2011-12 MBB Media Guide (PDF) - Johnson C. Smith University ...


2011-12 MBB Media Guide (PDF) - Johnson C. Smith University ...

3 Robert Williams

So. F 6-4 190

Atlanta, GA

Sandy Creek HS

5 Reginal Shuford

Fr. G 6-3 175

Hickory, NC

Hickory HS

10 Richard Daniels,

Jr. So. PG 5-10 180

Winston-Salem, NC

Carver HS

11 Trevin Parks

Jr. G 5-11 165

Hickory, NC


12 James Otey

Sr. G 5-11 160

Roanoke, VA

William Fleming HS

15 Phillip Wood

Jr. G 6-2 186

Suitland, MD


20 Terrence Washington

Sr. G/F 6-4 185

Charleston, SC

Martin Methodist

22 Calvin Smith

Jr. G/F 6-7 225

Auburn, AL

Auburn HS

23 Antwan Wilkerson

So. F 6-6 205

Greensboro, NC

Western Guilford

25 Thaddeus Williams

So. G 6-0 165

Salisbury, NC

Salisbury HS

32 Anthony Scarboro

Jr. G/F 5-11 186

Clayton, NC

Clayton HS

35 Marcus Walker

Fr. F 6-5 195

Raleigh, NC

William G. Enloe HS

42 Michael Cooper

Sr. F/C 6-7 240

New Rochelle, NY

New Rochelle HS

44 Shawn Stanislaus

Jr. F 6-5 230

Boston, MA

Bunker Hill CC

52 Delonta Boyd

Jr. C 6-5 270

Washington, D.C.

Wise HS

Not Pictured

Wiyle Petty

Assistant Coach

Stephen Joyner, Sr.

Head Coach

Mark Sherrill

Assistant Coach

general information


2 0 1 1 - 1 2 G O L D E N B U L L S B A S K E T B A L L


Address:........................................ 100 Beatties Ford Road

......................................... Charlotte, North Carolina 28216


Enrollment: .................................................................11543

President: ................. Dr. Ronald L. Carter (Morehouse ‘71)

Conference:......Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association

Affiliation:.................................................. NCAA Division II

Nickname: ....................................................... Golden Bulls

Colors:.........................Gold (PSC 7406) & Navy (PMS 296)

Website: .................................. www.goldenbullsports.com

Basketball Gymnasium: ........ Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium

Capacity: .....................................................................1,450

Year built: .....................................................................1961

Athletic Department Phone......................... (704) 378-1205

Athletic Department Fax: ............................ (704) 378-1073

Athletic Director: ............... Stephen Joyner, Sr. (JCSU ‘73)

AD Phone: ................................................... (704) 330-1406

E-mail: ..................................................... sjoyner@jcsu.edu

Senior Woman Administrator: ..................... Vanessa Taylor

SWA Phone:................................................ (704) 378-1203

E-mail: ...................................................... vtaylor@jcsu.edu

Sports Information Director:...................Lamont M. Hinson

SID Office Phone:........................................ (704) 378-1118

E-mail: ......................................................lhinson@jcsu.edu


First Year of basketball: ...............................................1928

Overall All-Time record:........................................ 1063-717

Years in Post-season Play/Last: ...................11 years/2009

Last Post-season Opponent: ............... Alderson-Broaddus

Result: ....................................................L 92-83 (03/14/09)


Head Coach: ..................... Stephen Joyner, Sr. (JCSU ‘73)

Basketball Office Phone:............................. (704) 330-1406

Basketball Email Address: ...................... sjoyner@jcsu.edu

Best Time to Contact: ....................... 9:00 am - 12:00 noon

JCSU Record (years):........................ 437-256 (24 seasons)

Career Record (years): ...................... 437-256 (24 seasons)

Assistant Coaches:

First Assistant:............................ Mark Sherrill (19 th season)


News 14 Carolina: .........................................704-973-5792

WCCB-Fox Charlotte: ...................................704-632-7551

Charlotte Observer:.......................................704-358-5125

Charlotte Post: ..............................................704-342-2160



Overall Home Away Neutral

All Games: 17-11 12-2 3-6 2-3

Conference Record: 12-6 8-1 3-5 1-0

Non-Conference Record: 5-5 4-1 0-1 1-3



JCSU Tip-off Classic

11/18/11 Allen (S.C.) Charlotte, NC 8:00 PM

11/19/11 Wingate Charlotte, NC 8:00 PM

11/22/11 Univ. of Charleston Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

11/26/11 West Virginia State Institute, WV TBA

11/30/11 Queens (NC) Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

12/3/11 Belmont Abbey Belmont, NC 7:00 PM

12/13/11 Univ. of Charleston Charleston, WV 7:30 PM

12/19/11 West Virginia State Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

Subway Holiday Tournament

12/30/11 Quincy Quincy, IL 7:00 PM

12/31/11 TBA Quincy, IL 2:00/4:00 PM

1/4/12 Chowan Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

1/7/12 Elizabeth City State Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

1/9/12 Lincoln (PA) Lincoln University, PA 7:30 PM

1/16/12 Virginia Union Richmond, VA 7:30 PM

1/19/12 Bowie State Bowie, MD 7:30 PM

1/21/12 Livingstone Salisbury, NC 7:30 PM

1/24/12 Virginia State Petersburg, VA 7:00 PM

1/28/12 Fayetteville State Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

1/30/12 Winston-Salem State Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

2/4/12 Shaw Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

2/6/12 Fayetteville State Fayetteville, NC 7:30 PM

2/11/12 Saint Augustine's Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

2/13/12 Shaw Raleigh, NC 7:30 PM

2/18/12 Winston-Salem State Winston-Salem, NC 7:00 PM

2/20/12 Saint Augustine's Raleigh, NC 7:00 PM

2/25/12 Livingstone Charlotte, NC 7:30 PM

2012 CIAA Tournament

2/27-3/3/12 TBA Charlotte, NC (TWC) TBA

* indicates conference opponent

2011-12 Men’s Basketball Roster



3 Robert Williams So. F 6-4 190 Atlanta, GA

10 Richard Daniels So. PG 5-10 180 Winston-Salem, NC

11 Trevin Parks Jr. G 5-11 165 Hickory, NC

12 James Otey Sr. G 5-11 160 Roanoke, VA

22 Calvin Smith Jr. G/F 6-7 225 Auburn, AL

23 Antwan Wilkerson So. F 6-6 205 Greensboro, NC

25 Thaddeus Williams So. G 6-0 165 Salisbury, NC

42 Michael Cooper Sr. F/C 6-7 240 New Rochelle, NY

52 Delonta Boyd Jr. C 6-5 270 Washington, D.C.


5 Reginald Shuford Fr. G 6-3 175 Hickory, NC

15 Phillip Wood Jr. G 6-2 186 Suitland, MD

20 Terrence Washington Sr. G/F 6-4 185 Charleston, SC

32 Anthony Scarboro Jr. G/F 5-11 186 Clayton, NC

35 Marcus Walker Fr. F 6-5 195 Raleigh, NC

44 Shawn Stanislaus Jr. F 6-5 230 Boston, MA

2010-11 Season Honors

Trevin Parks

2010-11 HSRN D2 National Player of the Year

2010-11 CIAA Player of the Year

2010-11 NABC D2 All-American

2010-11 Daktronics D2 All-Atlantic 2nd


2010-11 All-CIAA Team / All-Tournament

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Media Information

Interviews: For all non match interviews, please contact the JCSU Sports Information Director

at least 24 hours prior to the desired time. Post game interviews requests should

be arranged through the Sports Information Office within five minutes of the contest’s final

point. At the conclusion of the contest, players and coaches are available for interviews after

a 10-minute “cooling-off” period.

Post-Game Packets: Final game statistics will be available approximately 10 minutes

following the game.

Pre-Game Notes: The media may obtain game-day information, including notes and statistics

for both teams on press row. Game notes are available the day of the game for all media

members. Media members wishing to receive an emailed copy of the game-day notes prior

to arriving at the gymnasium should contact Lamont Hinson at (704) 378-1118.

Post-Game Services: A copier and fax machine are available at the Coaches Office on a

first come, first served basis. As a service to visiting media and sports information directors,

the JCSU Sports Information staff will email box scores and game scores to media if

provided the email addresses. A member of the sports information staff will complete any

fax requests you may have.

Press Passes: Press row arrangements must be made through the JCSU Sports Information

Office at least 24 hours in advance of the desired game.

Radio Broadcast: All requests for broadcasts must be arranged through the Sports Information

Office at least three weeks in advance. When there is more than one request received for

the same game, top priority will be given to the radio station that regularly broadcasts the

visiting team’s games. All arrangements for telephone lines are the responsibility of

the visiting radio station.

