Pennell looks to accelerate 5-year plan a season early

Posted: November 2, 2017 at 2:23 a.m.

The arena scoreboard blared, the court cleared, and Jordan Howard walked toward the light at the end of the tunnel.

UCA men’s schedule


Nov. 10;at Baylor;Noon

Nov. 12;University of the Ozarks;4 p.m.

Nov. 15;at UCLA;10 p.m.

Nov. 19;Alcorn State;1 p.m.

Nov. 21;at South Carolina State;TBA

Nov. 25;at Tulsa;TBA

Nov. 27;Morehead State;7 p.m.

Nov. 29;at UALR;6:30 p.m.

Dec. 4;at San Francisco;9 p.m.

Dec. 6;at California;9 p.m.

Dec. 9;UALR;7 p.m.

Dec. 17;at Morehead State;TBA

Dec. 20;at Oregon;10 p.m.

Dec. 28;Texas A&M-Corpus Christi*;7 p.m.

Dec. 31;Southeastern Louisiana*;3 p.m.

Jan. 3;at Sam Houston State*;6:30 p.m.

Jan. 6;at Lamar*;4:30 p.m.

Jan. 10;Incarnate Word*;7 p.m.

Jan. 13;at Nicholls State*;TBA

Jan. 17;at New Orleans*;7 p.m.

Jan. 20;Abilene Christian*;3 p.m.

Jan. 24;Stephen F. Austin*;7 p.m.

Jan. 27;at Northwestern State*;3 p.m.

Feb. 3;at Southeastern Louisiana*;5 p.m.

Feb. 7;at Houston Baptist*;7 p.m.

Feb. 14;McNeese State*;7 p.m.

Feb. 17;Nicholls State*;3 p.m.

Feb. 21;at Stephen F. Austin*;7 p.m.

Feb. 24;at Abilene Christian*;4 p.m.

Feb. 28;Sam Houston State*;7 p.m.

March 3;Northwestern State*;3 p.m.

*Southland game

UCA 2017-18 men’s basketball roster

Number;name;position;class;height;weight;hometown;previous school

0;SK Shittu;PF;Fr.;6-9;209;Rogers;Providence Academy

1;Jordan Howard;PG;Sr.;5-11;180;Chandler, Ariz.;Perry High

2;Ethan Lee;F;Sr.;6-6;205;Camden;Camden Fairview High

3;Tyler Simmons;G;Jr.;6-2;175;Greenbrier;Greenbrier High

10;Mathieu Kamba;G;Sr.;6-5;210;Calgary, Alberta, Canada;Bishop McNally High

12;Darraja Parnell;G;So.;6-4;195;Andover, Kan.;Central High

13;Otas Iyekekpolor;F;Jr.;6-8;220;Edmonton, Canada;Lillian Osborne High

15;Hayden Koval;C;Fr.;7-0;210;Prosper, Texas;Link Year Prep

20;Matthew Mondesir;G;Fr.;6-5;200;Los Angeles, Calif.;Link Year Prep

22;Tanner Schmit;F/C;Jr.;6-8;220;Buffalo, N.Y.;Nichols School

23;Aron Weidenaar;F;So.;6-7;205;Bozeman, Mont.;Bozeman High

24;Jared Chatham;F;R-Fr.;6-8;185;Los Angeles, Calif.;George Washington Prep

25;Thatch Unruh;SG;Jr.;6-5;190;Branson, Mo.;Quakerdale Prep

33;Jordan Grant;G;So.;6-1;185;Harrison;Harrison High

35;Brandon Vanover;C;R-Fr.;7-0;250;Little Rock;Arkansas Baptist High

55;Deandre Jones;PG;Fr.;5-11;160;Boise, Idaho;Link Year Prep

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