Cuonzo Martin to coach East in College All-Star Game

Tennessee men’s basketball coach Cuonzo Martin will coach the East Team in the 2013 Reese’s Division I College All-Star Game at the Georgia Dome on Friday, the National Association of Basketball Coaches announced Tuesday.

The game, which Martin participated in as a player at Purdue in 1995, is played annually as part of Final Four weekend. Friday’s tip-off is scheduled for 5 p.m. and will feature 22 seniors from NCAA Division I programs.

Martin’s roster includes guards D.J. Cooper (Ohio), Larry Drew II (UCLA), Carrick Felix (Arizona State), Rodney McGruder (Kansas State); forwards E.J. Singler (Oregon), James Ennis (Long Beach State), Brandon Davies (BYU), Gregory Echenique (Creighton), Jake Cohen (Davidson); and centers Jared Berggren (Wisconsin) and Zeke Marshall (Akron).

The West team, headlined by Baylor’s Pierre Jackson, Miami’s Durand Scott, Bucknell’s Mike Muscala and Kwamain Mitchell of St. Louis, will be led by Iowa State coach Fred Hoiberg.

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shipperman#280095 writes:

Looks like a win for the West

CoverOrange writes:

Three days to prepare? I don't think those seniors will get Martin's defense philosophy in just three days.

MetroplexMojo writes:

It's possible the East team could field a lineup with players from the following schools:

UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State, BYU, and Long Beach State.

cobragolfer writes:

Go West!!! Make him cry again!!!!!!

bUTch_please writes:

in response to MetroplexMojo:

It's possible the East team could field a lineup with players from the following schools:

UCLA, Oregon, Arizona State, BYU, and Long Beach State.

I'm thinking Creighton, Oregon, Long Beach State, BYU and Wisconsin. Have yet to see Coach Zo put a point guard on the floor.

BrassMonkey writes:

Martin re-iterates. This is a tournament team.

ReeseHallRelic writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Martin re-iterates. This is a tournament team.

Give it a rest already. Continuing your diatribe against CCM ad nauseum doesn't make it any more truthful or accurate.

BigOrangeSmoker writes:

feel sorry for the east team...now maybe they can see what we've had to deal with

carbonzip writes:

The players have probably bought into Martin's style of defense. It's what the'll be playing at the "next level" if they make it there. I think Syracuse makes a good case for th 2-3 zone, however.

johnlg00 writes:

This is strictly a "roll-'em-out-and-toss-it-up" deal. There wouldn't be any complicated, involved "strategerizin'", no matter who was coaching. All except the Martin haters should take it as recognition that SOME people nationally think he is a pretty good coach.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to johnlg00:

This is strictly a "roll-'em-out-and-toss-it-up" deal. There wouldn't be any complicated, involved "strategerizin'", no matter who was coaching. All except the Martin haters should take it as recognition that SOME people nationally think he is a pretty good coach.

Exactly right...or amen.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to BigOrangeSmoker:

feel sorry for the east team...now maybe they can see what we've had to deal with

That "Orange" haze is a little thick don't you think? It IS however hard to deal with 20 win seasons during NCAA sanctions, embedded players that you can't live with and you can't live without, and playing against some of the best talent in the college game(night in and night out). Darned if you do and darned if you don't stuff. Martin should be fired right of way of course. We need to do it quick before any of his recruits(Hubbs) finds out. For those who only read black and white YES I'm being a bit sarcastic. No offense Mr. BigOrangeusmoking.

mocsandvolsfan writes:

in response to BrassMonkey:

Martin re-iterates. This is a tournament team.

Brass Monkey the re-interator. BM re-interating his stuff. The MONKEY climbing a tree...chittering away. the Chitterator.

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