The 2011-12 Chattanooga Mocs basketball freshman class was five deep this year and made key contributions throughout the season.
Ronrico White (Knoxville, Tenn.) led the class in scoring (5.0 ppg) and minutes (13.8 mpg) as one of the first subs off the bench seeing action in all 32 games. His best games came in Southern Conference play where he shot 48.3 percent from three-point range, 47.6 percent overall. His season high of 16 points came in the second half at Appalachian State.
Jared Bryant (Cincinnati, Ohio) posted 10.1 minutes per contest as the top sub at the five playing in 29 games and starting one. He averaged 3.2 points and 2.7 rebounds per game with several highlights. His best game was at home against Davidson with 10 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
Lance Stokes (Orlando, Fla.) led all freshmen in starts with seven playing at three and four. Three of those starts came at the three for an injured Omar Wattad. The other four came at the four during Jahmal Burroughs and Z. Mason's health issues. He had 11 points and five boards in his start at Western Carolina on Feb. 2.
Martynas Bareika (Kedainiai, Lithuania) and Trey Brown (Brandon, Miss.) did not see the same amount of playing time as their fellow freshmen, but they had their moments as well. Bareika's hard-nosed play was in full evidence in 16 second-half minutes at App State, while Brown's tip dunk at Furman is an indelible memory.
Credit for the photos in gallery go to Justin Casterline, Tim Cowie, Willis Glassgow, Frank Mattia and Dale Rutemeyer.