Home Campus Directory | A-Z Index

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men's Basketball Team 2013-14

Johnson, Mensah Earn USCAA All-American Honors

3/5/14 – Senior Keith Johnson and Junior Denzel Mensah were named USCAA Men’s Basketball All-American Honorable Mention. Johnson led Penn State Wilkes-Barre in scoring this season with a 15.9 points-per-game average. He also led the team in assists (3.5 apg). Johnson finished his career at Wilkes-Barre with over 1,000 points. Mensah averaged 11.8 points per game for the season, which ranked second on the team. Mensah’s 6.2 rebounds per game tied him for first in that category on the team. Congratulations to Keith and Denzel!

Johnson Named PSUAC All-Conference

3/5/14 – Senior Keith Johnson was named PSUAC Men’s Basketball All-Conference Honorable Mention. Johnson led Penn State Wilkes-Barre in scoring this season with a 15.9 points-per-game average. He also led the team in assists (3.5 apg). Johnson finished his career at Wilkes-Barre with over 1,000 points. Congratulations, Keith!

Wilkes-Barre Falls in First Round of PSUAC Playoffs

2/19/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team fell to Penn State Fayette in round 1 of the PSUAC playoffs on Wednesday night 87-77. The Mountain Lions were led by senior Keith Johnson, who had 26 points on the night and who scored his career 1,000 points; congratulations, Keith! Juniors AJ Jones and Kenneth Randall both added 12 points on the night for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre ended the season 15-11 overall and 12-5 in the PSUAC. Congratulations on a great season and good luck to all the seniors!

Penn State Falls in Last Regular Season Game

2/16/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team lost their last regular season game at Penn State Mont Alto on Sunday afternoon 73-65, taking them to 12-4 in the PSUAC and 15-10 overall. Senior Keith Johnson led the night with 21 points, while senior Greg Cooper and freshman Emmanuel Young both added 10 points for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre will be heading to their first playoff game on Wednesday, February 19th, at 8:00 pm, when they host Penn State Fayette.

Mountain Lions Fall at Beaver

2/12/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team is now 12-3 in the PSUAC and 15-9 overall, after falling at Penn State Beaver on Wednesday night by a score of 83-70. The Mountain Lions were led by freshman Emmanuel Young with 18 points, while starting junior Denzel Mensah had 16 points on the night. The team will play next at Penn State Mont Alto, Saturday, February 15th at 3:00 pm.

Seniors Help Wilkes-Barre Soar Past Penn College 

2/10/14 - As parents, friends, staff and faculty members cheered them on, the Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team soared past Penn College on Monday evening to win with a score of 93-64. This win increased their record to 15-8 overall and 12-2 in the PSUAC. The Mountain Lions hosted their first Senior Night White Out event, which was extremely successful, especially with the addition of a win by our teams! Congratulations to our seniors, Keith Johnson who led the team with 24 points, and Greg Cooper who had 3 points and 4 rebounds. Wilkes-Barre will play next when they travel to Penn State Beaver on Wednesday, February 12 at 8:00 pm.

PSU Wilkes-Barre Continues to Improve in PSUAC

2/8/14 - Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team flew past Penn State Brandywine with a score of 88-68. The win improved their record to 14-8 overall and 11-2 in the PSUAC. Senior Keith Johnson led the team with 21 points, junior Denzel Mensah added 18 points, while AJ Jones scored 17 for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre will play again on Monday, February 10th at 8:00 pm, when they host Penn College.

Wilkes-Barre Defeats PSU Schuylkill

2/7/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team defeated Penn State Schuylkill on Friday evening by a score of 76-67. This win improved the Mountain Lion's record to 10-2 in the PSUAC and 13-8 overall. Wilkes-Barre was led by senior Keith Johnson with an outstanding 21 points, while junior Kenneth Randall added 16 points. Freshman Austin Walker also had 8 rebounds for the Mountain Lions. Wilkes-Barre will play again tomorrow at 3:00 pm when they face Penn State Brandywine.

Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Beats Penn State Fayette

2/1/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men's basketball team is now 9-2 in the PSUAC after defeating Penn State Fayette on Saturday afternoon by a score of 68-57. The Mountain Lions now stand at 12-8 overall. Wilkes-Barre was led by senior Keith Johnson's 18 points, while junior Denzel Mensah had 11 points. The team will play next on Saturday, February 7th at 3:00 pm, when they host Penn State Schuylkill.

Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Defeats PSU Hazleton

1/27/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team beat Penn State Hazleton on Monday night 92-66. The win improved the team’s record to 8-2 in the PSUAC and 11-8 overall. The Mountain Lions were led by senior Keith Johnson’s 25 points. Freshman Emmanuel Young added 18 points for Wilkes-Barre, while junior Denzel Mensah scored 16 points. Wilkes-Barre will play again Saturday, February 1st, when they host Penn State Fayette at 3:00 pm.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Improves in PSUAC

1/24/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won at Penn State New Kensington with a close score of 81-79. The win improved their record to 7-2 in PSUAC and 10-8 overall. Senior Keith Johnson finished the night with 21 points, while freshman Emmanuel Young added 17 points. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Monday, January 27th, against Penn State Hazleton at 8:00 pm.

Wilkes-Barre Falls at PSU Worthington Scranton

1/22/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost at Penn State Worthington Scranton 87-93 on Wednesday evening. The loss moved Wilkes-Barre’s overall record to 9-8, and 6-2 in the PSUAC. The Mountain Lions were led by senior Keith Johnson with 28 points, while junior Denzel Mensah scored 21 points. The team will play next at Penn State New Kensington on Friday, January 24th at 7:00 pm.

Penn State Defeats Penn College

1/18/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won at Penn College on Saturday afternoon 73-41. The win improved the team’s record to 9-7 and 6-1 in the PSUAC. Wilkes-Barre was led by senior Keith Johnson with 12 points, while freshmen Emmanuel Young and Austin Walker both added 11 points. Penn-State Wilkes- Barre will play next at Penn State Worthington Scranton on Wednesday at 8:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Loses to Penn State York

1/16/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost on the road on Thursday night to Penn State York by a close score of 73-77. Wilkes-Barre is now 5-1 in the PSUAC and 8-7 overall. The Mountain Lions were led by junior Kenneth Randall who scored 20 points, followed by junior Denzel Mensah's 16 points. The team will next play at Penn College on Saturday, January 18th at 3:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Falls to Kings College

1/11/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team now holds an overall record of 8-6 after falling at Kings College 87-60 on Saturday afternoon. Senior Keith Johnson lead the team overall with 21 points, followed by junior Drew Walker who had a total of 9 points. Adding to that, freshman Kendric Wiggins had 7 rebounds. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Penn State York this Thursday at 8:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Fall at Wilkes University

1/8/14 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost at NCAA Division III’s Wilkes University 69-88 on Wednesday night. The loss moved Wilkes-Barre’s overall record to 8-5, but the team remains 5-0 in the PSUAC. The Mountain Lions were led by senior Keith Johnson with 19 points and 6 assists. Junior Kenneth Randall added 17 for Wilkes-Barre. The team will next play at Kings College on Saturday, January 11th at 3:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Stays Unbeaten In PSUAC

12/13/13 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team is now 5-0 in the PSUAC after defeating Penn State Lehigh Valley on Friday night by a score of 72-65. The win increased the Mountain Lion's overall record to 8-4. Wilkes-Barre was led by junior Denzel Mensah's 15 points and 12 rebounds. The team will next play after the new year when they face Wilkes University on January 8th at 8:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Wins at PSU Hazleton

