Banner Boys Charity game on August 6th

Former Milwaukee Panther standout Joah Tucker announced the Second Annual Banner Boys Charity basketball game on August 6th at 6:30 p.m.

Due to what’s being called the “Great Milwaukee Flood,” the venue will no longer be Nicolet High School, which sustained serious damage to the floors in the building, including the basketball court.

All money made will be donated to the Milwaukee school named after Joah Tucker’s cousin, who died in 2001 after a lengthy battle with cancer.

The majority of players involved are alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, but also features Milwaukee natives that played at other institutions.  In fact, the two teams will be divided up in that sense, with UWM grads on one side and natives on the other.  Since there are more UWM grads, the Milwaukee natives side will feature players that fit both descriptions. Namely, Avery Smith and Allan Hanson.

The game is a chance for UWM fans to see their favorite all-time players on the court at the same time while giving money to charity.

On the venue change, Tucker said, “Because of the flood damage to Nicolet, we’re searching for an alternate venue for the event. We don’t have a location locked down quite yet, but we should be set by the end of the week.”

UWM Alumni roster: Joah Tucker, Clay Tucker, Dylan Page, Ed McCants, Torre Johnson, Boo Davis, Ricky Franklin, Myles McKay, James Eayrs, Derrick Wimmer, Chris Hill, Jason McCoy, Marcus Conigliara.

Milwaukee natives roster: Draelon Burns (DePaul), Avery Smith (Milwaukee), Allan Hanson (Milwaukee, Quemont Greer (DePaul), Deonte Tatum (Hawai’i), Dion James, Larry House (Creighton), Marques Lewis (UAB), Fred Durr (Oklahoma Panhandle State), Terrance McGee (Missouri State), Jerry Smith (Louisville), Scott Merritt (Marquette).

The late Lavelle Felton, who died from a gunshot wound last summer, will be recognized at the game.  Felton played in last year’s charity game.


  1. Steve F

    July 27, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    Does Myles McKay really qualify as a UWM alum?

    • Jimmy Lemke

      July 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

      Joah does. The definition of an alumni doesn’t include getting the degree. In any case, he’s playing on the UWM side.

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