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Meet the 2001-02 Screaming Eagles

Kevin Robinson #10
6'10" 230 Senior Center Largo, Maryland
Major: Art

2000-01: Played in 29 games as a junior, averaging 9.5 ppg and 6.7 rpg...had a season-best 16 points against Abilene Christian University and 13 rebounds against Northern Kentucky University at the PAC...led the GLVC in blocked shots with 2.0 per game (59 total). TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Butler County Community College where he played in 1997-98 and 1998-99...averaged 9.8 points and six rebounds as a freshman and 9.7 points and 6.3 rebounds as a sophomore...shot 45.5 percent from the field and 68.0 percent from the line in his career at BCCC...helped lead BCCC to 49 victories in two seasons (24-10 in 1997-98 and 25-7 in 1998-99). HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Largo High School where he participated in basketball. PERSONAL: Born May 14, 1979.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
00-01 29-13 103-192 .536

 0-0

.000 69-106 .651 193 6.7 37 20 59 275 9.5 597

Wes Attebury #21
6'5"...180...Senior...Guard/Forward...Evansville, Indiana
MAJOR: Public Relations and Advertising

2000-01: Became a starter late in the season, starting the final 14 contest for the Eagles, averaging 10.9 ppg averaged 8.6 ppg and 2.7 rpg as a junior...had a season-best 19 points against Kentucky Wesleyan College at the PAC and seven rebounds at the University of Wisconsin-Parkside...shot 57.4 percent from the field (101-176) and 81.5 percent from the line (44-54). TRANSFER: Transferred to USI after two seasons at Olney Central College in Olney, Illinois...named the Great Rivers Athletic Conference Player of the Year and first team All-GRAC in 1999-2000...averaged 15.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg, and 2.8 assists as a sophomore. HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Reitz High School in Evansville. PERSONAL: Born April 11, 1979.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
00-01 30/14 101/176 .574

11/35

.314

44/54

.815 80 2.7 65 24 8 257 8.6 615

Matt Carter #24
6'2"...180...Senior...Guard...Cannelton, Indiana
MAJOR: Elementary Education

2001-02: Played in 29 of USI's 30 contests as a junior...averaged 6.5 ppg and 1.1 rpg...led the team in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 48.2 percent from beyond the arc (53-110)...tied a USI single-game record for three-point field goal percentage, hitting six-of-six against the University of Missouri-St. Louis...also had a career-high 18 points against UMSL. 1999-2000: Saw limited action as a sophomore due to a knee injury...appeared in eight games, averaging 1.6 ppg... had a season-high six points at Saint Joseph's College. 1998-99: Averaged 6.6 ppg in his first season with the Eagles...appeared in 27 games with two starts...had a season-high 15 points against Saint Joseph's College...sank five three-point field goals from beyond the arc against Oakland City University and Saint Joseph's...was third on the team in three-point field goal percentage, hitting 43.1 percent (44/102). 1997-98: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Perry Central High School in Leopold, Indiana...finished his career at PCHS as the school's and the county's all-time leading scorer with 1,797 points in four seasons...named Southwestern Indiana Player of the Year by the Evansville Courier & Press, County Most Valuable Player, and All-Conference in 1996-97...also named first team All-State by the Louisville Courier Journal and second team All-State by the Associated Press...was honorable mention All-American in Street and Smith's Basketball Yearbook prior to his senior year...holds the Indiana all-time record for three-point field goals in a game with 14. PERSONAL: Born September 17, 1979.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
97-98 Red-shirted
98-99 27/2 57/130 .477 44/102 .431 21/27 .778 20 0.7 24 6 0 179 6.6 412
99-00 8/0 4/ 8 .500 3/ 7 .429 2/ 2 1.000 1 0.1 2 1 0

13   

1.6 20
00-01 29/1 60/126 .476 53/110 .482 16/23 .696 32 1.1 21 12 0 189 6.5 394
Total 64/3 121/124 .458 100/219 .457 39/52 .750 53 0.8 47 19 0 381 6.0 ---

