Scouting the ASUN: UNF Ospreys

Parker Smith - UNF
Parker Smith - UNF
2011-12: 14.5 ppg, 42% from 3-pt.

The Ospreys seemed to plateau a bit this past season after 2 years of big improvement.   Mercer, USCU and FGCU stepped on past them.  UNF never really found a strong replacement for graduated point guard Haugabrouck (Will Wilson didn’t do the job).  They hope that freshman Ray Rodriguez will fill that gap this year.  UNF brings back everybody but role players Jimmy Williams and Matt Sauey, and will have a senior laden team with experienced  scorers Jerron Granberry and Parker Smith, and with inside players Andy Diaz, and David Jeune joined by Junior Travis Wallace.   Williams had the muscle and athleticism to give them a change of pace penetrator, and he will be missed.  They do get some extra length in highly touted 6’8” 195 FR guard Beau Beech, 6’8” 190 Fr Demarcus Daniels and 6’7” 180 Fr. Cameron Naylor.   A short front line has given them matchup problems against Mercer. If senior leadership counts for something, these guys should be better.

2012-2013 UNF Roster

0 Cameron Naylor F 6-7 175 Fr. Jacksonville, Fla. / Providence HS Undecided
1 Travis Wallace F 6-6 230 Jr. Marietta, Ga. / Florida A&M Criminal Justice
2 Beau Beech G 6-8 195 Fr. Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. / Ponte Vedra HS Business Management
3 Parker Smith G 6-3 155 Sr. Gainesville, Ga. / Tennessee State Sport Management
4 Will Wilson G 5-11 175 Sr. Vero Beach, Fla. / Sebastian River HS Sport Management
5 Charles McRoy F/G 6-6 205 Jr. Jacksonville, Fla. / Mandarin HS Accounting
11 Ray Rodriguez G 6-1 180 Fr. Miami, Fla. / Hialeah Gardens HS Business Management
12 Aaron Bodager G 6-5 195 Fr. Oviedo, Fla. / Hagerty HS Undecided
15 Jerron Granberry G/F 6-5 225 Sr. Miami, Fla. / Coral Reef HS Communication
20 Andy Diaz F 6-8 235 Sr. Miami, Fla. / Hialeah-Miami Lakes HS Criminal Justice
23 Jibril Smith G 5-11 165 Fr. Orlando, Fla. / Olympia HS Psychology
24 David Jeune F 6-7 215 Sr. Okeechobee, Fla. / Okeechobee HS Sport Management
25 Fred Landers F 6-5 200 So. Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. / Dillard HS Criminal Justice
32 Demarcus Daniels F 6-7 190 Fr. Ashburn, Ga. / Turner County HS Undecided

2011-2012 UNF Results

RECORD:  OVERALL  HOME  AWAY  NEUTRAL 
ALL GAMES (16-16) (11-3) (5-12) (0-1)
CONFERENCE (10-8) (6-3) (4-5) (0-0)
NON-CONFERENCE (6-8) (5-0) (1-7) (0-1)

2011-2012 UNF Stats

Player GP MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TPG FG% FT% 3P%
Parker Smith 32 27.4 14.5 2.4 1.0 0.7 0.1 1.8 .435 .838 .410
Travis Wallace 32 19.9 10.9 5.3 0.9 0.3 0.4 1.2 .512 .620 .000
Jerron Granberry 31 28.9 10.9 3.0 1.0 0.7 0.2 1.5 .375 .744 .394
Andy Diaz 32 21.0 9.0 4.3 1.0 0.7 0.7 2.4 .544 .380 .000
Matt Sauey 32 22.3 5.8 3.8 0.7 0.8 1.2 0.9 .610 .486 .250
Jimmy Williams Jr. 32 21.4 5.8 3.4 3.5 1.0 0.2 2.9 .451 .537 .222
Charles McRoy 31 15.9 3.8 2.8 0.5 0.4 0.1 1.2 .373 .882 .192
David Jeune 32 17.8 2.9 3.9 0.4 0.5 0.3 1.0 .452 .676 .100
Fred Landers 30 10.1 2.6 1.4 0.4 0.2 0.1 0.4 .388 .600 .258
Will Wilson 32 20.6 2.0 1.7 3.1 0.8 0.0 2.1 .360 .429 .364
Totals 32 68 34 12 6 3 15 .458 .609 .358

One thought on “Scouting the ASUN: UNF Ospreys

  1. When Matt Driscoll signed on as coach of UNF before the 2009-2010 season, he faced a terrible team and almost no time to recruit a new class – yet he brought in Andy Diaz, Jerron Granberry, David Jeune, and JUCO transfer Brad Haugabrook and made UNF competitive in one of the best turnarounds in D1 basketball. The remains of that class (Diaz, Granberry & Jeune) are seniors this year, along with later acquired transfer Parker Smith. It is the last hurrah for a group that helped turn things around for UNF. If this group does not make a mark this year – next year may be a rebuilding year for the Ospreys.

    Gunners Parker Smith and Granberry are great weapons come tournament time when the game slows down, collars tighten and points are hard to come by.

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