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U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team to host open scrimmage at MU

Wednesday, June 25, 2014 | 8:26 p.m. CDT; updated 9:18 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, June 25, 2014

COLUMBIA — The U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team will hold a scrimmage that is free and open to the public at 6 p.m. July 1 at the Mizzou Student Rec Center.

The team is practicing for the World Championships in Incheon, South Korea, which will be held from July 5 to 14. 

The team is made up of some of the best men's wheelchair basketball players in the country.

Two of the team members have connections to MU: John Gilbert is an alumnus and Carter Arey is a current student.

Ron Lykins, the team's head coach, is also the head coach of the Mizzou Wheelchair Basketball Team.

This is Lykins' first time coaching the U.S. Men's Wheelchair Basketball Team, but he has coached the U.S. women's team three times, according to the MU News Bureau.

Missouri is also represented by Scott Meyer, a current student and assistant coach of the Missouri team, who is in charge of the operational and managerial duties for the team.

The team will be on campus from June 27-July 1.


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