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Meet the 2005-06 Screaming Eagles
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DANNY GIBSON #3
5'11"...180...Senior...Guard...Madison, Indiana
MAJOR: Physical Education

2004-05: Played in 31 of USI's 32 games during his first year with the team...averaged 4.3 points, 1.2 rebounds, and 1.8 assists as a junior...scored a season-high 13 points against Olivet Nazarene University and Saint Joseph's College...dished out a season-best nine assists in the GLVC Tournament win over the University of Missouri-St. Louis...pulled down a season-high four rebounds in the win over Oakland City University. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Olney Central Junior College where he played for two seasons...helped lead the Blue Knights to a 16-17 record in 2003-04, averaging 10.8 points and 4.8 assists per game as a sophomore...averaged 8.3 points and 2.8 assists on an Olney team that was 20-11 in 2002-03...also was an exceptional shooter from the field during his two seasons with the Blue Knights, hitting 51.4 percent of his field goals (159/309). HIGH SCHOOL: Earned letters in basketball, football, and track at Madison High School (Madison, Indiana)...averaged 19.0 points and 6.0 assists per game as a senior...an all-around athlete, he led the state in receiving yards as a wide receiver and nearly qualified for the state track and field meet with a pole vault mark of 13 feet, six inches. PERSONAL: Born January 28, 1984...son of Juliene Gibson.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
04-05 31/1 48/90 .533

17/ 45

.378 21/25 .840 36 1.2 56 21 3 134 4.3 534

DAVID BRYANT #15
6'0"...180...Senior...Guard...Louisville, Kentucky
MAJOR:
Physical Education

2004-05: Named honorable mention All-GLVC...played in 28 games during his first season with USI, averaging 8.7 points, 3.4 assists, and 1.5 rebounds per game...posted a season-high 14 points in the win over the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Saint Joseph's College...dished out a season-best seven assists in the GLVC Tournament victory over Saint Joseph's. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Mineral Area College (Park Hills, Missouri)...the first team All-Region XVI performer helped MAC to a 19-12 record after averaging 12.8 points and 4.7 assists per game as a sophomore...helped the Cardinals to a 27-8 record and averaged 8.7 points and 3.1 assists per contest...also had a two-year field goal percentage of 53.6 percent (192-358) and was 70.8 percent from the line (170-240). HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Ballard High School (Louisville, Kentucky) ...named first team All-Region and third team All-State as a senior when he averaged 15.9 points and 3.5 assists per game...helped lead BHS to a 117-19 record, a .860 winning percentage, two national top-five rankings, and to the 1999 Kentucky State Championship over four seasons. PERSONAL: Born July 22, 1983…son of Robert and Silver Bryant.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
04-05 28/ 5 82/154 .532

    10/30

.333 69/86 .802 42 1.5 94 29 2 243 8.7 595

GEOFF VAN WINKLE #20
6'6"...205...Junior...Guard/Forward...Ferdinand, Indiana
MAJOR: Business Administration

2004-05: Earned honorable mention All-GLVC honors as a sophomore...led the team and ranked eighth in the GLVC with 75 three-point field goals made...played in all 32 games last season, becoming a starter eight games into the year...averaged 9.3 points and 4.4 rebounds...scored a career-high 25 points against Ferris State University and grabbed a career-best 10 rebounds versus the University of Wisconsin-Parkside...dished out a career-high six assists against the University of Indianapolis. 2003-04: GLVC Freshman of the Year after averaging 8.7 points and 2.7 rebounds per game...played in all 35 games as a freshman, started six times...led the Eagles and ranked seventh in the GLVC with 72 three-point field goals made...averaged 10.1 points and 3.2 rebounds per game during the conference regular season...scored a season-high 19 points against Lewis University.  HIGH SCHOOL: Collected four letters in basketball at Forest Park High School in Ferdinand, Indiana...named the Evansville Courier & Press 2002-03 Player of the Year and to the All-Southwestern Indiana team...also named honorable mention All-State as a senior...helped FPHS to the Indiana Class 2A state finals...averaged 17.6 ppg and broke the FPHS career scoring record with 1,271 points...established FPHS career records for field goals (429), three-point field goals (187), steals (150), and free-throw percentage (90.0 percent)...tied the Indiana high school record of 72 consecutive free throws made...also set the FPHS single-game record for three-point field goals made (7). PERSONAL: Born July 28, 1984...son of Mike and Jane Van Winkle.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
03-04 35/ 6 98/214 .458

 72/167

.431 37/ 44 .841 95 2.7 40 29 7 305 8.7 684
04-05 32/24 103/219 .470

 75/182

.412 18/ 20 .900 141 4.4 48 23 9 299 9.3 798
Tot. 67/30 201/433 .464

147/349

.421 55/64 .859 236 3.5 88 52 16 604 9.0 ---

CHRIS THOMPSON #25
6'6"...220...Senior...Forward...Starke, Florida
MAJOR:
Physical Education

