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EKU to Hold Maroon/White Scrimmage Saturday

RICHMOND, Ky. – Colonel fans can get an early look at the 2017-18 Eastern Kentucky University men’s basketball team at a Maroon/White scrimmage this Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. at McBrayer Arena.

The event is free and open to the public.

Junior Nick Mayo was recently tabbed the OVC Preseason Player of the Year, while junior Jackson Davis was named OVC Preseason Newcomer of the Year by the Blue Ribbon College Baskteball Yearbook.

Mayo, Davis and senior forward Zach Charles (7.0 points / 6.5 rebounds-per-game in 2016-17) are expected to form a formidable frontcourt for the Colonels this season. Sophomore DeAndre Dishman (a team-best 61.5% field goal percentage in 2016-17) should also contribute.

In all, EKU returns five of its top six scorers from last season, including Mayo, Charles, Dishman and guards Asante Gist (15.9 points / 3.9 assists-per-game) and Dillon Avare (62 three-pointers made).

Halloween Hoopfest is scheduled for Wednesday, October 25 at 5:30 p.m.

EKU travels to Houston on Friday, November 10, to open the 2017-18 season at Rice.

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