Tickets available for NBA charity game at Ferrell Center

By Tyler Alley
Sports Editor

The Ferrell Center will play host to some of the NBA’s biggest names at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 1.

Kevin Durant headlines a group of NBA stars that will take part in the Celebrity All-Star Basketball Game.

Tickets are available for as low as $14 and can be purchased at the Baylor ticket office.

Besides Durant, some other big-name players who will make appearances are: Josh Howard, Tracy McGrady, John Wall, Rashard Lewis, LaMarcus Aldridge, Corey Brewer, Isaiah Thomas, Reggie Evans, Marquis Daniels, Damon Jones, Jarrett Jack and Jason Terry.

Other players could be featured, as the roster is subject to change before the event.

The game was put together through a collaboration with former Houston Rockets general manager Carroll Dawson, two radio stations (104.9 The Beat and 1660 ESPN) and Baylor.

The purpose of the game is to entertain NBA fans during the lockout, as well as produce funds for two charities.

Proceeds from the game will go to the Texas Sports Hall of Fame and the Coach Carter Impact Academy.

The Texas Sports Hall of Fame preserves sports history in Texas, including that of the now-disbanded Southwest Conference.

The Coach Carter Impact Academy, run by the Coach Ken Carter Foundation, seeks to assist youth by providing guidance and instruction in personal development and athletics.