Men's Hoops Prospectus Available as Knights Conclude Summer


July 29, 2014

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By Dan Forcella
UCFKnights.com

UCF Men's Basketball Summer Prospectus

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFKnights.com) - The UCF men's basketball team finished its on-court work for the summer on Tuesday, as the coaching staff put the Knights through one final work out of skill development and competitive drills. 

Photo Gallery from Tuesday's practice

While waiting for the Knights to return to campus and begin their journey towards a successful campaign in 2014-15, fans can check out the UCF Men's Basketball Summer Prospectus, which is available online now.

The prospectus contains updated roster and bio information on returning and new players, as well as coaching information, quick facts, and stats from last season's inaugural campaign in the American Athletic Conference.

OFF-SEASON NOTES

THIS AMERICAN LIFE

  • After eight years in Conference USA, UCF spent its first season in the American Athletic Conference in 2013-14
  • Three teams - Tulane, Tulsa, East Carolina - will join The American for the 2014-15 season, while two others have left (Louisville, Rutgers)
  • The American put four members into the NCAA Tournament in its first campaign (UConn, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis)
  • Connecticut won the NCAA Championship, while SMU was the runner-up of the NIT
  • The American finished with a 13-4 overall postseason record, better than any league in the nation

THE RETURNED

  • UCF returns seven players from last year's squad
  • The Knights bring back two players - Kasey Wilson (22 starts), Staphon Blair (18 starts) - who spent most of last year in the starting lineup
  • Five of UCF's seven returners played at least 14 minutes per game last season

IMPACT FRESHMEN

  • UCF signed a pair of celebrated Orlando natives to National Letters of Intent for the 2014-15 season
  • Adonys Henriquez, a 6-foot-6 guard out of Orlando Christian Prep, was named Florida Class 2A Player of the Year while leading OCP to a state title with 14.5 points, 4.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists per game
  • B.J. Taylor was the runner-up for Florida's Mr. Basketball Award after earning Florida Class 8A Player of the Year honors with a state-best 34.5 points per game at local Boone High School

PAIR OF TRANSFERS

  • A.J. Davis (Atlanta, Ga.) joins the Knights as a sophomore in 2014-15 after transferring from Tennessee, but will sit out this season due to NCAA rules
  • Davis, son of former NBA All-Star Antonio Davis, saw action in 25 games, averaging 1.3 points on 40 percent shooting for the Vols as a freshman
  • Donnie Jones had an opening on the roster this July and found junior college transfer Shaheed Davis to fill the spot
  • Davis, a 6-foot-9 athletic forward, averaged 11 points and 5.5 rebounds per game at Eastern Florida State College last year

ACADEMIC SUCCESS

  • UCF's Academic Progress Rate (APR) for 2012-13 - announced this past May - was a perfect score of 1000.
  • It marked the first time the Knights ever achieved the feat
  • The program's multi-year score of 943 was also the highest ever for UCF Men's Basketball since the APR began in 2004

To keep up with the UCF men's basketball team on social media be sure to follow the Knights on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.


 

 

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