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St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s men’s basketball team competes in the NAIA from late October to February.

Eutectic men’s basketball head coach Brian Swift begins team practices in late September. Games begin in late October, with an average of two to three games per week. The majority of travel is on weekends and the team takes time off for holidays. The KIAC Tournament in late February marks the culmination of the season.

Team Honored at Banquet

2013-14 Men's Basketball team
The STLCOP Men's Basketball Team at the 2013-14 basketball awards banquet.
Front Row:  Woosik Choi, Kyles Jones, Shawn Menckowski
Back Row: Asst. Coach Adam Thalla, Varun Chakravarthy, Alex Metzger,
Faison Siddiqui, Dan Hemann, Gozie Uzendu, Head Coach Brian Swift.

Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams gathered on March 30 to celebrate the 2013-14 season at an awards banquet luncheon on campus. Each of the 11 players on the men’s team were honored with a varsity award for their efforts throughout the season. The team finished the season with a 9-15 record and highlights of the season were presented by head coach Brian Swift, along with several individual awards.

The team “Most Valuable Player” award went to fifth-year guard Shawn Menckowski. In the first game of the season, Menckowski earned entrance into STLCOP’s 1,000-Point club and finished his career with 1,451 points – the sixth most in Eutectic history. He is second on the STLCOP rankings for 3-point career scoring with 214 and third in career scoring average at 19.35. This season Menckowski ranked 10th in the nation and first in the KIAC for 3-point field goals per game, averaging 3.00.

Head Coach Brian Swift at the banquet
Head Coach Brian Swift
speaks at the banquet.

Third-year forward Gozie Uzendu finished the season with the highest free throw percentage in the nation at 90.20%. He broke the STLCOP record for double doubles in a season, with 10, and claims the top spot in the Eutectic record books for career free throw percentage (82.19%). After only three years of play, Uzendu is fifth on the Eutectic career rebounds list with 568. Uzendu was presented the “Defensive Player of the Year” award by Coach Swift.

Third-year guard Clayton Earhart received the “Offensive Player of the Year” award. Earhart averaged 13 points per game, specializing in 3-point shots. He ranked sixth in 3-point field goal percentage in the KIAC (38%), and was number-two (right behind Menckowski) in the 3-point field goals per game rankings. He has already made the top-ten list of STLCOP career 3-point scorers after three years of play.

The “Iron Man” award was presented to the player whom the coach feels has shown the most determination on the team. This year, Coach Swift presented the award to third-year center Dan Hemann. Hemann was number-one in the KIAC for offensive rebounds per game at 3.25. He cracked the top-ten STLCOP list for career rebounding and has the fourth most double doubles in STLCOP history.

 

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02.19.14
STLCOP Men Crush Red Lions 

01.29.14
Eutectics Roll Over Preachers

12.04.13
Euts Defeat Concordia; Look Forward to Conference Play 

11.04.13
Eutectics Split at STLCOP Tip-Off Classic 

02.18.13
Eutectics Close 2012-13 Season

02.12.13
Eutectics Lose Conference Game by Four

02.09.13
Euts Lose Two Games on the Road

02.07.13
STLCOP Takes Tough Loss to LCU in the Pillbox

02.05.13
Eutectics Conquer Concordia Preachers

01.29.13
Euts Fall to Crowley's Ridge

01.26.13
Eagles Defeat Eutectics

01.23.13
STLCOP Beats Principia in Overtime

01.18.13
Eutectics Lose Two Conference Games

01.16.13
Eutectics Split Games on the Road

01.13.13
Players Return to Campus

12.04.12
STLCOP's Gozie Uzendu Makes the News

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