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August 31, 2017

 

2016-17 Rhode Island College Menís Basketball Summary
(11-14 Overall; 5-9 in the Little East Conference)

Providence, R.I.-Head Coach Michael Byrnesí (Career record: 37-43; .463) team finished the 2016-17 season with an 11-14 overall record and a 5-9 (sixth place) mark in the Little East Conference.

 

The sixth-seeded Anchormen fell, 86-67, to third-seeded UMass Dartmouth in the quarterfinals of the 2017 Little East Conference Tournament to end the season.

 

 

 

Senior forward Domonique Bull (Worcester, MA) played in 24 games, starting 18 of them. He averaged 10.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game during his only season at RIC. Bull tallied a season-high 26 points at Salem State on Nov. 29. He notched three double-doubles on the year, including a 20 point and 16 rebound effort against Brandeis on Nov. 27.

 

Prior to coming to RIC, Bull played at Concordia College, Georgetown College and the University of Missouri. He is a business management major and a 2012 graduate of the Tilton School.

 

Junior guard Jovel Beckford (Providence, RI) played in 24 games, starting 17 of them. He averaged 9.3 points, 3.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 0.8 steals per game. He posted a season-best 22 points and added a season-best nine rebounds against Western Connecticut on Jan. 25.

 

Junior guard Roosevelt Shider (Meriden, CT) played in 25 games, starting 14 of them. He averaged 6.0 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 steals per game. He scored a season-best 21 points at Clark on Nov. 18. Shider grabbed a season-high five rebounds at Western Connecticut on Feb. 15. He dished out a season-best four assists vs. Western Connecticut on Jan. 25.

 

Junior guard Malcolm Smith (Old Orchard Beach, ME) played in 23 games, starting four of them. He averaged 5.7 points, 3.2 rebounds, 0.6 assists and 0.5 steals per game. Smith scored a season-high 15 points in back-to-back games against Southern Maine on Jan 11 and Keene State on Jan. 14. He notched a double-double with 14 points and a season-best 14 boards against Western Connecticut on Feb. 15. He dished out a season-best two on four occasions.

 

Sophomore forward Justin Campbell (New Haven, CT) played in 25 games, starting nine of them. He averaged 9.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks per game. Campbell recorded a double-double with 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds against Southern Maine on Feb. 11. He notched a season-best 16 points four different times on the season.

 

Sophomore guard David Clarke (Monroe, CT) played in five games.

 

Sophomore guard Jimmy Fritzson (Sharon, MA) played in 18 games, starting 13 of them. He averaged 7.5 points, 1.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 0.9 steals per game. Fritzson scored a season-high 18 points vs. Brandeis on Nov. 27. He dished out a season-best three assists at UMass Boston on Jan. 7. Fritzson swiped a season-high three steals against Fitchburg State on Nov. 15. He grabbed a season-high seven rebounds against Bridgewater State on Nov. 22.

 

Freshman guard Jonatan Batista (Providence, RI) played in 18 games, starting 12 of them. He averaged 3.1 points, 1.6 assists, 1.5 rebounds and 1.0 steals per game. He scored a season-best 11 points and pulled down a season-best six rebounds at Southern Maine on Jan. 11. Batista dished out seven assists at UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 18.

 

Freshman guard Liam Curran (North Kingstown, RI) played in six games. He averaged 0.5 points and 0.2 steals per game. Curran scored three points at UMass Dartmouth on Jan. 18.

 

Freshman guard CJ Donaldson (Bridgeport, CT) played in 24 games, starting 10 of them.  He averaged 6.4 points, 3.6 rebounds, a team-best 3.1 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Donaldson scored in double figures five times on the year. He notched a season-best 21 points and dished out a season-best nine assists vs. Clark on Nov. 18.

 

Freshman guard Chris Farrington (Fall River, MA) played in 23 games, starting three of them. He averaged 5.0 points, 1.6 rebounds, 0.4 assists and 0.4 steals per game. Farrington registered a season-best 22 points at Western Connecticut on Feb. 15. He grabbed five rebounds twice during the year. 

 

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