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State sports briefs


Mar 17, 2023

Greater College BASKETBALL

Boateng named boys Gatorade Player of the Year

Little 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-5 and 205 pounds, averaged 15.9 points, six.5 rebounds, two.1 assists, 1.9 steals and 1.4 blocks per game this season even though key 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, larger specifications of academic achievement and exemplary character demonstrated on and off the court, according to its net website.

Boateng has provides from Arkansas, LSU, TCU, Auburn, Mississippi State, Arizona State, Oklahoma State and other people. On3.com rates Boateng a 5-star recruit, the No. 3 shooting guard and No. eight common 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 3.64 grade-point standard.

— Richard Davenport


UA approves Harter Track

The University of Arkansas Strategy Board of Trustees authorized on Wednesday naming the indoor track at the Randal Tyson Track Center the Lance Harter Track, just following the head coach who will retire following the 2023 NCAA outdoors season just following 33 seasons key 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 by means of the state.

— Ryan Anderson

UAM to name center just following Hunt

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

UAM Chancellor Peggy Doss and Hunt developed a friendship, which at some point led to him obtaining the “primary donor” for the project that created the athletic efficiency center, Doss stated. He’s the 1st Black person to have a facility named for him at UAM and will be honored as the school’s distinguished alumnus at the Could possibly 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.

Much more than three decades at then-Westark Neighborhood College and UAFS, Whorton “constructed a dominant women’s basketball technique that rivaled any four- or two-year institution about the nation,” winning 648 games, such as 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