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Meet The Mavericks Final Day

For Immediate Release

 

By Benjamin Parsley

ben@mavup.com

 

(Owensboro, Ky) – Only 1 day until YOUR Kentucky Mavericks tipoff in their season opener against the Rochester Razorbacks.  We have now released 9 of the players in our Meet The Mavericks Campaign, so today we will release the final 3 players.  We have Dwayne Lathan, Anthony “The Jet” Jackson, and a crowd favorite and oldest player on the team, Alex “Big Ticket” Sanders.

Don’t forget to read up on everyone’s bio so that you might be able to answer trivia about the Kentucky Mavericks during the games throughout the season. 

Also don’t forget to buy your tickets to watch the Kentucky Mavericks take on the Rochester Razorbacks for Saturday, January 9 at 7 p.m. located at the Sportscenter.

For season tickets, information on players, or any other questions at www.mavup.com, call 270-240-2705, or visit our facilities at 817 W 1st Street next to the Holiday Inn.

 

Alex Sanders

Big Ticket, Alex Sanders, is the oldest player on the Kentucky Mavericks at 40 years old.  He has been with the Mavericks since 2010 as a 6’9” Power Forward/Center.  He went to high school at Oak Hill Academy in Virginia where he was a national Champion in1992-1994.  The Ticket played all 4 years of college ball at the University of Louisville from 1996-1999 where he was a 3 year starter, scored over 1000 points and had 500 rebounds.  He was All-Conference in 1999 and all NCAA East Region in 1999.  His first year after college he played for the Cincinnati Stuff for one year before playing as a Harlem Globetrotter until 2006.  After the Globetrotters he had a 3 year stint with a team in Mexico before making his way to the Maverick organization.

Where did you grow up?

Houston, Texas

What inspired you to play basketball?

I was tall, so my height.

What was your influence to play basketball collegiately and professionally?

My childhood coach Steve Shalin inspired me.

What did you want to be growing up?

I knew I want to play professionally, either as a NBA player or a NFL player.

What do you want to do after your year’s player?

I want to coach.

Who was your favorite player and team growing up?

Hakeem Olajuwon. As far as a favorite team, any Texas team.

Who do you compare your game closest to?

Zach Randolph of the Memphis Grizzlies

Do you have a pregame/postgame ritual?

I pray.

What is your greatest basketball achievement or memory?

I have won 7 championships over my entire career between high school, college, and professional.

 

 

Anthony Jackson

Anthony “The Jet” Jackson is a second year player for the Mavericks from Chicago, Illinois.  The 30 year old Point Guard played high school ball at Holy Trinity before moving to the college level where he played one year at Middle Georgia College for 2 years and the Columbus State for 1 year.  In 2009, The Jet started his professional career with the Columbus Life in 2009-2010, played the next three years at the Jacksonville Giants, before joining the Mavericks last season.

 

What inspired you to first play basketball?

My mom played basketball and all of my uncles did, too.

What was your influence to play basketball collegiately and professionally?

The opportunities you can receive in life and the chance of meeting new people.

What did you want to be growing up?

Youth Leader

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

Work with juvenile kids in the community.

Who was your favorite player and team growing up?

Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls forever!

Who do you compare your game closest to?

Russell Wilson and Allen Iverson

Do you have a pregame/postgame ritual?

I love to dance to get all the jitterbugs out of my system.

What is your greatest basketball achievement or memory?

Winning M.V.P. of my high school Catholic All-Star Game.

 

Dwayne Lathan

Dwayne Lathan is a 26 year old Guard out of Louisiana.  After playing high school ball at West Monroe High School, Lathan took the court for one year at Louisiana Tech, then 3 years at Indiana State where he averaged over 11 points and 4.5 rebounds a game.  Since college he has played in Japan for a year then had a 2 year stint in the D-League with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

 

Where did you grow up?

Chatham, Louisiana

What inspired you to first play basketball?

My Father

What was your influence to play collegiately and professionally?

My father still keeps me going. He is a real inspiration to me.

What did you want to be growing up?

A Professional Athlete

What do you want to do after you are done playing basketball?

I want to coach.

Who is your favorite player and team?

Michael Jordan but I am a Cavs fan

Who do you compare your game closest to?

I play like Dwayne Wade but a better shooter.

Do you have a postgame/pregame ritual?

I pray

What is your greatest basketball achievement or memory?

In 2011 we were the Missouri Valley Conference Champions and got to play in the NCAA Tourney.

 

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