2015–16 La Salle Explorers men's basketball team

The 2015–16 La Salle Explorers basketball team represented La Salle University during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Explorers, led by 12th year head coach John Giannini, played their home games at Tom Gola Arena and were members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 9–22, 4–14 in A-10 play to finish in last place. They defeated Duquesne in the first round of the A-10 Tournament to advance to the second round where they lost to Davidson.

2015–16 La Salle Explorers men's basketball
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ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
2015–16 record9–22 (4–14 A-10)
Head coachJohn Giannini (12th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaTom Gola Arena
Seasons
2015–16 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Dayton 14 4   .778     25 8   .758
VCU 14 4   .778     25 11   .694
St. Bonaventure 14 4   .778     22 9   .710
Saint Joseph's 13 5   .722     28 8   .778
George Washington 11 7   .611     28 10   .737
Davidson 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Rhode Island 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Fordham 8 10   .444     17 14   .548
Richmond 7 11   .389     16 16   .500
UMass 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Duquesne 6 12   .333     17 17   .500
George Mason 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
Saint Louis 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
La Salle 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2016 A10 Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Explorers finished the season 17–16, 8–10 in A-10 play to finish in ninth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the A-10 Tournament where they lost to Davidson.

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Stephen Zack 0 C 6'11" 240 Senior New Cumberland, PA Graduated
D. J. Peterson 1 G 6'6" 195 Senior Burnsville, MN Graduated
Khalid Lewis 23 G 6'3" 185 RS Junior Trenton, NJ Transferred to Illinois
Jerrell Wright 25 F 6'8" 245 Senior Philadelphia, PA Graduated
Jermaine Davis 30 C 6'9" 295 RS Sophomore Garfield Heights, OH Transferred to Texas Southern

Incoming TransfersEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Demetrius Henry F/C 6'9" 227 Junior Miami, FL South Carolina.
B. J. Johnson F 6'6" 175 Junior Ardmore, PA Syracuse.
Pookie Powell G 6'1" 180 Sophomore Orlando, FL Memphis.
  • Under NCAA transfer rules, Henry, Johnson and Powell will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Henry and Johnson will have two years of remaining eligibility entering the 2016–17 season, and Powell will have three.

RecruitingEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Karl Harris
SG
Hazel Crest, IL De La Salle Institute 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Oct 18, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Rokas Ulvydas
PG
Baltimore, MD Mount Zion Baptist Christian School 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Mar 18, 2015 
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 July 14, 2015.

