William Carey University


Athletic Program Web Site:
http://www.careyathletics.com/
Main School Web Site:
http://www.wmcarey.edu/
School Colors: Red/Black/White
SID Name: DJ Pulley

Conference:
Southern States Athletic Conference
Main Rivals: (empty)

Undergraduate On Campus Enrollment: 4150
Last National Tournament Appearance: 2013

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Returning Starters: 4
Primary Offensive Strategy:
Returning players key to your offense:
Jeremiah Dunnings 5-11 SR - 17.9 ppg 3.7 rpg 2.78 apg
.398% 3 pt. shots (80/201) .874% Free Throws (152-174)
1st Team NAIA All American; SSAC Newcomer of the Year; SSAC All Conference

Daron Bell 6-3 SR - 15.8ppg 4.7 rpg 2.97 apg
2.69 steals pg (led conference)
NAIA Honorable Mention All American; SSAC All Conference
Kelvin Nixon 6-3 SR - 14.9 ppg 3.4 rpg 1.17 steals pg
SSAC All Conference
Guy Payne 6-6 SR - 11.2 ppg 5.9 rpg 1.32 steals pg
.425 3 pt % (17-40) led team SSAC All West Division
Returning Lettermen: 10
Primary Defensive Strategy:
Returning players key to your defense:
Top 5 Recruits:
Demarcus Lewis 6-4 F Holmes Community College (All NJCAA Region 23)
Donovan Walker 6-5 G/F Henderson State University (2012-13 redshirt)
Detrick Davis 6-5 F Jones County Jr. College (MS JUCO All Star)
Dennan Seal 5-8 PG Pearl River Central HS 20.1 4.9 ast 2.3 steals
Coach says this about the offense:
WCU Head Coach Steve Knight (32nd season) returns the nucleus of the 2012-13 Crusader squad that compiled an overall 25-6 record and won the SSAC West Division with a 16-2 conference mark. The team competed in the NAIA National Tournament, losing to defending champion Concordia CA 92-86 in a first round matchup. Four returning starters, key reserves and several outstanding newcomers give the Crusaders reason for optimism in 2013-14. Of the four returning starters, Jeremiah Dunnings, Daron Bell and Kelvin Nixon were selected as SSAC All Conference players in 2012-13 and Guy Payne was a SSAC All West Division performer. Dunnings was selected as a 1st team NAIA All American and Bell was a NAIA Honorable Mention All American last year. These four players accounted for 59.8 ppg and 17.7 rebounds per game last year. Several other key reserves, including guard Donzedrick Smith and post Douglas La Rue, are returning as well. The 2013-14 squad will be a veteran team with 9 seniors..

The Crusaders will be deep and versatile with several players capable of playing multiple positions on the court. This will give Knight the opportunity to explore many options on both ends of the floor. “We feel this team is loaded with talent, experience and depth. These guys have bought into our system and they work extremely hard,” said Knight. “Although Jamal will be hard to replace, we have several players capable of coming in and producing immediately next year.” Newcomers expected to make an immediate impact are Demarcus Lewis (All JUCO Region MS/LA), Detrick Davis, an athletic JUCO All Star, and Donovan Walker (6-5 G/F), a 2012-13 redshirt who impressed the coaching staff during practices last year and will be a major contributor this year.
The only graduating starter, Jamal Doss (6-6 P) will be hard to replace. He was the NAIA’s number 1 shot blocker with 97 blocks last season and was WCU’s leading rebounder at 7.5 boards per game.
The Crusaders expect to be in the running to defend their SSAC West crown and compete in the NAIA National Tournament.
Coach says this about the defense:
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Head Coach: Steve Knight

Alma Mater:

Southern Mississippi

Years at Current School:

30

Wins at School:

Losses at School:

537 424

Career Wins:

Career Losses:

537 424
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Assistant Coach:
Tracy English
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Assistant Coach:
Scotty Fletcher
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Clinton Gym

Gym/Arena Address

498 Tuscan Avenue, Hattiesburg. MS 39401

Gym/Arena Capacity:

