2017–18 Yale Bulldogs men's basketball team

The 2017–18 Yale Bulldogs men's basketball team represented Yale University during the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bulldogs, led by 19th-year head coach James Jones, played their home games at John J. Lee Amphitheater of the Payne Whitney Gymnasium in New Haven, Connecticut as members of the Ivy League. They finished the season 16–15, 9–5 in Ivy League play to finish in third place. They lost in the semifinals of the Ivy League Tournament to Penn.

2017–18 Yale Bulldogs men's basketball
Yale Bulldogs script.svg
ConferenceIvy League
2017–18 record16–15 (9–5 Ivy)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
  • Matt Kingsley
  • Justin Simon
  • Tobe Carberry
Home arenaJohn J. Lee Amphitheater
Seasons
2017–18 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
x-Harvard 12 2   .857     18 14   .563
x-Penn 12 2   .857     24 9   .727
Yale 9 5   .643     16 15   .516
Cornell 6 8   .429     12 16   .429
Princeton 5 9   .357     13 16   .448
Columbia 5 9   .357     8 19   .296
Brown 4 10   .286     11 16   .407
Dartmouth 3 11   .214     7 20   .259
x – Ivy League co-champions
2018 Ivy League Tournament winner

Previous seasonEdit

The Bulldogs finished the 2016–17 season 18–11, 10–4 in Ivy League play to finish in third place. In the inaugural Ivy League Tournament, they defeated Harvard before losing to Princeton in the championship game.

OffseasonEdit

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Reason for departure
Anthony Dallier 1 G 6'6" 190 Senior Wexford, PA Graduated
Matt Greene 20 F 6'7" 205 Sophomore Brooklyn, NY Not on the team roster
A. J. Edwards 25 G 6'5" 190 Senior Seattle, WA Graduated
Landon Russell 30 G 6'2" 180 Junior Fort Worth, TX Not on the team roster
Sam Downey 44 F 6'9" 230 Senior Lake Forest, IL Graduated

2017 Recruiting classEdit

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Azar Swain
SG
Boston, MA The Rivers School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 160 lb (73 kg)  
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 59
Jalen Gabbidon
SG
Harrisburg, PA Glenelg Country School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Aug 7, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Paul Atkinson
PF
Palm Beach Gardens, FL Westminster Academy 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sep 4, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Wyatt Yess
PF
Ballwin, MO Parkway West High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) May 6, 2016 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Jameel Alausa
SF
Chicago, IL University of Chicago Laboratory High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 19, 2016 
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:

  • "2017 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2018-01-05.