Media Outlets


The Charlotte Observer

Harry Pickett

Office: (704) 358-5125

Fax: (704) 358-5110

The Charlotte Post

Herbert L. White

Office: (704) 376-0496

Fax: (704) 342-2160

Associated Press

Office: (704) 334-4624

Fax: (919) 834-1078



Delano Little

Office: (704) 374-3711

Fax: (704) 374-3818

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Bruce Snyder; Kelli Bartik

Office: (704) 632-7554

Fax: (704) 358-4841


Tiffany Wright; Bill Voth

Office: (704) 335-4746

Fax: (704) 335-4746

On the Web goldenbullsports.com

For the most up-to-the-minute coverage of Golden Bull athletics on the world wide

web, visit www.goldenbullsports.com, the official athletics website of Johnson C.

Smith University. In addition to update results, statistics, and game stories, you can

find photos, player and coach biographies, schedule and roster information, and

weekly releases for the Gold and Blue. GoldenBullSports.com includes information

on all 14 varsity sports, along with general information, including ticket and summer

camp information, special events, and online media guides.

News 14 Carolina

Mike Solarte

Office: (704) 973-5792

Fax: (704) 731-2760


Office: (704) 329-3667

Fax: (704) 329-4975

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2011-12 roster


No. Name Class Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School Major

3 Robert Williams So. F 6-4 190 Atlanta, GA/Sandy Creek HS

5 Reginal Shuford Fr. G 6-3 175 Hickory, NC/Hickory HS Sports Management

10 Richard Daniels, Jr. So. PG 5-10 180 Winston-Salem, NC/Carver HS

11 Trevin Parks Jr. G 5-11 165 Hickory, NC/UNC-Charlotte Sports Management

12 James Otey Sr. G 5-11 160 Roanoke, VA/William Fleming HS Sports Management

15 Phillip Wood Jr. G 6-2 186 Suitland, MD/Talledega Sports Management

20 Terrence Washington Sr. G/F 6-4 185 Charleston, SC/Martin Methodist Social Work

22 Calvin Smith Jr. G/F 6-7 225 Auburn, AL/Auburn HS Visual Performing Arts

23 Antwan Wilkerson So. F 6-6 205 Greensboro, NC/Western Guilford

25 Thaddeus Williams So. G 6-0 165 Salisbury, NC/Salisbury HS

32 Anthony Scarboro Jr. G/F 5-11 186 Clayton, NC/Clayton HS Sports Management

35 Marcus Walker Fr. F 6-5 195 Raleigh, NC/William G. Enloe HS

42 Michael Cooper Sr. F/C 6-7 240 New Rochelle, NY/New Rochelle HS Undecided

44 Shawn Stanislaus Jr. F 6-5 230 Boston, MA/Bunker Hill CC Sport Management

52 Delonta Boyd Jr. C 6-5 270 Washington, D.C./Wise HS Undecided


No. Name Class Pos. Ht. Wt. Hometown/Previous School Major

52 Delonta Boyd Jr. C 6-5 270 Washington, D.C./Wise HS Undecided

42 Michael Cooper Sr. F/C 6-7 240 New Rochelle, NY/New Rochelle HS Undecided

10 Richard Daniels, Jr. So. PG 5-10 180 Winston-Salem, NC/Carver HS

12 James Otey Sr. G 5-11 160 Roanoke, VA/William Fleming HS Sports Management

11 Trevin Parks Jr. G 5-11 165 Hickory, NC/UNC-Charlotte Sports Management

32 Anthony Scarboro Jr. G/F 5-11 186 Clayton, NC/Clayton HS Sports Management

5 Reginal Shuford Fr. G 6-3 175 Hickory, NC/Hickory HS Sports Management

22 Calvin Smith Jr. G/F 6-7 225 Auburn, AL/Auburn HS Visual Performing Arts

44 Shawn Stanislaus Jr. F 6-5 230 Boston, MA/Bunker Hill CC Sport Management

35 Marcus Walker Fr. F 6-5 195 Raleigh, NC/William G. Enloe HS

20 Terrence Washington Sr. G/F 6-4 185 Charleston, SC/Martin Methodist Social Work

3 Robert Williams So. F 6-4 190 Atlanta, GA/Sandy Creek HS

25 Thaddeus Williams So. G 6-0 165 Salisbury, NC/Salisbury HS

23 Antwan Wilkerson So. F 6-6 205 Greensboro, NC/Western Guilford

15 Phillip Wood Jr. G 6-2 186 Suitland, MD/Talledega Sports Management

Head Coach: Stephen Joyner, Sr., 25th season/Athletics Director


Mark Sherrill, First Assistant 19th season

Wiyle Petty, Second Assistant 1st season



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community involvement


Charlotte, NC - The Johnson C. Smith University men’s and women’s basketball team volunteered their time and energy

to assist with a Habitat for Humanity Charlotte project on September 9th from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Both teams

volunteered at the Wellingford Street location.

JCSU Basketball painted the interior of a new Habitat home for a deserving family. The student-athletes had an opportunity

to make a difference in the Charlotte community while having an enjoyable time. This was also a great team-building

exercise for the students-athletes and staff; and a great way to start the new school year.

“Habitat for Humanity is an awesome organization, and we appreciate the chance to contribute to their efforts,” said

head women’s basketball coach Vanessa Taylor. “JCSU Athletics has partnered with Habitat over the last few years; this is

a worthwhile effort. I’m glad our student-athletes get to see how pitching in and teamwork allow you to accomplish much

greater goals. Most importantly, it’s just a great feeling to able to help others in need.”

Habitat Charlotte was founded in 1983 as a non-profit housing organization; since then the organization has built more

than 850 homes in Charlotte. Habitat Charlotte serves 70-80 families each year through new home construction, Critical

Home Repair Program, and by purchasing and renovating vacant, foreclosed homes.

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season outlook

The JCSU Golden Bulls Men’s Basketball team is geared up for another season of action on the hardwood.

Johnson C. Smith finished just one game shy of the CIAA Tournament Finals. The team concluded the year with

a 17-11 overall record and 11-6 mark in the conference. Early in the 2010-11 season, the Golden Bulls earned

rankings in the Atlantic Region.

Head coach Steve Joyner, Sr. returns for his 25th season as the engineer of JCSU Men’s Basketball. Joyner

has the most wins of any active coach in the CIAA with 437. He prepares to make a run at a fourth CIAA Championship

(2001, 2008, 2009) and earn a bid into regional competition.

J.C. Smith will miss seniors Ryan Carter, Earl Jackson, and Ronald Thornhill. But one of the many bright

spots will be junior guard Trevin Parks. Parks is the reigning CIAA Player of the Year, who led the conference

averaging 21.2 points per game. His performance on the floor earned Parks several honors, including HSRN

Player of the Year and All-American status.

Seniors James Otey and Michael Cooper will also be two familiar faces contributing. Otey averaged 7.9

points per game last season at guard and Cooper averaged 5.5 points at the forward/center position. Otey

played in all 29 games and started 19, while Cooper started six games and saw time in 26 contests.

Sophomores Robert Williams and Antwan Wilkerson along with juniors Calvin Smith and Delonta Boyd will

provide the experience in the front court for the Golden Bulls. Williams and Wilkerson both played in at least 26

games and averaged over 13 minutes per contest. Both their roles may increase this season. Smith and Boyd

offer size and depth in the post. Smith played in all 28 games and started in 24, while Boyd played in 27 games

and started 18. Boyd contributed the most points of the four, averaging 8.5 points per game.

Guards Richard Daniels and Thaddeus Williams saw limited time last season. Both guards will be competing

to produce more within the system.

The Golden Bulls have added tons of athleticism with six newcomers. Shawn Stanislaus, Marcus Walker,

Phillip Wood, and Terrence Washington are new to the JCSU front court. All four men stand over 6’4 with excellent

jumping ability and presence in the post. Reginald Shuford and Anthony Scarboro join the backcourt to

increase the rotation of ball handlers and distributors for Johnson C. Smith.

J.C. Smith will open the 2011-12 season in the comforts of Brayboy Gymnasium on November 18th. JCSU

will challenge Allen University as part of the Annual JCSU Tip-off Classic. The Golden Bulls were 12-2 at home

last season.

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player profiles

James Otey

SR * G * 5-11 * 160

Roanoke, VA

Sports Management


2010-11 Season:

Played in 28 games…started 19 games…averaged 25.3 minutes per game…averaged 7.9 points and 3.1 rebounds per game…

averaged 1.6 assists and 1.5 steals per game…recorded a total 46 assists, 43 steals, and two blocks…shot 40.4% from the

field (74-183)…shot 85.7% from the free throw line (30-35)…shot 37.8% from the three point line (42-111)...scored a new

career-high of 19 points (vs. Northrop Grumman Apprentice School, 12/18/10)…pulled down a season-high nine rebounds (vs.

