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Meet the 2003-04 Screaming Eagles
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Clarence Chillers #2
6'6"...215...Senior...Forward...Glendale Heights, Illinois   
MAJOR: Education

2002-03: Named to the GLVC All-Tournament team after shooting 93.3 percent (14-15) from the field and averaging 17.0 ppg and 7.0 rpg...lead USI in the post-season with  12.6 points in five games...ranked fifth on the team during the season with 8.6 ppg...ranked second on the USI team with 5.7 rpg...posted a season-high 19 points against Saint Joseph's College in the first round of the GLVC Tournament...grabbed a season-best 13 rebounds in the victory at Quincy University...led the team in scoring three times and in rebounding nine times as a junior. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Pensacola Junior College where he was the Defensive Player of the Year and honorable mention All-Panhandle Conference after averaging 10.9 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 2.0 assists, and 50.7 percent from the field as a sophomore...averaged 6.0 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 1.5 assists as a freshman in helping PJC to a 20-9 record. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Percy L. Julian High School in Chicago, Illinois. PERSONAL:  Born November 5, 1980...son of Clarence Palmer and Patricia Chillers.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
02-03 30/ 7 101/154 .656 1/ 5 .200 54/ 97 .557 172 5.7 26 18 19 257 8.6 521

Mike Arnold # 3
6'0"...165...Senior...Guard...Indianapolis, Indiana
MAJOR: Secondary Education

2002-03: Made major contributions to the team both as a starter and off the bench at the point guard  position...averaged 2.5 ppg and 1.6 rpg...posted a career-high 15 points in the victory over Southern Illinois University Edwardsville and dished out a season-high five assists against Bellarmine.  2001-02:  A surprise contributor as a sophomore... played in 26 contests, started nine, at the point guard position...averaged 2.3 points and 2.7 assists...had a career-high nine points against Saint Joseph's College and eight assists versus Olivet Nazarene University at the PAC.  2000-01: Played in nine games as a freshman, scoring four points and grabbing two rebounds. 1999-2000: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: A member of the 1999 Lawrence North High School sectional championship team and 1998-99 Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference Champions... won four varsity basketball letters and one track and field letter at LNHS. PERSONAL: Born April 10, 1981...son of Valerie Garner.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
00-01 9/ 0 2/ 8 .250 0/  3 .000 0/ 0 .000 2 0.2 0 1 0 4 0.4 18
01-02 26/ 9 19/46 .413 10/ 21 .476 11/19 .579 50 1.9 69 14 0 59 2.3 413
02-03 29/ 0 22/ 51 .431 14/ 36 .389 15/ 18 .833 46 1.6 47 23 1 73 2.5 437
Total 64/ 9 43/105 .410  24/ 60 .400 26/ 37 .703 98 1.5 116 38 1 136 2.1 ---

Billy Harris #34
6'4"...200...Senior...Forward...Carbondale, Illinois
MAJOR: Public Relations and Advertising 

2002-03: Named Daktronics second team All-Region, first team All-GLVC, and NCAA II Great Lakes Regional All-Tournament....also named GLVC Player of the Week after averaging 16.0 ppg and 9.5 rpg at home against Bellarmine University and Northern Kentucky University...ranked third on the team and 17th in the GLVC in scoring with 13.0 ppg and first on the team and sixth in the league in rebounding with 7.5 rpg...recorded a season-best 21 points against Oakland City University and grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds at Northern Kentucky University...posted a team-high four double-doubles as a junior. 2001-02: Started 28 of 30 games for the Eagles as a sophomore...averaged a career-high 12.2 points and 6.6 rebounds...was ranked ninth in rebounding and 25th in scoring in the GLVC...had a career-high 25 points and 13 rebounds against Saint Joseph's College at the PAC...averaged 16.3 points in the final six games of 2001-02...shot a team-best 64.2 percent from the field (140-218)...posted a season-high four steals against Grand Valley State University in Disney's Tip-Off Classic. 2000-01: Missed season with knee surgery. 1999-2000: Had an explosive impact on the Eagles as a freshman...saw action in 31 games and averaged 8.6 ppg and 3.9 rpg...shot 60.5 percent from the field (101/167)...had a season-high 20 points on the road against Indiana University/Purdue University Ft. Wayne and nine rebounds against Oakland City University and Central Washington University. HIGH SCHOOL: A second team All-State by the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association and third team All-State by Associated Press selection as a senior at Carbondale (Illinois) High School...named first team All-South Seven Conference and to the All-South team...averaged 21.7 ppg, 9.5 rpg, and 1.4 assists in 1998-99...shot 60 percent from (212/356) as a senior...honor student at CHS. PERSONAL: Born May 19, 1981...son of Deloris Easley

