2013-14 Athlon Sports College Basketball Preview Magazine- Arkansas Razorbacks Cover
With midnight madness just around the corner and another season ready to tip off, the Athlon Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Annual arrives in time to provide the preseason analysis and predictions craved by hoops fans from coast-to-coast and around the globe.
Traditional favorites like "10 Things to Watch" and "Hoops Madness" return for another season, and this year's magazine also includes several in-depth features. "Card vs. Cats: Inside the Rivalry" takes a look behind the scenes of the rivalry between the 2012-13 NCAA champion Louisville Cardinals and 2011-12 NCAA champion Kentucky Wildcats. "Moneyball Hits the Hardwood" dives into advanced tempo-free statistics. "Clang! College Hoops Enters the Dead-Ball Era" explores the decline of offensive efficiency in recent years.
We also sit down with three of the biggest stars in the college game for exclusive Q&A's with Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart, Louisville's Russ Smith and UCLA's Kyle Anderson.
This year's edition also includes All-America and All-Conference teams, a complete Field of 68 NCAA Tournament bracket, 500 ranked high school recruits, a team-by-team preview of all 351 Division I schools and a back page that takes a look at which programs have been hit hardest by the one-and-done trend.
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University of Arkansas - As A Junior (2012-13)
Played in 31 games, starting the final 13 … averaged 7.6 points and 5.2 rebounds per game, figures that ranked third and second on the team, respectively … posted team-bests in field goal percentage (.514) and offensive rebounds (68) … also second on the team with 44 steals and added 20 blocks … reached double figures eight times, highlighted by a season-high 20-point night against Sam Houston State (Nov. 9) in his first game as a Razorback … scored double-digit points in the second half alone three times … recorded his first career double-double against Kentucky (Mar. 2) with 14 points, along with season-highs of 12 rebounds and six assists … led the team in scoring twice and rebounding on 10 occasions … shot 74 percent (75-101) from the free throw line and knocked down 9-of-19 attempts from beyond the arc … ranked 16th in the SEC in rebounding (5.4) in league action … grabbed an offensive carom in 26 of 31 games, including five or more four times … hauled down 11 rebounds, highlighted by a season-high seven on the offensive glass against No. 24 Wisconsin (Nov. 24) … scored 14 points against Alcorn State (Dec. 15) in just 14 minutes … contributed 10 points and eight rebounds over 13 minutes against Alabama A&M (Dec. 22) … reached double figures in SEC play four times, beginning with 13 points in a win over Mississippi State (Jan. 23) … averaged 10.6 points over the final eight games of the year … went for 13 points in a win over Missouri (Feb. 16) on a perfect 3-for-3 from three, while adding seven rebounds … led the team with 18 points at No. 4 Florida (Feb. 23) on 8-of-8 from the field to go along with seven boards, including five offensive, and three blocks … ended the season with a steal in 14 straight games and an offensive rebound in the last 10.
Lawson State Community College (2010-12)
Averaged a double-double over two seasons …. posted averages of 12.8 points and 12.1 rebounds through 54 contests … ranked No. 8 in the Junior College Top 100 rankings by JucoRecruiting.com … two-time All-Region and All-Conference team selection … finished with 40 double-doubles, including two of the 20-20 variety, and a pair of triple-doubles topped off by assists … scored in double figures 46 of 54 games, including three 20-point outings … grabbed double-digit rebounds 42 times, including 20+ in four contests … as a sophomore, ranked second in the nation in rebounding (13.6) while averaging 16.3 points … reached double figures all 26 games, finishing his career with 30 straight … finished with 22 double-doubles … also led the team in assists (4.8), steals (53) and blocks (47) … named the NJCAA Player of the Week after a triple-double of 18 points, 22 rebounds and 12 assists against Gadsden State CC … grabbed a career-high 23 rebounds against Faulkner State CC … as a freshman, averaged 11.1 points and 11.3 rebounds … added 49 steals and 36 blocks … finished in double figures 20 of 28 games with 18 doubles.
Pinson Valley High School
Three-time All-State selection, including twice on the first team … played in the Alabama/Mississippi All-Star game … named to the Birmingham News Super 12 … won the Alabama High School Slam Dunk championship his junior and senior year.
Former Lawson State Athlete (2008-2009) Authors Book
Tommie Mabry played one season at Lawson State and went on to graduate from Tougaloo College in Mississippi. He is the first person in his family to finish high school. Tommie was always considered a trouble maker, having been kicked out of every elementary and middle school he attended. During most of his youth, Tommie was in and out of the detention centers. He sustained a gun shot that he claims was his wake-up call, forcing him toward the right path. Tommie went on to finish college and is now teaching at a middle school in Jackson He now lives by his motto, "I cannot walk in my future with my foot in my past".