Virginia Union, 01/17/11)…dished out a season-high five assists (vs. Bowie State, 01/20/11)…swiped a season-high four steals

(vs. Saint Augustine’s, 02/21/11)…scored double figures in eight games

2009-10 Season:

Played in 28 games…started in 15 games…averaged 14.3 minutes per

game…scored a season-high 13 points against St. Paul’s (01/11/10)…recorded

a total 74 points, 64 assists, 49 rebounds, and 27 steals…dished out a

season-high seven assists against Fayetteville State (02/02/10)…pulled down

a season-high six rebounds against Bowie State (01/18/10)…3rd on the team

in assists (64)…shot 78.6% from the free throw line (11-14)…3rd on the team

in FT percentage…shot 31.2% from the floor (24-77)…shot 34.9% from the

three point line (15-43)…3rd on the team in three-pointers made

2008-09 Season:

Played in 20 games…started once…averaged 7.0 minutes per game… second

on the team in 3-ptrs shooting percentage with .448 (13-29)… averaging

2.8 points and 1.0 rebounds per game… snatched a season-high five steals

against Bluefield State (12/20/08)…scored a career-high 18 points against

Catawba (12/17/08) … .800 free throw shooting percentage (4-5)…2009 CIAA

Tournament Champion… played seven minutes with one rebound in the NCAA

DII Regional Tournament against Alderson-Broaddus (03/14/09)

Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Attended Patrick Henry Community College...graduate of William Fleming

High School and played under Coach Mickey Hardy...2006 District Champions...record

of 25-3...honored for 1st team All-District, 1st team All-Region...

Two-time Player of the Year...First Team All-State...enjoys basketball...biggest

influence in life is his father...son of Eric and Lori Otey...full name James R.

Otey...born 11-5-87.


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Trevin Parks

JR * G * 5-11 * 165

Hickory, NC

Sports Management


2010-11 Season: Individual Statistics

Played in 27 games…started in 26…averaged 34.1 minutes per game…1st on the team in scoring (555 points, excludes postseason)…averaged

21. 3 points and 4.4 assists per game…ranked 17th in the NCAA DII for scoring…ranked 2nd in the CIAA for

scoring…shot 45.6% from the field (173-379)…shot 40.5% from the three point line (47-116)…shot 79.9% from the free throw

line (179-224)…1st on the team in FTs Made (179), FGs Made (173), Minutes Played (921), and Assists (118)…2nd on the team

in 3-pointers made (47), FT Percentage (79.9%), and Steals (37)… scored a career/season-high 36 points against Fayetteville

State (02/07/11)…scored a postseason-high of 26 points in the CIAA Quarterfinals against Chowan (03/02/11)…tallied double

digits in points in all 27 games played…scored 30+ points in three contests…

career/season-high eight assists against Newberry (11/20/10)…grabbed a

career/season-high six rebounds against St. Paul’s (01/13/11)…snatched a

career/season-high five steals against Fayetteville State (02/07/11)

2010-11 Awards and Accolades

NABC Division II All-American

NABC Division II All-District (1st Team)

Daktronics Division II All-Atlantic Region (2nd Team)

CIAA Player of the Year (1st in JCSU history)

HSRN Player of the Year (1st in JCSU history)

All-CIAA (1st Team)

CIAA All-Tournament Team

CIAA Quarterfinals Most Valuable Player

CIAA Player of the Week (week ending 01/08/11)

CIAA Newcomer & Player of the Week (week ending 12/18/10)

Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Joined the Golden Bulls after seeing limited playing time as a freshman at

UNC-Charlotte. Parks was the NCBCA District 10 Player of the Year and averaged

24 points, three rebounds and five assists his senior season at Hickory.

He was a three-year varsity letter winner for head coach Shawn Johnson.

Parks led Hickory to a 72-17 combined record that included Catawba Valley

Athletic 2A-3A Conference regular-season titles in 2008 and 2009. He completed

his career with 1,461 points.

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player profiles

Phillip Wood

JR * G * 6-2 * 186

Suitland, MD

Sports Management


Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Attended Talledega College (2009-11)…named 2009 NAIA All-American…averaged 18 points and six

rebounds during the 2010-11 season…averaged 14 points, six assists, and five rebounds during the

2009-10 season…graduate of Dr. Henry A. Wise High (Class of 2009)…played for Coach OJ Johnson at

Wise High…led team to 27-4 record and regional championship at point guard…named to All-Gazette

Team…Washington Post high school standout honorable mention…member of National Honor Society

in high school…interested jobs include athletic director and facility

manager…desires to be successful and wealthy without

actually working…hobbies include listening to music, chilling

with friends, and playing basketball…credits his parents and

his deceased uncle as his biggest influences…chose JCSU

because of his connection with head coach Steve Joyner, Sr...

athletic goals at JCSU are to win the CIAA and national championship…son

of Kimberly and Phillip Wood…full name Phillip

Michael Wood…prefers “Phil Wood”…born 8-12-91 in Washington,



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Calvin Smith

JR * G/F * 6-7 * 225

Auburn, AL

Visual Performing Arts


2010-11 Season:

Played in 28 games…started 24 games…averaged 20.8 minutes per game…averaged 4.3 points and 4.8 rebounds per

game…recorded a total 31 assists, 17 steals, and three blocks…shot 40.5% from the field (47-116)…shot 45.3% from

the free throw line (24-53)…shot 13.6% from the three-point line (3-22)…scored a career-high 13 points (vs. St. Paul’s,

11/27/10)…grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in the CIAA Tournament quarterfinals (vs. Bowie State, 03/03/11)…tallied

double figures in points and rebounds on two occasions

2009-10 Season:

Played in 25 games…averaged five minutes per game…recorded a total

28 points and 19 rebounds…shot 38.9% from the floor (14-36)…scored

a season-high four points on six occasions…pulled down a season-high

four rebounds against Virginia State (01/02/10)

2008-09 Season:

Redshirted as a freshman

Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Played at Auburn High School under coach Frank Tolbert...2008 regional

champions, record of 20-7...honored for 06-07 offensive player of the year,

06-07 rebounder of the year, 07-08 MVP, 07-08 scholastic player of the

year, 07-08 rebounder of the year, Auburn High Holiday classic MVP...high

school academic achievement of all A’s with a golden cord for a high GPA

of 3.56 upon graduating...numerous of community service for the community

market...biggest influence in his life is his mother and father...son of

Calvin and Tracy Jones...full name is Calvin Smith...born 6-7-90.

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player profiles

Shawn Stanislaus

JR * F * 6-5 * 230

Boston, MA

Sport Management


Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Attended Bunker Hill Community College (2009-11)… two-sport high school athlete (basketball and football)...

earned basketball and football all-star honors (2008-09)…career ambitions include pursuing a professional

basketball career and later becoming an athletics director...credits his aunt (Deslyn Stevens) as his biggest

influence for teaching him to work hard and never give up on his dreams…chose JCSU because it is a HBCU,

he enjoyed his campus visit, and it offers the opportunity for him to stand out…athletic goals are to contribute

to the best of his ability…son of Derry and Lucille Stanislaus... born

2-16-91 in Toronto, Ontario.


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Delonta Boyd

Jr * C * 6-5 * 270

Washington, D.C.



2010-11 Season:

Played in 27 games…started 18 games…averaged 17.3 minutes per game…averaged 8.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per

game…recorded a total 12 assists, 12 steals, and eight blocks…shot a team-high 55% from the field (88-160)…shot

65.9% from the free throw line (54-82)…scored a season-high 19 points (at St. Paul’s, 01/13/11)…grabbed a seasonhigh

15 rebounds (vs. Bowie State, 01/20/11)…tallied a double-double on four occasions…scored double figures in 11


2009-10 Season:

Played in eight games…averaged 4.3 minutes per game…recorded 31

points on the season…total 16 rebounds…averaged 3.9 ppg…1st on the

team in field goal percentage…shot 75% from the floor (15-20)…scored a

season-high 12 points against Lincoln PA (11/28/09)

Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Standout post player at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School in Washington,

D.C. …named Top 100 Prospect by Capital Hoops in the DC, MD, VA,

Baltimore region Class of 2009 (#64)…named one of the top players in the

all-area greater DC by ESPN Rise…averaged 16.9 points per game and

8.3 rebounds his senior season at Wise

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player profiles

Robert Williams

So * F * 6-4 * 190

Atlanta, GA


2010-11 Season:

Played in 26 games…started three games…averaged 13.5 minutes per game…averaged three points

and 1.7 rebounds per game…recorded a total 12 steals, 11 assists, and four blocks…shot 46.9%

from the field (30-64)…shot 61.3% from the free throw line (19-31)…scored a season-high 11 points

(vs. Northrop Grumman Apprentice School, 12/18/10)…grabbed a season-high five rebounds (vs. St.

Paul’s, 12/13/10)…scored double figures on two occasions

Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Williams was listed on the Prep Zone as one of the top 50 offensive

players for high school students in the state of Georgia.

