Former A-State men's basketball players to reunite this weekend

JONESBORO, Ark. ( – Acquaintances will be renewed and memories rekindled this weekend (Jan. 24-26) as the Arkansas State University men's basketball program will hold a special player and coaches reunion for its alumni.

The reunion will be held in conjunction with this Saturday (Jan. 25) evening's home game versus in-state rival UALR at the Convocation Center in Jonesboro, Ark.  Opening tipoff for the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) game is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. (CT).         

Those former A-State players and coaches in attendance will be recognized during halftime of this Saturday's Red Wolves' men's basketball contest. 

"We want to make this the biggest A-State basketball reunion ever so we're hoping for a great turnout and so far, we've received a significant number of replies from former players who are planning to attend," said sixth-year A-State head coach John Brady.  "This promises to be a fun and memorable time for Arkansas State men's basketball." 

Those former A-State players and coaches attending the reunion will receive a tour of the Arkansas State University campus this Saturday followed by lunch and a tour of the men's basketball facilities such as the locker room, weight room, and film room along with being included in a team photo.  Later in the day, former A-State players will be invited to dinner as part of the 6th Man Club pre-game reception before being introduced by class at halftime of this Saturday's game.

Among those planning to attend will be such A-State greats as John Dickson (1964-67), Dan Henderson (1974-77), and John Tate (1986-89) along with several other noteworthy players and coaches.

"We're hoping fans will come out and honor these former players who established the foundation for the men's basketball program at Arkansas State University," added Brady.

For more information and/or questions, please contact Leela Keller in the A-State Men's Basketball Office at 870-972-2077 or via e-mail at