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

 

EJunald 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

 

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

 

COACHING STAFF

Head Coach: Brian Gibson

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. 

Assistant Coach: James Matthews

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.

TEAM HISTORY

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)

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