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Maroon Madness 2017

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Photo by By Paul Burke

Junior Danni Williams opens up the women’s scrimmage.

The basketball season officially opened tonight as the Men’s and Women’s teams hosted Maroon Madness.  The practice and scrimmage was open for free to the general public and allowed fans to get a first look at the 2017-2018 basketball season.  After scrimmages, a performance by Acrodunk, and a slam dunk contest, the night concluded with fans being invited onto the court to sing the Aggie War Hymn with players from the Men’s and Women’s teams.

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  • Sophomore Aaliyah Wilson is returning to the court after her first season last year.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Sophomore Aahliyah Jackson showed her driving skills during the women’s scrimmage.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Sophomore Aahliyah Jackson shoots the only foul shots of the game.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Junior Forward Anriel Howard appeared to be in prime shooting condition.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Performers from Acrodunk entertained fans in between the women’s and men’s games.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • A performer from Acrodunk does a back flip while jumping off the trampoline.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • An Acrodunk performer lands a dunk.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • An Acro-dunker gets an assist from a teammate.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Acrodunk wows fans with multiple flips and high jumps.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • An Acro-dunker performs an under the leg high-flying dunk.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Suspended in mid-air, Acrodunk puts on a show for the fans.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Sophomore Mark French returns to the court for his second season.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Guard Duane Wilson shows his flashy skills during the scrimmage.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Junior Josh Nebo returns to Reed Arena as one of the team’s more experienced forwards.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Junior Guard Chris Collins showing the crowd his signature jump shot.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Tonight was the crowd’s first chance to take a look at Freshman Savion Flagg.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Freshman TJ Starks shows the fans their first look at the Aggie’s newest guard.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Junior Forward Josh Nebo lays down a reverse jam during the later part of the men’s scrimmage.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Along with Savion Flagg, TJ Starks (pictured here) was one of two freshman to compete in the dunk contest.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Freshman Josh Nebo scored well (averaging an 8) during the dunk contest.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Freshman Savion Flagg attempts his first dunk during his contest with fellow freshman TJ Starks.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • Freshman Savion Flagg eventually ended up losing the slam dunk contest after the women’s basketball team (acting as judges) did not like his style as much as TJ Stark’s slams.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
  • As the final part of Maroon Madness, students were invited onto the court to sing the War Hymn with the men’s and women’s players.

    Photo by By Paul Burke
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