Williams led Sandy Creek HS in scoring, assists, and rebounds

his senior season. He was MVP, captain, and selected to the

Fayette County All-Star and All-State Basketball Team in his

final high school season.


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Richard Daniels, Jr.

So * PG * 5-10 * 180

Winston-Salem, NC


2010-11 Season:

Missed much of the season due to injury

Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Daniels averaged 20 points, 10 boards, and six steals in his senior campaign at Carver HS. Daniels

as a team captain was named all-conference, most valuable player, and student-athlete of the year.

Daniels also excelled on the football field, but he will focus on

basketball as a Golden Bull.

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player profiles

Antwan Wilkerson

So * F * 6-6 * 205

Greensboro, NC


2010-11 Season:

Played in 27 games…started eight games…averaged 19.3 minutes per game…averaged 7.1 points and 4.1 rebounds per

game…recorded a total 33 assists, 26 steals, and 16 blocks…shot 43.3% from the field (77-178)…shot 59.4% from the

free throw line (19-32)…shot 29% from the three-point line (18-62)…scored a season-high 17 points (vs. Winston-Salem

State, 01/31/11)…grabbed a season-high 12 rebounds (vs. Newberry, 11/21/10)… dished out a season-high five assists

(vs. Newberry, 11/21/10)…tallied a season-high four blocks (vs. Saint Augustine’s, 02/21/11)…recorded a double-double

in two games (points and rebounds)…scored double figures in 10 games…had double figures in rebounds on three occasions

Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Wilkerson averaged 18 points and nine rebounds in his senior season at

Western Guilford HS. Wilkerson earned All-conference and All-area first

team honors as a senior.


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player profiles

Reginal Shuford

G * 6-3 * 175

Hickory, NC

Sports Management


Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Graduate of Hickory High (Class of 2011)…played for Coach Shawn Johnson…led team to a 25-3

record his senior season at point guard…HS team won 2011 district championship…earned all-district

and all-conference honors…enjoys listening to music, playing video games, and hanging with his

friends…credits his parents as his biggest influence because they push him to be his best…chose

JCSU for the basketball program, small size and location (Charlotte), and opportunities to excel…

athletic goals at JCSU are to win CIAA and regional championships

as well as be CIAA Freshman of the Year…son of Reggie

Shuford and Reese Niles…full name Reginal LaTrez Shuford…

prefers “Trez”…born 9-3-93.

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• In 2011, Diverse Issues in Higher Education ranked

JCSU as # 18 among institutions that awarded

bachelor’s degrees in Computer and Information

Sciences and Support Services to African-

American students.

• The Duke Endowment granted $35 million

to JCSU, which is one of the largest gifts ever

awarded to a Historically Black College or

University. The donation will help solidify

JCSU’s place as one of the nation’s top producers

of African-Americans in science and technology.

• JCSU is proud to have been the only site selected

by The White House for a unique ‘proof-ofconcept’

project that will use the principles of

Blue Ocean Strategy to examine the University’s

retention and graduation rates.

• Men’s Basketball: Junior guard and reigning CIAA

Player of the Year Trevin Parks continues to lead

the Golden Bulls as one of the nation’s (NCAA DII)

leading scorer, averaging 20+ points per game. His

performance this season has him in contention for

DII Player of the Year.

• Women’s Basketball: Head coach Vanessa Taylor

has impressively become the gold standard for

coaching in CIAA women’s basketball. Coach

Taylor reached her 200th victory in December

2011 and holds the JCSU record for most wins in

the women’s program.

For more information please visit

www.jcsu.edu or call

(704) 378.1010


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player profiles

Marcus Walker

F * 6-5 * 195

Raleigh, NC


Prior to JCSU/Personal:

Graduate of Enloe High (Class of 2011)…played his freshman season for Coach Chris Haugen…played his

sophomore through senior seasons for Coach Tommy Moore…led HS team to 19-2 finish in 2009 and 23-3

mark in 2010…earned all-district and all-conference his senior season…selected to play in the 2011 North Carolina

East/West All-Star game…list his hobbies as singing, watching TV, and music…chose JCSU because he

felt it would be a good fit for him…athletic goals at JCSU are to become a better player and help win a championship…son

of Antonio and Michelle Walker (both Shaw University

alum)…full name Marcus Jerome Walker…born 11-30-92.

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Charlotte, NC – Johnson C. Smith University Athletics recognized the 2000-01 Golden Bulls men’s basketball team on Saturday,

February 19, 2011 inside Brayboy Gymnasium. The department is honored the team for winning the first CIAA Tournament Championship

in school history, 10 years ago.

Has it been 10 years already Apparently so and the 2000-01 team is still the most accomplished men’s basketball squad at JCSU.

The Golden Bulls finished the season 27-5 overall, 14-2 in the CIAA, and crowned with the Western Division title. JCSU advanced

through the South Atlantic Regionals with victories over Wingate (92-60) and Winston-Salem State (64-52). Johnson C. Smith earned

a spot in the Elite Eight played in Bakersfield, California before losing out to Washburn University (70-64).

But quite a journey took place for this team. JCSU finished the regular season 22-4 and were the top ranked squad in the conference.

At the time, guard Antoine Sims (a junior) led the Golden Bulls in scoring, averaging 19.3 points per game. Forward Wiyle Petty (a

senior) was also an offensive juggernaut averaging 18.1 points and shooting 44% (107-241) from the three point line. Forward Lemans

Shingler (a senior) made J.C. Smith a three-headed monster with his 12 points and team-high 7.2 rebounds per game.

Johnson C. Smith faced struggles in the tournament in previous years, advancing the championship game but unable to get over

the hump. Back then, the CIAA Tournament was held in the Entertainment and Sports Arena in Raleigh, NC. Johnson C. Smith beat

Bowie State (74-63) in their first round of the tournament and moved on to face St. Augustine’s. J.C. Smith advanced to the championship

game with an 87-78 victory over the Falcons.

The championship game was set between the Golden Bulls and the Broncos of Fayetteville State University. This would be the third

game in three days for JCSU. J.C. Smith looked to have the title won with a three point lead and only 3.5 seconds remaining in regulation.

On the final possession of regulation, Broncos’ forward Kenny Haywood caught the inbounds and threw up a prayerful threepointer

at time expired. To just about everyone’s surprise, the shot went through sending the championship game into overtime.

“I was shocked, because he (Haywood) wasn’t known as a three-point shooter and we defended the play well,” said head coach

(then & now) Stephen Joyner, Sr. “That’s the game of basketball, you have to play until the whistle or until the clock says zero-zero.”

As a true experienced team would do, JCSU did not panic nor lose any composure. Johnson C. Smith outscored Fayetteville State

10-8 in the extra period. The Broncos launched another buzzer beater but this attempt was unsuccessful. After losing in the championship

game to Virginia Union three years earlier, the Golden Bulls had returned and finally claimed their crown.

“It’s was an amazing feeling, I can’t believe it’s already been 10 years,” said Tyson Bates (a junior guard on the championship team).

“It feels like it was just last week we were in Brayboy running the floor and now we’re celebrating the 10th anniversary; time flies. It’ll

be good to see the fellas again on reminisce on those old times; as well as show our support for the current team.”

Since that 2000-01 season, Johnson C. Smith has won their division five times (2002, 2006, 2007, 2008, & 2009) and won two more

CIAA Tournament titles (2008 & 2009).


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Charlotte, NC – Johnson C. Smith University Athletics retired the basketball jerseys of Dante Johnson and Angela Hamilton to

honor their historic playing career at JCSU. The ceremony took place on Monday, February 21, 2011 inside Brayboy Gymnasium. That

same night, J.C. Smith faced St. Augustine’s College.

Dante Johnson came to Johnson C. Smith from Scotts’ Branch High School in Summerton, South Carolina in 1983. Johnson is a

native of Summerton, SC standing at a height of 6’6 and a playing weight of 180-185 lbs. In his four years (1983-87) at J.C. Smith,

Johnson scored 2,012 points and grabbed 1,130 rebounds. He is 4th all-time in scoring and holds the school record for best field goal

percentage in a single season (68%).

Nicknamed “The Franchise,” Johnson played in 115 games, averaging 17.4 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. He was selected to

the All-CIAA and All-Tournament teams on three occasions (1985-87). In his junior season, Johnson led the team averaging 18.3 ppg

and was 22nd in the nation in field goal percentage (59.5%). He had career-highs of 38 points and 25 rebounds. Johnson completed

his degree in Communications in 1987.

Johnson joins Fred “Curly” Neal (1959-63), Mark Sherrill (1988-92), and Columbus Parker (1989-93) as the fourth Golden Bulls to

have their jersey retired.

