Men’s basketball kicks off Monday with Midnight Madness

2013-09-25 | Press Release from Coahoma Community College Public Relations - Matthew E. Killebrew, Director; (662) 621-4157 -
Photos by Darby Lamb, Assistant Director of Web Services, Coahoma Community College - (662) 621-4044 - and CCC Multi-Media Club Students
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Last season's Tiger Basketball team huddled up before the Homecoming Game.

CLARKSDALE – The Coahoma Community College men’s basketball team will officially kickoff its 2013-14 campaign Monday night Sept. 30 with its annual Midnight Madness preseason event at the Pinnacle beginning at 10:30 p.m. and lasting into Tuesday morning.

The Tigers would like to invite local basketball enthusiasts out to campus to meet and interact with the team during the event which will feature student body and audience participation in shooting and dribbling contest leading up to the team taking the floor at Midnight for a dunk and 3-point contest followed by a scrimmage as CCC suits up for the first time during the 2013-2014 season.

“We really hope for a great turnout from the student body as well as the local community,” said Head Coach Ira Peterson. “We want everyone to come out and get a look at our first practice, have some fun interacting with the players and get a chance to see them in action. We are looking to build some excitement in the weeks leading up to the opening of our season.”

For the local community, it will be a chance to see three local products adorn the CCC uniform for the first time. Lee Academy graduate and CCC freshman guard Cameron Monix (5-8, 160), and Coahoma Agricultural High School graduates Trevious Allen (6-0, 170) and Melvin Marshall (6-1, 175) will see their first action Monday at the Pinnacle.

Allen and Marshall were a part of the 2012-2013 Aggie squad that advanced to the Mississippi State semi-finals.

Admission to Midnight Madness is free for students and the general public and the activities should wrap-up around 1:30 a.m.