Mississippi State 2016-2017 Stats

Second year Head Coach Ben Howland will bring a young, talented team to the Gildan Charleston Classic this year. In his 19-year career as a head coach, Howland has led his teams to the NCAA Tournament 10 times and to the “Sweet 16” five times, in addition to the three Final Fours at UCLA. He has been a Conference Coach of the Year in three different leagues – 2006, Pac-10 Coach of the Year at UCLA; 2002, Big East Coach of the Year at Pittsburgh; 1997, Big Sky Coach of the Year at Northern Arizona. Mississippi State’s 2016 recruiting class was ranked fifth overall by ESPN. Four incoming players are ranked among the ESPN top 100 including Mario Kegler, Eli Wright, Schnider Herard and Abdul Ado. This will be the first appearance for Mississippi State in the Gildan Charleston Classic.

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Team Roster

  # Player Name Pos Class  
  1 Lamar Peters G FR  
  2 Eli Wright G FR  
  3 Xavian Stapleton G SO  
  4 Mario Kegler G FR  
  5 Joe Strugg F FR  
  11 Quinndary Weatherspoon G SO  
  12 Drew Davis G JR  
  13 L.J. Singleton G SO  
  15 I.J. Ready G SR  
  20 Miles Washington C FR  
  23 Tyson Carter G FR  
  24 Abdul Ado F FR  
  34 Schnider Herard C FR  
  35 Aric Holman F SO  
  45 E.J. Datcher C FR