2018 Recruiting classEdit

RosterEdit

2017–18 Yale Bulldogs men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 00 Jalen Gabbidon 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Glenelg Country School Harrisburg, PA
G 2 Eric Monroe 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So St. Augustine San Diego, CA
G 3 Alex Copeland 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Harvard-Westlake Los Angeles, CA
F 4 Noah Yates 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Point Pleasant Beach Point Pleasant Beach, NJ
G 5 Azar Swain 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr The Rivers School Brockton, MA
F 10 Eric Anderson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Sr Haverford School West Chester, PA
G 11 Makai Mason 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Hotchkiss School Greenfield, MA
G 13 Trey Phills 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Charlotte Christian Charlotte, NC
F 14 Jameel Alausa 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Univ. of Chicago Lab Chicago, IL
F 20 Paul Atkinson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Westminster Academy West Palm Beach, FL
F 22 Austin Williams 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Bolles School Jacksonville, FL
F 23 Jordan Bruner 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Spring Valley Columbia, SC
G 24 Miye Oni 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Viewpoint
Suffield Academy
Porter Ranch, CA
F 32 Blake Reynolds 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr Jackson Jackson, MO
F 33 Wyatt Yess 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Parkway West St. Louis, MO
G 34 Thomas Ryan 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Hotchkiss School New York City, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 10, 2017*
9:00 pm, FSN
at Creighton
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
L 76–92  0–1
CenturyLink Center (16,611)
Omaha, NE
Nov 12, 2017*
6:00 pm, BTN+
at Wisconsin
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
L 61–89  0–2
Kohl Center (17,142)
Madison, WI
Nov 14, 2017*
7:00 pm
South Carolina State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 88–54  1–2
John J. Lee Amphitheater (811)
New Haven, CT
Nov 17, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Albany L 72–80  1–3
SEFCU Arena (2,717)
Albany, NY
Nov 19, 2017*
2:00 pm
Curry W 107–42  2–3
John J. Lee Amphitheater (684)
New Haven, CT
Nov 22, 2017*
1:30 pm
at Alcorn State
CBE Hall of Fame Classic
W 87–73  3–3
Davey Whitney Complex (177)
Lorman, MS
Nov 25, 2017*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
Vermont L 73–79  3–4
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,644)
New Haven, CT
Nov 27, 2017*
7:00 pm
at Delaware W 76–66  4–4
Bob Carpenter Center (2,119)
Newark, DE
Nov 29, 2017*
8:00 pm, ESPN3
Bryant W 84–67  5–4
John J. Lee Amphitheater (711)
New Haven, CT
Dec 2, 2017*
8:00 pm, FSSW
at No. 23 TCU L 66–92  5–5
Schollmaier Arena (5,970)
Fort Worth, TX
Dec 6, 2017*
7:05 pm
at Lehigh W 86–77  6–5
Stabler Arena (776)
Bethlehem, PA
Dec 9, 2017*
12:00 pm, ESPNU
at St. Bonaventure L 67–75  6–6
Reilly Center (3,913)
Olean, NY
Dec 12, 2017*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Iona L 67–83  6–7
Hynes Athletic Center (1,553)
New Rochelle, NY
Dec 22, 2017*
7:00 pm, ILDN
Monmouth L 64–85  6–8
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,553)
New Haven, CT
Dec 30, 2017*
4:00 pm, ESPN3
at Kennesaw State W 89–74  7–8
KSU Convocation Center (1,200)
Kennesaw, GA
Jan 6, 2018*
7:00 pm, ACCN Extra
Georgia Tech L 60–74  7–9
McCamish Pavilion (6,630)
Atlanta, GA
Ivy League regular season
Jan 12, 2018
5:30 pm, ELVN
Brown W 78–72  8–9
(1–0)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,248)
New Haven, CT
Jan 19, 2018
8:00 pm, MyRITV
at Brown L 80–81  8–10
(1–1)
Pizzitola Sports Center (1,553)
Providence, RI
Jan 26, 2018
7:00 pm, ILDN
Harvard L 52–54  8–11
(1–2)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (2,532)
New Haven, CT
Jan 27, 2018
7:00 pm, ILDN
Dartmouth W 74–64  9–11
(2–2)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,384)
New Haven, CT
Feb 2, 2018
7:00 pm, ILDN
Princeton L 73–76  9–12
(2–3)
Jadwin Gymnasium (2,093)
Princeton, NJ
Feb 3, 2018
7:00 pm, ILDN
Penn L 50–59  9–13
(2–4)
Palestra (2,518)
Philadelphia, PA
Feb 9, 2018
7:00 pm, SNY
Columbia W 88–84  10–13
(3–4)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,084)
New Haven, CT
Feb 10, 2018
7:00 pm, ILDN
Cornell W 74–65  11–13
(4–4)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,514)
New Haven, CT
Feb 16, 2018
7:00 pm, ILDN
at Dartmouth W 705  12–13
(5–4)
Leede Arena (77–65)
Hanover, NH
Feb 17, 2018
9:30 pm, ESPNU
at Harvard L 49–64  12–14
(5–5)
Lavietes Pavilion (1,636)
Cambridge, MA
Feb 23, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
at Cornell W 82–80  13–14
(6–5)
Newman Arena (1,864)
Ithaca, NY
Feb 24, 2018
8:30 pm, SNY
at Columbia W 83–73  14–14
(7–5)
Levien Gymnasium (1,722)
New York, NY
Mar 2, 2018
7:00 pm, ELVN
Penn W 80-79  15–14
(8–5)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,380)
New Haven, CT
Mar 3, 2018
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Princeton W 94–90 OT 16–14
(9–5)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,677)
New Haven, CT
Ivy League Tournament
Mar 10, 2018
3:00 pm, ESPNU
(3) at (2) Penn
Semifinals
L 57–80  16–15
Palestra 
Philadelphia, PA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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