Basketball, Boys: Junior Varsity

Record this season

4 (win) – 14 (loss) – 0 (tie)

# Name Class    Hometown
2 Gozzy Nwogbo 2018 Lagos, Nigeria
3 Chris Ransom 2019 Bronx, NY
4 Nolan Zusi 2019 Leeds, MA
5 Sammy St. Jean 2018 West Springfield, MA
10 Francis Simmons 2017 Charleston, SC
12 Cam Taylor 2019 Halifax, NC
20 David Thomas 2020 Kensington, CA
21 Lowell Weil 2018 Lake Forest, IL
22 Peter Everett 2019 New York, NY
23 Henry Bonnie 2020 San Francisco, CA
24 Jeffrey So 2019 Hong Kong, Hong Kong
25 Geraud Richards 2018 Brooklyn, NY
30 Mamadou Yattassaye 2017 New York, NY
Jennifer Brown 2019 Manager Bronx, NY
Chenelle Jones 2019 Manager Brooklyn, NY
  • After serving as the assistant varsity girls coach for 2 years and the varsity girls coach for four years, Mr. Barnes took over the Junior Varsity Boys program during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Mr. Barnes’ experience in basketball started at Moorestown Friends School in New Jersey where he played varsity basketball for four years, was twice selected as an all-conference player, tallied more than 1,000 points, and led his team to two state tournament appearances and two Friends League playoff appearances.  While attending Manchester University in the United Kingdom as a visiting student, he played for the university’s club team and was an integral member of the team’s “final four” run during the 1993-1994 season.  Mr. Barnes has coached basketball for over 17 years and has led teams to the playoffs in two states. Mr. Barnes attended Morehouse College and the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, GA where he studied Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, and City Planning.  Mr. Barnes teaches mathematics and lives in the John Williams dormitory with his wife Riché and his three children: Nailah, Nikhil, and Nasir.

  • Sam joins the Deerfield Faculty as a Penn Fellow after graduating with honors in History at Williams College in 2015. At Williams, Sam wrote "'The Mecca of a Thousand Noble Aspirations:' The Struggle for Freedom in New Bern, NC 1862-1866," an undergraduate thesis on Wartime Reconstruction in coastal NC, which received the Robert Dalzell Prize for primary research. Sam walked on to the crew team at Williams, rowing all four years and serving as co- captain his senior year. In addition to athletics, he sang in an a cappella group and worked as a teaching assistant for the history department. A native of Raleigh, North Carolina, Sam cultivates his southern roots through his passions for basketball, barbecue, and the blues.