Ohio University

Men's Basketball

You do not have to stop playing basketball when you graduate from high school or transfer to OHIO Chillicothe. Our men’s basketball brings Shoemaker Center alive through intense, fast-breaking teamwork. Basketball is not confined just to the court, either. The Shoemaker Center is considered one of the premier venues among regional campuses in the state with seating for 2,400 spectators. Here, you will play under newer, brighter lights on a state-of-the art floor embedded with the OHIO logo. Shoemaker Center’s roof was recently replaced along with upgrades to heating and air-conditioning.


Being part of a team also means being part of a community. And in our community at OHIO Chillicothe, the City of Chillicothe, and our broader regional service area, you will be able to play in front of family and friends. As Athletic Director, Kim McKimmy, has observed, “Our student-athletes learn and display qualities of time-management, maintaining poise in pressure situations, teamwork and sacrificing individual accomplishments for a common goal. These are attributes that are important to individuals over the long term.” Contact our coaching staff about a tryout and join the fastest-played game in the Ohio Regional Campus Conference!

 
In 2014, OHIO Chillicothe ceremonially retired the #42 jersey of OHIO Chillicothe student-athlete, Larry Cox. Officer Cox graduated from OHIO Chillicothe with a degree in Law Enforcement Technology, served as the D.A.R.E. officer for Chillicothe City Schools, and was recognized by President George Bush at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service. Officer Cox was a Chillicothe campus Distinguished Alumnus and the 2011 Community Hero Award Recipient.

Points of Pride:

  • 1995-96: Ohio Regional Campus Conference State Tournament Champions and Ohio
    Regional Campus Conference Runner Up.
  • 1992-93: Ohio Regional Campus Conference State Tournament Champions and Ohio
    Regional Campus Conference Champions.
  • 1990-91: Ohio Regional Campus Conference State Tournament Champions and Ohio 
    Regional Campus Conference Champions.
  • 1989: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Champions and Ohio Regional Campus
    Conference State Tournament Semi-Finalist.
  • 1988: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Runner Up.
  • 1987: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Champions.
  • 1986: Ohio Regional Campus Conference State Champions.
  • 1984: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Runner Up.
  • 1982-83: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Champions and Ohio Regional Campus 
    Conference State Champions.
  • 1980-81: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Championship Team.
  • 1979-1980: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Champions.
  • 1977-78: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Champions.
  • 1976-77: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Champions and Ohio Regional Campus 
    Conference State Tournament Champions.
  • 1975-76: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Co-Champions.
  • 1974-75: Ohio Regional Campus Conference State Champions.
  • 1973-74: Ohio Regional Campus Conference Champions.
  • 1971: Ohio Branch Tournament Runner Up

Announcements:

Check back often for upcoming announcements.

Be a Sponsor!

Show your support for OHIO Chillicothe Men's Basketball. Download and complete the Sponsor Form in .PDF format (here [PDF]), and mail it today. Complete instructions, as well as the mailing address, are located in the document.

Eligibility:

If you are interested in playing sports at OHIO Chillicothe you must have a minimum of 7 credit hours on the campus and maintain an accumulative GPA of 1.7.  For tryouts or more information, please contact the coach or download and complete the Prospective Player Profile Form in .PDF format (here), and mail it today. Complete instructions, as well as the mailing address, are located in the document. 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

AJ McCray
Head Coach 
Shoemaker Center
T: 740.701.0484
mccraya@ohio.edu

OR

Kim McKimmy
Athletic Director
T: 740.774.7222
kellyk@ohio.edu

2019-2020 SEASON INFORMATION

Team Roster

2019-2020 Hilltoppers Staff
Title Name
Asst. Coach J'Ron Anderson
Asst. Coach Anthony Dixon Jr.
Head Coach A. J. McCray

 

