wheeling Jesuit vs Kutztown (PA)

SCORE 69-45 LOT 67-70 87-80 86-70 96-73 L 87-97 L 78-82 128-124 73-69 L 73-77 109-78 112-76 103-72 78-68 93-80 99-89 88-74 89-83 105-70 96-95 81-77 94-82 104-91 90-81 104-87 104-84 84-66 126-83 L 75-84 L 88-99


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OPPONENT STATISTICS |---TOTAL---| |--3-PTRS--| |----REBOUNDS----| Opponent Date Score W/L FG-FGA Pct 3FG-FGA Pct FT-FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg PF A TO Blk Stl Pts---Avg -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------vs Saint Paul's (VA) 11/15/08 69-45 W 15-59 .254 5-17 .294 10-22 .455 14 23 37 37.0 25 7 13 1 6 45 45.0 at J.C. Smith (NC) 11/16/08 67-70 Lot 26-59 .441 5-14 .357 13-25 .520 10 26 36 36.5 22 10 19 2 10 70 57.5 GLENVILLE STATE 11/19/08 87-80 W 31-71 .437 6-24 .250 12-14 .857 19 23 42 38.3 19 17 13 3 3 80 65.0 MILLERSVILLE (PA) 11/29/08 86-70 W 21-61 .344 2-18 .111 26-36 .722 18 24 42 39.2 21 7 17 3 7 70 66.2 at Davis & Elkins 12/3/08 96-73 W 28-67 .418 6-25 .240 11-16 .688 19 25 44 40.2 16 11 18 3 3 73 67.6 at Millersville (PA) 12/6/08 87-97 L 34-62 .548 8-14 .571 21-37 .568 18 23 41 40.3 22 15 16 6 8 97 72.5 BELLARMINE (KY) 12/19/08 78-82 L 31-61 .508 9-19 .474 11-15 .733 10 20 30 38.9 15 20 12 1 5 82 73.9 PFEIFFER (NC) 12/21/08 128-124 W 45-97 .464 10-25 .400 24-29 .828 19 25 44 39.5 23 18 10 5 11 124 80.1 at Bowie State (MD) 1/5/09 73-69 W 20-58 .345 4-17 .235 25-31 .806 19 21 40 39.6 21 9 16 2 6 69 78.9 at Shepherd 1/7/09 73-77 L 21-54 .389 9-22 .409 26-35 .743 18 22 40 39.6 17 8 16 4 8 77 78.7 CONCORD 1/10/09 109-78 W 30-68 .441 7-23 .304 11-14 .786 10 22 32 38.9 18 16 24 4 10 78 78.6 WHEELING JESUIT 1/12/09 112-76 W 27-67 .403 10-22 .455 12-17 .706 13 17 30 38.2 21 12 15 5 7 76 78.4 at Ohio Valley 1/15/09 103-72 W 28-67 .418 4-14 .286 12-18 .667 10 22 32 37.7 20 9 21 4 8 72 77.9 at Seton Hill 1/17/09 78-68 W 27-61 .443 6-16 .375 8-11 .727 7 22 29 37.1 20 14 19 3 10 68 77.2 FAIRMONT STATE 1/22/09 93-80 W 27-66 .409 8-29 .276 18-24 .750 12 20 32 36.7 15 14 14 5 9 80 77.4 SALEM INTERNATIONAL 1/24/09 99-89 W 30-71 .423 3-17 .176 26-31 .839 14 12 26 36.1 19 15 7 1 13 89 78.1 at Bluefield State 1/29/09 88-74 W 30-64 .469 4-9 .444 10-13 .769 12 26 38 36.2 12 15 12 1 5 74 77.9 at Glenville State 1/31/09 89-83 W 29-66 .439 10-22 .455 15-20 .750 14 20 34 36.1 24 16 13 2 4 83 78.2 CHARLESTON 2/2/09 105-70 W 27-64 .422 7-18 .389 9-14 .643 9 24 33 35.9 22 14 15 8 6 70 77.7 WEST LIBERTY 2/7/09 96-95 W 32-71 .451 14-28 .500 17-20 .850 16 29 45 36.3 17 19 11 11 4 95 78.6 at Pitt Johnstown 2/9/09 81-77 W 29-60 .483 6-19 .316 13-15 .867 13 25 38 36.4 16 23 13 9 3 77 78.5 at W.Va. Wesleyan 2/12/09 94-82 W 29-62 .468 4-16 .250 20-23 .870 8 24 32 36.2 20 14 17 1 10 82 78.7 ALDERSON-BROADDUS 2/14/09 104-91 W 32-71 .451 9-21 .429 18-24 .750 23 21 44 36.6 24 18 20 4 9 91 79.2 DAVIS & ELKINS 2/19/09 90-81 W 27-67 .403 11-26 .423 16-22 .727 16 21 37 36.6 21 14 10 5 5 81 79.3 at Concord 2/21/09 104-87 W 31-73 .425 7-23 .304 18-22 .818 15 18 33 36.4 21 19 12 2 8 87 79.6 BLUEFIELD STATE 2/23/09 104-84 W 30-72 .417 5-16 .313 19-25 .760 15 26 41 36.6 20 10 20 3 11 84 79.8 at Charleston 2/28/09 84-66 W 25-56 .446 3-16 .188 13-18 .722 8 21 29 36.3 17 6 18 6 5 66 79.3 OHIO VALLEY 3/3/09 126-83 W 33-79 .418 3-20 .150 14-21 .667 22 18 40 36.5 17 12 19 2 5 83 79.4 vs Wheeling Jesuit 3/5/09 75-84 L 26-49 .531 7-15 .467 25-32 .781 9 33 42 36.7 14 13 13 1 6 84 79.6 vs Kutztown (PA) 3/14/09 88-99 L 33-60 .550 7-19 .368 26-35 .743 8 22 30 36.4 19 22 14 1 10 99 80.2 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Opponents 2406 854-1963 .435 199-584 .341 499-679 .735 418 675 1093 36.4 578 417 457 108 215 2406 80.2 W.Va. State 2766 972-1947 .499 295-757 .390 527-688 .766 383 793 1176 39.2 587 522 448 195 242 2766 92.2


