2022 Record: 14-18 (8-10)
Head Coach: Mark Schmidt (Career Record 364-303) (Record at SBU 282-213)
PG: Mika Adams-Woods (Cincinnati 9.1 Pts, 2.4 Reb, 3.2 Ast)
SG: Daryl Banks (15.4 Pts, 3.8 Reb, 2.3 Ast)
SF: Charles Pride (Bryant 14.6 Pts, 6.1 Reb, 2.4 Ast)
PF: Yann Farrell (8.9 Pts, 6.0 Reb, 1.1 Ast)
C: Chad Venning (12.7 Pts, 5.6 Reb, 0.7 Ast)
6: PG Kyrell Luc (11.3 Pts, 3.4 Reb, 4.3 Ast)
7: SG Moses Flowers (9.3 Pts, 2.6 Reb, 1.5 Ast)
8: C Noel Brown (George Washington 3.2 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 0.2 Ast)
9: SF Barry Evans (3.0 Pts, 3.6 Reb, 0.6 Ast)
10: PF Duane Thompson
11: SG Miles Rose
12: C Melian Martinez (RS)
The Bonnies crushed it in the portal this offseason getting Syracuse, NY natives Mika Adams-Woods from Cincy and Charles Pride from Bryant. Adams-Woods is going into his 5th season of CBB after spending his first 4 at Cincy. He started every game last season and averaged just over 9PPG and 3APG. He will thrive in the A-10 and is expecting to step right into the starting PG role for the Bonnies. Pride is a go to scoring option and will likely be the Bonnies primary guy when they are in need of a bucket. Pride is a very good rebounding guard who is wired to score and like Adams-Woods, Pride will also adjust to the A-10 level very well.
Daryl Banks, Yann Farrell, and Chad Venning round out the projected starting lineup for the 2023-24 Bonnies. Banks is a former St. Peter’s Peacock and was apart of their team for the magical sweet 16 run. Banks was a surprise last season and ended up leading the Bonnies in scoring. He’s still expected to have a large role, but won’t be quite as productive with the addition of Adams-Woods and Pride. Farrell was a freshman last season and started every single game for the Bonnies last year. The former 3 star recruit was a pleasant surprise and will look to build upon his superb season last year. Chad Venning was the biggest surprise of the bunch. The Brooklyn native and Morgan State transfer was nearly twice as productive with the Bonnies than he was in his Morgan State career.
Kyrell Luc and Moses Flowers also return for the Bonnies next season. Flowers has a ton of experience after previously spending time with Hartford. He’s going into his 5th season and has been a capable scorer on all three levels. Luc came to the Bonnies last season from Holy Cross. He struggled a bit shooting from the field, but managed to start every game and be very disruptive on the defensive end as well. Luc will still be very productive but not as much will be expected out of him with the other additions made via the transfer portal. Barry Evans, another returning player, showed out in the limited action he received last season. He’s a former 3 star and a contender to breakout next season.
The Bonnies also signed an impressive freshman class in 2024 reclass forward Duane Thompson and 2023 guard Miles Rose. They will likely need to wait their turn, but have potential to be huge contributors in the future if they decide to wait it out. Melian Martinez is a big that redshirted last season and it will be interesting to see if he breaks the rotation.
The Bonnies are expected to have much improvement of their 14-18 record last season. As weird as it sounds, Mark Schmidt did a pretty good job with that team to even get to 14 wins. Many had them winning around 10 games last season as the roster was inexperienced and completely new following a full roster turnover. The Bonnies should be in the Top 5 of the A-10 this upcoming season and finish with close to, if not more than 20 wins. NIT or CBI is likely if they don’t come out with the A-10 autobid.