52 - Daniel Coursey
Daniel Coursey
Height: 6-10
Weight: 220
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Savannah, Ga.
High School: Benedictine Military School
Position: F
Major: Biology

Career Stats

2012-13
Game-by-Game Stats 

Voted A-Sun Preseason Defensive Player of the Year … Played in 34 games, making 31 starts … Shot 71% from the free throw line … 53.4% field goal percentage ranked eighth best among league players … Led the team in scoring four times, including a career-high 20 point output in Mercer’s win at Alabama (12/22) … Reached the 100-block mark for his career at Denver and finished the year with 44 rejections … Ranked fourth in the A-Sun at 1.3 blocks per game … Scored 10 or more on 10 occasions … Notched multiple blocks in 12 games … Scored seven points and added five rebounds and two blocks in Mercer’s Paradise Jam opener against George Mason (11/16) ... Scored 10 points on three-of-six shooting against Furman (11/25) ... Scored 11 points on five-of-six shooting at Denver (12/5) ... Led the team with a 14 point effort against Alabama A&M (12/8) ... Scored eight second-half points in Mercer’s win over Stetson (12/31) ... Scored 17 points, grabbed five rebounds and had a career-high four steals against ETSU (1/17) ... Booked 12 points, four rebounds and a block versus North Florida (2/9) ... Booked first collegiate double-double with 14 points and a career-best 10 rebounds while playing a career-high 30 minutes at FGCU (2/28) ... Scored eight with five boards, two steals, a block and an assist vs. Lipscomb (3/6) ... Scored six points with seven boards vs. USC Upstate (3/8) ... Blocked four shots in the A-Sun final versus Florida Gulf Coast (3/9) … Paired 15 points with four rebounds in Mercer’s NIT win at Tennessee (3/20) … Booked 12 points and three boards at BYU (3/25).

 

2011-12
Game-by-Game Stats

Played in all 38 games, starting 37 contests … Averaged 19.6 minutes, 8.2 points and 4.2 rebounds per game … Set a program record for single season blocks (88) and posted the second highest field goal percentage (62.0%) in school history … Season field goal percentage and block totals were best among A-Sun players  …  Blocks per game figure (2.32) ranked 31st in Division I basketball … Scored in double figures 16 times … Led or tied for the team lead in rebounds on six occasions … Scored 13 points while collecting four rebounds and three blocks in the season opener against Emory (11/12) … Narrowly missed a double-double with 11 points and nine boards at Furman (11/17) … Booked a career-high 18 points with eight rebounds and four blocks at Belmont (12/3) … Set a personal standard with six blocks at Tulsa (12/18) … Tallied 14 points, three steals and two rebounds at Kennesaw State (1/13) … Netted 16 points and pulled down eight rebounds at Jacksonville (2/18) … Swatted six shots for the second time against Belmont (2/25) … Totaled 16 points, eight rebounds and five blocks in Mercer’s CIT first round game against Tennessee State (3/13) … Contributed 10 points in Mercer’s CIT win at Old Dominion (3/21) … Recorded nine points and five rebounds in Mercer’s CIT Championship victory at Utah State (3/28) … Named an A-Sun All-Academic Honoree.

 

2010-11
Game-by-Game Stats

Earned playing time in 18 games, averaging 2.3 minutes per appearance … Played eight minutes and had two rebounds Mercer’s senior opener versus Oglethorpe (11/12) ... Scored first Mercer career points via a dunk at Florida State (11/23) ... Notched first collegiate block and pulled down a rebound at ETSU (1/31) ... Converted 1-of-3 field goals for two points at North Florida (2/18) … Grabbed one board in four minutes of work against Belmont (2/24).

 

HIGH SCHOOL
A 2010 graduate of Benedictine Military School  ... Prep coaches were Tommy Cannon and Jason Helton ... Earned three varsity letters ... As a senior, was first team all-region and second team all-city ... Averaged 6.0 points and 8.0 rebounds per game in his senior season ... Set a state record for blocks in a single game with 18 ... Team won the regional title and made it to the Sweet 16 round of the state playoffs ... Also participated in baseball and cross country at BMS ... Was an Honor Roll student all four years and a member of the National Honor Society ... Played AAU club basketball for the Atlanta Allstars (coached by Ben Miller), helping the team earn a top-25 national finish.

 

PERSONAL
Son of James and Amy Coursey ... Born May 11, 1992 in Savannah, Georgia ... Has one sister and one brother, both older and who are twins ... Brother (Stephen) and sister (Anna) also both attended Mercer currently ... Anna was four-year letterwinner on Mercer’s volleyball team ... Other schools who recruited him include Jacksonville, Murray State, Colgate, Harvard, as well as all of the U.S. service academies ... Cites the coaching staff and facilities as what attracted him to Mercer ... Favorite athlete is Dwight Howard ... Likes to have pasta for a pre-game meal ... A biology (pre-med) major ... Wants to become a doctor.

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