Fans to Get First Look at Basketball Teams

by - Correspondent -

Clemson basketball fans have been waiting to see the new and improved men's basketball team and Friday night they will get their first look at the players.

"Clemson Midnight Hoops Courtside on College Avenue" will start Friday night at 11:15pm. Both the men's and women's teams will be introduced to the fans at 12:00am to begin their first official practices of the 2004-05 season.

There will be a slamdunk contest(if weather permits), a threepoint shooting contest, and a free throw shooting contest. Ironically, these are areas Clemson needs to make improvements and are keys to their success for this new season. Clemson shot a dismal 63 percent on free throws and an ACC worst 32 percent on three pointers last year, so an early emphasis on these areas could definitely help.

Here are my predictions for tonight.

Slamdunk contest: Winner- Moore. 2nd place-Babalola. Sleeper-Mathis.

Three point contest: Winner-Robinson. 2nd place-Mathis. Sleeper- Hudson.

Free throws contest: Winner-Mathis. 2nd place-Robinson. Sleeper-Hudson.

Roster for the men's 2004-2005 basketball team

#     Player                 Height     Weight      Class     Pos
33    Akin Akingbala           6-9       220         Jr.         F
4     Steve Allen              6-10      230         Jr.         C
12    Olu Babalola             6-6       242         Sr.         F 
5     Sharrod Ford             6-9       223         Sr.         F  
3     Vernon Hamilton          6-0       192         So.         G
25    Cliff Hammonds           6-3       175         Fr.         G  
21    Jimmy Hudson             6-4       190         So.         G
20    Troy Mathis              6-0       200         Fr.         G
44    James Mays               6-9       215         Fr.         F
15    Cheyenne Moore           6-6       190         Fr.         F
32    Sam Perry                6-7       190         Fr.         F
22    Shawan Robinson          6-2       183         Jr.         G
00    Ovarus Williams          6-4       175         Sr.         G

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