2015–16 College of Charleston Cougars men's basketball team

The 2015–16 College of Charleston Cougars men's basketball team represented the College of Charleston during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Cougars were led by second-year head coach Earl Grant. The Cougars played their home games at the TD Arena and were in their third year as members of the Colonial Athletic Association. They finished the season 17–14, 8–10 in CAA play to finish in seventh place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament where they lost to UNC Wilmington.

2015–16 College of Charleston Cougars men's basketball
College of Charleston Cougars logo.svg
ConferenceColonial Athletic Association
2015–16 record17–14 (8–10 CAA)
Head coachEarl Grant (2nd season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaTD Arena
Seasons
2015–16 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hofstra 14 4   .778     24 10   .706
UNC Wilmington 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
Towson 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
James Madison 11 7   .611     21 11   .656
William & Mary 11 7   .611     20 11   .645
Northeastern 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
College of Charleston 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Elon 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
Drexel 3 15   .167     6 25   .194
Delaware 2 16   .111     7 23   .233
2016 CAA Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Cougars finished the 2015–16 season 9–24, 3–15 in CAA play to finish in last place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the CAA Tournament where they lost to UNC Wilmington.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Adjehi Baru 1 F/C 6'9" 225 Senior Abidjan, Ivory Coast Graduated
Glen Pierre, Jr. 5 F/C 6'11" 210 Sophomore Orlando, Florida Transferred to SIU Edwardsville
Pat Branin 10 G 6'1" 190 Senior Richmond, Virginia Graduated
Anthony Stitt 22 G 6'1" 180 Senior Charlotte, North Carolina Graduated
David Wishon 33 C 7'2" 265 RS Junior Concord, North Carolina Transferred to Lipscomb

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Payton Hulsey 3 G 6'5" 200 Junior Memphis, Tennessee Eastern Florida State College
James Bourne 44 F 6'8" 240 RS Senior Alexandria, Virginia Winthrop

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Marquise Pointer
PG
Jonesboro, Arkansas Jonesboro Senior High School 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Oct 1, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   Rivals:    247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 77
Grant Riller
SG
Ocoee, Florida Ocoee High School 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Oct 4, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jarrell Brantley
SF
Columbia, South Carolina Notre Dame Prep 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) N/A  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-08-08.

Recruiting class of 2016Edit

RosterEdit

2015–16 College of Charleston Cougars men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Donovan Gilmore 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Wesleyan Christian Academy Greensboro, North Carolina
G 1 Grant Riller 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 178 lb (81 kg) Fr Ocoee Ocoee, Florida
G 3 Payton Hulsey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Southwind/Eastern Florida Memphis, Tennessee
G 4 John Eck (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Hilton Head Prep Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
F 5 Jarrell Brantley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Notre Dame Prep Columbia, South Carolina
F 11 Evan Bailey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 207 lb (94 kg) So Jackson Canton, Ohio
G 12 Cameron Johnson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 196 lb (89 kg) So Clarke Central Athens, Georgia
G 13 Joe Chealey 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Apopka Orlando, Florida
F 15 Terrance O'Donohue 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 227 lb (103 kg) Jr Norcross Norcorss, Georgia
G 21 Marquise Pointer 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Fr Jonesboro Jonesboro, Arkansas
F 23 Nick Harris 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Fr St. Pius X Catholic Dacula, Georgia
G 24 Canyon Barry 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS Jr Cheyenne Mountain Colorado Springs, Colorado
G 25 Tim Branin II (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Deep Run Richmond, Virginia
F 31 Harrison Bowne (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr St. Stephens Hickory, North Carolina
F 44 James Bourne 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) RS Sr Bishop O'Connell/Winthrop Alexandria, Virginia
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