Angela Hamilton entered JCSU as a freshman from Rutherfordton, North Carolina in 1985. Hamilton played at Rutherfordton-Spindale

High School prior to becoming a Golden Bull. She had a stellar career as a 5’10 forward for JCSU. In her four years (1985-89),

Hamilton scored 1,852 points and pulled down 1,223 rebounds; she is 1st all-time in both categories at J.C. Smith. She also holds the

record for most field goals made (career) with 742.

Affectionately known as “Ang”, Hamilton played in 105 games, averaging 17.6 points and 11.6 rebounds per contest. She is a twotime

CIAA All-Tournament selection (1987, 1989) and three-time All-CIAA selection (1987-89). Hamilton earned 1st-team All American

honors from the Black College Sports Information Directors Association (BCSIDA) in 1988. She shot 49% (742-1512) from the field

and 66% (367-556) from the free throw line for her career.

Hamilton follows former teammate Kim Brewington (1987-90) and Konecka Drakeford (1996-98) as the only Golden Bulls to have

their jerseys retired from the women’s basketball program.

“Both these players have made a tremendous contribution to their respective athletic programs and the University as a whole,” said

JCSU Director of Athletics Stephen Joyner, Sr. “Dante was a solid all-around ball player with great court awareness and discipline. I

coached Angela her first two years here at JCSU and she had a great motor and strong desire to win. She performed on both ends of

the court, and not in a selfish manner but with the mindset of doing what it takes to win the game. More importantly, as great as these

two were as players, they’re even better people…this is a recognition well deserved.”

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Hartly, DE – JCSU sophomore All-American guard Trevin Parks has been selected as the 2010-11 Division II Men’s Player of the

Year by the Heritage Sports Radio Network (HSRN) after receiving the most votes in a national online fan poll.

C.J. Reed of Bethune Cookman College and Saadia Doyle of Howard University were selected as the Division I men’s and women’s

player of the year, respectively. Allison Sikes of St. Augustine’s College won the DII women’s player of the year honor.

Parks scored a conference-high 572 total points this year. He is ranked

1st in the CIAA and 10th in the NCAA DII ranking for scoring, averaging 21.2

points per game. He has been named CIAA Newcomer of the Week twice and

conference Player of the Week twice. Parks averaged 4.3 assists per game

and had three 30+ scoring nights, including a career-high 36 points.

This is the second Player of the Year award for Parks this season; he also

became the first Golden Bull in history to be named CIAA Player of the Year.

Along with this honor, Parks has awarded NABC DII All-American honors,

NABC DII All-District First Team honors, Daktronics DII All-Atlantic Region

Second Team honors, CIAA Player of the Year, All-CIAA honors, and CIAA

All-Tournament team.

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JCSU Athletic Facilities


Biddleville Park (opened 2000) features seating for 250 fans, complete with

dugouts and lights. The park is opened in agreement with Mecklenburg County

Parks and Recreation.


The 250-seat Dr. Winston Coleman/James O. Cuthbertson, Jr. Tennis

Courts are home to the men’s and women’s programs at JCSU and has six

lighted courts. There have been 14 conference championships won between

both outstanding coaches.


The Irwin Belk Complex at Johnson C. Smith University, which features an

Olympic-size track with an eight-lane Mondo surface, bleacher seating for approximately

4,500 and high-tech academic facility, has been open since January

2003 and is already receiving a major workout. The complex hosted the

2007 & 2010 NCAA DII Outdoor Men’s and Women’s Track and Field Championships.

The infield was recently named after Eddie C. McGirt for the works

of the legendary coach who coached the Golden Bulls to 118 victories (most

in school history). Because it sits just under the beautiful Charlotte skyline and

tight off the highway, it’s facility for everyone to see and enjoy.


The Fitness & Wellness center is located in the lower level of the Irwin Belk

Complex. Our experienced/certified instructors will work with you to get you

started toward your fitness success.


The Jack S. Brayboy Gymnasium is exclusively the home for the JCSU

volleyball and both the men’s and women’s basketball teams. It is known for

energetic and boisterous home crowds that provide incredible atmosphere and

home-court advantage. The court in the gym has been named for longtime

head men’s basketball coach Stephen Joyner, Sr.

Brayboy Gymnasium is the premier gathering place for JCSU fans to cheer

on the Golden Bulls. The crowd acts as the collective Sixth Man during basketball

contests and regularly helps the team destroy opponents left and right.

Fact, the “Brayboy Madness” is famous—Sports Illustrated named it “One

of the Loudest Gymnasiums in the Country.” The Golden Bulls field NCAA Division

II contenders on a regular basis in both the men and women’s leagues.

In 2001, the NCAA Division II Basketball Regional were held inside Brayboy.

JCSU students and fans alike have a great time at Brayboy gymnasium...especially

when their team wins, which they usually do.


The practice field opened in the fall of 1999 and sits adjacent to the Coleman/Cuthbertson

Tennis Courts. It takes less than two minutes to walk from the

football locker room in the Jack S. Brayboy gymnasium to the practice fields

Where the Golden Bulls football team conducts practice on a regular basis.

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Stephen Joyner

Stephen Joyner, Sr. is approaching his 25th season as head

coach of the JCSU Golden Bulls men’s basketball team. A native of

Winston-Salem, NC Joyner’s success in basketball began at Atkins High

School where he was the second leading scorer on the 1969 undefeated

North Carolina State 4-A Championship Team. With a stellar high school

career, Joyner became the star point guard for the Golden Bulls from


After a stint as an assistant coach at Virginia Union University, he

received his first head coaching position with Smith’s women’s team in

1980, building the Golden Bulls into one of the CIAA’s most competitive

programs. He guided the women’s team to its first appearance in the

NCAA South Atlantic Regional Tournament. To get there, Smith won

its first CIAA Southern Division Championship and finished second in

the conference tournament. After compiling a 92-87 record with the

women’s team, Joyner took over as the head men’s coach in 1987. For

over two decades, he has taken the men’s program to unprecedented levels, establishing Smith as one of

the most feared teams in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. His career record is 437-256 (as

of 9/21/11).

Throughout his 24-year tenure as coach, Joyner has collected numerous accomplishments during his

career. Joyner is the winningest men’s basketball coach in Golden Bulls history, having recorded over 400

victories. He led the Golden Bulls to the CIAA Western Division Title in 1992, 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007,

2008, and 2009. In 2000, his team finished fourth in the CIAA, third place finishes in 1991, 1993 and 2003,

second place finishes in 1992, 1998, 2002, and 2006. Coach Joyner has captured the CIAA Tournament

Championship in 2001, 2008, and 2009. He was selected as the CIAA Coach of the Year and (1992, 1997,

2001) and NCAA Division II South Atlantic Region Coach of the Year in 2001.

In the 2000-01 season, he led the team to victory in the Harbor City Classic in Baltimore, Maryland,

the Legacy Classic in Charlotte, North

Carolina, the CIAA Western Division

Championship, the University’s first

ever CIAA Tournament Championship,

the University’s first ever NCAA South

Atlantic Regional Championship and

first appearance in the NCAA Elite

Eight National Tournament held in

Bakersfield, California. His Golden

Bulls completed their historical season

by being ranked #10 in the final NCAA

poll and #2 in the Final Sheridan

Broadcasting Network poll of black


In all, Joyner has taken the Bulls

to seven CIAA Divisional Titles and

has produced 25 All-CIAA performers


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and five All-Americans, many who received those honors multiple times. In addition, his up-tempo style

produced JCSU’s top two career scorers, Columbus “Green Light” Parker and Mark Sherrill, who now

serves as Joyner’s top assistant coach at Smith. Joyner is an active member of the Central Intercollegiate

Athletic Association Basketball Coaches Association (CIAA-BCA) and National Association of Basketball

Coaches (NABC). Joyner is an NCAA Division II Congressmen and member of the All-American

Committee. He previously served as a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

South Atlantic Regional Ranking Committee. He serves as a member of the McCrorey YMCA Board.

The Bulls success on the court is matched by the success of the student-athletes in the classroom.

Joyner strongly believes that students who excel in academics give him an advantage as a coach.

“Watching an athlete mature is an accomplishment in its self,” said Joyner. “When athletes graduate,

you know that you have developed the student spiritually, physically, and mentally.” Under Joyner, Smith

consistently ranks at the top of the CIAA cumulative grade point average. At Smith, where academics are

always priority, Joyner is a vindicator for education first for all players. Joyner earned a bachelor’s degree

in health and physical education from Johnson C. Smith University and a master’s degree in guidance and

counseling from Virginia State University.

Joyner and his wife Narell live in Charlotte, North Carolina. They have two sons and a daughter:

Steve Jr., who is going into his second season as head women’s basketball coach at conference rival

Winston-Salem State University, Brian, and Janel, a graduate from The University of North Carolina. The

Joyners are also the proud grandparents of a little girl (Alicia).