12/11/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball won at Penn State Hazleton on Wednesday night 92-76. The win improved the team’s record to 4-0 in the PSUAC and 7-4 overall. The Mountain Lions were led by freshman Manny Young’s 20 points. Junior Denzel Mensah added 19 points for Wilkes-Barre, while junior Kenneth Randall scored 16 points with 5 assists. Wilkes-Barre’s final game before the Christmas break will be Friday at Penn State Lehigh Valley (Stabler Arena on the campus of Lehigh University) at 8:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Improves to 3-0 in PSUAC

12/07/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their third straight PSUAC conference game, defeating Penn State Greater Allegheny by a score of 92-79. The win improved their record to 3-0 in PSUAC and 6-4 overall. Junior Kenneth Randall finished the night with 25 points, while freshman Davante Queen added 14 points. Senior Keith Johnson added 11 points, six assists and four steals. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Wednesday, December 11th at Penn State Hazleton at 8:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Improves to 2-0 in PSUAC

12/06/13 - The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team improved to 2-0 in the PSUAC to start the conference season by defeating Penn State DuBois by a score of 78-60. The win improved the team’s overall record to 5-4. Wilkes-Barre was led by three players, each scoring 11 points. Senior Keith Johnson, junior Kenneth Randall, and freshman Emmanuel Young were the players with 11 points. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Saturday at home against Penn State Greater Allegheny at 3:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Win Conference Opener

12/03/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won their PSUAC conference opener on Tuesday night, defeating Penn State Worthington Scranton by a score of 90-71. Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 4-4 overall and 1-0 in PSUAC. Freshman Emmanuel Young finished the night with 15 points and 8 rebounds. Junior Kenneth Randall added 15 points and 6 rebounds, while senior Keith Johnson added 12 points and 4 steals. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Friday at home against Penn State DuBois at 8:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Loses to Lock Haven

11/25/13 – Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball lost at home to Lock Haven University by a score of 98-60 on Monday night. Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-4 overall. All four of the team’s losses have been to NCAA opponents. Junior Kenneth Randall finished the night with twelve points, while freshman Devante Queen added ten points, four assists and two steals. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will open up PSUAC conference play at home against Penn State Worthington Scranton on Tuesday, December 2nd at 8:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Falls to Trinity College

11/23/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost to Trinity College by the score of 60-63 in the second game of the Susquehanna University Pepsi Tip-Off Tournament.  Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-3 overall.  Senior Keith Johnson finished the night with nineteen points, while junior Kenneth Randall added fifteen points. Randall was also named to the All-Tournament Team for his accomplishments over the tournament’s two games.  Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next play on Monday at home against Lock Haven University at 7:00 pm.

Men’s Basketball Loses to Susquehanna

11/22/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost to Susquehanna University by the score of 87-65 in the first round of their Pepsi Tip-Off Tournament.  Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-2 overall.  Junior Kenneth Randall finished the night with eighteen points, while senior Denzel Mensah added eleven points. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will play on Saturday at 1:00 pm vs. Trinity College in the tournament’s consolation game.

Men’s Basketball Loses to DeSales

11/20/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team lost at home to DeSales University by the score of 89-94 on Wednesday night.  Wilkes-Barre’s record moved to 3-1 overall.  The score was tight throughout the game, with Wilkes-Barre having an impressive showing against the NCAA Division III school. Senior Keith Johnson finished the night with nineteen points, hitting seven three pointers. Senior Denzel Mensah added nineteen points and six assists. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Susquehanna University for a two-day tournament that begins on Friday.

Wilkes-Barre Improves to 3-0 by Defeating SUNY-ESF

11/10/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team won at home on Sunday against SUNY-ESF by a score of 85-73. Wilkes-Barre improved their record to 3-0 overall. Senior Keith Johnson ended the night with fifteen points, four rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while junior Kenneth Randall added fourteen points and three steals defensively. Freshman Emmanuel Young had nine points, five rebounds, and three steals, and freshman Robert Heft also helped offensively, adding nine points. Senior Denzel Mensah had a strong game defensively with eight rebounds and two blocks. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next host DeSales University Wednesday, November 20th, at 8:00 pm.

Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Beats LCCC

11/7/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre men’s basketball team traveled to Luzerne County Community College on Thursday evening, defeating LCCC 80-60 and moving their record to 2-0 overall. Senior Denzel Mensah had seventeen points, eight rebounds, and two steals. Freshman Emmanuel Young had a strong game, bringing down eleven rebounds; junior Kenneth Randall added twelve. The Mountain Lions will next host SUNY-ESF on Sunday at 1:00 pm.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball Defeats Johnson College

11/5/13 – The Penn State Wilkes-Barre (1-0) men’s basketball team defeated Johnson College in their season and home opener on Tuesday night. The Mountain Lions came out strong, defeating Johnson College 67-49. Junior Kenneth Randall finished with sixteen points and six rebounds, and added defensively with two blocks and two steals. Junior Denzel Mensah had a double-double, with thirteen points, ten rebounds and three assists. Freshman Emmanuel Young finished with ten points and six rebounds, while senior Keith Johnson added seven assists and two steals. Junior AJ Jones and senior Greg Cooper also helped defensively, bringing down eight rebounds apiece. Penn State Wilkes-Barre will next travel to Luzerne County Community College on Thursday at 8:00 pm.

PSU Wilkes-Barre Men’s Basketball 2013-14 Season Preview

10/24/13 – The Mountain Lions return six players from last season’s team. Seniors Greg Cooper and Keith Johnson will be looked to for their leadership and energy. With 20 more rebounds, Johnson will be the second player in school history with 200 rebounds, 200 assists, 100 steals and 500 career points. Juniors Drew Walker, Breyan Jones, William Dankwah and Denzel Mensah also bring lots of experience to the lineup. Johnson and Walker lead the team with 89 and 76 3-pointers throughout their career. Breyan Jones led the team with 115 total rebounds last season, while Mensah returns as the Mountain Lions’ leading scorer.

With a nice mix of size, talent and depth, Coach Miner expects this year’s incoming recruiting class to have an immediate impact on the program. The Mountain Lions’ backcourt added junior college transfer Kenneth Randall(Thadeus Stevens College), who already has scored 1,000 points in his college career. Joining Randall at the guard position will be Robert Heft (Dimock/Elk Lake HS), a First Team Lackawanna League All Star who scored his 1,000th career point in that league’s all-star game; Fatai Williams (Jersey City, NJ/County Prep HS), who also scored 1,000 points in his high school career; Austin Walker (Sicklerville, NJ/Atlantic Christian School), an All-Conference South Jersey selection with a 17 points-per-game scoring average; Devante Queen (Easton/Easton HS), a Lehigh Valley Conference Honorable Mention selection; and Eddie Powell (Philadelphia/Boys’ Latin HS), a 17 points-per-game scorer selected to the Philadelphia All-Public Third Team. Wyoming Valley Conference All Stars Devon Mazonkey (Shickshinny Lake/Northwest Area HS) and Kendric Wiggins (Pittston/Pittston Area HS) round out a deep and talented class of backcourt recruits for the Mountain Lions.

Perhaps the most visible player on the Mountain Lions’ roster will be 7’ 0”, 270- pound center Jordan Adams, (Maceo, KY/Daviess County HS), selected as one of the top 10 prospects in Kentucky by Scoutsfocus.com. Bulking up the frontcourt with Adams will be 6’ 6” Emmanuel Young (Philadelphia/Ben Franklin HS), a Philadelphia Public League Division “C” Coaches Selection Third Team All Star, while another Wyoming Valley Conference athlete, Nick Valente (Nanticoke/Nanticoke Area HS), at 6’ 8” will add length to the  Mountain Lions’ frontcourt.
The Mountain Lions open up their season at home against Johnson College on Tuesday, November 5th at 8:00 pm. The team’s competitive schedule is highlighted by six games against NCAA opponents.

 

PSU Athletics Logo (lion head)

Head Coach:
Scott Miner
570-675-9201
sam61@psu.edu

Assistant Coach:

Chuck Smith

PSUAC logo
go to USCAA website