Regrettably, the only thing to occupy a Gannon fan during this postseason is checking up on former GU players and Golden Knight opponents. I hope next year at this time they're checking us out in the DII Elite Eight.
Kelvin Agee played 23 games at juco Midland College (Tex.), tallying 11.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.1 assists a game. Midland finished its campaign with a 17-10 mark. With Gannon a year ago, Agee averaged 15 points and 5 boards a game.
Crafty point guard Anthony Clagett was supposed to play for Slippery Rock this year, but never made it through the preseason. I found him on Twitter, but can't find him anywhere else.
There was a lot of hype in Canada when Clinton Springer-Williams left Gannon to move back home to play for Canadian powerhouse Carleton. But Springer-Williams never made it onto the Ravens roster or stat sheet this year. When you have a chance, check out the Carleton schedule. First, you'll notice their 20-game exhibition schedule which stretches from August through October. In the preseason, they scored victories over DI programs Illinois State, St. Louis, Niagara, and UC-Santa Barbara. Carleton coasted to its second consecutive Canadian College championship with a perfect 28-0 mark.
Ramon Smith played little for the Knights as a juco transfer (9 games, 1.1 ppg), so he transferred to Division III Hood College in Frederick, Md. Smith averaged 10.3 points and 4.1 rebounds per game for 16-11 Hood. He erupted for 29 points in a close loss to St. Mary's (Md.).
We didn't see much of Dennis Rumph at Gannon either (4 games, 2 points). So if you want to familiarize yourself with Rumph's abilities, watch this YouTube video of him that he produced hoping to find a new team after leaving GU. I guess the video worked out; Rumph played last season at Division II Lander in Greenwood, S.C. Lander competes in the Peach Belt Conference, the same league George Johnson played in when he transferred to Augusta State (Ga.). Rumph played 25 games for the Bearcats, starting 6 and averaging 11 minutes per contest. He registered 5.7 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 25 blocks on the season. He led the Bearcats in rebounding 7 times last year.
Anthony Simmons enjoyed another strong year at NAIA Division I Xavier (La.), earning all-conference honors in the Gulf Coast Athletic Conference for the second consecutive season. In 30 games (24 of them starts), Simmons shot 63% from the field while averaging 9.7 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. His stats aren't overwhelming because he averaged 21 minutes a game in a Gold Rush system that sees 11 players receive double-digit minutes of playing time. Xavier, ranked #18 in NAIA play at the end of the regular season, finished the campaign 23-9 after falling in the first round of the national tournament.
I feel bad for Filmore "Mook" Bouldes. He seemed like a nice kid during his lone season at Gannon, and he's had to endure back-to-back 7-win seasons at Division II Missouri S&T (7-20 this past season and 7-18 the year before that). In 26 games (6 starts) Bouldes played 11 minutes a contest and averaged 1.3 points and 1.0 assists.
Jerrell Sanders averaged 11.4 points and 7.6 rebounds per game at former GLIAC rival Ferris State. The Bulldogs were 16-11 overall and 13-7 in the GLIAC North.
Isaac Reid is listed as a redshirt on the roster of Division II St. Joseph (Mo.), a member of the GLVC. Then again, I think half of America is listed on the St. Joe's roster.
Winning the Gary Miller Classic wasn't the only highlight for Daemen. The Wildcats qualified for their first NAIA Division II national tournament since 2006 and ended the season 20-11. GM Classic MVP Casey Sheehan, who lit up UPJ for 24 points in just 23 minutes in the finals, averaged 10.2 ppg for the season.
The only trophy Seton Hill earned all season was the Porreco Cup. The Griffins ended their season 11-16 overall and 9-13 (10th place) in the WVIAC. Porreco MVP Matt Miller averaged 20.1 ppg for the season while past Porreco MVP Chris Giles averaged 18.5. Oliver McGlade, who made the midcourt game winner, averaged just 3.6 ppg.