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Pargo Selected First in Annual Red vs. White G

Pargo Selected First in Annual Red vs. White G

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Senior Jannero Pargo was the first selection in the annual Red vs. White team draft held on Tuesday at Bud Walton Arena. Arkansas opens its basketball season this Friday at 8 p.m. with the annual red vs. white basketball scrimmage.
Pargo was selected to the white squad which will be coached by representatives of Drivetime Sports, a radio call-in show based in Little Rock, Ark. Players are paired with a teammate in an effort to evenly distribute position players for the game. By virtue of Pargo’s selection, the red team received senior T.J. Cleveland. Representatives of Sports Rap, a Fayetteville-based sports radio program, will coach the red squad.
“We tried to pair them up so that if one team has an edge in one department, they may not have an edge in another department,” Arkansas head coach Nolan Richardson said. “This should be a close game. I think you could put all the seniors on one team, and maybe give the other team one guard, and it would be a good game.”
This year’s game is a rematch of last year’s contest when Sports Rap (White) downed Drive Time Sports (Red) 114-97. Sports Wrap will attempt to defend its title with a lineup that includes Cleveland, seniors Teddy Gipson and Dionisio Gomez, juniors Alonzo Lane and Charles Tatum along with freshmen Berry Jordan and J.J. Sullinger. Drive Time Sports will counter with Pargo, senior Brandon Dean, juniors Blake Eddins, Carl Baker and Larry Satchell, sophomore Jamar Blackmon as well as redshirt freshman Michael Jones.
“The game is like a rehearsal,” Richardson said. “We will have a crowd out there and we will get to see how the players act with fans in the stands and striped shirts on the floor. There are some guys who are different in games than they are in practice.
“The most important thing in a game of this nature is that they play hard and have fun. They will get serious about it. I believe it will be very competitive.”

Red (Sports Rap) Razorbacks
Coaches: Chuck Barrett, Dudley Dawson, Clay Henry

No., Player, Pos., Ht., Wt., Cl-Exp., Hometown (Previous School)
5 – T.J. Cleveland, G, 6-1, 166, SR-3L, Birmingham (Minor), Ala.
3 -Charles Tatum, G, 5-10, 182, JR-2L, Midland, Texas
0 -J.J. Sullinger, G, 6-5, 202, FR-HS, Columbus (Worthington), Ohio
22 -Berry Jordan, F, 6-7, 217, FR-HS, Jacksonville (Arlington Country Day), Fla.
23 -Teddy Gipson, G, 6-4, 167, SR-3L, Farmerville, La.
31 -Alonzo Lane, F, 6-7, 246, JR-2L, Canton, Miss.
33 -Dionisio Gomez, F, 6-8, 218, SR-2L, Panama City (Fayetteville [Ark.] Christian), Panama

White (Drivetime Sports) Razorbacks
Coaches: Brian Prince, Marcus Elliott

No., Player, Pos., Ht., Wt., Cl-Exp., Hometown (Previous School)
1 -Michael Jones, F, 6-9, 203, FR-RS, Little Rock (Parkview), Ark.
4 -Carl Baker, F, 6-8, 209, JR-2L, Palestine (Palestine-Wheatley), Ark.
12 -Jannero Pargo, G, 6-2, 164, SR-1L, Chicago (Neosho Co. CC/Robeson HS), Ill.
13 -Brandon Dean, G, 6-1, 199, SR-3L, Monroe (Ouachita Parish), La.
20 -Jamar Blackmon, G, 6-3, 191, SO-TR, Little Rock (Miss. Valley St./McClellan HS), Ark.
21 -Blake Eddins, G, 6-7, 213, JR-2L, Montgomery (Trinity), Ala.
50 -Larry Satchell, F, 6-9, 227, JR-2L, Waco, Texas

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