2005-06: Named preseason honorable mention All-American by Division II Bulletin. 2004-05: Named honorable mention All-GLVC during his first season with the squad...led USI and ranked third in the GLVC with 9.2 rebounds per game...ranked second on team and 21st in the GLVC with 11.3 points per game...produced 12 double-double performances and 15 double-figure rebound games...recorded a season-high 28 points in the win over Olivet Nazarene University and 15 rebounds against the University of Indianapolis and Northern Kentucky University. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Pasco-Hernando Community College (New Port Richey, Florida)...a two-time All-Region VIII performer at PHCC...averaged 19.8 ppg and 9.7 rpg as a freshman in 2001-02 and 22.0 ppg and 11.0 rpg as a sophomore in 2002-03...the first PHCC player ever to be named NJCAA preseason All-American and first team All-State...set the PHCC all-time records for scoring with 1,248 points and 654 rebounds. HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Bradford High School in Starke, Florida, and was second team All-State as a senior, averaging 24.2 ppg. PERSONAL: Born October 14, 1982...son of Sharon Thompson.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
04-05 32/18 140/234 .598  5/ 11 .455 77/105 .733 293 9.2 50 37 13 362 11.3 797

SHANE SIMS #31
6'0"...185...Senior...Guard...Eldorado, Illinois
MAJOR: Psychology

2004-05: Saw action in 15 games for the Eagles, scoring three points and grabbing four rebounds. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Southeastern Illinois College (Harrisburg, Illinois)...helped Southeastern Illinois to the Great Rivers Athletic Conference championships and  the Region 24 title in 2002-03 and 2003-04...also helped the team to the District 16 championship and a NJCAA final four appearance in 2003-04. HIGH SCHOOL:  Lettered in basketball at Eldorado High School in Eldorado, Illinois...was a top-five scorer in Illinois as a senior with 22.0 points per game...named All-Conference and honorable mention All-State while at EHS. PERSONAL: Born November 2, 1982...son of Tom and Cindy Sims.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
04-05 15/ 0 1/2 .500

 0/ 1

.000 1/ 2 .500 4 0.3 5 2 0 3 0.2 47

JOHN HOOVER #34
6'4"...205...Sophomore...Forward...Evansville, Indiana
MAJOR:
Business Administration

2004-05: Walked onto the team and played in 29 games for the Eagles as a freshman...averaged 2.4 points and 1.6 rebounds per game...posted a season-high 10 points against Lewis University and eight rebounds versus Olivet Nazarene University. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Central High School (Evansville, Indiana)...helped the Bears to a 20-5 overall record and the Evansville Sectional Championship and the SIAC Tournament Championship....an Academic All-State selection who was honorable mention All-State and was named to the All-Metro first team after averaging a team-high 15.2 points...was second on the team with 7.0 rebounds per game...was Hoosier Basketball Preseason third team All-State, shot 50 percent from the field (113-225), and 42.0 percent from long range (14-33) in 2003-04...also was invited to the IHSAA Top 100 Showcase. PERSONAL: Born December 10, 1985...son of John and Marjoria Hoover.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
04-05 29/ 0 23/40 .575

0/ 1

.000 23/ 42 .548 47 .1.6 10 8 10 69 2.4 265

Newcomers

Jay McCulloh # 2
6'4"...205...Senior...Guard/Forward
Lansing, Michigan
MAJOR: Business Management

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Lansing Community College...averaged 2.8 points and 1.5 rebounds as a freshman and 1.4 points and 1.3 rebounds as a sophomore.
HIGH SCHOOL:
Lettered in basketball at Holt High School (Holt, Michigan). PERSONAL: Born November 14, 1982...son of James McCulloh and Nancy Gonzalez.


MELVIN HALL  #5
6'0"...180...Junior...Guard...Evansville, Indiana
MAJOR: Physical Education

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from John A. Logan College (Carterville, Illinois)...named third team NJCAA All-American after averaging 18 points as a sophomore...was the GRAC Freshman of the Year after averaging 20 points and making 69 three-point field goals in 2003-04. HIGH SCHOOL: Named Associated Press All-State and the 2002-03 Courier & Press Player of the Year at Harrison High School (Evansville, Indiana)...averaged 21 ppg and shot 85 percent from the line as a senior. PERSONAL: Born July 8, 1985...son of Melvin and Cora Hall.


BRENT OWEN #12
6'3"...195...Freshman...Guard
Chrisman, Illinois
MAJOR: Physical Education

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball, baseball, and golf at Chrisman High School (Chrisman, Illinois)...averaged 19 points, eight rebounds, and four assists per game as a senior...named fourth team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association...also named first team All-Area twice by the Champaign News Gazette and the Danville Commercial NewsPERSONAL: Born December 3, 1986...son of Danny and Angie Owen.


ALEX GRAVELLE  #21
6'3"...175...Freshman...Guard...Louisville, Kentucky
MAJOR: Business

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year varsity performer at Louisville Male High School (Louisville, Kentucky)...averaged 13.9 points and 5.2 assists per game as a senior and 14.5 points and 4.2 assists per games a junior. PERSONAL: Born January 27, 1987...son of Kevin and Patricia Gravelle.