1330
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Stats No. Last Name First Name Pos Yr Height Weight Hometown
10 Bell Daron F SR 6'3 181 Waveland, Miss.
21 Davis Detrick F JR 6'5 185 Waynesboro, Miss.
23 Dunnings Jeremiah G SR 6'0 183 Biloxi, Miss.
2 Edmondson LaSheddrick G SO 5'9 170 Anniston, Ala.
25 La Rue Douglas F JR 6'5 215 Kennet, Penn.
20 Lewis Demarcus F JR 6'4 215 Canton, Miss.
11 Nixon Kelvin F SR 6'2 188 Heidelberg, Miss.
33 Payne Guy F SR 6'6 253 Biloxi, Miss.
4 Reed Jake G SR 6'3 200 Brookhaven, Miss.
12 Sartori Stefan G SR 6'1 185 Belgrade, Serbia
22 Seal Dennan G FR 5'8 145 Picayune,Miss.
15 Smith Donzedrick G SR 6'2 185 Clinton, Miss.
1 Smith Sharod F SO 6'3 181 Meridian,Miss
3 Walker Donovan F SR 6'4 210 Meridian, Miss.
Date Opponent Location Score Result Record
11/14/2013 7:30:00 PM Southern-New Orleans (La.) Away 98 - 84 Win 1-0
11/16/2013 5:00:00 PM Southern Poly (Ga.) Away 86 - 76 Win 2-0
11/22/2013 7:35:00 PM Emmanuel (Ga.) Home 94 - 87 Win 3-0
11/23/2013 5:00:00 PM Auburn Montgomery (Ala.) Home 99 - 76 Win 4-0
12/3/2013 8:03:00 PM Xavier (La.) Away 80 - 90 Loss 4-1
12/10/2013 7:00:00 PM Southern-New Orleans (La.) Home 82 - 77 Win 5-1
12/12/2013 7:30:00 PM St. Catharine (Ky.) Home 84 - 70 Win 6-1
12/19/2013 2:00:00 PM PR- Rio Piedras Away 68 - 85 Loss 6-2
12/20/2013 3:00:00 PM PR- Bayamon Away 81 - 70 Win 7-2
12/21/2013 2:00:00 PM PR- Mayaguez Away 80 - 59 Win 8-2
1/10/2014 7:30:00 PM Coastal Georgia (Ga.) Away 98 - 88 Win 9-2
1/16/2014 7:30:00 PM Bethel (Tenn.) Home 108 - 75 Win 10-2
1/18/2014 4:00:00 PM Blue Mountain (Miss.) Away 89 - 73 Win 11-2
1/23/2014 7:30:00 PM Spring Hill (Ala.) Home 101 - 59 Win 12-2
1/25/2014 4:00:00 PM Loyola (La.) Away 95 - 90 Win 13-2
1/30/2014 7:30:00 PM Martin Methodist (Tenn.) Home 90 - 75 Win 14-2
2/1/2014 4:00:00 PM Belhaven (Miss.) Away 90 - 70 Win 15-2
2/6/2014 7:30:00 PM Mobile (Ala.) Away 73 - 68 Win 16-2
2/8/2014 4:00:00 PM Blue Mountain (Miss.) Home 86 - 79 Win 17-2
2/11/2014 7:30:00 PM Xavier (La.) Home 81 - 58 Win 18-2
2/13/2014 7:00:00 PM Bethel (Tenn.) Away 114 - 92 Win 19-2
2/15/2014 7:00:00 PM Loyola (La.) Home 81 - 63 Win 20-2
2/20/2014 7:45:00 PM Martin Methodist (Tenn.) Away 91 - 69 Win 21-2
2/22/2014 7:00:00 PM Belhaven (Miss.) Home 91 - 88 Win 22-2
2/27/2014 7:30:00 PM Mobile (Ala.) Home 80 - 69 Win 23-2
3/1/2014 4:15:00 PM Spring Hill (Ala.) Away 84 - 75 Win 24-2
3/6/2014 6:00:00 PM Mobile (Ala.) Neutral 71 - 63 Win 25-2
3/7/2014 8:00:00 PM Martin Methodist (Tenn.) Neutral 98 - 87 Win 26-2
3/8/2014 8:00:00 PM Emmanuel (Ga.) Neutral 85 - 73 Win 27-2
3/19/2014 10:30:00 PM Philander Smith (Ark.) Neutral 109 - 92 Win 28-2
3/21/2014 4:30:00 PM Georgetown (Ky.) Neutral