Joyner Season-By-Season

Year School W- L Pct

1987-88 Johnson C. Smith 14-14 .500

1988-89 Johnson C. Smith 6-21 .222

1989-90 Johnson C. Smith 16-12 .571

1990-91 Johnson C. Smith 23-7 .767

1991-92 Johnson C. Smith 25-7 .781

1992-93 Johnson C. Smith 20-8 .714

1993-94 Johnson C. Smith 15-11 .577

1994-95 Johnson C. Smith 21-9 .700

1995-96 Johnson C. Smith 11-16 .407

1996-97 Johnson C. Smith 9-17 .346

1997-98 Johnson C. Smith 22-9 .710

1998-99 Johnson C. Smith 19-8 .704

1999-00 Johnson C. Smith 16-13 .552

2000-01 Johnson C. Smith 27-5 .844

2001-02 Johnson C. Smith 23-8 .742

2002-03 Johnson C. Smith 20-9 .690

2003-04 Johnson C. Smith 16-13 .552

2004-05 Johnson C. Smith 16-13 .552

2005-06 Johnson C. Smith 23-8 .742

2006-07 Johnson C. Smith 16-9 .640

2007-08 Johnson C. Smith 21-10 .677

2008-09 Johnson C. Smith 23-8 .742

2009-10 Johnson C. Smith 18-10 .643

2010-11 Johnson C. Smith 17-11 .607

Johnson C. Smith 24 437-256 .631

Career 24 437-256 .631

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assistant coach

Mark Sherrill - Assistant Coach

Mark Sherrill begins his 19th season as the top assistant coach for his

alma mater. As a student-athlete at Johnson C. Smith, Sherrill was a four year

letterman and completed his basketball career as one of the all-time scorer in

JCSU history.

Sherrill is the JCSU all-time second leading scorer with 2,552 points, a mark

established in 1992. He was named to the Don Hansen’s Basketball Gazette

NCAA Division II All-American basketball team and the 1991 Extra Point Club,

Inc.’s All-American basketball team. He was the first JCSU player to make

All-American under Coach Steve Joyner and the first male in University history.

During the 1990-91 season, Sherrill averaged 25.8 points per game. He

was the CIAA Rookie of the Year and a first team All-Rookie selection. Sherrill

earned All-CIAA honors at forward in 1990 and 1991. He was a first team

All-South Atlantic Region as selected by the National Association of Basketball

Coaches (NABC).

Sherrill was named as a South Atlantic Region Player to Watch by the 1990-91 and 1991-92 NCAA Preview

Basketball Magazine. He was named to the 1991 All-Tournament South Atlantic Regional team. Sherrill finished

eighth in the nation in scoring in the final 1991 NCAA rankings. He set a school record for most points in a season

with 774 during the 1990-91 season. Sherrill is currently sixth in all-time CIAA scoring.

Sherrill moved on to coaching after his playing career and begins his 19th season as the top assistant coach

for his alma mater.

During his 18 years along side head coach Stephen Joyner, Sr., Sherrill has helped the Golden Bulls men’s

basketball team reach new heights. JCSU captured the CIAA Western Division title in 2001, 2002, 2006, 2007,

and 2008. The 2000-01 season proved to be magical when Johnson C. Smith won the CIAA Western Division

Championship, the University’s first ever CIAA Tournament Championship, the University’s first ever NCAA

South Atlantic Regional Championship and first appearance in the NCAA Elite Eight National Tournament

held in Bakersfield, California. Sherrill’s contributions have guided the Golden Bulls to three CIAA Tournament

Championships (2001, 2008, 2009).

Sherrill earned a bachelor’s degree in Sociology from JCSU in 1992. He currently resides in Charlotte, NC with

his three children: M.J., Stephen and Stephanie.


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2010-11 season statistics

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all-time records


C. Randolph Taylor (1928-29) 6-11

J. Frederick Thomas (1929-30) 11-10

*L.P. Bynum (1930-31) 10-15

Herbert Penn (1935-45) 125-57

Jack S. Brayboy (1946-48;

(1952-55) 67-67

Calvin Irving (1951-52) 14-5

C.L. Cline (1955-56) 1-15

Eddie McGrit (1959-62) 48-26

Bill McCullough (1962-69) 82-63

Joe Alston (1969-74) 81-49

Jerome Fitch (1974-78) 49-61

Robert Moore (1978-87) 148-101

Steve Joyner (1988- ) 420-245

All-Time men’s record: 1,041-715

*Records for 1931-35 seasons for L.P. Bynum are undetermined


2,586 Columbus Parker 1989-93

2,552 Mark Sherrill 1988-92

2,077 George Cooper 1971-75

2,012 Dante Johnson 1983-87

1,769 Melvin Abrams 1993-96

1,737 Francis Proctor 1976-1980

1,640 Robert Boykins 1992-95

1,627 Wiyle Petty 1997-2001

1,616 Larcell Oliver 1978-1982

1,544 John Fulton 2003-06

1,502 Roosevelt McGruder 1980-1984

1,470 Clarence Barnes 1957-61

1,460 James Hester 1959-63

1,426 Jerry Hollis 2006-10

1,420 Lemans Shingler 1997-2001

1,404 Herbert Entzimger 1975-78

1,400 Phil Flores 1978-82

1,344 Maurice Hooper 2004-08

1,295 Antoine Sims 2000-02

1,161 Ryan Scott 2006-09

1,150 Marco Spears 2001-03

1,076 James Dillard 2006-10

1,050 Jerome Givens 2003-07



2,586 Columbus Parker, 1989-93

Scoring Average:

22.4 Columbus Parker 1989-93

Field Goals Attempted:

1,950 Mark Sherrill, 1988-92

Most Free-Throws

1,099 Columbus Parker, 1989-93

Rebound Average

17.3 Bob Butts, 1968-72

Best Free-Throw Percentage:

83.9% Vincent Brown, 1985-88

Most Rebounds:

1,379 George Cooper, 1971-75


732 Phil Flores, 1978-81


341 Sonny Proctor, 1977-81

Points by a Freshman

605 Columbus Parker, 1989-93


Field Goals Made:

301 George Cooper, 1974-75

Field Goals Attempted:

642 Robert Lewis 1974-75

Field Goal Percentage:

68% Dante Johnson 1986-87

68.6% Lemans Shingler 1997-98

Three-Point Field Goals Attempted:

279 Antoine Sims 2001-02

Free Throws Made:

110 Antoine Sims 2001-02

Free Throw percentage:

100% Benjamin Chasten 2001-02



49 Jackie Wilson vs. Fayetteville State, 1967

George Cooper vs. Virginia State, 1975

Walter Hurd vs. Shaw, 1989

Columbus Parker vs. Fayetteville State, 1990

Free-throw percentage:

100% Walter Hurd (18 of 18) vs. St. Paul’s 1989

Three-Point Field Goals Made:

9 Columbus parker, 1990

Antoine Sims vs. Augustine’s (2-12-02)

Field Goals Attempted:

36 Walter Hurd, 1989


Claude Saunders 1955

Joseph Crenshaw 1959

Larry Hancock 1961

James Hester 1962

Fred “Curly” Neal 1963

Charles Turner 1965

Reginald Randolph 1967

Jackie Wilson 1967

Robert Butts 1970-71

George Cooper 1974-75

Robert Lewis 1976

Herbert Entminger 1977-78

Sonny Proctor 1978

Francis Proctor 1979-80

William Tibbs 1979, 1982

Larcell Oliver 1980

Phil Flores 1981

Roosevelt McGruder 1984

Dante Johnson 1985-87

Vincent Brown 1986-87

Chris Jones 1988

Walter Hurd 1989

Mark Sherill 1990-92

Columbus Parker 1991-93

Robert Boykins 1993-95

Tyron Satterfield 1993

Melvin Abrams 1995-96

Alex Thompson 1996-97

Benny Mars 1998

Marquis Wright 1998

Christopher Reese 1999

Lemans Shingler 1999-2001

Wiyle Petty 2000-01

Marco Spears 2002-03

Antoine Sims 2002

Vernon Benjamin 2003

Charles Clark 2005-06

John Fulton 2005-06

Maurice Hooper 2007

Jerry Hollis 2008-2009

James Dillard 2009

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johnson c. smith university

Founded in 1867 as Biddle Memorial Institute, the university enrolls approximately 1,500 students and confers bachelor’s

degrees to hundreds of students each year in 27 different majors.

Each student receives an IBM laptop computer equipped with the latest software and wireless capabilities. Internet access

is provided through electronic data ports in the library, dormitory rooms and multimedia classrooms. Network access is

available through dial-up modem for off-campus students.

The university’s service learning component, which combines academics and community service, has become a national

model to other higher education institutions. Extensive career development opportunities abound through co-op programs

and internships with more than 90 companies.