 
2019-2020 Hilltoppers Roster
  Name Year     High School Hometown Major
4 Barnes, Bilal 4 6' 4" Forward Clark Montessori Cincinnati Business
22 Benson, Aaron 2 6' 4" Forward Southeastern Chillicothe Business
  Carter, Devin 1 6' 6" Forward Greenfield McClain Greenfield Crimincal Justice
  Chiossi, Gabri 2 6’ 3" Forward Greenfield McClain Capri, Italy Computer Science
  Harris, J'Quan 1 6' 2" Guard Chillicothe Chillicothe Education
  Hartman, Rex 1 6' 4" Guard Southeastern Chillicothe Early Childhood Education
  Maynard, L.T. 1 5' 11" Guard Portsmouth West West Portsmouth Criminal Justice
  McKinney, Kjay 1 6' 2" Guard Muskegon Muskegon, MI Communications
1 Mink, Hayden 2 5' 11" Guard Westfall Circleville Computer Science
  O'dell, Gabe 1 6' 6" Forward Zane Trace Chillicothe Nursing
  Spencer, Shawn 2 5' 10" Guard Ritchie County Harrisville, WV Business
3 Thurman, Erique 3 6' 2" Guard Independence Columbus Computer Science

Schedule

2019-2020 Hilltoppers Schedule
Date Opponent Overall/ORCC Result
10/23/2019 - 7:30 PM vs Hocking College Scrimmage 71-98
10/25/2019 - 7:00 PM @ University of Pikeville 0-1 / 0-0 48-97
10/26/2019 - TBD @ Bluefield College 0-2 / 0-0 60-97
10/31/2019 - 7:30 PM @ Huntington University 0-3 / 0-0 49-100
11/1/2019 - 7:30 PM @ Georgetown College 0-4 / 0-0 43-106
11/9/2019 - 3:00 PM vs Miami University - Middletown 0-5 / 0-1 76-82
11/12/2019 - 8:00 PM @ Eastern Kentucky University    
11/16/2019 - 3:00 PM vs University of Akron - Wayne    
11/17/2019 - 3:00 PM vs OSU - Mansfield    
11/27/2019 - 7:30 AM vs OHIO Lancaster    
12/1/2019 - 3:00 PM vs OHIO Eastern    
12/6/2019 - 7:30 PM @ Taylor University    
12/6/2019 - 7:30 PM @ Georgetown College    
12/14/2019 - TBD @ Oakland City University    
12/15/2019 - TBD @ Oakland City University    
12/18/2019 - TBD @ University of Virginia @ Wise    
12/21/2019 - 3:00 PM @ Miami University - Hamilton    
1/4/2020 - 3:00 PM @ Miami University - Middletown    
1/8/2020 - 7:30 PM @ OHIO Lancaster    
1/15/2020 - 7:30 PM vs Miami University - Hamilton    
1/18/2020 - TBD @ Hocking College    
1/19/2020 - 3:00 PM @ OHIO Eastern    
1/26/2020 - 3:00 PM @ OSU - Mansfield    
2/1/2020 - 3:00 PM @ University of Akron - Wayne    
2/15/2020 - TBD Quarter Finals @ OHIO Lancaster    
2/16/2020 - TBD Quarter Finals @ OHIO Lancaster    
2/22/2020 - TBD Semi Finals @ Miami University - Middletown    
2/23/2020 - TBD Finals @ Miami University - Middletown

Contact Us

Title Contacts Phone Number Office
2019-2020 Hilltoppers Contacts
Head Coach A. J. McCray C: 740.701.0484 Shoemaker Center 115 Coaches Office

 

Photos

Bilal Branes

Bilal Barnes

Rex Hartman

Rex Hartman

Kjay Mckinney

Kjay McKinny

Shawn Spencer

Shawn Spencer

Aaron Benson

Aaron Benson

L.T. Maynard

L.T. Maynard

Hayden Mink

Hayden Mink

Enrique Thurman

Enrique Thurman

Devin Carter

Devin Carter

Aj McCray

A. J. McCray, Head Coach

Gabe Odell

Gabe O'dell