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Westside, EPC, & Searcy to play in 2010 Arkansas Hoops Challenge in Little Rock

Little Rock (ArkansasSports360.com) - Arkansas Razorback men's basketball signees Rashad "Ky" Madden and Aaron Ross will face off when their high school teams meet in the final game of a five-game high school basketball extravaganza on Dec. 18 at Little Rock Hall's Cirks Gymnasium.

Dubbed the 2010 Arkansas Hoops Challenge Presented by Arvest Bank, the games also include another recent Razorback signee Hunter Mickelson and his Jonesboro Westside team, along with Nebraska signee David Rivers from Little Rock Hall and Ole Miss signee Jamal Jones from Searcy, as well as unsigned major college senior prospects Hooper Vint (Van Buren) and Darion Griswold (Dumas).

Madden and East Poinsett County are matched against Ross and Little Rock Parkview. Madden is a 6-foot-4 point guard and Ross is a 6-foot-7 forward.

Also, Sylvan Hills and junior guard Archie Goodwin, considered the top current prospect in any class in Arkansas, will be competing, as well as junior guard Dusty Hannahs from Little Rock Parkview.

Little Rock Hall forward Myles Taylor and Searcy guard Casey Wilmath are seniors who are are also drawing college interest. Juniors who are getting college notice who will be playing are Strong Huttig forward Stetson Billings, Hall guard Aaron Walton, East Poinsett forward A.J. Turner, Van Buren guard Deven Goodwin, Sylvan Hills guard Dion Patton and Searcy guard Dez Stegall.

Sophomores to watch include 6-10 Little Rock Hall center Bobby Portis and 6-1 guard Javan Perry; 5-8 Little Rock Parkview guard Imara Ready; 6-5 Pulaski Academy forward Hunter Henry, and 5-11 East Poinsett guard Jamar Sturdivant.

Parkview ninth-grader Anton Beard, a 5-11 guard, attended the USA Basketball National Team Trials in October.

The schedule:

2:30 p.m. - Pulaski Academy vs. Strong Huttig

4 p.m. -  Westside vs. Van Buren

5:30 p.m. - Searcy vs. Sylvan Hills

7 p.m. - Little Rock Hall vs. Dumas

8:30 p.m. - East Poinsett County vs. Little Rock Parkview

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