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2002-03 Ferris State Men's Basketball Quick Facts

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GENERAL
Name of school: Ferris State University
City/Zip: Big Rapids, Mich./49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 11,074
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and gold
Arena: Jim Wink Arena
Capacity: 2,400
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic (GLIAC)
President: Dr. William A. Sederburg
Alma Mater, Yr.: Minnesota State, Mankato, 1969
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic
Email: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Director: Brian Kegler (Northern Iowa, 1998)
Senior Women’s Administrator: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm
Coordinator of Records & NCAA: Carma Burcham
Faculty Representative: Mark Kosciuszko
Athletic Department Phone: (231) 591-2860
Athletic Department Fax: (231) 591-2869
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888

HISTORY
First Year of Men’s Basketball: 1925-26
Overall All-Time record: 867-807 (.518)
Conference All-Time Record: 269-198 (.576)
No. years in NCAA Tourney/Last: 6/1997-98
All-Time NCAA Postseason Record: 5-7 (.417)
Last NCAA Tourney Opponent: Northern Kentucky
Result: Lost 78-63
No. years in GLIAC Tourney/Last: 5/1997-98
Last GLIAC Tourney Opponent: Michigan Tech
Result: Won 71-62

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director: Joe Gorby
    Office Phone: (231) 591-2336
    Home Phone: (231) 796-2732
    Email Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Asst. Athletics Communications Director/Basketball Contact: Rob Bentley
    Office Phone: (231) 591-3821
    Home Phone: (231) 796-1178
    Email Address: bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Basketball Press Row Phone: (231) 591-3572
Athletics Hotline: (231) 591-2375
Mailing Address: 330 Oak Street, West Bldg. 025, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2031
Website: www.ferris.edu/sports

MEDIA INFORMATION
Local Newspaper: Big Rapids Pioneer
Contact Person: Sandy Gholston
Address: 502 North State Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307
Phone: (231) 592-8363
Email: sgholston@pioneergroup.net

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Bill Sall
Alma Mater/Year: Calvin/1994
Year Entering at School: First
Record at Ferris State: 5-8 (.385) *Served As Interim Head Coach (1995-96)
Career Record (yrs.): Same
Record vs. the GLIAC: 2-3 (.400)
Basketball Office Phone: (231) 591-2877
Best time/day to reach coach: M-F 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Assistant Coach: Cory Anderson
Volunteer Assistant Coaches: Bill Killian, Brian Wood
Basketball Consultant: Dean Davenport
Student Assistant Coach: Matt Miller
Head Athletic Trainer: Dave Lucey, ATC
Asst. Athletic Trainer: Tim Glover, ATC
Asst. Athletic Trainer (Basketball): Michael Blackburn, ATC
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
Equipment Managers: Ben Mumah, E.M.,C., John Whitford, E.M.,C.

TEAM INFORMATION
2001-02 Overall Record: 4-22
Conference Record/Finish: 1-17/7th - North Division
2001-02 Non-Conference Record: 3-5
2001-02 Record at Home/Conference: 1-11/0-9
2001-02 Record Away/Conference: 2-10/1-8
2001-02 Record on Neutral Courts: 1-1
Final Ranking last year (poll): n/a
Starters Returning/Lost: 3/2
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 8/4

All-Star Candidate:
Adam Anderson

Starters Lost:
Marcus Wallace (G/6-3)
Matt Miller (F/6-8)

Starters Returning:
Adam Anderson (C/6-10/Sr.)
Carlton Epps (G/6-2/So.)
Nathan Wruble (F/6-7/Jr.)