MARTY WISE  #22
6'6"...205...Junior...Forward...New Orleans, Louisiana
MAJOR: Education

TRANSFER: Joins the USI men's basketball program after two years at Moberly Area Community College...named third team All-American and first team All-Region as a sophomore...averaged 13.0 points, 8.0 rebounds, and 4.0 assists per game in 2004-05...helped MACC to a 30-7 overall record and to the NJCAA national championship game. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Alcee Fortier High School (New Orleans, Louisiana). PERSONAL: Born December 31..son of Donna Wise.


JACOB CARTER #23
6'1"...160...Sophomore...Guard
Ft. Branch, Indiana
MAJOR: Marketing

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball, track, and tennis at Gibson Southern High School (Ft. Branch, Indiana)...helped GSHS to the sectional title in 2002 and to the Pocket Athletic Conference championships in 2002 and 2003. PERSONAL: Born September 24, 1984...son of Larry and Lisa Carter.


DREW GLOVER #30
6'0"...175...Freshman...Guard...Mt. Erie, IL
MAJOR: Management

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball, baseball, and golf at Cisne High School (Cisne, Illinois)...named fourth team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and was the Most Valuable Player of the Midland Trail Conference...set the CHS and the county record for scoring with 2,157 career points...ranks third all-time free throws made in Illinois high school history...was team Most Valuable Player three straight seasons in basketball and golf at CHS...won the Midland Trail individual championship in golf as a sophomore, junior and senior. PERSONAL: Born November 26, 1986....son of Ray and Kathy Glover.


MIKE KALICAK  #33
6'7"...205...Freshman...Forward...St. Charles, Missouri
MAJOR: Business Management

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI after attending the University of Missouri in 2004-05...did not play basketball at Missouri. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball and soccer at Desmet Jesuit High School (St. Louis, Missouri). PERSONAL: Born September 20, 1985...son of Donald and Linda Kalicak.


KEITH CHRISTMAS  #42
6'6"...220...Junior...Forward...Gary, Indiana
MAJOR: Communications

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI after two seasons at Middle Tennessee State University...averaged 1.7 points and 1.1 rebounds per games in 33 contests for the Blue Raiders...recorded a collegiate-high 10 points against Covenant College as a freshman and seven rebounds versus Mississippi Valley State University as a sophomore. HIGH SCHOOL: An All-State selection as a senior at West Side High School (Gary, Indiana)...averaged 14.0 points, 12 rebounds, and two blocks per contest in 2002-03...led WSHS to a state championship as a senior when WSHS was 25-4...selected to play in the Indiana-Kentucky All-Star Game. PERSONAL: Born May 24, 1984...son of Priscilla Christmas and Keith Stanton.


NICK BROOKS  #44
6'6"...220...Junior...Forward...Robinson, Illinois
MAJOR: Public Relations

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI after playing two seasons at Butler University...averaged 5.0 points and 2.3 rebounds per game in 52 appearances with the Bulldogs...scored a collegiate career-high 21 points against Youngstown State University as a freshman...also grabbed a collegiate career-best seven rebounds twice in 2003-04. HIGH SCHOOL: An All-State forward at Robinson High School (Robinson, Illinois)...named Wabash Valley Most Valuable Player two straight seasons by the Terre Haute Tribune Star...averaged 24.9 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 4.3 assists as a senior...helped RHS to a 24-4 record in 2002-03 and the number-one ranking in Illinois...was ranked as one of the nation's top 70 high school players by theinsiderhoops.com prior to his senior year at RHS...also was a four-year letter winner in track at RHS. PERSONAL: Born July 12, 1985...son of Gregg and Julie Brooks.


MIKE HARRINGTON #51
6'7"...230...Freshman...Forward/Center
Country Club Hills, Illinois
MAJOR: Public Relations

TRANSFER: Comes to USI from California State University Fullerton...did not play basketball while at Cal State Fullerton. HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year varsity letterwinner at Rich Central High School (Olympia Fields, Illinois)...helped lead RCHS to records of 22-8 in 2003-04 and 20-9 in 2002-03 as well as back-to-back SICA South Conference championships...averaged 11 points, nine rebounds, and two blocks as a senior. PERSONAL: Born April 10, 1986...son of Michael Harrington and Brunetta Stanley.


GEORGE CUNNINGHAM #54 
6'7"...195...Freshman...Forward...Jamal, California
MAJOR: Undecided

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball and water polo at Steele Canyon High School (Spring Valley, California)...averaged 16.4 points and 12.6 rebounds per game...SCHS was 30-2 last year under the direction of former University of Evansville standout Brad Leaf, who was recently named to the Aces’ all-time team...SCHS was ranked as high as 21st nationally in the USA Today High School Top 25 and defeated number-one ranked St. Anthony’s High School, coached by former Duke All-American Bobby Hurley...named first team San Diego California Interscholastic Federation Division II All-Grossmont Conference in March...also was a first team CIF All-Academic performer in 2004...posted 24 points and 24 rebounds in earning Most Valuable Player honors in the San Diego County Senior Supershowcase...scored 20 points for the Grossmont South League in the seventh annual East County Senior All-Star Game. PERSONAL: Born September 3, 1986...son of Ian and Martha Cunningham.


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