Monarchs Kick Off Season with Blue-White Scrimmage

October 25, 2002
By ODU Athletics
ODU Sports

Oct. 25, 2002

NORFOLK, VA. -- The Old Dominion University men's basketball squad will start the 2002-03 season with the annual blue-white scrimmage on Saturday, at 3:30 p.m. in the new Ted Constant Convocation Center.

All 14 member of this year's Monarch squad will be on display. Heading the list of players are the forward tandem of Ricardo Marsh (Mebane, NC.) and Rasheed Wright (Greensboro, NC.). Marsh earned second team All-CAA honors last season as he averaged 15.3 points and 7.2 rebounds. He ranked second in the CAA in field goal percentage. Wright averaged 14.1 points per game last year and ranked fourth in the CAA in free throw perentage at (.815).

Five newcomers will be making their Big Blue debut. Isaiah Hunter (Charlotte, NC.), A 6-2 guard; John Morris (Camp Hill, PA.), a 6-1 guard; Alex Loughton (Perth Australia), a 6-9 forward and Janko Mrksic (Ontario, Canada), a 6-10 center. Also joining the Monarchs is sophomore walk-on Cole Pugh (Philadelphia, PA.), a 6-3 guard.

CAGE NOTES: The second annual Hampton Roads Hoop Summit is scheduled for Saturday morning, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. in the Athletic Administration Building. Speakers for the day will include: Monarch head coach Blaine Taylor, assistant coach Jim Corrigan, former William and Mary head coach Charlie Woollum and Maury head coach Jack Baker... ...prior to the men's game, the Lady Monarch's will have an open practice from 10:a.m. to 1:00 p.m., in the Constant Center....Members of the ODU Big Blue Club who have purchased men's and women's basketball season tickets may pick up their season ticket and hospitality packages at the Blig Blue/Hospitality room in the Constant Center from 10 a.m. through the men's scrimmage game...Those packages not picked up on Saturday will be mailed to members on Monday, Oct. 28th.