President – Dr. Ronald L. Carter

Executive Vice President and COO - Dr. Elfred A. Pinkard

Special Asst. to the President for University Relations - Malcolm Graham

Executive Asst. to the President for Administration – Mr. Torrey Feimster

Vice President for Institutional Advancement – Ms. Joy E. Paige

Asst. Vice President for Institutional Advancement - Mrs. Sharon Harrington

Vice President for Business and Finance – Mr. Gerald Hector

Dean of Student Development - Mrs. Cathy Jones

Asst. VP for Government Sponsored Programs & Research– Dr. Diane Bowles

Director of Public Relations - Ms. Sherri D. Belfield

Director of Athletics – Mr. Stephen Joyner, Sr.

Director of Alumni Affairs - Mr. Ron Matthews

School Motto:

“Sit Lux” – “Let There Be Light”

Presidental Vision

Johnson C. Smith’s 13th President, Dr. Ronald L. Carter, has issued a challenge to faculty, staff, students, staff, alumni, trustees and friends. He has envisioned a

path to move JCSU from good to great on the educational landscape so that we may live on our growing edge.

In his vision, he has six priorities that will outline the way we move forward:

• Academic Excellence – Shift the weight between quantity and quality in the University’s policies and procedures that currently lean toward quantity, which in effect

has led to inconsistent levels of Smith’s programs, faculty and students.

• Operational Performance – Develop a focused University strategy that is based on a comprehensive management information system and measurable outcomes.

• Advising Research Mastery – Attract, hire, and maintain a differential faculty of teacher-advisers, teacher scholars, and applied researchers.

• Diversity – Attract a critical mass of highly motivated, high achieving students across racial, ethnic, and national boundaries.

• Distinctive Student Experience – Accelerate the University’s scheduled maintenance plan, especially in the classrooms and dormitories.

• Community Engagement – Lead sustained and actionable conversations with the City and coalitions of developers concerning the revitalization of the Urban Distinct

that is Johnson C. Smith’s front door.

University Facts

• Each full-time student receives laptop computer equipped with complete access to a campus-wide network through wired and wireless connectivity. Internet access

is provided through electronic data ports in the library, dormitory rooms (one per pillow) and multimedia classrooms. The university has made a commitment to

utilizing technology in the classroom by implementing “Smart Classrooms” which have varying degrees of technology faculty can use to engage students.

• JCSU has been ranked several times by U.S. News and World Report as one of the best comprehensive colleges in the South, Johnson C. Smith University

continues to be a leader among private liberal arts colleges in the nation.

• The University enrolls approximately 1,500 students and confers bachelor’s degrees to hundreds of students each year in 27 different majors.

Johnson C. Smith’s service learning component, which combines academics and community service, has become a national model to other higher education

institutions. Extensive career development opportunities abound through co-op programs and internships with more than 90 companies.

• On December 27, 1892, Livingstone College and then Biddle Memorial Institute, (Johnson C. Smith University) played in the first black college football contest in

snows of Salisbury, North Carolina, just two days after Christmas. This 119-year old historic rivalry still exist today with the Commemorative Classic.


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johnson c. smith university

Purpose/Mission Statement

Founded in 1867 under the auspices of the Committee on Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., Johnson C. Smith University

(JCSU) is an independent, private, coeducational institution of higher learning. Located in the rapidly growing metropolis of Charlotte,

North Carolina, “Queen City of the South,” this historically African-American university has a residential campus with a familiar

atmosphere in which students are stimulated and nurtured by dedicated and caring faculty and staff.

Consistent with its Christian roots, the university recognizes the importance of moral and ethical values to undergird intellectual

development and all endeavors. JCSU believes in the unrelenting pursuit of knowledge and in the values of cultivating the life of the

mind. The university assigns great significance to the development of self-confidence, to the understanding of ones’ own heritage as

well as an awareness of the cultures of others, to exploration of the myriad forces affecting people of a complex technological age, and

to formulating a sense of one’s role in this schema.

The mission of JCSU is to provide an outstanding education for a diverse group of talented and highly motivated students from various

ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographical backgrounds. The university offers a liberal education in conjunction with concentrated study

in specialized fields, in preparation for advanced study and specific careers.

The university endeavors to produce graduates who are able to communicate effectively, think critically, learn independently as well

as collaboratively, and demonstrate competence in their chosen fields. Further, it provides an environment in which students can fulfill

their physical, social, cultural, spiritual, and other personal needs through which they can develop a compelling sense of social and

civic responsibility for leadership and service in a dynamic, multicultural society. Likewise, the university embraces its responsibility to

provide leadership, service, and lifelong learning to the larger community.

Regarding teaching effectiveness as paramount in its educational enterprise, JCSU has a commitment to the recruitment and retention

of an outstanding faculty. To this end, the university promotes faculty development, encourages faculty involvement in research and

other creative activities, and endorses the principles of academic freedom.

To ensure the integrity and stability of its status and the perpetuation of its rich legacy, Johnson C. Smith University has a firm resolve

to maintain the fiscal and human resources requisite to be a truly distinctive institution—a hallmark of excellence in its students, faculty,

staff, administrators, academic and other programs, facilities, operations, and environment.

Notable Alumni

Frederick Branch ’42 first African American officer in the United States Marine Corps.

Eva M. Clayton ‘55 Clayton and Mel Watt were the first African Americans elected to the House of Representatives from

North Carolina since 1898 (since Clayton won the special election, she took office before Watt).

Charlie Dannelly ‘62 is a Democratic member of the North Carolina General Assembly representing the state’s thirty-eighth

Senate district since 1995.

Richard Erwin ‘47 In 1980, President Jimmy Carter appointed Erwin as the first black federal judge in North Carolina.

Vincent Matthew ‘70 winner of two gold medals at the 1968 Summer Olympics and 1972 Summer Olympics.

Pettis Norman ’62 former tight end with the NFL’s Dallas Cowboys and San Diego Chargers. He is on the top-50 greatest Dallas

Cowboys of All-Time. (the school’s annual award given to the outstanding student-athlete is called the Pettis Norman Award.)

Fred “Curly” Neal ‘62 legendary former member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Chet Grimsley ’78 recognized as the first Euro-American to garner accolades as All-CIAA and All-American at JCSU and at

an HBCU. Author of “White Golden Bull.”

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university president

Dr. Ronald Carter

Dr. Ronald L. Carter, a native of High Point, N.C., became the 13th

president of Johnson C. Smith University on July 1, 2008. With more than

30 years serving students and universities, Dr. Carter brings an impressive

record of community leadership, academic administration, and budget

management to the position.

Upon graduating magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, with a Bachelor of

Arts degree in sociology and philosophy from Morehouse College in 1971,

Dr. Carter began his distinguished career at Boston University’s Martin

Luther King Jr. Center, where by 1981, he rose to become the school’s

youngest dean of students. While at Boston University, Dr. Carter pursued

graduate studies, earning both a Master of Theology degree and a Ph.D.

in philosophy of religion. In the late 1980s, Dr. Carter’s interaction with

relatives of Nelson Mandela compelled him to put his abilities to work in

South Africa.

Prior to Mandela’s release from prison in 1990 and the abolition of apartheid, Dr. Carter was named

senior administrator of the Health Services Development Unit at the University of the Witwatersrand

in Johannesburg, South Africa. The program he served was dedicated to improving the health of local

communities through the development of model approaches based on primary health care principles and

decentralized rural health systems. Within five years at the university, he again defied the status quo by

becoming the school’s dean of students— and one of the first black administrators at the traditionally white

institution. As dean of students, he created and received funding for the Wits Black Schools Partnership

Programme that brought the university together with more than 4,000 high school students to enhance

learning in township schools that were disadvantaged by apartheid. In addition, he helped raise $500,000

to support an initiative between the BookSmart Foundation and the university to provide five computer

centers and more than four million books to children, schools, and libraries in South African townships.

Dr. Carter returned to the United States in 1997 as the provost and dean of faculty at Coker College

in Hartsville, S.C. His almost 11-year tenure at Coker College included key roles in the private liberal arts

college’s strategic planning, academic and student development, financial management, and fund-raising.

At Coker College he created a Distinguished International Visiting Scholars Program and a Distinguished

Lecture Series. He also provided guidance and oversight for the college’s Center for Leadership and

Community Development, which partnered the college with community-based organizations, governmental

departments, and funding organizations. A conceptual framework he worked with at Coker College

for assessing and evaluating student learning outcomes in general education has baeen published in

Assessing Student Learning in General Education.

His many community involvements have included serving as ethicist for the Pee Dee Regional Center

Ethics Committee, chairman of the Darlington County Disabilities and Special Needs Board, member

of the Greater Timmonsville Friends United Board of Directors, chair of the Darlington County Habitat

for Humanity board, first vice-president and director of education of the Palmetto State and Baptist

Convention, member of the Pee Dee United Negro College Fund Advisory Board, member of the Coastal

Carolina University Dalton and Linda Floyd Mentoring Program

Advisory Board, and vice president of the Hartsville Rotary Club.

