SU to dedicate new basketball court in honor of Avery Johnson, February 2 - 2/2/2013 -
Southern University Baton Rouge will commemorate the outstanding playing
career of SU basketball alumnus and NBA head coach Avery Johnson in a
court naming ceremony February 2, 2013, in the F.G. Clark Activity
The ceremony will take place during halftime of the men's
basketball game against Grambling. Tipoff for the women's game is
slated for 2 p.m., immediately followed by the men. The game will be
televised live on Cox Sports Television (Ch-37, HD Ch-1037).
"Alumni contributions separate great programs from good ones, and allow great programs to stay on top," said William Broussard, SU athletics director.
"The accelerated restoration of SU men's basketball in the past two years is due, in no small part, to alumni contributions--big and small--and none have been more significant thus far than coach Johnson's."
Southern has also deemed the Grambling game on February 2 as "Alumni Night" and encourages alumni from both Southern and Grambling to attend. Tickets are available at the SU ticket office and are $7 for general admission.
Read special feature: "Avery Johnson: A Southern Icon Returns Home" here (www.gojagsports.com).