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2008-09 Game-by-Game Highs

Opponent Date Score WL POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS STEALS BLOCKED SHOTS -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------vs Saint Paul's (VA) 11/15/08 69-45 W 21-Ted Scott 10-Wade Pidock 5-Darren Jones 3-Darren Jones 2-Hensley Charl at J.C. Smith (NC) 11/16/08 67-70 OL 26-Ricky Jackson 11-Ricky Jackson 4-Darren Jones 4-Ted Scott 1-Ted Scott Kenny Carter Hensley Charl GLENVILLE STATE 11/19/08 87-80 W 42-Ted Scott 7-Hensley Charl 6-Darren Jones 2-Kenny Carter 4-Hensley Charl MILLERSVILLE (PA) 11/29/08 86-70 W 25-Ted Scott 8-Ricky Jackson 6-Kenny Carter 5-Kenny Carter 2-Wade Pidock at Davis & Elkins 12/3/08 96-73 W 29-Ted Scott 9-Wade Pidock 5-Darren Jones 4-Kenny Carter 4-Wade Pidock at Millersville (PA) 12/6/08 87-97 L 25-Ted Scott 9-Ricky Jackson 7-Darren Jones 2-Darren Jones 1-Ricky Jackson Kenny Carter Ted Scott BELLARMINE (KY) 12/19/08 78-82 L 18-Ted Scott 8-Ricky Jackson 5-Wade Pidock 1-Ricky Jackson 2-Hensley Charl Kenny Carter Will Collins Darren Jones Wade Pidock PFEIFFER (NC) 12/21/08 128-124 W 37-Ted Scott 16-Wade Pidock 10-Darren Jones 2-Darren Jones 7-Hensley Charl Wade Pidock at Bowie State (MD) 1/5/09 73-69 W 31-Ted Scott 8-Hensley Charl 4-Ted Scott 1-Ricky Jackson 1-Darren Jones Martez Scales Jason Emerson Hensley Charl Darren Jones Ted Scott at Shepherd 1/7/09 73-77 L 26-Ted Scott 13-Ricky Jackson 6-Darren Jones 2-Ted Scott 2-Hensley Charl CONCORD 1/10/09 109-78 W 27-Ted Scott 15-Ricky Jackson 7-Ted Scott 5-Ted Scott 1-Charles Cyrus Ricky Jackson Ted Scott Jason Emerson Martez Scales WHEELING JESUIT 1/12/09 112-76 W 30-Darren Jones 16-Hensley Charl 9-Darren Jones 2-Martez Scales 3-Ricky Jackson Hensley Charl at Ohio Valley 1/15/09 103-72 W 30-Ted Scott 12-Ricky Jackson 7-Kenny Carter 3-Darren Jones 1-Hensley Charl Ted Scott Ricky Jackson Darren Jones Charles Cyrus at Seton Hill 1/17/09 78-68 W 21-Ted Scott 10-Darren Jones 4-Darren Jones 4-Ricky Jackson 2-Ricky Jackson Ricky Jackson Ted Scott FAIRMONT STATE 1/22/09 93-80 W 21-Ricky Jackson 10-Kenny Carter 7-Ted Scott 2-Darren Jones 4-Hensley Charl Hensley Charl Ted Scott SALEM INTERNATIONAL 1/24/09 99-89 W 24-Ted Scott 12-Kenny Carter 7-Darren Jones 2-Martez Scales 4-Hensley Charl Kenny Carter at Bluefield State 1/29/09 88-74 W 21-Ted Scott 12-Hensley Charl 8-Ted Scott 1-Kenny Carter 3-Hensley Charl Ted Scott Darren Jones at Glenville State 1/31/09 89-83 W 26-Darren Jones 15-Hensley Charl 4-Ted Scott 2-Kenny Carter 2-Ricky Jackson Hensley Charl CHARLESTON 2/2/09 105-70 W 24-Darren Jones 16-Ricky Jackson 6-Kenny Carter 3-Ted Scott 2-Ricky Jackson WEST LIBERTY 2/7/09 96-95 W 33-Ted Scott 13-Ricky Jackson 10-Darren Jones 3-Ted Scott 7-Hensley Charl at Pitt Johnstown 2/9/09 81-77 W 28-Ted Scott 6-Ricky Jackson 6-Darren Jones 3-Ricky Jackson 2-Hensley Charl at W.Va. Wesleyan 2/12/09 94-82 W 28-Ted Scott 9-Ricky Jackson 9-Darren Jones 3-Darren Jones 2-Hensley Charl Ricky Jackson ALDERSON-BROADDUS 2/14/09 104-91 W 27-Ted Scott 11-Ricky Jackson 5-Darren Jones 2-Darren Jones 2-Kenny Carter Ted Scott Wade Pidock DAVIS & ELKINS 2/19/09 90-81 W 26-Darren Jones 10-Kenny Carter 8-Darren Jones 2-Darren Jones 4-Ricky Jackson Ricky Jackson at Concord 2/21/09 104-87 W 25-Ricky Jackson 10-Ricky Jackson 11-Darren Jones 3-Darren Jones 3-Hensley Charl BLUEFIELD STATE 2/23/09 104-84 W 24-Hensley Charl 11-Hensley Charl 12-Darren Jones 4-Darren Jones 10-Hensley Charl at Charleston 2/28/09 84-66 W 22-Ted Scott 11-Wade Pidock 6-Darren Jones 4-Darren Jones 5-Ricky Jackson OHIO VALLEY 3/3/09 126-83 W 23-Ricky Jackson 10-Wade Pidock 15-Darren Jones 5-Darren Jones 6-Hensley Charl vs Wheeling Jesuit 3/5/09 75-84 L 17-Wade Pidock 10-Kenny Carter 10-Darren Jones 5-Ricky Jackson 2-Ricky Jackson vs Kutztown (PA) 3/14/09 88-99 L 31-Ted Scott 6-Hensley Charl 3-Kenny Carter 3-Kenny Carter 2-Hensley Charl Wade Pidock Darren Jones


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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16.

School PR West Virginia State 178.5 Alderson-Broaddus 154.5 West Liberty 147.5 Pitt - Johnstown 128 Glenville State 116.5 105.5 Fairmont State Shepherd 102.5 89.5 WV Wesleyan Wheeling Jesuit 84.5 67.5 Concord Charleston 62.5 55 Seton Hill Davis and Elkins 39.5 25.5 Bluefield State Salem Int. 24.5 Ohio Valley 21.5

WVIAC 19-1 17-3 16-4 15-5 13-7 12-8 11-9 10-10 10-10 8-12 8-12 7-13 5-15 3-17 3-17 3-17

Pct. .950 .850 .800 .750 .650 .600 .550 .500 .500 .400 .400 .350 .250 .150 .150 .150

Overall 24-6 27-6 23-7 24-8 20-9 20-9 13-16 10-18 14-16 10-18 13-15 10-18 7-21 3-25 3-25 5-23

Pct .800 .818 .767 .750 .690 .690 .448 .357 .467 .357 .464 .357 .250 .107 .107 .179

Streak L2 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L1 L3 L1 L2 L3 L1 L10 L1 L3 L9

Home 13-1 14-1 15-0 12-2 10-5 12-3 8-8 4-9 8-6 5-7 10-5 5-8 3-10 2-12 1-11 3-9

WVIAC Tournament: First Round (at campus sites) Game #1 Game #2 Game #3 Game #4 Game #5 Game #6 Game #7 Game #8

#9 Wheeling Jesuit 89, #8 WV Wesleyan 79 #7 Shepherd 77, #10 Concord 76 #6 Fairmont State 77, #11 Charleston 61 #5 Glenville State 77, #12 Seton Hill 65 #4 Pitt Johnstown 89, #13 Davis & Elkins 72 #3 West Liberty 117, #14 Bluefield State 87 #2 Alderson-Broaddus 99, #15 Salem International 56 #1 WV State 126, #16 Ohio Valley 83

Quarterfinals (at Charleston Civic Center) Game #9 Game #10 Game #11 Game #12

West Liberty 96, Fairmont State 93 Alderson-Broaddus 87, Shepherd 61 Wheeling Jesuit 84, WV State 75 Pitt Johnstown 93, Glenville State 85

Semifinals Game #13 Game #14

Alderson-Broaddus 97, West Liberty 78 Pitt Johnstown 67, Wheeling Jesuit 55

Final Game #15

Pitt Johnstown 74, Alderson-Broaddus 73 (2ot)

Away 10-3 11-3 6-6 9-6 8-3 6-5 5-7 6-7 4-9 4-11 2-10 4-9 4-10 1-13 2-12 2-12

Neutral 1-2 2-2 2-1 3-0 2-1 2-1 0-1 0-2 2-1 1-0 1-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-2 0-2


“Gentleman Coach”

Mark Cardwell

Coach Mark Cardwell with three returning members of the 1961 WVIAC Tournament champion team.

Publication: CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL Published: 02/12/1998 W.VA. STATE CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM WENT ON TO WIN AT LIFE MEN HONORED 50 YEARS AFTER UNBEATEN SEASON Byline: JODY JIVIDEN To the ex-Harlem Globetrotter, memories of West Virginia State's national-championship basketball team of 1947-48 remain as golden as this year's 50th anniversary of the title. It was a squad composed of student-athletes who were victorious in all 30 games that season and remained winners after their playing days ended. "That's what is most important about that group of men," said Robert Wilson, one of State's stars and later a Globetrotter. "They not only were skilled basketball players, but they were good students and good role models. They called us ambassadors of goodwill. All of us have done very well over the years." Wilson, for instance, worked 38 years for the YMCA before retiring as the organization's executive vice president of the retirement fund. The Clarksburg native lives in Newark, N.J. In 1947-48, West Virginia State beat Howard University in Washington, D.C., in the finals of the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association tournament, the winner of which was recognized as the black-college national champ. The Yellow Jackets were the first team to go unbeaten through the regular season and the CIAA national tourney. "As you look back, you'll find very few teams that go through the regular season and tournament undefeated," said Joe Gilliam, one of State's best defensive players. "There are very few in the history of college basketball." Gilliam became a longtime football coach

That is how former athletic director Daniel L. Ferguson described Coach Mark Cardwell shortly after his passing in March of 1964. Cardwell coached West Virginia State’s men’s basketball team for 19 years and finished with a career mark of 288-168. A mark no other Yellow Jacket basketball coach has come close to challenging. Prior to joining the WVIAC his teams enjoyed tremendous success in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association where they won regular season titles in 1947, 1948, and 1951. In 1947, 1948, and 1949, the Yellow Jackets were rated national champions among historically black colleges. His 1948 squad finished the season as the only unbeaten in the country with a 30-0 record. He also produced nationally ranked football teams during that era. After joining the WVIAC in 1955 his teams first made a major impact by winning the 1961 conference tournament. In 1963 they won the school’s first regular season WVIAC title.


