Arkansas men’s basketball Red-White game rosters announced

Freshman guard DeQuavious Wagner (right) guards freshman Michael Qualls during the Razorbacks’ Primetime at the Palace event on Oct. 12 inside Bud Walton Arena.

Walt Beazley, UA Athletics

The University of Arkansas men’s basketball team is set to host the annual Red-White game at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30 inside Bud Walton Arena.

The event is free to the public and will offer fans a better idea of what the Razorbacks are bringing to the table for the 2012-13 season after several weeks of workouts in Mike Anderson’s second year at the helm.

Returning to coach the White team after a victory in the 2011 game is Bob Holt of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. He will be joined in the huddle by Robbie Neiswanger of the Arkansas News Bureau. Coaching the Red team are Little Rock radio personalities Shawn Arnell of “The Shawn Arnell Show” and former Razorback Pat Bradley of “The Zone.”

Following a coin toss, the newspaper writers were given the first pick of this year’s game and chose BJ Young, placing Rickey Scott on the radio team. Arkansas’ coaching staff paired players together to help ensure a quality game. With their first pick, the Red team snagged Marshawn Powell, giving Alandise Harris to the White squad. Each team made three additional picks to fill out their rosters.

The Red-White game is one of two Razorback men’s basketball events this week as the team plays its first exhibition game of the 2012-13 season on Friday night against Southwest Baptist, also at 7 p.m.

White Roster

00 – Rashad Madden
2 – Alandise Harris
5 – Anthlon Bell
11 – BJ Young
13 – Charlie Henderson
21 – Hunter Mickelson
23 – DeQuavious Wagner
24 – Michael Qualls

Red Roster

1 – Mardracus Wade
3 – Rickey Scott
4 – Coty Clarke
12 – Fred Gulley
14 – Davion Spivey
20 – Kikko Haydar
22 – Jacorey Williams
33 – Marshawn Powell