State Pride

Arkansas head basketball coach Mike Anderson has decided that this Sunday's Red-White game will be a battle of his in-state players versus the Razorbacks

It's always a task coming up with the rosters for a Red-White game and this season Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson is trying a new angle.

He'll send the Razorbacks born inside the state against the ones who have arrived in Fayetteville on Sunday at 3:30 for what the school is dubbing Hog Wild Hoops.

"It's kind of like the in-state versus the out-of-staters," Arkansas head coach Mike Anderson said. "...We just kind of played around with it. This roster you see may change in the second half, but I think it will be neat.

"We have some guys that will compete and it seems no matter how I put the team in practice there is competition taking place," Anderson said. "They are getting a chance to audition in front of me, in front of fans and with officials coming up in the Red-White game. It will be interesting to see how they come out and play in front of people."

The Red team will feature Arkansas-born players in junior Alandise Harris (6-6, 237), freshman Bobby Portis (6-10, 242), junior Rashad Madden (6-5, 180), senior Fred Gulley (6-2, 182), senior Kikko Haydar (5-10, 170), freshman Manuale Watkins (6-3, 208) and Nigerian-born freshman Moses Kingsley (6-9, 230).

"Moses was born in Nigeria, but came to Arkansas to play (AAU basketball) with the Arkansas Wings so we are claiming him for Arkansas," Harris said.

The White team's roster includes seniors Coty Clarke (6-7, 232), Mardracus Wade (6-2, 178) and Rickey Scott (6-3, 209), sophomores Michael Qualls (6-6, 210), Anthlon Bell (6-3, 180), Jacorey Williams (6-8, 218), Dee Wagner (5-10, 170) and redshirting junior college transfer Keaton Miles (6-7, 217).

"We're going to win," Clarke said.

Hawgs Daily Top Stories