Warren named to College All-Star Game
Former LSU forward will play for West coach Dale Brown
NEW ORLEANS - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) late Monday night announced the final list of players for the Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game that will take place Friday as part of NCAA Final Four activities.
The game will take place in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome following the four team practice sessions and will begin at approximately 4:35 p.m. Friday. 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.
LSU senior forward and four-year letterman Storm Warren will be part of the West All-Star team that will be coached by former LSU head men’s basketball Coach Dale Brown. Former Alabama coach Wimp Sanderson is scheduled to coach the East squad.
Warren averaged 8.2 points per game and 5.1 rebounds and during the course of the year became just the third LSU basketball player to record 500 rebounds, 100 blocks and 100 steals in a career joining Shaquille O’Neal and Garrett Temple.
Also as mentioned previously, signee Malik Morgan will be taking part in the national high school Boys’ 3-point shooting contest also 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.
LSU men’s basketball coach Trent Johnson will be in New Orleans starting on Wednesday for the NABC Convention as he continues to serves on the board of directors for the organization. There will be several board meetings and events that the NABC puts on during its annual Coaches Convention.
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 former LSU Coach Dale Brown and the members of his two NCAA Final Four teams in 1981 and 1986. CBS Sports’ Tim Brando will introduce Coach Brown at Friday’s event, which begins at 8 a.m.
That night Coach Brown will be honored by the NABC at its Coaches Huddle reception for Convention attendees at the Hilton Riverside. Saturday morning at the Hilton, Coach Brown and former Tiger and NBA star Shaquille 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 and a member of the first coaching staff under Coach Brown at LSU, Homer Drew.
Also, during the national semifinal contests at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, the 2012 class of the NABC College Basketball Hall of Fame will be announced which includes former LSU Basketball Player/Athletic Director and long-time contributor to the game, Joe Dean, Sr.