April 2, 2013
ATLANTA, Ga. - Tennessee men's basketball head coach Cuonzo Martin will coach in the 2013 Reese's College All-Star Game, Friday, April 5 at the Final Four in Atlanta, Ga. Martin will manage the East All-Star Team.
The Reese's College All-Star game features 22 of the best senior college basketball players from around the nation. The game will be played at the Georgia Dome (5 p.m. ET) in conjunction with activities surrounding the 2013 Final Four. The game is sponsored by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg will coach the West All-Stars.
As seniors, both Hoiberg (Iowa State) and Martin (Purdue) played in the 1995 NABC All-Star Game. Hoiberg was named MVP of the '95 All-Star game, scoring 20 points.
REESE'S EAST ALL-STAR TEAM Coach: Cuonzo Martin, University of Tennessee Roster: - D.J. Cooper, Ohio - Larry Drew II, UCLA - Carrick Felix, Arizona State - Rodney McGruder, Kansas State - E.J. Singler, Oregon - James Ennis, Long Beach State - Brandon Davies, BYU - Gregory Echenique, Creighton - Jake Cohen, Davidson - Jared Berggren, Wisconsin - Zeke Marshall, Akron
REESE'S WEST ALL-STARS TEAM Coach: Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State University Roster: - Pierre Jackson, Baylor - Kwamain Mitchell, St. Louis - Mfon Udofia, Georgia Tech - Ramon Galloway, LaSalle - Troy Daniels, VCU - Durand Scott, Miami - Will Clyburn, Iowa State - Richard Howell, NC State - Jack Cooley, Notre Dame - Mouphtaou Yarou, Villanova - Mike Muscala, Bucknell
Coaching Info: East Coach - Cuonzo Martin, University of Tennessee The 18th basketball coach in Tennessee history, Martin has the Volunteer nation excited about the future after just two seasons. This year the Volunteers finished tied for 5th in the SEC and finished with a 23-12 record. Martin was the head coach at Missouri State for three stellar seasons, winning a Missouri Valley Conference regular season title and being named MVC Coach of the Year, both firsts in the program's history. He also earned the Ben Jobe National Coach of the Year Award in 2011, presented annually to the top minority head coach in Division I men's basketball. Martin starred for coach Gene Keady at Purdue University, scoring 1,666 points in 127 career games. In his senior season, he earned first team All-Big Ten honors as Purdue won the second of three consecutive Big Ten championships. He was drafted by the Atlanta Hawks of the NBA in 1995 and played professionally for four seasons before returning to his alma mater as a member of the coaching staff.
West Coach - Fred Hoiberg, Iowa State University
The Ames, Iowa, native and favorite son is nicknamed "The Mayor" for his popularity since returning to his hometown to take over as the Cyclones' head coach in 2010. In just three seasons, he has resurrected his alma mater into a national contender. This season, the Cyclones had a 23-12 record to finish in a tie for 4th place in the Big 12 and reached the third round of the NCAA tournament, losing a 78-75 decision to Ohio State. The 23 wins matched the total from a year ago when Iowa State, picked to finish eighth in a preseason poll, ended the season in third place. Hoiberg was an outstanding player for the Cyclones, playing in 126 career games. In his senior season and second year as team captain, he led Iowa State to a then-school record 23 wins and the NCAA Tournament's second round. Hoiberg averaged 19.9 ppg on the way to All-America recognition, first-team all-league honors and he was named co-Big Eight Male Athlete of the Year. He played for 10 seasons in the NBA and is a former executive with the Minnesota Timberwolves.