men's basketball to host 'Meet the Lynx Night' Friday
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[October 21, 2009]
The Lincoln College men's
basketball team will host "Meet the Lynx Night" on Friday at 8. The
night will be full of excitement with a 3-point shooting contest,
short scrimmage and a dunk contest. This will be a great opportunity
to meet the new members of the team in a family fun environment.
The Lynx are coming off a third-place place finish in the NJCAA
national tournament last season with a record of 27-10.
to the event will be one bottle of a sports drink.
Some of the players on this year's team:
Chris Ware -- 6-foot-6 sophomore from Hammond, Ind. Returning
starter, all-conference, all-region. Being recruited by Idaho State,
where the head coach is former Lynx head coach Joe O'Brien.
Kenyon Smith -- 5-foot-11 freshman from Simeon, Ill. Signed
with Illinois State last fall. Played high school basketball with
Louie Schonauer -- 6-foot-3 freshman from Lincoln. Former
Lincoln High School standout who brings outside shooting to a young
Kiel Turpin -- 6-foot-10 freshman from Normal West. Size,
size, size. Has potential to be one of the best players in the
league as he develops.
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DeMarius Sumrell -- 6-foot-2 freshman from Peoria Woodruff.
One of the top guards in Peoria last year.
Jordan Softley -- 6-foot-2 freshman from Decatur MacArthur.
Local product who brings some offensive skills to the program.
Charles Woodson -- 6-foot-1 freshman from Carbondale. One of
the top players on his high school team, which made it to the Sweet
16 last year.
Kyler Works (Decatur Eisenhower) and Tim Tarver (Gary Roosevelt,
Ind.) bring speed and quickness to the backcourt. Roy McElroy (Waubonsie
Valley), Terell Williams (IVCC), Brandon Orange (Simeon) and Steve
Hines (Hyde Park) bring size and athleticism to the frontcourt.
Tarver and Hines are the only other sophomores on the team besides
[Text from file received from Kirk Whiteman,