Drivetime Sports

Basketball Red / White Rosters are Set

10/25/2011 4:35 PM

 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – It will be the scribes vs. the vibes on Sunday afternoon at Bud Walton Arena in the Razorback men’s basketball team’s Red-White scrimmage beginning at 3 p.m.  Head Coach Mike Anderson invited several media members to act as celebrity coaches for the event which will serve as a collection point for area food banks.

            On the sidelines, the Red team will include area television personalities, the vibes, Aaron Peters of KNWA, Mike Irwin of KFSM and Mike Jacques of KHOG.  The White squad will be coached by the scribes, Bob Holt of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Chris Bahn of ArkansasSports360 and Nate Allen.

            The celebrity coaches gathered at Bud Walton Arena on Tuesday to conduct a draft of players.  The Arkansas coaching staff paired players up by position so that when one name was selected, his partner would automatically go to the other team in an effort to keep the teams even.

            Peters won the coin toss to determine first pick and after some consultation with his group chose freshman BJ Young, giving Rashad Madden to the White team.  The writers then got the next two picks and went with a pair of veterans in junior Marshawn Powell and Julysses Nobles.  The picks gave freshman Devonta Abron and sophomore Rickey Scott to the Red team.  With the fourth pick, the TV personalities took freshman Hunter Mickelson, giving senior Marvell Waithe to the White team.  The writer’s final pick was sophomore Mardracus Wade, placing sophomore Kikko Haydar on Red.  The vibes ended the draft by picking up sophomore Davion Spivey moving sophomore Charlie Henderson to the White squad.  Freshman Matt Thompson will play on both teams and senior Michael Sanchez will not be able to participate as he continues to recover.

            The Red-White scrimmage is the final opportunity for the Razorbacks to participate in game-like situations before they take the floor for the first exhibition game of the season on Nov. 4 against Texas A&M-Commerce.

            Along with the scrimmage, fans will get a chance to meet Arkansas’ players with a 45-minute autograph session on the Bud Walton Arena concourse beginning at 1:45 p.m.

            Season tickets for Razorback basketball games are on sale at the Razorback Ticket Center by calling 1-800-982-HOGS or by going on-line at ArkansasRazorbacks.com.  Ticket packages are $500 and include admission to all 20 regular season games at Bud Walton Arena as well as both exhibition contests.

 

Red Roster

No.    Player                                Pos.       Ht.      Wt.      Class-Exp.    Hometown (Previous School)                                                                     

3        Rickey Scott                       G         6-3      205      SO-1L           Irving, Texas (MacArthur HS)

4        Devonta Abron                  F         6-8      250      FR-HS           Dallas, Texas (Seagoville HS)

11      BJ Young                             G         6-3      175      FR-HS           St. Louis, Mo. (McCluer North HS)

14      Davion Spivey                  G         6-2      208      SO-TR           Ruston, La. (Ruston HS/Holmes CC)

15      Matt Thompson                G         6-4      186      FR-HS           Plano, Texas (John Paul II HS)

20      Kikko Haydar                    G        5-10     163      SO-1L           Fayetteville, Ark. (Fayetteville HS)

21      Hunter Mickelson            F        6-10     234      FR-HS           Jonesboro, Ark. (Westside HS)

 

Celebrity Coaches (the vibes): Mike Irwin, Mike Jacques, Aaron Peters

 

White Roster

No.    Player                                Pos.       Ht.      Wt.      Class-Exp.    Hometown (Previous School)                                                                     

00      Rashad Madden                G         6-5      178      FR-HS           Lepanto, Ark. (East Poinsett County HS)

1        Mardracus Wade              G         6-2      178      SO-1L           Memphis, Tenn. (Hargrave [Va.] Military)

5        Charlie Henderson          F         6-5      190      SO-TR           Columbia, Mo. (Rock Bridge HS/Westminster College)

15      Matthew Thompson        G         6-4      186      FR-HS           Plano, Texas (John Paul II HS)

22      Marvell Waithe                 F         6-9      195      SR-1L            Toronto, Canada (Sir Wilfrid Laurier CI, Tallahassee CC)

23      Julysses Nobles                 G         6-1      193      JR-2L             Jackson, Miss. (Callaway HS)

33      Marshawn Powell            F         6-7      227      JR-2L             Newport News, Va. (The Miller [Charlottesville, Va.] School)

 

Celebrity Coaches (the scribes): Nate Allen, Chris Bahn, Bob Holt

 

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