Basketball team set for Rebel Madness, Oct. 24

Rebels taking a shot during a game
Sophomore forward Duop Reath, seen here in a 2014-15 game against Coastal Bend College, is among the standouts on the Lee College Basketball Team who will be signing autographs Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, at Rebel Madness. The meet-and-greet event for players and fans is free and open to the public.

With the regular season set to begin at the end of October, the Lee College Basketball Team is looking to spread Rebel Spirit in Baytown and beyond with a special event for fans to meet the players and see them in action.

“Rebel Madness” will be held 6-7:15 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 24, at the Lee College Sports Arena. Admission to the event is free, and the entire community is invited to attend.

The Runnin’ Rebels will show off their skills at Rebel Madness with a slam-dunk contest and 3-point shootout. Fans can get autographs from their favorite players, enjoy music and grab one of the 300 t-shirts and other items that will be given away.

The Lee College Basketball Team has a long history as a breeding ground for top talent from around the United States and even abroad. Under the leadership of head coach Roy Champagne for the last 22 years, more than 100 Runnin’ Rebels have moved on to play at the NCAA level in programs at universities like Baylor and Virginia Tech. Some of the former Runnin’ Rebels have also built professional basketball careers overseas.

Standouts from the 2015-16 squad include sophomore guard Tim Coleman, sophomore shooting guard Branden Jenkins and sophomore forward Duop Reath. All three players rank in the Top 12 Junior College prospects in the country and are being recruited by the Power Six conferences of NCAA men’s basketball.

The Runnin’ Rebels will kick off the regular season Saturday, Oct. 31, in Plano, against Odessa College as part of the East v. West Texas Challenge. The first home game is Friday, Nov. 6, against Collin County Community College. For a full schedule, visit www.lee.edu/athletics.