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
99-00 31/2 101/167 .605 1/ 5 .200 63/96 .656 120 3.9 38 16 2 266 8.6 540
00-01 Red-shirted
01-02 30/28 140/218 .642 4/12 .333 81/117 .692 197 6.6 48 39 5 365 12.2 643
02-03 31/ 26 149/243 .613 0/ 2 .000 105/132 .795 231 7.5 57 30 7 403 13.0 723
Total 92/ 56 390/628 .621 5/19 .263 249/345 .722 548 6.0 143 85 14 1034 11.2 ---

Travis Farmer #51
6'8"...240...Senior...Center...Wadesville, Indiana
MAJOR: Speech Communications

2002-03: Contributed valuable minutes to the team when injuries depleted USI's depth in the frontcourt...scored 18 points and grabbed 15 rebounds in 23 games...scored a season-high four points on two different occasions...grabbed a season-high four rebounds in the victory over Lock Haven University. 2001-02: Contributed strong minutes off the bench as a sophomore...played in 24 contests and averaged 1.5 points and 1.4 rebounds...had a career-high eight points  against Wilberforce University  and grabbed a career-best six rebounds against Abilene Christian University at the PAC.  2000-01: Saw action in 12 contests in his freshman season, scoring six points and grabbing 11 rebounds. 1999-2000: Attended USI, but did not play basketball. HIGH SCHOOL: Participated in basketball, baseball, cross country, football, and track at North Posey High School in Poseyville, Indiana...named All-County and All-PAC as senior...recognized as one of the top 40 big men in 1998. PERSONAL: Born June 9, 1981...son of Bill and Pam Farmer.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
00-01 12/ 0  3/ 9 .333 0/ 0 .000

0/ 4

.000 11 0.9 1 1 0 6 0.5 32
01-02 24/ 1 13/28 .464 0/ 0 .000 9/22 .409 33 1.4 8 1 1 35 1.5 166
02-03 23/ 1 7/ 12 .583 0/ 0 .000 4/ 8 .500 15 0.7 10 0 2 18 0.8 129
Total 59/ 2 23/ 49 .469 0/ 0 .000 13/ 34 .382 59 1.0 19 2 3 59 1.0 ---

Reque Newsome #54
6'8"...253...Senior...Center/Forward...St. Petersburg, Florida
MAJOR: Physical Education

2002-03: Showed continued improvement after missing most of the preseason with a foot injury...averaged 6.5 ppg and 4.0 rpg in 28 games as a junior...led USI in rebounding on four different occasions in 2002-03...recorded a season-high 14 points in the NCAA II Great Lakes Regional Championship game against Kentucky Wesleyan College...grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds against Saint Joseph's College and Oakland City University. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Central Florida Community College where he was a two-year starter...helped CFCC to a 41-22 over the last two seasons...posted a career average of 5.5 ppg and 4.3 rpg....averaged 7.8 ppg and 4.0 rpg despite suffering a stress fracture last season...also raising his field goal percentage 8.7 points and his free throw percentage 26.5 percent as a sophomore. HIGH SCHOOL:  Graduated from Dixie Hollins High School in St. Petersburg, Florida. PERSONAL: Born October 8, 1981.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
02-03 28/ 6 76/ 135 .563 0/ 1 .000 30/ 55 .545 111 4.0 13 10 20 182 6.5 431

Ayton Branch #10
6'1"...185...Junior...Guard...Newark, N.J.
MAJOR: Physical Education