Diond're Givens #15
6'6"...205...Junior...Forward...Mt. Vernon, Indiana
MAJOR: Communications
2000-01:
Played in 30 games, started 12, as a sophomore...averaged 8.6 ppg and 3.7 rpg...had a season-high 21 points against Indiana University/Purdue University Ft. Wayne and Ferris State University...posted a season-high nine rebounds at the University of Indianapolis led the Eagles in scoring on two occasions and in rebounding three times. 1999-2000: One of USI's most exciting freshman players, averaging 9.5 ppg and a team-leading 6.1 rpg...saw action in all 31 games, started 14...had a career-high 25 points against Lincoln University at the PAC and 12 rebounds at Northern Kentucky University...ranked third in the GLVC, hitting 65.2 percent from the field (131/201), and 13th in rebounding. 1998-99: Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three seasons at Mt. Vernon (Indiana) High School...averaged 21.4 ppg and 8.7 rpg as a senior...named first team All-Big Eight Conference three consecutive seasons, first team All-Sectional as a sophomore and junior, and Hoosier Basketball Magazine second team All-State as a senior. PERSONAL: Born January 24, 1980.

Career Statistics

Year G/GS FGM/FGA PCT 3FGM/FGA PCT FTM/FTA PCT REB AVG AST STL BLK TP AVG MIN
99-00 31/14 131/201 .652 0/0 .000

32/63

.508 189 6.1 46 16 13 294 9.5 710
00-01 30/12 113/191 .592 7/25 .280 25/54 .463 112 3.7 40 10 15 258 8.6 626
Total 61/26 244/392 .622 7/25 .280 57/117 .487 301 4.9 86 26 28 552 9.0 ---

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

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.

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
Total 31/2 101/167 .605 1/5  .200 63/96 .656 120 3.9 38 16 2 266 8.6 540

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

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

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

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

Newcomers

Ronnie Griffin # 2
6'9"...235...Senior Forward Louisville, Kentucky
MAJOR: Communications
DIVISION I:
Transfer to USI from Oklahoma University where he averaged 4.8 ppg and 3.4 rpg in 13 games last season for the Sooners...led the Sooners with seven rebounds against Coppin State College and Oral Roberts University...had a season-high 18 points against Coppin State...played at Eastern Kentucky University as a freshman, averaging 9.6 ppg and 5.6 rpg...had a season-high 18 points and nine rebounds against Notre Dame University for EKU. JUNIOR COLLEGE: Earned first team All-Panhandle Conference honors at Tallahassee Community College in Florida...averaged 12.5 ppg and 5.3 rpg while shooting 54.4 percent from the field. HIGH SCHOOL: Played three years at Louisville Central High School and as a senior at Maine Central Institute...averaged 19.0 ppg and 11.0 rpg as a senior at MCI...was regarded as a top-50 national prospect following his prep career. PERSONAL: Born February 24, 1979.


Jeff Stephens #32
6'4"...180...Senior Guard/Forward Edinburgh, IN
MAJOR: Psychology
HIGH SCHOOL: 
Lettered in basketball at Cookeville High School in Cookeville, Tennessee. PERSONAL: Born January 30, 1979.


David Ragland #23
5'11"...165...Junior Guard...Evansville, Indiana
MAJOR: Business

TRANSFER: Transferred to USI from Missouri Southern State College...averaged 5.7 points, 1.5 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per contest as a sophomore...had a two-year career average at MSSC of 4.2 ppg and 1.6 rpg in 64 games...had a career-high 18 points, six assists, and five rebounds against Central Missouri State University...also had a career-best four steals against Southwest Baptist University...was a member of the MSSC squad which advanced to the NCAA Division II Elite Eight in 1999-2000. HIGH SCHOOL: Southern Indiana Player of the Year as a senior for Harrison High School when he led the Warriors to a 21-3 record and the sectional and regional tournament. PERSONAL: Born April 28, 1981.


T. J. Zurliene #30
6'4"...190...Freshman Forward...Fairfield, Illinois
MAJOR: Social Science (Teaching)
2000-01:
Redshirted. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball and baseball at Fairfield Community High School named second team All-Conference as a senior...helped lead FHS to the New Egypt Conference championship as a senior. PERSONAL: Born April 1, 1982.


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

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.


Jake Howe #54
6'8"...200...Freshman Forward...Evansville, Indiana
MAJOR: Physical Education

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered in basketball at Harrison High School in Evansville, Indiana...averaged 11.8 ppg, 7.0 rpg, and 2.9 blocks as a senior at HHS...shot 69 percent from the field (123/178) and 61 percent from the line (37-61). PERSONAL: Born April 20, 1983.

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