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Coach Anderson to Speak at Razorback Club

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

University of Arkansas head men's basketball coach Mike Anderson will address the Baxter County Razorback Club at the Vada Sheid Community Center on the ASUMH campus on Thursday, April 19th at 6:30 p.m.

Coach Anderson will discuss his first year back at Arkansas, which included three wins over ranked teams and a school record 17 victories at home, as well as his thoughts on the 2011-12 season and what fans can expect from his teams in the years to come.

Prior to his presentation, Coach Anderson will sign autographs for those in attendance.

There will be many unique live and silent auction items available including a 1994 National Championship Team autographed basketball and a Cotton Bowl photo autographed by Coach Bobby Petrino. Tickets may be purchased at KTLO, Arvest Bank, and 1st National Bank. You may also contact Layton Lee at 870-508-8404.

Anderson's return to Arkansas last March was welcomed by Razorback fans around the nation as they brought back one of their own.

Attendance at Bud Walton Arena increased with each game as fans heard about the pressing, in-your-face, defensive-minded style that Anderson calls "the fastest 40 Minutes in basketball" and included a pair of sell outs for Arkansas' games with No. 20/19 Michigan and No. 14/12 Florida.

Despite the loss of arguably his best player just two games into the season, Anderson's never-give-up personality was played out by his team, who with limited numbers, won 18 games, received votes in the Associated Press poll for the first time in three years and picked up three victories over ranked teams.

Freshman BJ Young led the team in scoring at 15.3 points per game; the third most by an Arkansas freshman in school history, and for his efforts was named second-team All-SEC, as well as an SEC All-Freshman team selection.

Off the court, the Razorbacks have been very active in community service projects since Anderson's arrival including handing out hams to a local housing community, delivering school supplies to children at the Fayetteville Boys and Girls club and participating in the men's march against violence.

Arkansas' team grade point average continues to improve as well as three Razorbacks either matched or exceeded their career best semester grade point average this fall.

Coach Anderson will begin his second season as Arkansas' head coach this fall and should bring back a more experienced team than he had in year one as 13 players from his 2011-12 roster return.

Among those are junior Marshawn Powell, who was averaging 19.5 points and 6.0 rebounds per game before an injury claimed his season, Young and freshman Hunter Mickelson, who set the Arkansas school record for blocks by a first-year player.

For more information about the Baxter County Razorback Club banquet featuring Coach Mike Anderson, contact Layton Lee at 870-508-8404.

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