Racer legends come together for pick-up game
MURRAY, KY. -- For Murray State fans, it was a dream game. Some of the best players to ever put on a Racer uniform were back on the court Friday night to participate in a pick up game. The game itself, was the last event planned for the first annual RacerHoopalooza.
"I was excited just playing with them," former guard Jewuan Long said. "I am a fan of those guys myself."
"You have heard so much about them and the history of the program, so it was an honor to play against them," said Tyler Holloway, who played guard at Murray State from 2005 to 2009.
"You always see highlight films with the winning shots, the dunks and things like that," former center Tony Easley said. "To actually play with the guys and to see how they play is amazing."
Not everyone participated in the game. In fact, once Murray State head coach Steve Prohm sent out the text telling everyone about the game, Popeye Jones was one of the first to respond.
"As soon as I saw it, I said that I would just watch," Jones said. "I am watching and cheerleading at the same time."
The biggest question that most wanted to answer, was who had the best game.
"It had to be Tyler," Easley said. "Tyler Holloway started out slow then finished strong."
"I would have to say myself," former forward James Singleton said. "A lot of these guys are pretty good though."
"The fans missed out today," said Bo Walden, a 1993 graduate of Murray State. "Those who were here got to see the different generations of players."