Men's Basketball

Men's Knights Team Roster

  • Ta'Ron Andrews

      Number: 
      Position: F
      Height: 6'5"
      Weight: 208
      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
  • Ezekiel Brown

      Number: 
      Position: G
      Height: 5'9" 
      Weight: 
      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Baton Rouge

  • Joe Brown

      Number: 43
      Position: C
      Height: 6'8"
      Weight: 195
      Class: Senior
      Hometown: Augusta, GA
  • Emmanuel Butler

      Number: 
      Position: G
      Height: 6'3" 
      Weight: 180
      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Nassau, Bahamas
  • Talonzo Edward

      Number: 32
      Position: F/C
      Height: 6'7"
      Weight: 210
      Class: Junior
      Hometown: Palm Beach, FL
  • Thaddeus Fortune

      Number: 1
      Position: G
      Height: 6'2"
      Weight: 190
      Class: Junior
      Hometown: Baton Rouge
  • Andre Funches

      Number: 10
      Position: G
      Height: 6'1''
      Weight: 190
      Class: Junior
      Hometown: Jackson, MS
  • Filipe Broges Goncalves

      Number: 
      Position: G/F
      Height: 6'4"
      Weight: 185
      Class: Junior
      Hometown: Brazil
  • Elijah Gray

      Number: 
      Position: C
      Height: 6'7"
      Weight: 200
      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Jacksonville, FL
  • Matthew Haynes

      Number: 
      Position: G
      Height: 6'1"
      Weight: 175
      Class: Sophomores
      Hometown: Houston, TX
  • Dwan Montgomery

      Number: 34
      Position: G/F
      Height: 6'4"
      Weight: 208
      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: New Orleans 
  • Junald Olusesi

      Number: 21
      Position: F
      Height: 6'5" 
      Weight: 180
      Class: Junior
      Hometown: Atlanta, GA 
  • Ronald Smith

      Number: 5
      Position: G
      Height: 5'8" 
      Weight: 140
      Class: Freshman
      Hometown: Baton Rouge 
  • Dominique Suggs

      Number: 31
      Position: G/F
      Height: 6'5" 
      Weight: 208
      Class: Junior
      Hometown: New Orleans
  • Cortavius Williams

      Number: 20
      Position: F
      Height: 6'5" 
      Weight: 187
      Class: Junior
      Hometown: Alexandria, LA
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  • Head Coach: Brian K. Gibson

    Experience: 1st year 
    Wins: 2
    Losses: 8
    Alma Mater: Southern University at New Orleans, Loyola University, University of New Orleans

    Assistant Coach: James Matthews

    Experience: 1st Season
    Wins:2
    Losses: 8
  • Head Coach

    Brian Gibson enters his first year as Head Coach of Southern University at New Orleans Men’s Basketball Coach. A local product, graduate of John F. Kennedy High School and Southern University at New Orleans, Coach Gibson brings a passion and understanding of the game that matches his experience on the court as a player at SUNO and coach.

    Coach Gibson considered by many, as the ultimate “players coach” is a firm believer in player skill development. Coach Gibson is a strong believer in developing relationships with players on and off the court and strives to be an example for his players in all areas of life. An educator, teacher and administrator, Coach Gibson stresses academics first and strives to provide the tools necessary for his players to graduate, obtain a degree and excel in the vocation of their choice.

    Coach Gibson has coached extensively in high school, compiling more than 600 wins, numerous district championships, six final four appearances, one state-runner up and three state championships. Coach Gibson has been named District Coach of the Year countless times, Metro Coach of the Year twice and State Coach of the year twice. He is the reigning State and USA Louisiana Coach of the year.

    The youngest of three siblings, Coach Gibson serves as his church’s administrator. He and his wife Miriam have been married for 18 years. They have four children.

  • James Matthews enters his first year as the Assistant Coach of the Southern University at New Orleans Knights.  A local product and Edna Karr High School graduate.  Coach James is looking forward to a promising career with SUNO for years to come.  Coach James joined SUNO’s athletic department in the fall of 2014 as a volunteer assistant coach.

  • GCAC CHAMPIONSHIPS

    1998 | Tournament
    2000 | Tournament
    2002 | Conference Co-Champs & Tournament
    2003 | Conference & Tournament
    2004 | Conference Co-Champs
    2011 | Tournament

    COACHES

    1972-1974 | Roger Hornsby: 36-60
    1974-1989 | Cirilo Manego: 175-230
    1989-1991 | James Butler: 10-52
    1991-2006 | Earl Hill: 252-175
    2006-2007 | Marco Borne: 12-14
    2007-2008 | James Rowley: 5-20
    2008 - | Dale Valdery: 67-72

    GCAC COACH OF THE YEAR

    1995 | Earl R. Hill
    2002 | Earl R. Hill
    2003 | Earl R. Hill

    GCAC RECORD

    1987-1988 | Highest 3-point percentage in a season (.435)

    GCAC PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    1995 | Karriem Reed
    1996 | Willie Quinn
    1997 | Willie Quinn
    2002 | Toshay Harvey
    2003 | Roberto Ferriar
    2004 | Roberto Ferriar

    LOUISIANA ASSOCIATION OF BASKETBALL COACHES (LABC) COACH OF THE YEAR

    2000 | Earl R. Hill
    2002 | Earl R. Hill
    2003 | Earl R. Hill

    LOUISIANA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION ALL-LOUISIANA PLAYERS

    1998 | Eric McCarty (3rd Team)
    2001 | Nathaniel Bailey (2nd Team)
    2005 | Lamar Clark (3rd Team)
    2011 | Brent Leduff

    LOUISIANA SPORTS WRITERS ASSOCIATION PLAYER OF THE YEAR

    2002 | Toshay Harvey
    2003 | Roberto Ferriar & Toshay Harvey
    2004 | Roberto Ferriar

    GCAC ALL-CONFERENCE PLAYERS

    1987 | Rod Felix
    1990 | Herman Pope
    1993 | John Young
    1994 | Kurt Scales
    1995 | Karriem Reed(Newcomer of the Year)
    1996 | Karriem Reed
    1996 | Willie Quinn 1997 | Kenyatta Nason(Newcomer of the Year)
    1997 | Willie Quinn
    1998 | Charlie Johnson
    1999 | Eric McCarty
    1999 | Leon Mitchell
    2000 | Byron Wilson
    2000 | Leon Mitchell
    2001 | Nathaniel Bailey
    2002 | Edwin Colbert
    2002 | Toshay Harvey(Newcomer of the Year)
    2003 | Roberto Ferriar
    2003 | Toshay Harvey
    2003 | Courtney Trask
    2004 | Lamar Clark
    2004 | Roberto Ferriar
    2004 | Ernest Porter
    2005 | Lamar Clark
    2005 | Roberto Ferriar
    2007 | Kevin Thomas
    2010 | Lionel Green
    2011 | Brent Leduff
    2011 | Andre Davis
    2011 | Ricardo Porter
    2012 | Devin White
    2012 | Kevin Dukes (Freshman of the Year)
    2013 | Clyde Moore

    NAIA ALL-AMERICANS

    1997 | Willie Quinn
    2002 | Toshay Harvey
    2003 | Roberto Ferriar
    2003 | Toshay Harvey
    2004 | Roberto Ferriar
    2005 | Lamar Clark
    2010 | Lionel Green
    2011 | Brent Leduff
    2012 | Devin White (Honorable Mention)

DID YOU KNOW?

With the renovation of the University Center, Library and Bashful Administration Building complete, SUNO is ready to start construction on four few buildings:the Millie M. Charles School of Social Work, the Education Building, the Natural Science Building, and the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Building.