2018-19 Men's Basketball Season Summary

2018-19 Men's Basketball Team Photo

Providence, R.I.—Head Coach Tom Glynn’s (Career record: 107-32; .769) team finished the 2018-19 season with a 13-12 overall record and a 6-10 (seventh place) finish in the Little East Conference.

Senior forward Justin Campbell (New Haven, CT) closed out his career as an Anchorman having played in 102 games, starting 71 of them. He totaled 1,048 career points, 598 rebounds, 63 assists, 43 blocks and 53 steals. Campbell averaged 10.3 ppg, 5.90 rpg, .62 apg, .42 bpg and .52 spg for his career. He is 28th all-time at RIC in career scoring. 

As a senior in 2018-19, Campbell played 24 games, starting all of them. He averaged 13.5 ppg, 7.9 rpg, 0.7 apg, 0.4 bpg and 0.6 spg. Campbell scored his 1,000th career point in an 88-73 loss at UMass Dartmouth on Feb. 6. He reached double figures in scoring 18 times on the season. Campbell grabbed 10 or more rebounds nine times. He compiled nine double-doubles this winter. He scored a season-high 24 points twice on the season. Campbell pulled down 14 rebounds in a 78-68 loss vs. Bard on Nov. 17.

As a junior in 2017-18, he played in 26 games, starting 25 of them. He averaged 10.8 points, 6.4 rebounds and 1.0 assist per game. Campbell reached double figures in scoring 16 times and posted four double-doubles on the season. He scored a season-high 24 points and grabbed 15 rebounds vs. UMass Boston on Dec. 9. Campbell handed out three assists twice and had four steals vs. Eastern Connecticut on Jan. 20.

As a sophomore in 2016-17, he played in 25 games, starting nine of them. He averaged 9.0 points, 5.1 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks per game. Campbell recorded a double-double with 16 points and a season-high 10 rebounds against Southern Maine on Feb. 11. He notched a season-best 16 points four different times on the season.

As a freshman in 2015-16, he played in 27 games, starting 13 of them. He averaged 8.1 points, 4.3 rebounds, 0.4 assists, 0.4 steals and 0.4 blocks per game. Campbell recorded one double-double on the year against Western Connecticut on Feb. 17. He notched a season-best 21 points against Brandeis on Nov. 21. Campbell grabbed a season-high 10 rebounds against Western Connecticut on Feb. 17. Campbell led the team in field goal percentage on the season, shooting 57.8 percent (89-of-154). He was named the Little East Conference Rookie of the Week once on the season.

He is a  communication major and a 2015 graduate of Hill Regional Career High School.

Junior guard Jonatan Batista (Providence, RI) played in 24 games, starting all of them. He averaged 5.3 ppg, 4.4 rpg, 5.9 apg and 1.9 spg. Batista had 13 points and seven rebounds in an 80-74 loss vs. UMass Boston on Jan. 12. He had six points, 10 rebounds, 10 assists and two steals in a 66-56 win over Southern Maine on Jan. 26. Batista had five steals in an 89-70 setback vs. MIT on Dec. 10. He dished out a season-high 12 assists, to go along with five points and five rebounds, in a 77-62 win over Bridgewater State on Nov. 20.

Junior forward Benjamin Vezele (Providence, RI) was named Second Team All-Little East and team MVP. He played in 25 games, starting all of them. Vezele averaged 13.0 ppg, 10.8 rpg, 1.6 apg , 3.4 bpg and 1.0 spg. He reached double figures in points 16 times on the season. Vezele grabbed 10 or more rebounds 15 times. He scored a season-best 30 points to go along with 16 rebounds and three blocks in an 82-80 loss at Western Connecticut on Feb. 13. Vezele hauled down a season-best 20 rebounds, to go along with nine points, two assists and three blocks, in a 70-54 win over Plymouth State on Jan. 23. He was credited with eight blocks in a 77-70 loss vs. Eastern Connecticut on Nov. 28. Vezele was named the Little East Player of the Week once on the season. 

Sophomore guard Cam Menefee (Bridgeport, CT) played in 16 games. He averaged 1.4 ppg and 0.4 rpg on the season. Menefee scored three points in five games. He had three points and two rebounds in a 77-70 loss vs. Eastern Connecticut on Nov. 28.

Sophomore guard Mike Valelli (Cranston, RI) played in 12 games. He averaged 1.0 ppg and 0.8 rpg per game. He scored a season-high four points in a 78-68 loss vs. Bard on Nov. 17. Valelli grabbed two rebounds in three contests on the season. He had three points, one assist, one block and a steal in an 80-64 loss vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 16. 

Freshman guard Kyerstan Casey (Riverside, RI) played in 15 games. He averaged 2.0 ppg and 0.9 rpg. Casey had eight points and four rebounds in a 74-35 win over Castleton on Jan. 16. He had eight points and three boards in an 80-64 loss vs. UMass Boston on Feb. 16.

Freshman guard Deyshawn Tengbeh (East Providence, RI) played in 25 games, starting all of them. He averaged 14.2 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.7 apg and 2.3 spg. He reached double figures in scoring 20 times on the season. Tengbeh scored a season-high 25 points, to go along with eight boards and four steals, in a 75-65 win over Pine Manor on Nov. 18. He had nine boards and 18 points in a 67-57 win over the University of Saint Joseph on Nov. 25. Tengbeh had four assists in a game on three occasions. He had five steals in a 74-35 win over Castleton on Jan. 16. Tengbeh was named the Little East Rookie of the Week twice on the season.

Freshman guard Tamar Williams (New Haven, CT) played in 11 games, starting three of them. He averaged 8.3 ppg, 2.4 rpg, 1.4 apg and 0.4 spg. Williams reached double figures in scoring five times on the season. He scored a season-high 16 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 74-35 win over Castleton on Jan. 16. Williams dished out two assists in five games this winter.