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Saturday, February 9th, 2008 At halftime of 4:00 p.m. men’s basketball game Robert “Bob” Wilson is a native of Clarksburg, WV. He graduated from Kelly Miller High School and followed his coach, Mark Cardwell, to (then) West Virginia State College. At “State” he was a twoyear letterman in football and a three-year letterman in basketball. During his college basketball career, he scored more than 1,000 points. He co-captained the Yellow Jacket basketball team that won 33 consecutive games. The team was the only undefeated college team in the nation in 1948. He was on the 1949 and 1950 Championship Teams. After graduation from West Virginia State he became a member of the Harlem Globetrotters. He was also a starter for the Chicago Stags, Tri-City Blackhawks, and the Milwaukee Hawks (now the NBA Atlanta Hawks) professional teams. Bob Wilson was one of the first six black players in the NBA. One of the others being his teammate, Earl Lloyd, the first black player to participate in an NBA game. He is a member of the Sports Halls of Fame of West Virginia State University, Springfield College, and Harlem YMCA, as well as the West Virginia Sportswriters Hall of Fame. Mr. Wilson earned a master’s degree from Springfield College and pursued graduate work in Guidance and Personnel at the University of Wisconsin, School of Social Work. He became the first black executive of a metropolitan YMCA in Newark, NJ. As an active member of his community, he is chairman of the Newark City Planning Board and treasurer of the Newark Water Shed Commission. He is the recipient of the National Conference of Christians and Jews Brotherhood Award, and the YMCA Men’s Club Award. He is married to the former Josephine Crozier, WVSU ‘48. They are the parents of four children.

Left to right; WVSU Athletic Director, Bob Parker; Members of the 1947-48 National Championship team: Earl Lloyd, Robert Wilson, Dr. Frank Enty; WVSU Vice-President Greg Epps; at ceremony for retirement of Wilson’s jersey on February 9, 2008.


Tony Cornett 2005 & 2006

Christopher Dunn 2005

1961 — Bill LeFevre, Bob Watson

1986—Ron Legette, James Washington

1962—Bill LeFevre

1987—Ron Legette, Ron Moore

1963—Bill LeFevre, Larry Bailey

1989—Wayne Casey

1965—Joe Watson

1992—Dwayne Robbins

1967—Dave Hamilton

1994—Shawn Harvey

1968—Dave Hamilton

1996—Shawn Harvey

1970—William Kirk

1998—Rasheed Arnold

1972—Dwight Street

2004—Mike Taylor

1973—Dwight Street

2005—Christopher Dunn, Tony Cornett

1978—Edgar Randall

2006 — Tony Cornett

1980—Percy Anderson

2007 — Ted Scott

1985—Curtis Townes

2008 — James Helton 2009 — Ted Scott, Ricky Jackson

1996 WVIAC Player of the Year Shawn Harvey 2003 WVIAC Freshman of the Year Christopher Dunn

2007, 2009 WVIAC Player of the Year

2004 WVIAC Player of the Year Mike Taylor

Ted Scott 2004 WVIAC Freshman of the Year Tony Cornett


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Poore Players in the Pros Benjamin

West Virginia State University congratulates the following players who have gone on to play professional basketball after playing for the Yellow Jackets under Coach Bryan Poore Scott

Cornett

Ted Scott ISS Sportino Inowroclaw in Poland James Helton Romania for B.C. Gladiator Cluj-Napoca Joe Benjamin Denmark for Aayboj Dunn

Tony Cornett Iceland for Breidablik Chris Dunn France for Aix-Maurienne Savoie Basket Veselinov

Vesselin Veselinov Bulgaria League for BC Levski Mike Taylor Belgium League for Tulip Den Bosch Ron Donaldson Germany League for FMC Capone Dusseldorf

Taylor

Donaldson

Tyrwone Still Finland for Lapua

Still

Burgess Williams Philadelphia Fusion/ABA Barry Mitchell Belgium League for Nivelles

Helton Mitchell

Veselinov #16 with his current team

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Individual Records POINTS, SEASON 1 Ron Moore 2 Ted Scott 3 James Washington 4 Mike Taylor 5 Ron Legette 6 Dave Hamilton 7 Wayne Casey 8 Dave Hamilton 9 Shawn Harvey 10 Ted Scott 11 Bill Lefever 12 Shawn Harvey 13 James Washington 14 Dave Hamilton 15 Percy Anderson

966 892 843 781 769 749 740 724 716 702 668 658 636 621 606

1986-87 2006-07 1984-85 2003-04 1986-87 1966-67 1988-89 1966-67 1996-96 2008-09 1960-61 1994-95 1983-84 1968-69 1979-80

Ron Legette

POINTS, CAREER 1 Dave Hamilton 2 Ted Scott 3 Mike Taylor 4 Wayne Casey 5 James Washington 6 Shawn Harvey 7 Tony Cornett 8 Bill Lefever 9 Chris Dunn 10 Ron Moore

Ted Scott

SCORING AVERAGES, CAREER 1 Ron Moore 2 James Washington 3 Dave Hamilton 4 Ron Legette 5 Bill Lefevre 6 Ted Scott 7 Curtis Townes 8 Mike Taylor 9 Wayne Casey 10 Thomas Young

Dave Hamilton 2698 2368 2171 2153 2111 1975 1968 1881 1693 1649

1966-69 2004-09 2000-04 1985-89 1983-86 1993-96 2003-07 1960-63 2002-06 1985-87

25.4 24.5 23.6 22.4 22.1 19.7 19.5 18.7 17.8 17.7

1985-87 1984-86 1966-69 1985-87 1960-63 2004-09 1984-85 2000-04 1985-89 1955-58

Wayne Casey


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Individual Records continued

SCORING AVERAGE, SEASON 1 James Washington 2 Ron Moore 3 Shawn Harvey 4 Ted Scott 5 Dave Hamilton 6 Wayne Casey 7 John Anderson 8 Shawn Harvey 9 Mike Taylor 10 Orlin Jenkins 11 Dave Hamilton 11 Ted Scott 13 Ron Legette 13 Shawn Harvey 15 Bill Lefevre 15 Bill Lefevre

28.1 27.6 27.5 27.0 25.8 25.5 25.2 25.3 24.4 24.2 23.4 23.4 23.1 23.1 23.0 23.0

1985-86 1986-87 1995-96 2006-07 1967-68 1988-89 1958-59 1994-95 2003-04 1959-60 1966-67 2008-09 1986-87 1993-94 1960-61 1962-63

Mike Taylor

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE, SEASON 1 Jesse Peterson .701 2 Ricky Jackson .655 3 Mike Brown .650 4 Rodney Hairston .624 5 Mike Brown .622 6 Mike Brown .616 7 Larry Bryson .600 8 Rance Berry .593 9 Mike Brown .591 10 Bill Lefevre .588

1983-84 2008-09 2002-03 1989-90 2004-05 2005-06 1986-87 1971-72 2003-04 1960-61

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE, CAREER 1 Rodney Hairston .624 2 Mike Brown .619 3 Jesse Peterson .608 4 Bill Lefever .567 5 Percy Anderson .558 6 Ron Moore .555 7 Dondre Williams .551 8 Rance Berry .548 9 Omar Booth .545 10 Ray Williams .531

