Venue found for Banner Boys game

Tucker and the Banner Boys will play their game at Mount Mary College

Former Milwaukee Panthers standout forward Joah Tucker announced that the 2nd Annual Banner Boys Charity Basketball Game has found a home for the 2010 edition of the event.

Originally scheduled to be held at Tucker’s high school alma mater, flood damage from the “Great Milwaukee Flood” caused the floors at Nicolet High School to be too damaged to be fixed in time for the Banner Boys event.

Tucker, on Friday, secured a separate venue for the event, Mount Mary College on the northwest side of Milwaukee.

Mount Mary is located along 92nd street and Burleigh Avenue, just east of the Blue Mound Country Club.  Mount Mary College is a women’s university, and their athletics programs play in the NCAA’s Division III.

The game will feature many players from the Milwaukee are as well as alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

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

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