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Meet The Mavericks Day

For Immediate Release

 

By Benjamin Parsley

ben@mavup.com

 

(Owensboro, Ky) – Now only 3 days away from the Kentucky Mavericks home opener and it is time once again to meet the Mavericks.  The Mavericks open against The Rochester Razorsharks on Saturday, January 9 at 7 pm in the Sportscenter.

 

Day two includes returning Mavericks P.J. Couisnard and Rafael “The Manimal” Johnson and newcomer Lamar Sanders.  Remember to read everyday of the Meet the Mavericks to answer trivia about the players throughout the season.

 

 

PJ Couisnard

PJ Couisnard is a 31 year old utility player who can play almost any position on the court.  He went to Jack Yates High School in Houston, Texas.  He played 125 games at Wichita State where he averaged 10.5 points per game.  After college he played in Hungary, China, and now 4 years for the Mavericks.

 

Where did you grow up?

Houston, Texas.

What was your influence to play basketball collegiately and professionally?

My Family

What did you want to be growing up?

A basketball player of course

What did you want to do after your years playing basketball?

I want to coach

Who was your favorite player and team growing up?

Paul Pierce, and The Chicago Bulls were my favorite team.

Who do you compare your game the closest to?

Paul Pierce

Do you have a pregame/postgame ritual?

Sleep

What is your greatest basketball achievement/memory?

Leading Wichita State to the Sweet Sixteen.

 

Rafael Johnson

The Manimal, Rafael Johnson, is a 33 year old power forward from Terrell, Texas.  He went to high school at Terrell high School and played collegiately at Wiley College where he was a three time NAIA All-Conference.  Professionally he has played 3 years.  He was a JBL 2 2012 rebound leader-runner up and a 1 time ABA Champion.

 

Where did you grow up?

Terrell, Texas

What inspired you to first play basketball?

My uncle Robert Shaw

What was your influence to play basketball at the collegiate and professional level?

Finding something I loved to do.

What did you want to be growing up?

Professional Football Player

What do you want to do after your years playing basketball?

I want to coach

Who was your favorite player growing up?

Dennis Rodman

Who do you compare your game the closest to?

Dennis Rodman

Do you have a pregame/postgame ritual?

I pray.

What is your greatest basketball achievement/memory?

Making this team and winning a Championship

 

 

Lamar Sanders

Lamar Sanders, aka L-Boogie, is a 31 year old from New Albany, Mississippi.  Playing at a forward position, Sanders played 2 years NW Mississippi Community College, then 2 years at Lamar College where he averaged 12 point and 8.5 rebounds per game over 62 games.  Since college, Sanders played 3 years for the Southeast Texas Mustangs out of the ABA, Jacksonville Giants for 1 year, and the last 3 years he has been playing over seas in Japan.

 

What inspired you to first play basketball?

All my family played basketball, so I kind of had to.

What was you influence to play basketball collegiately and professionally?

The love for the game.

What do you want to do after your years playing basketball?

I would really like to get into coaching.

Favorite player and favorite team growing up?

M.J. and the Bulls

Who do you compare your game the closest to?

Scottie Pippen

 

 

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