With research and teaching interests in the areas of medical ethics, ethical theory, and philosophic-


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university president

religious issues, Dr. Carter has held faculty positions at both Coker College and Boston University. While

at Boston University, he was director of the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Career, Educational and

Counseling Services and served as senior editor of Debate and Understanding, a scholarly journal for the

study of minority Americans’ economic, political, and social development.

His expertise in medical ethics and community involvement have brought him several national

appointments, including moderator for the National Meeting of the Medical Institute for Sexual Health

(2004-2006), chair of expert panel for the Connecting Parenting Adults and Youth Project funded by

the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006), and chair of expert review panel of scientific

measurement for an abstinence rating tool funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

(2007). He has appeared on numerous television and radio programs in South Africa and in the U.S.,

discussing educational issues and policies.

Among his many honors and awards, Dr. Carter was appointed a Sloan Scholar at Morehouse College,

a Danforth Fellow at Boston University, and a Merrill Scholar at Robert College in Istanbul, Turkey. He was

a senior fellow at the Stedman Graham Leadership Institute of Chicago, and nominated by South Carolina

Governor Jim Hodges to serve as a member of the John De La Howe School Board of Trustees.

In 2006, Dr. Carter was the recipient of the 2006 South Carolina Dance Association President’s Award

for promoting and supporting dance in South Carolina. He was recognized in the 2005/2006 edition of

Blackbook as an outstanding citizen who is making a difference in Eastern South Carolina.

He is the father of one daughter, Tumelo Rosalind Carter, and has been the foster parent of four other children.

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# Name School Class Pos Ht. Hometown

4 Travis Hyman BSU Sr. C 7’-0” Annapolis, MD

20 Darren Clark BSU Sr. G 6’-0” Largo, MD

15 Marquie Cooke ECSU Sr. G 6’-3” Suffolk, VA

21 Rondy Tucker ECSU Sr. F 6’-7” Plainfield, NJ

44 Sidney Evans FSU Sr. F 6’-7” Durham, NC

2 Jamal Carpenter FSU Sr. F 6’-4” Salisbury, NC

11 Trevin Parks JCSU Jr. G 5’-9” Hickory, NC

22 Denzel Mooney LU Sr. G 6’-3” Baltimore, MD

12 Joel Kindred SAC So. G 6’-5” Raleigh, NC

20 Antonio Smith SU Sr. G 6’-6” Greenville, NC

5 Ibn-Saed Rasoull VSU Sr. F 6’-4” Petersburg, VA

1 Lamar Monger WSSU Sr. G 6’-1” Ahoskie, NC


as selected by CIAA Basketball Coaches Association

Northern Division

1. Bowie State University

2. Elizabeth City State University

3. Virginia Union University

4. Virginia State University

5. Chowan University

6. Lincoln University

Southern Division

1. Shaw University

2. Johnson C. Smith University

3. Winston-Salem State University

4. Fayetteville State University

5. Livingstone College

6. St. Augustine’s College


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Sportsmanship should be regarded as a mandatory subset of game environment.

That is, an institution can exhibit great sportsmanship without having a great game

environment. However, it is not possible to have a great game environment without


Another way of thinking:

Poor sportsmanship at athletics events can destroy the school’s front door to

community, which is what the Division II community-engagement effort seeks to create.

Many of our audiences make a natural assumption that “game environment”

and “sportsmanship” are synonyms, but they are not meant to be.

Sportsmanship should be regarded both as a set of attitudes and as behavior that gives

expression to those attitudes. It speaks to the concepts of respect and concern for

fairness, courtesy, and the ethical conduct of all involved in Division II athletics. It is one

of the six core attributes of Division II membership. All of our institutions already should

be striving to achieve a high level of sportsmanship.

As new audiences are drawn in through the athletics program, great care must be

taken to make certain that the impressions are positive. The overall production of any

athletics event is a reflection on the institution in general. Individuals attracted to an institution

through community engagement may feel disappointed or even deceived if the

experience at an athletic event is poor.

The game environment can be compromised through factors other than behavior. We

should be equally concerned about whether the setting is comfortable and whether the

event is lively and entertaining. Three tests come to mind:

Is it civil

• What steps have been taken to ensure

suitable behavior from coaches and participating


• Are formal plans in place to confront unacceptable

behavior in the stands

• Are steps taken to separate boisterous

crowds such as students from families

and retirees

• Are student-athlete fans (for example, football

players attending a basketball game)

advised in advance of the behavior that is

expected of them

Is it comfortable

• Are restroom facilities adequate and are

they clean

• Is the seating as comfortable as it can be

• Is trash picked up

• Is parking nearby

• Is the food offered at the concession stands

good and affordable (and are healthy alternatives


• Is the concession stand (including all counters,

floors, equipment and condiment areas)

clean and serviced throughout the event

• Are concession employees adhering to all

health department standards

• Are the fans welcomed to the venue by

courteous, neatly dressed employees

(including ticket sellers, ticket takers,

pass gate personnel, ushers and

program/souvenir sellers)

Is it lively and entertaining

• For events that have cheerleaders and

bands, do they develop and maintain

positive energy

• Is signage used to tell a broader

message and add color

• Are steps taken to make the event

seem part of something larger (that

it’s an integral part of the institution’s

educational offering)

• Are other educational programs on

display at athletics events

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the CIAA

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association is the oldest

African-American athletic conference in the United States.

Founded in 1912 on the campus of Hampton Institute (now

Hampton University), the CIAA embodies a history rich in

tradition which epitomizes the fortitude of its 10 colleges and


When the conference was founded it was originally known

as the Colored Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Its founding

fathers were Allen Washington and C.H. Williams of Hampton

Institute; Earnest J. Marshall of Howard University; George

Johnson of Lincoln University (PA); W.E. Atkins, Charles

Fraser and H.P. Hargrove of Shaw University and J.W. Barco

and J.W. Pierce of Virginia Union University.

Student-athletes who compete in CIAA basketball this

season continue a legacy of excellence that culminated in

a competitive frenzy that began a half century ago. That

culminating event was the first CIAA basketball tournament.

Today, it is highly regarded as model for sports promotion.

The first CIAA tournament was held at the end of the

1945-46 season in Turner’s Arena in Washington, D.C., where

the North Carolina College men’s team reined victorious over

that inaugural tournament. Lem Graves, who chronicled the

tournament’s events for a weekly newspaper, wrote that it was

the “all-time sports thrill of a lifetime.” Graves should receive a

chorus of affirmation.

The CIAA, which is comprised of 13 member institutions:

Bowie State University, Chowan University, Elizabeth City

State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C.

Smith University, Lincoln University (PA), Livingstone

College, Saint Augustine’s College, Saint Paul’s College,

Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union

University, and Winston-Salem State University, is divided

into Northern and Southern Divisions, and sponsors sixteen

annual championships. The men’s championships are football,

cross country, basketball, indoor track, golf, outdoor track,

baseball, and tennis. The eight women’s championships are

cross country, basketball, indoor track, outdoor track, softball,

volleyball, bowling and tennis. CIAA teams are recognized as

national contenders in sports. In basketball, Virginia Union

won NCAA Division II national titles in 2005, 1992, and 1980.

North Carolina Central University (former affiliate) also won the

national championship in 1989. CIAA basketball teams have

appeared in the NCAA tournament each of the last thirty years,

and the conference has distinguished itself by having more

teams compete for the national basketball title than any other

conference at the Division II level.

Division rivalries and heroic finishes are CIAA hallmarks.

This season, more than any other, the legacy will surely


CIAA Sports Information Directors Association

Greg Goings

Sports Information Director

Bowie State University


(301) 860-3574

Meredith Long

Deputy Athletics Director/SID

Chowan University


(252) 398-6468

April Emory

Sports Information Director

E l i z a b e t h C i t y S t a t e



(252) 335-3278

Adrian Ferguson

Sports Information Director

Fayetteville State University


(910) 672-1254

Lamont Hinson

Sports Information Director

Johnson C. Smith University


(704) 378-1118

Chris Weeden

Sports Information Director

Lincoln University (PA)


(484) 365-7384

Richard Rogers

Sports Information Director

Livingstone College


(704) 216-6179

Anthony Jeffries

Sports Information Director

Saint Augustine’s College


(919) 516-5158

Bianca Warren

Sports Information Director

Saint Paul’s College


(434) 848-1828

Sherri Fillingham

Sports Information Director

Shaw University


(919) 546-8250

Jason Pompey

Sports Information Director

Virginia State University


(804) 524-5028

Jim Junot

Sports Information Director

Virginia Union University


(804) 342-1493

Trevin Goodwin

Athletic Media Relations


W i n s t o n - S a l e m S t a t e



(336) 750-2909


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