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Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 5, 2015*
7:00 PM
Southern Wesleyan W 85–54  1–0
TD Arena 
Charleston, South Carolina
Non-Conference regular season
November 13, 2015*
7:00 PM
South Carolina State W 74–54  1–0
TD Arena (4,024)
Charleston, South Carolina
November 16, 2015*
7:00 PM
at Navy W 72–58  2–0
Alumni Hall (672)
Annapolis, Maryland
November 21, 2015*
1:00 PM
at Davidson L 81–82  2–1
John M. Belk Arena (4,478)
Davidson, North Carolina
November 24, 2015*
7:00 PM
Coastal Carolina L 61–67  2–2
TD Arena (2,367)
Charleston, South Carolina
November 27, 2015*
3:00 PM
Western Carolina W 57-56  3–2
TD Arena (2,002)
Charleston, South Carolina
November 30, 2015*
7:00 PM
LSU W 70–58  4–2
TD Arena (4,761)
Charleston, South Carolina
December 5, 2015*
1:00 PM, ESPN3
at The Citadel W 82–74  5–2
McAlister Field House (2,156)
Charleston, South Carolina
December 7, 2015*
7:00 PM
East Carolina W 77–73  6–2
TD Arena (2,357)
Charleston, South Carolina
December 13, 2015*
3:00 PM
North Greenville W 89–52  7–2
TD Arena (2,304)
Charleston, South Carolina
December 19, 2015*
4:00 PM, RSN
at No. 15 Miami (FL) L 63–85  7–3
BankUnited Center (6,956)
Coral Gables, Florida
December 22, 2015*
2:00 PM
at Campbell W 86–68  8–3
Gore Arena (1,124)
Buies Creek, North Carolina
CAA regular season
December 31, 2015
1:00 PM
at James Madison W   9–3
(1–0)
JMU Convocation Center (2,495)
Harrisonburg, Virginia
January 2, 2016
4:00 PM
at William & Mary L 70–78  9–4
(0–1)
Kaplan Arena (2,873)
Williamsburg, Virginia
January 7, 2016
7:00 PM
Hofstra W 72–61  10–4
(2–1)
TD Arena (3,407)
Charleston, South Carolina
January 9, 2016
4:00 PM
at Drexel L 54–61  10–5
(2–2)
Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,240)
Philadelphia
January 14, 2016
7:30 PM
William & Mary L 61–63  10–6
(2–3)
TD Arena (3,069)
Charleston, South Carolina
January 16, 2016
4:00 PM, WCIV
Elon L 64–65  10–7
(2–4)
TD Arena (2,874)
Charleston, South Carolina
January 21, 2016
6:00 PM, CSN
at Towson W 40–37  11–7
(3–4)
SECU Arena (1,466)
Towson, Maryland
January 23, 2016
4:00 PM
Delaware W 59–58  12–7
(4–4)
TD Arena (2,913)
Charleston, South Carolina
January 28, 2016
7:30 PM, WCIV
Northeastern W 68–61  13–7
(5–4)
TD Arena (2,528)
Charleston, South Carolina
January 30, 2016
7:00 PM
at UNC Wilmington L 55–65  13–8
(5–5)
Trask Coliseum (5,100)
Wilmington, North Carolina
February 4, 2016
7:30 PM, WCIV
Towson W 65–47  14–8
(6–5)
TD Arena (2,538)
Charleston, South Carolina
February 6, 2016
4:00 PM, WCIV
Drexel W 60–38  15–8
(7–5)
TD Arena (3,456)
Charleston, South Carolina
February 11, 2016
7:30 PM, WCIV
James Madison L 52–56  15–9
(7–6)
TD Arena (3,023)
Charleston, South Carolina
February 13, 2016
7:00 PM
at Elon W 66–62  16–9
(8–6)
Alumni Gym (1,688)
Elon, North Carolina
February 18, 2016
7:00 PM
at Delaware L 59–62  16–10
(8–7)
Bob Carpenter Center (1,831)
Newark, Delaware
February 20, 2016
6:00 PM, ASN
UNC Wilmington L 55–59 OT 16–11
(8–8)
TD Arena (3,629)
Charleston, South Carolina
February 25, 2016
7:00 PM
at Northeastern L 57–58  16–12
(8–9)
Matthews Arena (1,585)
Boston
February 27, 2016
4:00 PM, ASN
at Hofstra L 63–72  16–13
(8–10)
Hofstra Arena (3,478)
Hempstead, New York
CAA Tournament
March 4, 2016
8:30 PM, CAA.tv
(7) vs. (10) Delaware
first round
W 67–63  17–13
Royal Farms Arena (2,170)
Baltimore
March 5, 2016
6:00 PM, CSN
(7) vs. (2) UNC Wilmington
quarterfinals
L 64–66  17–14
Royal Farms Arena (3,450)
Baltimore
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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