Well-represented in New Orleans

Warren, Morgan and Brown headline LSU's presence at the 2012 Final Four.

LSU senior forward and four-year letterman Storm Warren is on the West roster of the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-Star game.

Warren's team will be coached by former Tigers' coach Dale Brown at this week's activities preceding the 2012 Final Four at The Superdome.

Former Alabama coach Wimp Sanderson will coach the East squad.

As a senior, Warren averaged 8.2 points and 5.1 rebounds per game in 2011-12. He wound up as the third LSU player to record 500 rebounds, 100 blocked shot and 100 steals in a career joining Shaquille O'Neal and Garrett Temple.

The NABC game will be played at 4:35 p.m. Friday at The Superdome. Admission to the game and the practice sessions that precede it is free. The game will be taped for broadcast on Saturday at noon on TruTV.

Malik Morgan

  • Incoming LSU freshman Malik Morgan will be taking part in the national high school boys' 3-point shooting contest Friday night at the Alario Center.

    That event starts at 7 p.m. and will be televised on Sunday afternoon at 3:30 p.m. on CBS.

    Screening passes for that event are free and can be requested at HighSchoolSlamtix.com and seats will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis for those with screening passes.

  • On Friday, the United States Basketball Writers Association will hold its annual awards breakfast at the New Orleans Marriott to present its Oscar Robertson Player of the Year Award. Also highlighting the event is a salute to Brown and the members of his 1981 and 1986 Final Four teams. CBS Sports' Tim Brando will introduce Coach Brown at Friday's event, which begins at 8 a.m.

    Dale Brown

    Later that night, Brown will be honored by the NABC at its Coaches Huddle reception for convention attendees at the Hilton Riverside. Saturday morning at the Hilton, Brown and O'Neal will be among the special guests at the NABC Legends of the Hardwood Breakfast. The event will present "The Coach Wooden Keys to Life" award to former Valparaiso head coach Home Drew, and a member of Brown's first LSU coaching staff.

    Also, during the two Final Four games on Saturday, the 2012 class of the NABC College Basketball Hall of Fame will be announced, including former LSU player and Athletic Director and long-time contributor to the game, Joe Dean Sr.


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