Yarou to Take Part in Reese's Division I All-Star Game in Atlanta
April 2, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga. (April 2, 2013) - The National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) today announced rosters for the 2013 Reese's® Division I College All-Star game, which will be played as part of the 2013 NCAA® Division I Men's Basketball Championship and NCAA Final Four®. Reese's® Peanut Butter Cups are the official candy partner of the NCAA.
Among those who will participate is 6-10 forward Mouphtaou Yarou, who just completed his career at Villanova as one of only 10 players in program history to score more than 1,000 points (1,068) while collecting 800 or more rebounds (836). Yarou was a captain on a 2012-13 Wildcat squad that finished with a 20-14 overall record after being picked to finish 12th in the pre-season BIG EAST poll.
The Reese's Division I College All-Star game will be played on Friday, April 5, at 5:00 p.m. (EDT), at the Georgia Dome, the site of this week's championship games as the NCAA celebrates 75 years of March Madness®. The teams are composed of 11 senior student-athletes from NCAA Division I programs across America.
The Reese's All-Star game will feature a pair of outstanding coaches who played in the 1995 All-Star game. Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg will coach the West All-Stars and Tennessee coach Cuonzo Martin will coach the East All-Stars.
Here are the rosters for the 2013 Reese's Division I College All-Star game:
REESE'S WEST ALL-STARS TEAM - Coach: Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State University
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College/Hometown
1 Pierre Jackson G 5-10 180 Baylor/Las Vegas, Nev.
3 Kwamain Mitchell G 5-10 175 St. Louis/Milwaukee, Wis.
11 Mfon Udofia G 6-2 195 Georgia Tech/Stone Mountain, Ga.
13 Ramon Galloway G 6-3 180 LaSalle/Philadelphia, Pa.
15 Troy Daniels G 6-4 200 VCU/Roanoke, Va.
21 Durand Scott G 6-5 203 Miami/Bronx, N.Y.
23 Will Clyburn F 6-7 210 Iowa State/Detroit, Mich.
25 Richard Howell F 6-8 257 NC State/Marietta, Ga.
31 Jack Cooley F 6-9 246 Notre Dame/Glenview, Ill.
33 Mouphtaou Yarou F/C 6-10 255 Villanova/Natitingou, Benin
35 Mike Muscala F/C 6-11 239 Bucknell/Roseville, Minn.
REESE'S EAST ALL-STAR TEAM - Coach: Cuonzo Martin, University of Tennessee
No. Name Pos. Ht. Wt. College/Hometown
2 D.J. Cooper G 6-0 176 Ohio/Chicago, Ill.
4 Larry Drew II G 6-2 180 UCLA/Encino, Calif.
10 Carrick Felix G 6-6 197 Arizona State/Goodyear, Ariz.
12 Rodney McGruder G 6-4 205 Kansas State/Washington, D.C.
14 E.J. Singler F 6-6 215 Oregon/Medford, Ore.
20 James Ennis F 6-7 210 Long Beach State/Ventura, Calif.
22 Brandon Davies F 6-9 235 BYU/Provo, Utah
24 Gregory Echenique F 6-9 260 Creighton/Guatire, Venezuela
30 Jake Cohen F 6-10 235 Davidson/Berwyn, Pa.
32 Jared Berggren F/C 6-10 235 Wisconsin/Princeton, Minn.
34 Zeke Marshall C 7-0 235 Akron/McKeesport, Pa.
Reese's Division II All-Star Game Coaches
West Coach - Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State University
The Ames, Iowa, native and favorite son is nicknamed "The Mayor" for his popularity since returning to his hometown to take over as the Cyclones' head coach in 2010. In just three seasons, he has resurrected his alma mater into a national contender. This season, the Cyclones had a 23-12 record to finish in a tie for 4th place in the Big 12 and reached the third round of the NCAA tournament, losing a 78-75 decision to Ohio State. The 23 wins matched the total from a year ago when Iowa State, picked to finish eighth in a preseason poll, ended the season in third place. Hoiberg was an outstanding player for the Cyclones, playing in 126 career games. In his senior season and second year as team captain, he led Iowa State to a then-school record 23 wins and the NCAA Tournament's second round. Hoiberg averaged 19.9 ppg on the way to All-America recognition, first-team all-league honors and he was named co-Big Eight Male Athlete of the Year. He played for 10 seasons in the NBA and is a former executive with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
East Coach - Cuonzo Martin, University of Tennessee
The 18th basketball coach in Tennessee history, Martin has the Volunteer nation excited about the future after just two seasons. This year the Volunteers finished tied for 5th in the SEC and finished with a 23-12 record. Martin was the head coach at Missouri State for three stellar seasons, winning a Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and being named MVC Coach of the Year, both firsts in the program's history. He also earned the Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award in 2011, presented annually to the top minority head coach in Division I men's basketball. Martin starred for coach Gene Keady at Purdue University, scoring 1,666 points in 127 career games. In his senior season, he earned first team All-Big Ten honors as Purdue won the second of three consecutive Big Ten championships. He was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA in 1995 and played professionally for four seasons before returning to his alma mater as a member of the coaching staff.
About the National Association of Basketball Coaches
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