Key Losses:
Marcus Wallace (G/6-3) - 20.7 ppg, 4.9 rpg, second-team All-GLIAC North Division
Matt Miller (F/6-8) - 8.9 ppg, 4.5 rpg

2002-03 Returnees
Adam Anderson*** (6-10, Sr., C): 21.3 ppg, 6.7 rpg
Michael Anderson* (6-3, So., G-F): 3.5 ppg, 1.6 rpg
Carlton Epps* (6-2, So., G): 9.5 ppg, 5.0 rpg
Corey Epps* (6-2, So., G): 6.2 ppg, 2.8 rpg
Jeff Guernsey*** (6-5, Sr., G-F): 3.9 ppg, 2.7 rpg
Brian Monahan*** (6-1, Sr., G): 6.1 ppg, 2.2 rpg
Timothy O’Brien* (6-3, So., G): 1.7 ppg, 1.2 rpg
Nathan Wruble** (6-7, Jr., F): 2.7 ppg, 4.2 rpg

* - Denotes letters won

2002-03 Newcomers:
2001-02 Statistics (Unless Noted)
Jeff Blevins (G, 6-1): Marion, Mich. (Grand Valley State) - 16.5 ppg, 4.0 rpg (2000-01)
David Clarke (G, 5-11): Harbor Springs, Mich. (Siena Heights) - 16.8 ppg, 1.7 apg (2000-01)
Dominic Gray (G, 6-2): Muskegon Heights, Mich. - 18.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg
Dennis Springs (G, 5-6): Toledo, Ohio/Scott (Bowling Green State) - 15.5 ppg (2000-01)
Jeffery Shanahan (F, 6-6): Flint, Mich./Kearsley - 18.4 ppg, 12.4 rpg
John Terrell (F, 6-6): Muskegon, Mich. - 12.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg
Willie Thomas (G, 6-4): Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy (Muskegon CC) - 14.0 ppg

Notes:
** The Bulldogs will open the 2002-03 season under first-year head coach Bill Sall at St. Joseph’s (Ind.) Friday, Nov. 22, in a 7:30 p.m. (EST) non-conference contest in Rensselaer, Ind. Ferris returns eight letterwinners from last season’s 4-22 team, which placed seventh in the GLIAC’s North Division with a 1-17 conference mark.

** Sall, who has served the past four seasons (1998-2002) as the assistant men’s basketball coach at Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) member Hillsdale (Mich.) College, previously was the top assistant coach at Ferris State for three seasons (1995-98) and spent part of the 1995-96 campaign as the Bulldogs’ interim head coach. In his brief tenure, Ferris recorded a 5-8 start under Sall before finishing the year with a 6-20 overall record.

** Senior center Adam Anderson (Kent City) has been named to the 2002-03 Street & Smith’s Division II Preseason Honorable Mention All-America Team for the second consecutive season. The 6-10 Anderson, who missed the final 23 games last season due to a bone bruise injury (knee) suffered in a 79-59 non-conference win versus Olivet (Mich.) College (11/20/01) at FSU’s Jim Wink Arena, petitioned for and was granted an extra season of eligibility this past summer through the NCAA’s medical redshirt process.

** Sophomore guard Carlton Epps (Benton Harbor) tallied the program’s eighth-best single-season steals mark as he registered a team-leading 58 steals during the 2001-02 season.

** Anderson, a 2000-01 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-Great Lakes Region First-Team selection, has scored 10 points or more in 36 of his past 37 career outings, including each of his previous 30 contests. He currently ranks as Ferris’ career blocks leader (102) and is ninth on the school’s career made free throw chart (326-512). He established FSU single-season records in made free throws (179) and blocks (50) during the 2000-01 season while becoming the 22nd player in the program’s 74-year history to score 1,000 career points.

** A first-team 2000-01 All-GLIAC North Division selection, Anderson garnered 2000-01 GLIAC All-Defensive Team recognition while leading the Bulldogs to an 8-18 overall mark. The GLIAC’s 2000-01 leading scorer (21.3 ppg) has scored 1,144 career points to date and presently ranks 17th on the school’s career scoring chart. He notched the school’s ninth best single-season scoring output (555 points) and recorded the fifth-best single-season scoring average by a Bulldog junior during the 2000-01 campaign.

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