1989-91 2002-06 1983-85 1960-63 1977-80 1985-87 2001-03 1970-73 1986-90 1987-89

* = Active

FREE THROW PERCENTAGE, SEASON 1 Edgar Randall .885 1978-79 1 David McDaniels .885 1973-74 3 Andre White .881 1980-81 4 Mike Taylor .877 2001-02 5 Ronald Donaldson .871 2002-03 6 Ted Scott .859 2005-06 7 Nat Moles .855 2004-05 8 Ronald Donaldson .847 2001-02 9 James Helton .845 2007-08 10 Andre White .841 1979-80 10 Darren Jones .841 2008-09 12 Mike Taylor .839 2002-03 13 Curtis Townes .835 1978-79 14 Mike Taylor .829 2003-04 15 Ted Scott .828 2008-09 FREE THROW PERCENTAGE, CAREER 1 Edgar Randall .853 1976-79 2 Ted Scott .835 2004-09 3 Ronald Donaldson .832 1999-03 4 Mike Taylor .826 2000-04 5 Curtis Townes .825 1984-85 6 David McDaniels .803 1972-75 7 Chris Dunn .795 2002-06 8 Bill Kirk .792 1967-70 9 Ronald Kenan .790 1998-99 10 Ron Leggette .769 1985-87


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Individual Records continued REBOUNDS, SEASON 1 Dave Hamilton 2 Dave Hamilton 3 Dave Hamilton 4 Dave Hamilton 5 Percy Giles 6 Ron Moore 7 Orlin Jenkins 8 Bill Kirk 9 Ben Hunter 10 Tony Cornett

590 582 510 407 395 383 367 362 343 334

REBOUND, CAREER 1 Dave Hamilton 2 Tony Cornett 3 Omar Booth 4 Dwight Street 5 Ben Hunter 6 Bill Kirk 7 Orlin Jenkins 8 Percy Anderson 9 Thomas Young

2089 1192 1094 954 931 930 891 841 777

1966-67 1967-68 1968-69 1965-66 1956-57 1986-87 1958-59 1969-70 1967-68 2006-07

3 POINT GOALS SEASON 1 Mike Taylor 2 Ted Scott 3 Wade Pidock 4 Ronald Donaldson 5 Mike Taylor 6 Ronald Donaldson 7 Mike Taylor 8 Darren Jones 9 Jason Emerson 10 Ted Scott

140 125 103 93 93 91 83 75 72 69

2003-04 2006-07 2007-08 2002-03 2002-03 2001-02 2001-02 2008-09 + 2008-09 + 2005-06

1966-69 2003-07 1986-90 1970-73 1966-70 1967-70 1958-60 1977-80 1955-58

Ron Moore BLOCKED SHOTS, SEASON 1 Shawn Harvey 2 Hensley Charles 3 Ricky Jackson 4 Barry Mitchell 5 Hensley Charles 6 Joe Benjamin 7 Burgess Williams 8 Carl Chadband 8 Barry Mitchell 10 Carl Chadband

80 72 51 50 47 38 38 37 37 36

1995-96 2008-09 2008-09 2002-03 2007-08 2006-07 2001-02 1998-99 2001-02 2000-01

3 POINT % SEASON 1 Jason Beller 2 Jason Beller 3 James Washington 4 Dwayne Murray 5 Nat Moles 5 Joey Oden 6 Jason Emerson 7 Mike Taylor 8 Curtis Townes 9 Ted Scott 10 Darren Jones

50.4 50.0 47.5 47.3 46.9 45.9 45.6 44.3 44.0 43.7 43.9

2003-04 2002-03 1985-86 1991-92 2004-05 1988-89 2008-09 + 2002-03 1984-85 2006-07 2008-09 +


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Individual Records continued

3 1 2 3 4 5 6 6 6 9 9

POINT GOALS CAREER Mike Taylor Ted Scott Ronald Donaldson Wade Pidock Shawn Harvey Christopher Dunn Andre Brown Joey Oden Wayne Casey Tim Prewitt

378 298 253 250 175 131 131 111 87 87

2000-04 2004-09 1999-03 2005-09 1993-96 2002-06 1998-01 1987-89 1985-88 1989-92

ASSISTS, SEASON 1 Chris Dunn 2 Chris Dunn 3 Chris Dunn 4 Perrick Robinson 5 Darren Jones 6 Tony Cornett 7 Chris Dunn 8 Ronald Donaldson 9 Jason Slay 10 Shawn Harvey

243 199 189 188 187 164 142 127 122 120

2005-06 2004-05 2003-04 2007-08 2008-09+ 2006-07 2002-03 2001-02 2006-07 1995-96

Chris Dunn

Tony Cornett

3 POINT % CAREER 1 Jason Beller 2 Joey Oden 3 Curtis Townes 4 Wade Pidock 4 James Washington 6 Ted Scott 7 Chris Dunn 8 Mike Taylor 9 Tyrwone Still 10 Robert Gooding

50.0 45.3 44.1 43.8 43.8 40.5 39.7 39.1 38.7 38.5

2002-04 1985-89 1984-85 2005-09 1984-86 2004-09 2002-05 2000-04 1999-02 1989-90

Joey Oden

STEALS, SEASON 1 Chris Dunn 2 Tony Cornett 3 Tony Cornett 4 Chris Dunn 4 Chris Dunn 6 Tony Cornett 7 Chris Dunn 8 Tony Cornett 9 Darren Jones 10 Perrick Robinson

78 76 67 67 67 66 65 63 56 53

2005-06 2004-05 2005-06 2002-03 2004-05 2003-04 2003-04 2006-07 2008-09 2007-08


Season ending

1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978

Season ending

6-3 9-4 10-2 30-0 (National CIAA Champions) 20-4 26-5 18-7 14-7 9-7 15-8 16-6 7-20 (First season in WVIAC) 11-15 14-13 12-12 13-15 19-10 (WVIAC Tournament Champions) 11-11 17-8 (WVIAC Champion) 8-14 7-15 13-13 22-9 23-6 18-10 10-12 6-16 Art Burris 12-15 21-11 11-17 17-13 Curtis Price 19-11 8-8 (Season shortened - energy crisis) 12-16

1979 12-16 1980 13-18 1981 9-18 1982 7-22 1983 9-19 1984 4-25 1985 17-11 1986 26-4 1987 31-4 (WVIAC Craig Carse Champions, National NAIA 2nd) 1988 14-14 1989 15-14 1990 15-15 1991 10-18 1992 13-16 1993 5-21 1994 12-14 1995 15-12 1996 17-10 1997 14-14 Chico Caldwell 1998 15-13 1999 11-16 2000 17-10 2001 10-18 2002 9-18 2003 16-13 2004 25-7 (WVIAC Champions, NCAA Regional) 2005 19-10 2006 28-6 (WVIAC Tournament Champion, NCAA Regional) 2007 26-7 (WVIAC Tournament Champion, NCAA Regional) 2008 20-10 2009 24-6 (WVIAC Champion, NCAA Regional)

Career Coaching Records at West Virginia State Since 1945 Mark Cardwell (1944-64)

288-168

Craig Carse (1983-87)

78-44

Frank Enty (1964-67)

42-37

Chico Caldwell (1987-92)

67-77

Grant Gray (1967-68)

23-6

Robert Marshall (1992-99)

85-91

Art Burris (1968-72)

46-53

Steve Hunt (1998-99)

4-9

Curtis Price (1972-77)

76-60

Bryan Poore (1999-present)

194-105

Bob Maxwell (1977-83)

62-109


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In 1947 - 48, all but one of the Yellow Jacket basketball games were against out-of-state schools. Despite the rigors of the prolonged road trips, Coach Mark Cardwell’s team won all 20 regular season games and headed to the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament in Washington, DC. In the final game of the tournament, the Yellow Jackets played against Howard University. They took the lead in the first nine minutes of play and never relinquished it. The Yellow Jackets returned in 1949 to successfully defend their title with back-to-back national championships. They were led both seasons by Clarence “Bumpy” Clark, Joe Gilliam, Bob Wilson, and Earl Lloyd. Two years later Lloyd became the first black player in an NBA game. Lloyd wasn’t the only pioneer. Several other players were drafted that year including his teammate, Bob Wilson. These pioneers played on NBA teams at a time when segregation was still practiced. As one writer phrased it, before they joined the NBA, only the ball was brown.


