MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Midnight Madness kicks off this weekend at LeMoyne-Owen College, marking the first official practice for the school’s men’s and women’s basketball teams and allowing fans to meet and engage with the players.
This year, a celebration of Latino Heritage Month has been added to the festivities, according to a statement from the college.
The celebration will include popular music from DJ Bori, Latino food, giveaways and special recognition of LOC Latino athletes, as well as performances by Team Magician Cheer, team presentations, 3-point shootouts , scrums and a live performance from Memphis rapper Fresco Trey.
LOC athletic director William Anderson said: “LeMoyne-Owen is a historically black college, but we are open to students of all races. Our Latino student population has slowly grown over the years. This is one of our most popular events and we want to recognize our Latino students and let them know we are happy to have them here.
This is the 10th year at the LOC for women’s basketball head coach Antony Partee and the second for men’s basketball coach, former NBA standout Bonzi Wells, the middle School.
Wells was a former Memphis Grizzlies player.
In the 2021-22 season, Partee and the Lady Magicians finished 14-14 with Wells finishing the season at 17-12.
“We have a great group of young men and women, and we are excited to start this journey together. The public is encouraged to join us in the Midnight Madness fun,” Coach Wells said.
Doors to Bruce-Johnson Hall will open at 10 p.m. on Friday, October 14.
Midnight Madness is free and open to the public.
For more information, contact the LOC Sports Office at (901) 435-1236.
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