2002-03: Saw action in 29 games in his first season with the Eagles...averaged 2.5 ppg and 1.6 rpg...scored a season-high nine points against St. Joseph's College and the University of Illinois-Springfield...grabbed a season-high four rebounds against the University of Missouri-St. Louis and Illinois-Springfield. TRANSFER: Started at guard for Sage Junior College of Albany (New York) in 2000-01...averaged 13.0 points, 7.0 assists, and 4.0 rebounds. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned letters in basketball and football at  Bayley-Ellard High School in Madison, New Jersey...named conference Player of the Year and first team All-County as a senior...also was a parochial All-State selection in his final season at BEHS...made the top 40 players in New Jersey at the Eastern Invitational Basketball Camp....averaged in double digits in scoring three straight seasons (14.0 ppg as a sophomore; 18.0 ppg as a junor; and 23.0 ppg as a senior)...posted 8.0 assists and 5.0 rebounds a game as a senior. PERSONAL: Born September 13, 1980...son of Ayton Branch and Diane Gibbons.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
02-03 29/ 0 19/ 76 .250 4/ 26 .154 20/ 26 .769 24 0.8 41 12 0 62 2.1 320

Cris Brunson #22
6'1"...180...Junior...Guard...Evansville, Indiana
MAJOR: Sociology

2002-03: Named honorable mention All-GLVC...ranked second on the team and 16th in the GLVC in scoring with 13.2 ppg...ranked first on the team and second in the GLVC in free throw percentage, hitting 90.5 percent (105-116)...tied a career-high with 26 points at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville...dished out a season-best four assists against Henderson State University and the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  2001-02:  Named GLVC Freshman of the Year and honorable mention All-GLVC...was second on the team and 17th in the GLVC with 13.4 points per game...ranked first in the GLVC in free throw percentage and fourth in three-point field goal percentage...posted a season-high 26 points in the home win over SIUE...also had a career-best five assists versus the University of Indianapolis and six rebounds at Roberts Stadium against the University of  Indianapolis and Kentucky Wesleyan College...tied a USI record with a 12-12 performance on the line against Brescia University.  HIGH SCHOOL: Named first team All-Conference and first team All-Metro as a senior at Reitz High School in Evansville, Indiana...named to the Hoosier Basketball Top 40 camp...averaged 25.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, and 2.4 assists in 21 contests as a senior at RHS...led RHS in scoring 17 of 21 games with a season-best of 37 points against Mater Dei High School. PERSONAL: Born October 7, 1982...son of Chuck and Carolyn Brunson.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
01-02 30/20

128/274

.467

56/123

.455  91/103 .883 74 2.5 68 26 1 403 13.4 734
02-03 32/32 125/312 .401 66/168 .393 105/116 .905 75 2.3 62 34 0 421 13.2 868
Total 62/62 253/586 .432 122/291 .419 196/219 .895 149 2.4 130 60 1 824 13.3 ---

Newcomers

Avery Queen #5
5'7"...165...Senior...Guard...Moreno Valley, California
MAJOR: Sociology

2002-03: Completed a year of residency at USI. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI after two seasons a the University of Michigan...led the Wolverines in assists two straight seasons, averaging 3.8 per game...averaged 5.1 ppg and  2.2 rpg...recorded a career-best nine assists on three different occasions as a freshman...awarded the Wayman Britt Defensive Player of the Year Award in his first season with Michigan...recorded a career-high 18 points against the University of Iowa as a freshman...posted a career-high in steals with four versus Colorado State University as a sophomore...tied a career-high with six rebounds against Pennsylvania State University in 2001-02. HIGH SCHOOL: Transferred to Winchendon Prep (MA) for senior season but left to finish senior season at Redemption Christian Academy (N.Y.)...averaged 20.0 ppg, 6.0 apg, and 5.0 spg as a senior...rated as a top 10 point guard in the country by four different publications...helped Maine Central Institute (ME) to a 34-4 overall record and the New England Prep School Championship...averaged 11.5 ppg and 6.5 apg at MCI...attended St. James Prep School as a sophomore, averaging 16.9 ppg and 10.0 apg...attended Moreno Valley High School as a freshman, averaging 17.1 ppg and 7.1 apg. PERSONAL: Born January 5, 1981...son of  Avery and Valerie Queen.


John Oden #31
6'9"...225...Senior...Forward/Center...St. Louis, Missouri
MAJOR: Communications

2002-03: Redshirted. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from DePaul University...played in seven games for DePaul in 2001-02, averaging 3.8 ppg and 1.8 rpg...played in 26 games, in two seasons, with the Blue Devils, averaging 2.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per year. HIGH SCHOOL: Played at Carl Hayden High School in Phoenix, Arizona...named first team All-State by Arizona Republic and selected one of the top 10 players by the Arizona Informant...averaged 19 points and 12 rebounds per game as a senior...helped lead Carl Hayden to the state finals in 1997-98. PERSONAL:  Born August 3, 1980...son of Primes and Dorothy Oden.


