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Stanford men's basketball all set for Friday Frenzy

 

The annual Stanford men's basketball Cardinal-White scrimmage and Friday Frenzy is set for this Friday in Maples Pavilion at 6 p.m. Admission is free

Doors open at 5:30 p.m., and there is plenty of incentive to arrive early. Fans can watch an open practice of the Cardinal women's basketball team, leading up to fan contests and the men's team dunk contest at 6 p.m. The scrimmage then tips off at 7 p.m.

Fans who arrive by 6 p.m. will have the chance to enter their name in a drawing to win an all-expense paid trip for two to watch Stanford compete in the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving weekend (must be 18 years of age to enter and have a valid passport). Prize includes flight, lodging, transportation and tickets to the games (estimated value of over $3,000). Winner must be present for the duration of the event to win and will participate in on-court contests at halftime of the scrimmage.

Fan activities will be in the outer concourse at Maples and run from 5:30-6 p.m.

In other Stanford men's basketball news:

Recent grad Josh Owens was signed as a free agent by the Charlotte Bobcats to join their training camp roster. Owens appeared in four games with the Bobcats Summer League team in Las Vegas, averaging 5.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.8 minutes.

As Owens attempts to stick with Charlotte, there are several other former Cardinal standouts that have changed teams heading into the 2012-13 NBA season. Jason Collins had moved from the Atlanta Hawks to the Boston Celtics; Josh Childress has gone from the Phoenix Suns to the Brooklyn Nets and will join ex-Cardinal Brook Lopez. Landry Fields is now with the Toronto Raptors after playing for the New York Knicks, and Robin Lopez also has left the Suns and will be playing for the New Orleans Hornets.

Also, a familiar face is back with Stanford this year, with junior Elliott Bullock returning to the program. A 6-11 forward/center from Salt Lake City, Utah, Bullock rejoins the Cardinal after spending the past two years completing a Mormon mission in Houston, Texas.

Bullock's last appearance in a Stanford uniform came during the 2009-10 campaign, a season in which the Cardinal's roster featured only seven true scholarship players, two returning starters and six walk-ons. Bullock participated in 22 games off the bench that year, averaging 1.2 rebounds. He competed in 15 games during the 2008-09 campaign, hauling down 1.1 rebounds per contest.

The former walk-on adds depth to the Cardinal frontcourt, joining the 6-11 Stefan Nastic as Stanford's tallest players on the roster.

— Palo Alto Online Sports/Stanford Sports Information

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