Aces hold first official basketball practice


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The University of Evansville Aces held their official basketball practice on Saturday.

UE loses a couple of key pieces like Marty Hill & Shea Feehan. The Aces return K.J. Riley who was their leading scorer from a season ago. Plus, Sam Cunliffe is eligible to play for Evansville after transferring from Kansas.

Walter McCarty enters year two with the program and the team expresses optimism heading into this year.

(Walter McCarty)
“I think they’re a little bit nervous for what we have planned today but we’re gonna get after it, we got some big expectations to fill so just get going here so we’ll get some good work in today and get better.”

(Marcus Henderson)
“Everybody makes a big deal on the first day of practice, there’s a lot more energy, it’s just everybody is getting to it, everybody is gonna go harder, so i mean it’s just a big start. There’s a lot of eyes on us, we can’t let the city down, so we’re just gonna work harder and gonna prove what we have.”

Aces take on Southern Indiana in an exhibition game to kick off their season.

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(This story was originally published on Sept. 28, 2019)

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