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Publication: THE CHARLESTON GAZETTE Published: 03/02/1987 ACCOMPLISHMENTS PILING UP AS JACKETS LOOK TO K.C. Byline: BOB FRETWELL West Virginia State's Yellow Jackets passed a 120-minute test of college basketball with flying colors Saturday night at the Civic Center. Their 116-86 victory over Bluefield State for the championship of the 50th West Virginia Conference tournament advanced them to a higher-stakes, 200-minute test at the NAIA national showdown in Kansas City. "We came into this tournament thinking of it as a 120-minutegame,'“ West Virginia State Coach Craig Carse said. "We won our three games (40 minutes each) and I thought we dominated the tournament more than anyone I've seen in my 10 years in the conference.' With the conference season and tournament titles to their credit, a 27-3 record and a 17-game winning streak, Carse's Yellow Jackets will be among the favorites at the March 11-17 NAIA showcase at Kansas City. There, they'll have to display 200 minutes (five games) of winning basketball to capture the NAIA national championship. At the Civic Center, Bluefield State's Big Blues, basking the in the glow of a justachieved 20-victory season, and the Yellow Jackets staged a sizzling first-half duel before 6,011 fans and WCHS television cameras. Coach Terry Brown's third-seeded Big Blues shot out to seven-point leads and trailed just 48-46 at intermission after West Virginia State's Stan Cartey muscled in a rebound. West Virginia State immediately went to work inside in the second half, getting the ball repeatedly to Ron Moore. Moore, the 7-foot senior, proved to be unstoppable from the side of the basket, and his 3-point play with 18:24 remaining put the Yellow Jackets up to stay. They won going away, with senior Ron Legette directing the show. In the process, he earned the tournament's most valuable player award. "We wore them down with our talent,' Carse observed. It's no accident Carse has an as-big-as-life poster of Moore, himself and Legette in his basketball office in Institute, the home grounds of the NAIA's fifth-ranked team. They're his prize recruits. All three made stops at Salem College before reuniting at West Virginia State. Moore's presence put the conference tournament on the road map of a flock of National Basketball Association scouts. Among the scouts in attendance were Gordon "Scotty' Stirling, vice president and general manager of the New York Knicks, and Ed Badger of the Boston Celtics. "He's got an NBA body,' Stirling said. "He has good athletic skills and runs and jumps.' "His size is a definite plus for him,' Badger said. On the negative side, Badger saw Moore collect two quick fouls in West Virginia State's 106-78 semifinal win over West Virginia State.

"I thought he wasn't as much of a terror on the boards as he might have been,' Badger said. Navy's 7-foot-1 David Robinson is most everyone's choice as the top big man available for this year's NBA draft. "Robinson has had more exposure, such as in the World Games,and he's a shotblocker, too,' Stirling added. Moore didn't do badly in the intimidation business during the tournament. He blocked a pair of shots against the Big Blues, four against West Virginia Tech and six in an opening 80-64 win over Shepherd. Moore's 41 points and 19 rebounds, powering the Jackets to a huge 55-22 margin on the boards, were game highs in putting down the Big Blues for the third time this season. Legette thrived in the fast-paced action, scoring 24 points and passing for seven assists. One tournament feature was the 3-point shooting of Glenville State's Matt Bullett and Bluefield State's James DeWitt. Each made 18 baskets from 3-point range in four games, and Legette pulled the trigger much more sparingly. He hit 6-of-7 3-pointers. Legette, Bullett and DeWitt, who scored 21 points against the Jackets, were unanimous all-tournament selections. Joining them on the 10-man team were Moore and Wayne Casey of the Jackets, West Virginia Tech's Arthur Culbreath and Lionell Hampton, Jerry Saunders of Bluefield State, 6-10 James Newberry of Alderson-Broaddus and Bernard Jemison of West Virginia Wesleyan. Tech salvaged third place with a 103-70 romp over Bullett and the Glenville Pioneers after winning the tournament last year. West Virginia State's 120-minute sweep gave the Yellow Jackets their second tournament title. Their first came in 1961. Brown played on the 1973 Bluefield State team that lost the tournament championship game to Fairmont State. He's now felt the disappointment of defeat as a coach. Nevertheless, he was gracious in assessing as solid the Yellow Jackets' chances of adding the NAIA national title. "And we stayed with them for a long time,' he said.


Publication: THE CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL Published: Tuesday, March 02, 2004 Page: P1B Byline: ANDY SPRADLING DAILY MAIL SPORTSWRITER The West Virginia State Yellow Jackets missed sweeps month by a couple of days, but they didn't miss the sweep. After clinching the West Virginia Conference regular-season basketball title, State (22-5) swept the year-end awards. Coach Bryan Poore, senior guard Mike Taylor and freshman forward Tony Cornett were awarded Coach of the Year, Player of the Year and Freshman of the Year, respectively.

got to beat the people you're supposed to beat. "I thought we had a chance to win the league, but everything still has to fall into place, you have to keep everybody away from injury, you've got to keep the guys together and you've got to win on the road." Poore pointed out the turning point in the season, at Wheeling on Jan. 19. Down 13 to 15 points, Taylor took over the game, hitting 8-of-10 3pointers for 35 points - and a win. "He carried us to that win," Poore said.

"We're feeling pretty good," Poore said Monday. "You have that emotion of winning (awards) and winning the championship, but then you come back down to earth pretty quickly when you hear you have to play WVU Tech or Fairmont in the tournament." The Yellow Jackets have a first-round bye in the WVC tourney, which begins tonight at oncampus sites, but must be ready to go at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Charleston Civic Center.

"From that point on we were a different team. They realized that they were never out of a game. You know sooner or later Taylor is going to get that shot going." There were other reasons Taylor, a 6-foot-2 Detroit native averaging 24.0 points per game this season, went from being a good shooter to a player of the year candidate.

Eighth-seeded Tech hosts No. 9 seed Fairmont State at 7:30 tonight in Montgomery, while No. 12 Bluefield State visits fifth-seeded Charleston at Eddie King Gym.

"When he got here he was a good shooter but he's worked and developed other parts of his game," Poore said. "Now he's a great shooter, he can draw the foul going to the bucket, he's a good defender and he's developed into a leader.

Having yet to advance past the quarterfinal round in the Poore era, the Yellow Jackets were at least able to relax a bit before getting back to business. "We didn't practice Sunday and went light (Monday)," Poore said. "This time of year it's good to let the body rest. We don't have anything serious, but we've got a few aches and pains." Looking back, Poore, 39, said he felt good about the upcoming season despite playing eight of nine non-conference games away from home.

"When the chips are on the line he's going to talk ... and they listen. At the end of the game, you know the ball is going to Taylor." Poore said the 6-5 Cornett is the catalyst of State's most improved area ... rebounding. "The intensity, emotion and energy he brings has bled over to the other players," Poore said.

Who made the schedule?

"His desire to want to rebound, to get that tough rebound when the game is on the line, that inspires our players. Those guys realize the importance of rebounding now.

"That would be me," Poore said, laughing.

"That's the biggest difference in this team from last year.

"I've always said I'm the worst scheduler in the country. Home games are difficult to get when you don't have a big budget, but we did what we had to do.

"We'd look at stats last year and teams were shooting five to 15 more shots than us a game. "Some of that was due to turnovers, but most of the times it was rebounds.

"You've got to win all your home games, which we did. You have to pull out some road games against your equals, which we did, and you've

"If you give away that many shots it makes a difference."


