Tusculum College will host its annual Basketball Tip-Off Luncheon, Wednesday, November 11, at 11:30 a.m. at the Chalmers Conference Center, located in the Niswonger Commons on the Greeneville campus.
Tusculum men’s basketball coach Jim Boone and women’s coach Adell Harris will speak, along with Pioneer players and coaches.
The cost of the luncheon is $10 per person, and attendees are asked to RSVP by Friday, November 6, at (423) 636-7303 or email Barb Sell at email@example.com.
The Tusculum men’s team is ranked fourteenth in the nation according to the National Basketball Coaches Association Division II Preseason Poll. The Pioneers return four starters from last year’s 20-11 squad that finished second in the South Atlantic Conference and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. Coach Boone is entering his fifth year on the Tusculum sidelines as he returns South Atlantic Conference Player of the Year and All-American guard Kyle Moore (Gainesville, Fla.), who led the league in scoring averaging 21.1 points per game.
Coach Harris is entering her first season guiding the basketball fortunes of the Tusculum women’s program. The Pioneers have won back-to-back South Atlantic Conference Championships, while advancing to the NCAA Tournament in each of the last two seasons. Returning for Tusculum is junior All-American guard Jasmine Gunn (Antioch, Tenn.), who led Tusculum in scoring (15.5 ppg), assists (5.8 apg) and steals (2.0 spg) last year.
Media members attending the Tip-Off Luncheon are asked to contact Dom Donnelly, Tusculum College athletic media relations director, at (423) 636-7326 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.