2015–16 Penn Quakers men's basketball team

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2015–16 Penn Quakers men's basketball
Penn Quakers logo.svg
ConferenceIvy League
2015–16 record11–17 (5–9 Ivy)
Head coachSteve Donahue (1st season)
Assistant coachNat Graham
Assistant coachIra Bowman
Assistant coachJoe Mihalich, Jr.
Home arenaThe Palestra
Seasons
2015–16 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Yale 13 1   .929     23 7   .767
Princeton 12 2   .857     22 7   .759
Columbia 10 4   .714     25 10   .714
Harvard 6 8   .429     14 16   .467
Penn 5 9   .357     11 17   .393
Dartmouth 4 10   .286     10 18   .357
Cornell 3 11   .214     10 18   .357
Brown 3 11   .214     8 20   .286
† – NCAA Tournament participant

The 2015–16 Penn Quakers men's basketball team represented the University of Pennsylvania during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Quakers, led by first year head coach Steve Donahue, played their home games at The Palestra and were members of the Ivy League. They finished the season 11–17, 5–9 in Ivy League play to finish in fifth place.

Previous season[edit]

The Quakers finished the season 9–19, 4–10 in Ivy League play to finish in a tie for seventh place.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Camyrn Crocker 15 G 6'3" 170 Senior Cypress, CA Graduated
Greg Louis 23 F 6'7" 215 Senior West Palm, Beach, FL Graduated
Patrick Lucas-Perry 30 G 5'11" 165 Senior Grand Blanc, MI Graduated
Preston Troutt 32 G 5'11" 165 Sophomore Dallas, TX Left the team due to personal reasons

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Matt MacDonald G 6'5" 200 Junior Buffalo, NY Transferred from Fairleigh Dickinson. Under NCAA transfer rules, MacDonald will have to sit out for the 2015–16 season. Will have two years of remaining eligibility.

Recruiting[edit]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Jake Silpe
#67 PG
Cherry Hill, NJ Cherry Hill High School East 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jul 30, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 70
Jackson Donahue
#99 SG
Pawcatuck, CT Northfield-Mt. Hermon School 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) N/A May 15, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 65
Jule Brown
#108 SF
Ardmore, PA Lower Marion High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) N/A May 8, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 60
Collin McManus
#74 C
Bedford, NH Northfield-Mt. Hermon School 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (100 kg) May 8, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: 59
Morris Esformes
PG
Miami Beach, FL Hebrew Academy 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) N/A Mar 3, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Tyler Hamilton
SG
Norcross, GA Cheshire Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Dec 15, 2014 
Recruiting star ratings: ScoutN/A   RivalsN/A   247SportsN/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

  • "2015 Team Ranking". Rivals.com. Retrieved 2015-10-02.

Recruiting class of 2016[edit]

Recruiting class of 2017[edit]

Roster[edit]

