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Meet the Ottawa Braves

Tip-off is only an hour away. Earlier, I shared some fun facts about tonight’s opponent with you. Now, let’s get to know the Braves’ starting lineup:

G, 5’8″, Sophomore; 9 ppg, 4 assists

Ottawa also has a junior varsity squad (which explains why there are so many of them in that picture), and Mitchell spent his freshman year playing for both varsity and JV. He’s only played in five varsity games so far. He hails from Tulsa, Oklahoma and is an exercise science major. Here he is in UK’s locker room today “taking it all in”:

…aka checking his phone.


G, 6’3″, Senior; 7 ppg, 1 rbg

Jones transferred to Ottawa from Lynn University in the spring. He used to be teammates with Preston Oakes at Johnson County Community College.


C, 6’8″, Senior; 5 ppg, 8 rpg

O’con (sic) played in 28 games last season, starting nine. He’s the tallest player on Ottawa’s team, and, although his weight is not listed on Ottawa’s website, I’d wager he’s also the heaviest.


G, 6’1″ , Senior; 22 ppg, 7 rpg

Norfleet is the Braves’ star. Last season, he earned Second Team All-KCAC honors and scored in double figures in 25 of 28 games; in 13 of those games, he scored 20 or more points. In his senior season, he’s expected to rewrite the Ottawa Basketball record book.


G, 6’4″, Senior; 12 ppg, 5 rpg

Oakes, who plays both guard and forward, is the Braves’ second best player behind Norfleet. He’ll probably guard Alex Poythress, whose jersey he posed with earlier today:


HEAD COACH: Aaron Siebenthall

This is Siebenthall’s first year as the head coach at Ottawa after spending nine years as an assistant. He’s also an assistant professor at Ottawa and his wife, Shayla, is the Ottawa Spirit Team Coordinator.

He occasionally makes jokes on Twitter:


Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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3 Comments for Meet the Ottawa Braves

  1. john wall
    6:07 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I’d really like to see Poythress dunk all over this team tonight

  2. chimichanga
    6:24 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    Hey, I didn’t know Nightcrawler played college bball.

  3. Sasquatch
    7:30 pm November 2, 2015 Permalink

    I can’t be the only one that thought the coach is actually in that Teen Wolf picture.