Scouting the ASUN: Stetson Hatters

Adam Pegg of Stetson
Adam Pegg-2nd-team All-ASUN, 2011-12

Stetson started with new coach optimism for Casey Alexander but finished poorly.   The model that he was emulating was clear as the Hatters finished second only to Belmont in assists and 3 pointers made.   But although Alexander returns his top 6 players, he might be better advised to clean house and hit the recruiting trail if he can’t get a better effort out of his returnees than he got down the stretch last year.   In any case he will have a job convincing those who return that they can win.  As with Jacksonville, it’s still hard to see them being worse than this year’s 9-20 (6-12 in conference).    Kyle Sicora 7’0” 240 transfer arrives from Oakland where he averaged 1.5 points and 1.8 rebounds in 10 minutes over 33 games.  Also freshmen 6’6” 215 Adeleke Solanke; 6’0” Indiana guard Logan Irwin; 6’7” 205 Brian Pegg, and 6’2” Tanner Plemmons.  They lose Tyshawn Patterson, Amara Thompson, Jermol Paul and Diego Morales.

2012-2013 Stetson Roster

1 Dennis Diaz G 6-4 185 So. Deltona, Fla. (DeLand HS)
2 Leke Solanke F 6-6 215 Fr. Abeokuta, Nigeria (Marquette Catholic HS)
3 Willie Green F 6-7 205 Jr. Orlando, Fla. (Daytona State) (Olympia HS)
4 Logan Irwin G 6-0 180 Fr. South Whitley, IN (Whitko HS)
10 Hunter Miller G 6-2 185 Jr. Nashville, Tenn. (FGCU) (Christ Presbyterian Academy)
11 Aaron Graham G 6-4 185 Jr. Miramar, Fla. (Westminster Academy)
12 Joel Naburgs G 6-4 200 Sr. Victoria, Australia (Box Hill Senior College)
14 Brian Pegg G 6-7 205 Fr. Clearwater, FL (Faith Baptist Christian School)
22 Tanner Plemmons G 6-2 185 Fr. Franklin, NC (Rabun Co HS)
23 Chris Perez G 6-3 215 Jr. Santiago, D.R. (Liberty) (Oldsmar Christian HS)
24 Liam McInerney F/C 6-9 235 Sr. Port Campbell, Victoria, Aust. (Ballarat & Clarendon College)
33 J.R. Weston G/F 6-4 200 Sr. Morral, Ohio (Ridgedale HS)
40 Kyle Sikora C 7-0 243 So. Key Largo, FL (Oakland) (Florida Christian)
41 Adam Pegg C 6-9 260 Sr. Clearwater, Fla. (Delaware) (Clearwater HS)

2011-2012 Stetson Results

RECORD:  OVERALL  HOME  AWAY  NEUTRAL 
ALL GAMES (9-20) (6-6) (3-12) (0-2)
CONFERENCE (6-12) (4-5) (2-7) (0-0)
NON-CONFERENCE (3-8) (2-1) (1-5) (0-2

2011-2012 Stetson Stats

Player GP MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
Adam Pegg 29 27.9 14.9 5.5 1.4 0.6 0.4 2.3 .516 .726 .353
Chris Perez 29 31.1 13.5 4.5 1.7 1.1 0.0 2.0 .455 .627 .323
Aaron Graham 29 28.6 12.7 4.3 2.5 1.3 0.2 2.7 .389 .778 .358
Joel Naburgs 28 29.2 9.2 5.0 2.6 0.9 0.1 2.1 .397 .766 .342
Willie Green 29 22.1 7.3 4.6 1.3 0.3 1.3 1.4 .516 .653 .188
Liam McInerney 29 22.6 4.3 4.1 1.4 0.8 0.5 1.4 .462 .667 .465
Tyshawn Patterson 29 13.1 3.4 1.6 1.5 0.7 0.1 1.8 .344 .722 .278
Amara Thompson 17 15.4 3.2 2.3 2.2 0.5 0.2 2.9 .413 .484 .333
Dennis Diaz 29 10.4 2.7 1.4 0.7 0.3 0.0 1.2 .368 .727 .288
J.R. Weston 10 8.0 2.4 0.9 0.5 0.0 0.1 0.4 .421 .400 .462
Jermol Paul 27 6.1 1.5 1.1 0.2 0.1 0.1 0.7 .393 .800 .300
Diego Morales 8 4.0 0.4 0.3 0.6 0.0 0.0 0.4 .333 .000 .500
Totals 29 72 36 15 6 3 18 .441 .695 .343

One thought on “Scouting the ASUN: Stetson Hatters

  1. The depressing part of Stetson’s last season is this: they started 4-2 in the ASun, but finished 2-10, with a loss to Savannah State added in for good measure making them 2-11 down the stretch. Tough as the season was, Coach Alexander continued a Derek Waugh tradition, knocking off the ETSU Bucs in their first meeting of the year, before getting beat 72-56 in the Minidome.

    Part of the problem is the turnover margin – the Hatters finished dead last in the ASun with -3.97. That’s twice as much as the next worst ASun team, UNF with -1.81. This ranks them a miserable 329 out of 337 D1 schools. There are 281 ranked D1 schools that all have turnover margins less than half that of Stetson. http://www.ncaa.com/stats/basketball-men/d1/current/team/519/p7

    Rebounding could also be better. Despite the size and muscle of 6’9” 260 Adam Pegg (an excellent scorer at 14.9 ppg) and 6’9” 230 Liam McInerney, rebounding margin was a mediocre +0.3, 5th in the ASun. That’s not terrible, but they should be able to do better.

    There is some low hanging fruit here. They were
    bad enough in the last half of the season that an attitude transplant could spark significant results. I don’t think that recruiting has brought in a lot of difference makers, but the talent on the floor could do better than what they did – as they showed in the first half of the season.

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