Publication: THE SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL Published: 03/05/2006 Byline: RICK RYAN All season long, one of the biggest questions in the West Virginia Conference centered on who was the better point guard - Shaun McKie of Salem International or Chris Dunn of West Virginia State. Dunn made his statement Saturday night. With the score tied in the final seconds, he drove past McKie and fed the ball to Anton Duncan, who floated in a 15-footer from the right baseline with 1.5 seconds left, giving the Yellow Jackets a 69-67 victory over Salem in the WVC tournament finals. An estimated crowd of 4,000 was on hand at the Civic Center. Dunn, fittingly, was selected as the tournament MVP. He had 13 points, six rebounds and four assists on Saturday. "That last play, that was all Chris Dunn," said State coach Bryan Poore. "I was thinking about calling a timeout with 16 seconds left. Salem is so strong and they pressure you so much that you can't get in your sets, you can't run plays. You have to have players who can make plays. "I started to call that timeout, but you've got Chris Dunn, he's a senior, he's led us to the tournament championship game. Just let him go. Worst-case scenario? You're going into overtime." It marks the first tournament title for West Virginia State since 1987 and gives the Yellow Jackets (26-6) the league's automatic berth into the NCAA Division II East Regional, which is expected to be held next week in Barton (N.C.). The WVC should get up to four teams in the regional - State, Salem, regularseason champion Alderson-Broaddus and Wheeling Jesuit. Tony Cornett led State with 20 points and sparked a second-half surge after the Yellow Jackets had fallen behind by 16 points in the first half. Duncan added 17 points for State, while McKie and Herman Davis led Salem (22-7) with 15 points apiece. Dunn, who was selected as the tournament's MVP, averaged 18 points, 6.8 rebounds and eight assists in State's four-game postseason run. That came on the heels of a triple-double (32 points, 12 rebounds, 10 assists) in his final regularseason game, a win against WVU Tech. The game featured eight lead changes in the final eight minutes. The Tigers tied the game at 67-all when Davis followed in a missed shot by McKie with 16.4 seconds to go. McKie seemed to have good defensive position on Dunn as the latter brought the ball up the floor, and appeared to have him trapped once he crossed halfcourt near the sideline. "Shaun McKie was playing good defense, pressuring me," Dunn said. "We were going against each other basically the whole fourth quarter. I just bumped him and he got knocked off balance a little bit and that gave me a driving lane. Their whole team collapsed on me and Anton Duncan was right there for the open 15-footer." Duncan watched the play unfold from the baseline and was ready if necessary.

"[Dunn] took all the defense," he said. "I just kept my knees bent and I just shot it. I knew I was going to have enough time to get it off." Duncan said he wasn't bothered by one of Salem's big men running at him as he took his game-winner. "No, I do that every day in practice," he said. State's Ted Scott said Duncan must have learned from the Saturday afternoon game of HORSE that he lost to assistant coach Corny Jackson. "The same spot he kept getting put out of [in HORSE] is the shot that won the game," Scott said. Dunn, who had a slow start shooting the ball, connected on a pair of 3-pointers in the final 5:28 that helped State make it all the way back. McKie, who was selected as the WVC player of the year, knew Dunn was capable of working his late-game magic. "Truthfully, I was just trying to stall him out [on the final play]," McKie said. "He's a right-handed guard and I wanted him to keep the ball in his left hand. Unfortunately, he drove left hard and got to the paint and kicked it to the guy for the open shot. "That's the talk of the whole conference - Shaun McKie and Chris Dunn. I don't really feel like it's a competitive thing or a bad thing. I think he's a good player. I don't try to go out there and outdo him. I just try to come out on top and help my teammates." Salem committed 11 of its 21 turnovers in the second half. "We ran into a lot of inconsistency at the end of the first half," said Salem coach Clark Maloney, "and that kind of carried over going into the second half. We did struggle to string some possessions together offensively and defensively. That last play pretty much summarized the entire game. They beat us with penetration and kicked out for the open shot." Maloney also pointed to State's offensive rebounding as a crucial factor. "They had more offensive rebounds [18] than defensive [16]," Maloney said. "They dominated us on the offensive glass." State fell behind by as many as 16 points in the first half, trailing 25-9 near the 10-minute mark before getting its offense cranked up. Duncan scored eight of his points before the break as the Yellow Jackets sliced their deficit to 37-31 at halftime. "Overcoaching," Poore said. "That caused the slow start. I didn't want them to get any early looks, any easy baskets out of our press, so we were in our regular fullcourt man-to-man and they were getting open looks. Our team feeds off when we're aggressive. That's why we don't play zone very well and that's why we started out not pressing and trapping. We started being aggressive to try and change. I was foolish. I've done that a couple times this year and didn't learn. The kids really battled back."


Publication: THE SUNDAY GAZETTE-MAIL Published: 03/04/2007 Byline: RICK RYAN Disaster didn't strike West Virginia State. Tony Cornett made sure of it. Ted Scott sank two free throws with 16 seconds left Saturday night, giving the Yellow Jackets an 80-79 victory over top-seeded AldersonBroaddus in the championship game of the West Virginia Conference men's tournament. Scott, a junior guard and the WVC player of the year, led both teams with 29 points despite having to sit out nine minutes of the first half with foul trouble. Cornett carried State in his absence and wound up flirting with a triple-double, racking up 24 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists. An estimated crowd of 3,500 was on hand at the Civic Center to watch No. 3 State (25-6) capture its second straight conference tournament title and earn an automatic bid to next week's NCAA Division II East regional. But it wasn't without its tense moments down the stretch. That's where Cornett came in. With the Yellow Jackets nursing a one-point lead against A-B (24-5), Cornett made a nifty spin move to the basket and dished the ball to Scott, who was alone under the basket. Scott, however, missed the point-blank layup and compounded the mistake by fouling on the rebound. A-B's Terrell Eargle netted both ends of a 1-and-1, shifting the lead back to the Battlers with 1:20 left. But Cornett, just as he'd done all night, came to the Jackets' rescue. Only this time, it was more subtle. Instead of his basketball skills, his leadership skills were put to the test. He made sure he got Scott's head back in the game. "Ted missed that clutch layup right down there," Cornett said, "but when he missed it, I said, 'Ted, you let that go right now. We're gonna get it back.' "He came down and hit two clutch free throws. I guarantee he's the player of the year. I don't care what nobody says. Because the player of the year takes his team to the championship, and that's what he did." With a little assist - OK, a big assist - from the versatile Cornett, a senior forward. Scott sat the final 8:02 of the first half after being whistled for his second personal foul on a charge, then was hit with a technical for arguing the call - his third foul. After Anthony Kyles made both free throws for the technical, the Battlers used the extra possession for a 3-pointer from Eargle and a 30-24 lead. But the Jackets not only survived Scott's absence, they thrived, thanks in large part to Cornett. In that final 8:02, Cornett donated three baskets and assisted on three others. Back-to-back Cornett feeds to James Helton for baskets in the last 1:06 put State on top 43-42 at halftime. "With Ted in foul trouble," Cornett said, "I had to take the team and put them on my shoulders." The second half was just as compelling, owing to seven more ties and 10 additional lead changes.

The Battlers were up by as many as seven points with less than six minutes remaining, but a late flurry by State regained the lead. A 3-pointer from Jason Slay narrowed A-B's advantage to 75-73 with four minutes left, then a 3 from Scott behind a Joe Benjamin screen put the Jackets back up by one. Cornett cleaned up a missed 3 by Scott, sticking home the rebound for a 78-75 edge with two minutes to go. Eargle, who finished with 14 points, brought the Battlers within a point by swishing two foul shots at the 1:53 mark. Then, after Scott blew his wide-open layup, Eargle's pair at the line shot A-B back in the lead. The teams then swapped misses - A-B's John Regula blocking Cornett's shot in the low post, then Regula misfired on a 3 and Scott rebounded for State, which trailed 79-78 with less than 30 seconds to go. Scott drove the ball hard to the hole and picked up a foul. He glanced the first one in off the back iron and, after a timeout, knocked the second down for a one-point lead with 16 seconds on the clock. The Jackets had to make two defensive plays to protect their edge. Cornett slapped the ball out of bounds under the A-B basket, giving the ball back to the Battlers with 4.9 seconds on the clock. Samario Clancy inbounded to Anthony Harper on the right wing, but his 3-pointer was off and Helton smothered the rebound to the floor, setting off a wild midcourt celebration by State fans. Moments after the win, Cornett locked State coach Bryan Poore in a bear hug, lifted him and carried him around the floor. "Coming into the tournament, we were on a mission," Cornett said. "Coach told us a couple times down the stretch that we've got to play a two-man game, inside out. We knew what we had to do coming down the stretch." Scott and Cornett combined to score 53 of State's 80 points, a repeat performance of Friday's 107-89 semifinal win against No. 2 seed West Liberty in which Scott (42) and Cornett (30) teamed up for 72 points. The powerful Cornett tried his best to wear A-B down with his play in the low post. The Battlers switched defenders much of the night, trying five different players in an effort to slow him down. In an 80-77 loss to Alderson-Broaddus in Institute during the regular season, Cornett was "held" to 17 points, seven rebounds and five assists. "We knew coming in that A-B was more than a quality team," Cornett said. "They're a great team. They've been here year after year. But this is our second year in a row [to win the title]." Stan Hall led A-B with 25 points, and nearly sparked his team to the championship. In the second half, Hall made all seven of his shots and both his free throws for 17 points.