RosterEdit

2015–16 La Salle Explorers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 1 Johnnie Shuler 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Washington, D.C.
G 2 Amar Stukes 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) RS So Philadelphia, PA
G 3 Cleon Roberts 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 180 lb (82 kg) RS Jr Miami, FL
G 4 Hank Davis (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Cherry Hill, NJ
F/C 5 Tony Washington 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) RS So Detroit, MI
G 11 O. J. Lewis (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Sr Mitchellville, MD
F 12 Yevgen Sakhniuk 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Kiev, Ukraine
G 14 Karl Harris 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Hazel Crest, IL
G 21 Jordan Price 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Decatur, GA
G 23 Dusan Majstorovic 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Novi Sad, Serbia
G/F 35 Rohan Brown 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Hartford, CT
F/C Demetrius Henry (I)   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Miami, FL
G/F B. J. Johnson (I)   6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Philadelphia, PA
G Pookie Powell (I)   6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) So Orlando, FL
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
November 7, 2015*
2:00 pm
Philadelphia L 78–79  0–1
Tom Gola Arena 
Philadelphia, PA
Non-conference regular season
November 14, 2015*
3:00 pm
Towson W 78–76  1–0
Tom Gola Arena (3,400)
Philadelphia, PA
November 17, 2015*
7:00 pm
Rider W 73–60  2–0
Tom Gola Arena (1,611)
Philadelphia, PA
November 23, 2015*
7:00 pm
Lafayette W 83–75  3–0
Tom Gola Arena (1,678)
Philadelphia, PA
November 25, 2015*
7:00 PM
at Penn L 64–80  3–1
The Palestra (3,122)
Philadelphia, PA
November 28, 2015*
3:00 pm
at Rowan W 81–51  4–1
Esbjornson Gymnasium (1,150)
Glassboro, NJ
December 2, 2015*
7:00 pm
Hofstra L 80–84  4–2
Tom Gola Arena (1,712)
Philadelphia, PA
December 5, 2015*
2:00 pm
Drexel L 53–66  4–3
Tom Gola Arena (2,004)
Philadelphia, PA
December 13, 2015*
5:00 pm, FS1
at No. 9 Villanova L 47–76  4–4
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
December 22, 2015*
5:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. No. 13 Miami (FL) L 49–95  4–5
Palestra (3,582)
Philadelphia, PA
December 31, 2015*
1:30 pm, ESPN3
at Florida Gulf Coast L 77-86  4-6
Alico Arena (3,084)
Fort Myers, FL
Atlantic 10 regular season
January 3, 2016
5:00 pm, NBCSN
Massachusetts L 67–74  4–7
(0–1)
Tom Gola Arena (1,525)
Philadelphia, PA
January 6, 2016
7:00 pm
at Fordham L 61–66  4–8
(0–2)
Rose Hill Gymnasium (1,024)
Bronx, NY
January 9, 2016
2:00 pm
No. 25 Dayton W 61–57  5–8
(1–2)
Tom Gola Arena (2,711)
Philadelphia, PA
January 13, 2016
7:00 pm
at Richmond L 61–83  5–9
(1–3)
Robins Center (5,257)
Richmond, VA
January 16, 2016
2:30 pm, NBCSN
at Rhode Island L 62–73  5–10
(1–4)
Ryan Center (3,872)
Kingston, RI
January 20, 2016*
7:00 pm, CBSSN
vs. Temple L 59–62  5–11
The Palestra 
Philadelphia, PA
January 23, 2016
4:00 pm, ASN
Saint Joseph's L 48–69  5–12
(1–5)
Tom Gola Arena (3,021)
Philadelphia, PA
January 26, 2016
7:00 pm, ASN
at Duquesne L 60–87  5–13
(1–6)
Palumbo Center 
Pittsburgh, PA
January 30, 2016
2:00 pm, NBCSN
at Dayton L 44–59  5–14
(1–7)
UD Arena (13,455)
Dayton, OH
February 3, 2016
7:00 pm
VCU L 70–88  5–15
(1–8)
Tom Gola Arena (1,711)
Philadelphia, PA
February 6, 2016
8:00 pm, ASN
Rhode Island L 62–79  5–16
(1–9)
Tom Gola Arena (1,889)
Philadelphia, PA
February 10, 2016
7:00 pm
at Davidson L 66–79  5–17
(1–10)
John M. Belk Arena (3,585)
Davidson, NC
February 13, 2016
8:00 pm, ASN
at Saint Joseph's L 62–88  5–18
(1–11)
Hagan Arena (4,200)
Philadelphia, PA
February 17, 2016
7:00 pm
St. Bonaventure W 71–64  6–18
(2–11)
Tom Gola Arena (1,329)
Philadelphia, PA
February 21, 2016
12:00 pm, NBCSN
at George Washington L 50–90  6–19
(2–12)
Charles E. Smith Center (3,002)
Washington, D.C.
February 24, 2016
7:00 pm
Fordham L 53–56  6–20
(2–13)
Tom Gola Arena (1,350)
Philadelphia, PA
February 27, 2016
2:00 pm
George Mason W 76–68  7–20
(3–13)
Tom Gola Arena (2,721)
Philadelphia, PA
March 2, 2016
7:00 pm
Saint Louis W 76–68  8–20
(4–13)
Tom Gola Arena (1,612)
Philadelphia, PA
March 5, 2016
3:00 pm
at Massachusetts L 52–69  8–21
(4–14)
Mullins Center (3,096)
Amherst, MA
Atlantic 10 Tournament
March 9, 2016
9:00 pm, ASN
(14) vs. (11) Duquesne
First round
W 88–73  9–21
Barclays Center (5,523)
Brooklyn, NY
March 10, 2016
9:00 pm, NBCSN
(14) vs. (6) Davidson
Second round
L 63–78  9–22
Barclays Center (5,507)
Brooklyn, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2015-16 Men's Basketball Schedule". goexplorers.com. La Salle University.