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Boateng named boys Gatorade Player of the Year

Tiny Rock Central junior forward Annor Boateng, a University of Arkansas target, has been named the 2022-23 Gatorade Arkansas Boys Basketball Player of the Year.

Boateng, six-five and 205 pounds, averaged 15.9 points, six.five rebounds, two.1 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.four blocks per game this season even though major the Tigers to a 24-7 record and the quarterfinals of the Class 6A state tournament. He has surpassed 1,000 profession points at Central.

The award recognizes outstanding athletic excellence, higher requirements of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, according to its web-site.

Boateng has presents from Arkansas, LSU, TCU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Oklahoma State and other people. prices Boateng a five-star recruit, the No. three shooting guard and No. eight general prospect in the nation for the 2024 class.

Boateng, who plays for the Arkansas Hawks on the Adidas circuit, has volunteered locally coaching a church league basketball group in addition to donating his time instructing 7-year-old teams in basketball drills.

He carries a three.64 grade-point typical.

— Richard Davenport


UA approves Harter Track

The University of Arkansas Program Board of Trustees authorized on Wednesday naming the indoor track at the Randal Tyson Track Center the Lance Harter Track, following the head coach who will retire following the 2023 NCAA outside season following 33 seasons major the Razorback women’s cross nation and track and field applications.

In his hall of fame profession, Harter has led the Razorbacks to seven NCAA championships and 43 SEC championships. UA Chancellor Charles Robinson stated Harter is a track and field “icon” not only at the university, but all through the state.

— Ryan Anderson

UAM to name center following Hunt

The University of Arkansas-Monticello will name its athletic functionality center following Kenneth H. Hunt, a 1980 graduate of the college who was inducted into the UAM Sports Hall of Fame as aspect of the 1979 Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference championship football group.

UAM Chancellor Peggy Doss and Hunt created a friendship, which eventually led to him getting the “major donor” for the project that made the athletic functionality center, Doss stated. He’s the initial Black individual to have a facility named for him at UAM and will be honored as the school’s distinguished alumnus at the May well commencement ceremony.

— Ryan Anderson

UAFS hall of fame to honor Whorton

University of Arkansas-Fort Smith had the naming of its athletic hall of fame for Coach Louis Whorton authorized Wednesday by the UA board of trustees.

More than 3 decades at then-Westark Neighborhood College and UAFS, Whorton “constructed a dominant women’s basketball plan that rivaled any 4- or two-year institution about the nation,” winning 648 games, like the 1994-95 National Junior College Athletic Association Women’s Basketball National Championship, according to a resolution by UAFS Chancellor Terisa Riley.

Whorton died in 2021, but his 1994-95 national championship will be inducted into the school’s athletic hall of fame in April, Riley stated.

— Ryan Anderson

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