Joe Gordon #33
6'2"...180...Senior...Guard...Palm Bay, Florida
MAJOR: Business

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from the University of Miami in Florida...averaged 6.4 points and 2.1 rebounds as a junior in 2000-01. JUNIOR COLLEGE: Played for Brevard Junior College prior to transferring to Miami...was first team NJCAA All-America after averaging 27.5 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 2.4 assists per game....his 27.5 scoring average was tops in the nation among Division I junior colleges and ranked second in the nation in scoring among all junior colleges...was named Southern Conference and Florida Junior College Player of the Year in 1999-2000. HIGH SCHOOL: Attended Palm Bay High School where he was All-Conference, All-District, team Most Valuable Player, and team captain as a junior and senior...averaged 20.0 points and 5.0 rebounds per game as a senior.   PERSONAL: Born September 14, 1979...son of the Blondell Gordon and the late Robin Gordon...Gordon and his wife Vianny have a daughter Alexis.


Aaron Austin #21
6'3"...210...Junior...Guard/Forward...Chicago, Illinois
MAJOR: Physical Education

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Central Florida Community College in Ocala, Florida...was a teammate of current USI Eagle Reque Newsome for two seasons at CFCC...averaged 8.0 points and 4.0 rebounds as a freshman in 2000-01...averaged 17.0 ppg and  6.0 rebounds as a sophomore in 2001-02...All-Region and All-Conference in 2001-02.  HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball and football at Bloom High School in Chicago Heights, Illinois...was named All-Conference, All-Area, and to the Top 50 team in Illinois...was a McDonald's All-American nominee. PERSONAL: Born February 17, 1981...son of Aaron, Sr., and Twanna Austin.


Scott May, Jr. #15
5'11"...185...Sophomore...Guard...Bloomington, Indiana
MAJOR: Public Relations

2002-03: Redshirted. TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Indiana University-Bloomington...walked-on to the Hoosier basketball team last season. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Bloomington North High School where he was one of Indiana's top defensive guards. PERSONAL: Born May 10, 1983...son of Scott, Sr., and Debbie May...his father was a member of the Hoosier's 1976 NCAA Championship team.


Randy Holbrook #42
6'9"...230...Junior...Forward...St. Louis, Missouri
MAJOR: Communications

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Odessa College in Odessa, Texas...averaged 10.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per contest and ranked in the top 10 for NJCAA forwards as a sophomore...recorded 7.0 points and 4.8 rebounds as a freshman...member of the Odessa squad that won the conference and regional championships in 2001.  HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Kirkwood High School in St. Louis, Missouri...was the Player of the Year at KHS as a senior and first team All-Conference three straight seasons.  PERSONAL: Born January 8, 1982...son of David Byrd.


Geoff Van Winkle #20
6'6"...205...Freshman...Guard/Forward...Ferdinand, Indiana
MAJOR: Business Administration

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), 3-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.


Carroll Coffman #23
6'4"...185...Freshman...Guard/Forward...Hanson, Kentucky
MAJOR: Exercise Science

2002-03: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Earned five letters in baseball and basketball at Hopkins County Central High School in Madisonville, Kentucky...averaged 17.5 ppg and 6.1 rpg to go along with 3.6 assists and 1.7 steals per contest...named honorable mention All-State, All-District, and All-Region as a junior and senior. PERSONAL: Born June 2, 1983...son of Danny and Cindy Coffman.


Kyle Magill
6'1"...165...Freshman...Guard...Rockport, Indiana
MAJOR: Physical Education

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball, football, and track at South Spencer High School in Rockport, Indiana...named All-Conference all four seasons and was named to the Evansville Courier-Press  All-Southwestern Indiana team the last two seasons at SSHS...earned the right to attend the 3.5 GPA Awards Banquet each year of high school at SSHS. PERSONAL: Born October 19, 1984...son of Leigh and Molly Magill.


Josh Chavis
6'3"...155...Freshman...Guard...Princeton, Indiana
MAJOR: Accounting

HIGH SCHOOL:  Lettered in basketball, football, and track...named third team All-State, All-Conference, and All-County as a senior...member of the PHS team which won the sectional title in 2000.   PERSONAL: Born October 15, 1984...son of Greg and Shery Chavis


 

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