Fans to Get First Look at Basketball Teams
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