Publication: CHARLESTON DAILY MAIL Published: Monday, February 16, 2009 Page: 1B Byline: JACK BOGACZYK SPORTS EDITOR WITH his current team, Bryan Poore is a rich man - and he knows it, and doesn't deny it. In the Winfield native's 10 years on the West Virginia State men's basketball bench, this is his deepest and best club ... even considering the Yellow Jackets were a gaudy 117-41 in the last five seasons before this one. That's in more than one man's opinion, too. "That's is the best State team I've seen since I've been here," eighth-year Alderson-Broaddus Coach Greg Zimmerman said Saturday night. "They're as good as anybody I've seen anywhere this season ... at least they were tonight." Zimmerman knows something about quality. His talented Battlers (20-3, 14-2) already have the Philippi school's eighth-straight 20-win season, but Saturday were humbled 104-91 by the Yellow Jackets at Fleming Hall in a West Virginia Conference top-of-standings showdown. State (19-4, 15-1) got its 13th straight victory, and it was the 200th of Poore's 11-year head coaching career that began with a 1995-96 debut season at the University of Charleston. If there were an irony to State's impressive performance against a WVC team that has become a real rival, it is that Poore's 200th win came against A-B, a club that has gone back-and-forth for conference success with State, and where Poore once worked as an assistant to Tex Williams in 1987-88. At State, Poore was only 36-47 in his first three seasons and won just one of his first eight games against A-B. Since 2004-05, however, the Jackets are 6-5 against the Battlers - a stretch that started with Poore's 100th career win, on Jan. 27, 2005. State and A-B have produced six of the last seven WVC Tournament titles and eight of the 12 NCAA regional bids for the league in the past five seasons. Nine of the last 15 games between them have come in the WVC or NCAA tournaments. The A-B coach called State senior Wade Picock, who came off the bench to hit five 3-pointers and score 19 points, "the X factor." His perimeter shooting gives opponents another headache besides State all-America guard Ted Scott. "They're so good at every spot; where's the weakness?" said Zimmerman, knowing the board-crashing Battlers are likely to see State deep in the upcoming WVC Tournament at the Charleston Civic Center. "They play hard; they're very hard to guard." Pidock only returned last week after missing almost six weeks while recovering from a broken jaw suffered in a holiday-break incident outside a

Charleston bar in which UC guard Anthony Anderson was arrested. "They've got Scott, who's going to get his points and inside (Ricky) Jackson is athletic and strong. (Darren) Jones is a point guard who not only looks to score, but can (and had 24 points in the win). He's like a two-guard with point skills, too. "Now, they add Pidock back ... wow! The thing is, if you go out and guard them on the perimeter, they can go by you. The big kids are all athletic. All of their ones, twos and threes can shoot the three. "That's just a very high level Division II team." Well, State is that everywhere except in the national and regional rankings - where overdue respect likely will arrive this week. A-B was No. 7 in the national coaches' poll when it came to Institute. State wasn't even getting a 25th-place vote from any of the sideline sages. The Jackets have a 15-point advantage in scoring margin in WVC games, and their only conference loss came Jan. 7 at sixth-place Shepherd, 77-73. Although Poore isn't one for excuses, he'd have more than one if he wanted. The Jackets played that game coming off a narrow win at a very tough environment at Bowie State, and were playing without starting swingman Kenny Carter, who took a Bowie elbow to the head and had a concussion, and the injured Pidock. Jones' scoring ability from the point takes some of the scoreboard load off Scott. Jackson, who played last season at Mountain State after two junior college seasons and two Division I signings that didn't work out, is an offensive presence inside. Poore has had solid point guard play before, most notably Chris Dunn (773 assists from 2002-06 rank 10th in NCAA Division II history), but no one who was so much like a combo guard as the diminutive - his 5-foot-9 listed height is a real stretch - Jones. Poore agreed that this is his best collection of talent "when we rebound and defend," the State coach said there's another factor at work. "I think right now it's the togetherness we have," Poore said. "We've got a lot of good players, and right now no one is pouting. We have guys who aren't getting to play a lot ... and they'd like to play more, but they still work hard. "When you get that, it's easier to have success. When you have a couple of sulkers, it's not so easy. This team really gets along." He said that on Valentine's Day.


(PRINCETON, W.Va.)---Despite a bevy of new faces dotting league rosters in the 2009-10 season, WVIAC men's basketball coaches are calling for more of the same by making defending regular season champion West Virginia State the overwhelming favorite to repeat. All nine players from last season's first team All-WVIAC squad have departed, including four of the top five scorers in the NCAA Division II ranks. However, traditional powers dot the top of the pre-season prognostications with West Liberty, Alderson-Broaddus, and 2009 WVIAC Tournament winner Pitt Johnstown comprising the top four. Charleston, Fairmont State, Wheeling Jesuit, West Virginia Wesleyan, Concord, and Seton Hill occupy the fifth through tenth spots in the poll. The ratings are completed by Shepherd, Davis & Elkins, Glenville State, Bluefield State, and Ohio Valley. Salem International is not eligible for the 2009-10 2009-10 Predicted Order of Finish WVIAC men's basketball championship.

Coaches’ Poll

West Virginia State (24-6, 19-1) loses four starters from last season's NCAA Tournament squad, but senior guard Darren Jones (5-9, 16.3 ppg, 6.2 apg) is back on hand to direct the Jacket attack. Head coach Bryan Poore will reload with Division I transfers Will Thomas (6-5, G, West Virginia University), Bo King (6-1, Soph., Presbyterian), and Josh "Cookie" Miller (5-7, G, Nebraska). Junior college transfers Justin Banks (6-6, F) and Fred Harris (6-6, F) will need to contribute on the boards for an athletic, but undersized squad. West Liberty (23-7, 16-4) returns six lettermen from Division II's highest scoring team in 2008-09 at over 98 points per game. The inside-outside junior duo of Corey Pelle (6-0, G, 17.4 ppg, 5.6 apg, 2.9 spg) and John Wolosinczuk (13.1 ppg, 7.5 rpg) hope to lead head coach Jim Crutchfield's Toppers to their first WVIAC crown since 1971. Senior guard Mike Mathey (6-1, 9.0 ppg, 5.4 rpg, 5.0 apg) started all 30 games a year ago. Alderson-Broaddus (27-6, 17-3) has won 22 or more games during all eight seasons that head coach Greg Zimmerman has been at the helm, but the Battlers must replace six key contributors from last season. Senior guard Terrell Eargle (6-4, 11.4 ppg, 7.4 rpg, 5.7 apg) is one of the most versatile players in the Atlantic Region. Juniors Mark Summerfield (6-2, G, 4.2 ppg) and Jordan Morrison (6-2, G, 3.0 ppg) will look to handle expanded roles in 2009-10.

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School (1st place votes) '08-'09 W-L

Pts.

1.

West Virginia State (12) 24-6, 19-1

216

2.

West Liberty (1)

23-7, 16-4

190

3.

Alderson-Broaddus (1) 27-6, 17-3

183

4.

Pitt Johnstown (1)

24-8, 15-5

168

5.

Charleston

13-15, 8-12

163 151

6.

Fairmont State

20-9, 12-8

7.

Wheeling Jesuit

14-16, 10-10 132

8.

WV Wesleyan

10-18, 10-10 119

9.