2015–16 Penn Quakers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Max Rothschild 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr New Hampton Chicago, IL
G 1 Jake Silpe 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Cherry Hill East Cherry Hill, NJ
G 2 Antonio Woods 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Summit Country Day Cincinnati, OH
G 3 Darnell Foreman 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Pitman Camden, NJ
G 4 Jamal Lewis 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Sr Sidwell Friends Springdale, MD
G 5 Jackson Donahue 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Northfield Mount Hermon Pawcatuck, CT
C 10 Darien Nelson-Henry 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 265 lb (120 kg) Sr Lake Washington Kirkland, WA
F 13 Dylan Jones 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr The Village School Houston, TX
F 14 Sam Jones 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Gilbert Christian Gilbert, AZ
G 21 Matt Poplawski 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 165 lb (75 kg) Jr Lakeside School Bellevue, WA
F 22 Mike Auger 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So New Hampton Hopkinton, NH
G 23 Shawn Simmons 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 170 lb (77 kg) So Norfolk Academy Virginia Beach, VA
G 24 Matt Howard 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr A.C. Flora Columbia, SC
G 25 Tyler Hamilton 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Fr Cheshire Academy Atlanta, GA
F 40 Dan Dwyer 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Fenwick River Forest, IL
C 44 Collin McManus 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Northfield Mount Hermon Bedford, NH
G Matt MacDonald (I) Current redshirt 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Canisius
Fairleigh Dickinson
Eggertsville, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
11/13/2015*
5:30 PM
Robert Morris W 76–75[1]  1–0
The Palestra (2,587)
Philadelphia, PA
11/15/2015
4:00 PM
Central Connecticut W 77–61[2]  2–0
The Palestra (1,246)
Philadelphia, PA
11/17/2015*
7:00 PM
at Delaware State W 60-54[3]  3–0
Memorial Hall (1,058)
Dover, DE
11/21/2015*
3:00 PM, P12N
at Washington L 67–104  3–1
Alaska Airlines Arena (6,495)
Seattle, WA
11/25/2015*
7:00 PM
La Salle W 80–64  4–1
The Palestra (3,122)
Philadelphia, PA
11/29/2015*
2:00 PM
at Lafayette L 86–92  4–2
Kirby Sports Center (1,573)
Easton, PA
12/02/2015*
7:00 PM
Navy L 59–65  4–3
The Palestra (1,377)
Philadelphia, PA
12/05/2015*
6:00 PM
at George Mason L 44–63  4–4
EagleBank Arena (3,838)
Fairfax, VA
12/09/2015*
7:00 PM
Temple L 73–77  4–5
The Palestra (4,378)
Philadelphia, PA
12/19/2015*
2:30 PM
Ursinus W 73–66  5–5
The Palestra (1,407)
Philadelphia, PA
12/22/2015*
7:00 PM
at Drexel
Battle of 33rd Street
L 52–53 OT 5–6
Daskalakis Athletic Center (1,334)
Philadelphia, PA
12/28/2015*
7:00 PM, FS1
at No. 16 Villanova L 57–77  5–7
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
01/02/2016*
1:00 PM
Binghamton W 80–45  6–7
The Palestra (2,104)
Philadelphia, PA
01/09/2016
4:30 PM, FS1
Princeton
Rivalry
L 71–73  6–8
(0–1)
The Palestra (5,029)
Philadelphia, PA
01/20/2016*
9:00 PM
Saint Joseph's L 60–75  6–9
The Palestra (8,030)
Philadelphia, PA
01/29/2016
7:00 PM
at Yale L 58–81  6–10
(0–2)
John J. Lee Amphitheater (1,666)
New Haven, CT
01/30/2016
8:00 PM, ASN
at Brown L 83–89  6–11
(0–3)
Pizzitola Sports Center (2,165)
Providence, RI
02/05/2016
6:00 PM, ASN
Dartmouth W 71–64  7–11
(1–3)
The Palestra (2,889)
Philadelphia, PA
02/06/2016
7:00 PM
Harvard W 67–57  8–11
(2–3)
The Palestra (4,018)
Philadelphia, PA
02/12/2016
7:00 PM
at Columbia L 53–63  8–12
(2–4)
Levien Gymnasium (2,505)
New York City, NY
02/13/2016
6:00 PM
at Cornell W 92–84  9–12
(3–4)
Newman Arena (1,237)
Ithaca, NY
02/19/2016
7:00 PM
Brown W 79–74  10–12
(4–4)
The Palestra (3,335)
Philadelphia, PA
02/20/2016
7:00 PM
Yale L 58–79  10–13
(4–5)
The Palestra (3,246)
Philadelphia, PA
02/26/2016
7:00 PM
Cornell W 79–67  11–13
(5–5)
The Palestra (2,058)
Philadelphia, PA
02/27/2016
7:00 PM
Columbia L 65–93  11–14
(5–6)
The Palestra (3,378)
Philadelphia, PA
03/04/2016
7:00 PM
at Dartmouth L 64–72  11–15
(5–7)
Leede Arena (922)
Hanover, NH
03/05/2016
7:00 PM
at Harvard L 56–74  11–16
(5–8)
Lavietes Pavilion (2,195)
Cambridge, MA
03/08/2016
8:00 PM
at Princeton
Rivalry
L 71–72  11–17
(5–9)
Jadwin Gymnasium 
Princeton, NJ
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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