Southern to honor alum Avery Johnson

Staff Writer
Donaldsonville Chief

Southern University will commemorate the outstanding playing career of SU basketball alum and NBA head coach Avery Johnson in a court naming ceremony Feb. 2 in the F.G. Clark Activity Center.

The ceremony will take place during halftime of the men's basketball game against Grambling. Tipoff for the women's game is slated for 2 p.m., immediately followed by the men. The game will be televised live on Cox Sports Television (Ch-37, HD Ch-1037).

"Alumni contributions separate great programs from good ones, and allow great programs to stay on top," said Dr. William Broussard, SU athletics director. 

"The accelerated restoration of SU Men's Basketball in the past two years is due, in no small part, to alumni contributions--big and small--and none have been more significant thus far than Coach Johnson's."

Southern has also deemed the Grambling game on Feb. 2 as "Alumni Night" and encourages alumni from both Southern and Grambling to attend. Tickets are available at the SU ticket office and are $7 for general admission.