Concord

10-18, 8-12

102

10. Seton Hill

10-18, 7-13

95

11. Shepherd

13-16, 11-9

79

12. Davis & Elkins

7-21, 5-15

72

13. Glenville State

20-9, 13-7

59

14. Bluefield State

3-25, 3-17

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Pitt Johnstown (24-8, 15-5) head coach Bob Rukavina describes this season's Moun- 15. Ohio Valley 5-23, 3-17 28 tain Cats as the youngest squad of his 21-year tenure. Sophomore center Patrick Grubbs (6-7, 10.4 ppg, 8.2 rpg, 62% FG) proved to be imposing at times during his rookie campaign and is the lone returning starter. Guards Danny Branch (6-4, Jr., 8.0 ppg) and Andy Byer (6-1, Sr., G, 5.0 ppg) are seasoned, but a crop of eight newcomers could see plenty of playing time for UPJ. Charleston (13-15, 8-12) should benefit from the return of senior forward John White (6-5, 14.0 ppg in '07-08). Brandon Ross (6-4, Soph., G/F, 11.4 ppg) and Ronald Kinney (6-6, Soph., F, 11.4 ppg) were double digit scorers for head coach Greg White last season as freshmen. Fairmont State (20-9, 12-8) has eight players back from a 20-win squad, including senior forward Dan Bruner (6-8, 11.4 ppg). Sophomore guard Steve Custis (6-0, 10.3 ppg) made a splash during his first collegiate season. Junior Michael Lopez (6-2, G, 9.0 ppg) should contribute to a solid Falcon backcourt. Wheeling Jesuit's (14-16, 10-10) freshman-dominated squad began to make noise late in the 2008-09 campaign, capped by their WVIAC Tournament upset over West Virginia State. Danny Sancomb's Cardinals will remain one of the WVIAC's youngest teams, but big things are expected from sophomores Obi Ukwuoma (6-5, F, 8.1 ppg, 8.0 rpg) and Steve Catich (6-5, G/F, 9.2 ppg). An 11-player freshman class should also pay quick dividends for WJU.


60 West Virginia Wesleyan (10-18, 10-10) looks to contend behind a trio of returning starters that scored 13 or more points per game last year. Justin Caldwell (6-2, Jr., G, 14.7 ppg), Ryan Hoehner (6-5, Sr., F, 13.1 ppg), and Neven Zeravica (6-9, Jr., C, 13.1 ppg, 6.9 rpg) give head coach Bill Lilly a solid foundation to build on. Concord (10-18, 8-12) hopes to climb back into the league's upper half with three returnees that averaged in double figures last season. Cory Willard (5-11, Soph., G, 12.1 ppg) and Matt Parker (6-3, Sr., G, 11.8 ppg) are prolific three-point shooting threats. Rafee Smith (6-2, G, 11.2 ppg) also returns to the Mountain Lion backcourt. Seton Hill (10-18, 7-13) must replace standout guard Jordan Thomas, but the Griffins should receive a boost from the return of Emmanuel Jackson (6-2, Sr., G, 14.3 ppg in '07-08) from an injury. Cody Boone (6-9, Sr., F, 9.9 ppg, 8.3 rpg) has been one of the league's top defenders during his career. Chris Giles (6-5, Jr., G, 12.4 ppg, 6.3 rpg) is the team's leading returning scorer. Shepherd (13-16, 11-9) suffered heavy frontcourt losses, but the Rams have a pair of returning starters at guard. Jonathan Motichka (6-0, Jr., 12.7 ppg) and Tyrone Roach (5-11, Sr., 11.9 ppg) pace the talent back on hand for SU. Seven different states or countries are represented in the Rams' ten-player recruiting class. Explosive guard Tim Turner (6-1, Jr., 22.3 ppg) ranked ninth nationally in scoring last season and will be a key for Davis & Elkins (7-21, 5-15). First-year head coach Bruce Martin also welcomes back another double figures scorer in senior Danny Manuel (5-10, G, 12.8 ppg). Glenville State (20-9, 13-7) will have a completely new look as the top five scorers from last season's 20-win campaign have departed. Former Alderson-Broaddus standout Stephen Dye takes over as the program's head coach and only has one senior on an inexperienced roster. Bluefield State (3-25, 3-17) welcomes back high-scoring guard Raylon Almon (6-1, Sr., G, 20.6 ppg). Fellow seniors Brian Tingle (6-5, F, 13.5 ppg, 8.1 rpg) and Shannon Thomas (6-4, F, 8.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg) will help the Big Blues field one of the league's mostexperienced squads. Ohio Valley (5-23, 3-17) looks to increase their win total in year two for head coach Mike Snell. Potomac State transfer Donavin Vinson tallied 22 points in a recent exhibition contest versus NAIA power Mountain State. Salem International (3-25, 3-17) head coach Andy Sorine hopes to return the Tiger program to brighter days, but must replace four seniors from last year's club.

First Team Ted Scott (WV State) Ricky Jackson (WV State) Quinton Davis (Pitt Johnstown) Stan Hall (Alderson-Broaddus) Ben Howlett (West Liberty) Tryvan Leech (Glenville State) Sam Liggins (Alderson-Broaddus) Thad McFadden (Fairmont State) Marcus Tullis (Pitt Johnstown)

Second Team Darren Jones (WV State) Anthony Anderson (Charleston) Terrell Eargle (Alderson-Broaddus) Cedric Harris (Wheeling Jesuit) Corey Pelle (West Liberty) Jordan Thomas (Seton Hill) Liki Turner (Shepherd) Tim Turner (Davis & Elkins)


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WVIAC Men's Basketball Records SINGLE GAME RECORDS: Points: 70-Paul Wilcox (Davis & Elkins) vs. Glenville State, 2/11/59 Rebounds: 43-Paul Wilcox (Davis & Elkins) vs. Concord, 1/27/56 Steals: 12-Derrick Brown (Davis & Elkins) vs. Ohio Valley, 2/9/99 Assists: 22-Perrick Robinson (WV State) vs. Bluefield State, 2/21/08 SINGLE SEASON RECORDS: Points: 1347-Archie Talley (Salem), 1975-76 Points Per Game: 40.8-Archie Talley (Salem), 1975-76 Rebounds: 644-Wayne Denham (Fairmont State), 1967-68 Rebounds Per Game: 26.0-Ken Remley (WV Wesleyan), 1959-60 Field Goal Percentage: .757-Ron Ward (Concord), 1991-92 Three Point Field Goals: 140-Mike Taylor (WV State), 2003-04 Three Point Field Goals Per Game: 4.4-Mike Taylor (WV State), 2003-04 Three Point Field Goal Percentage: .515-Justin Belcastro (Fairmont State), 2004-05 Assists Per Game: 11.2-Ron Legette (WV State), 1985-86 Blocked Shots: 157-James Doyle (Concord), 1997-98 Blocked Shots Per Game: 5.2-James Doyle (Concord), 1997-98 Steals: 118-David Clark (Bluefield State), 1995-96 Steals Per Game: 4.5-John Morris (Bluefield State), 1993-94 CAREER RECORDS: Points: 3720-Archie Talley (Salem), 1973-76 Points Per Game: 32.9-Archie Talley (Salem), 1973-76 Rebounds: 2188-Andy Jennings (Alderson-Broaddus), 1967-70) Rebounds Per Game: 18.3-Dave Hamilton (WV State), 1966-69 Field Goal Percentage: .725-Willie Davis (Alderson-Broaddus), 1988-91 Three Point Field Goals: 443-Stephen Dye (Alderson-Broaddus), 2002-05 Three Point Field Goals Per Game: 3.7-Stephen Dye (Alderson-Broaddus), 2002-05 Blocked Shots: 416-James Doyle (Concord), 1995-98 Steals: 340-Shaun McKie (Salem International), 2004-07 CAREER 2,500 POINT SCORERS: 1.Archie Talley (Salem) 1973-76 3720 2.Joe Miller (Alderson-Broaddus) 1954-57 3667 3.Carl Hartman (Alderson-Broaddus) 1952-55 3373 4.Ron Ward (Concord) 1989-92 2872 5.Dave Russell (Shepherd) 1972-75 2757 6.Paul Wilcox (Davis & Elkins) 1955-56, 58-59 2754 7.Ajamu Gaines (Charleston) 1997-00 2726 8.Dave Hamilton (WV State) 1966-69 2698 9.Ron Moore (Salem/WV State) 1982-87 2650 10.Willie Davis (Alderson-Broaddus)1988-91 2643 11.Bill Lindsey (Fairmont State) 1972-75 2578 12.Keith Tyler (Charleston) 1984-87 2576 13.Antoine Makle (Shepherd) 1981-84 2573 14.Dave Miller (Fairmont State) 1964-67 2557 15.George King (Morris Harvey) 1947-50 2539 NOTE: WVIAC and most institutional archives are incomplete. Please notify Will Prewitt in the WVIAC office with any corrections or additions.


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