@LATechHoops Visit A.E. Phillips

May 6, 2014

RUSTON - The students of A.E. Phillips earned two forms of entertainment at a celebratory pep rally on Monday after exceeding their goal of money raised for the Boosterthon.

One was seeing the principal Joanne Hood kiss a pig and the other was a visit by the coaches and players from the Louisiana Tech men's basketball team.

Head coach Michael White introduced everyone and then spoke to the kids on a number of topics such as team work, goals, friendship and bullying.

Those same topics were then linked in with basketball at the end through a mini-camp put on by the Bulldog players.

Michale Kyser, Erik McCree, Raheem Appleby, Leo Edwards and Alex Hamilton each occupied a station with the top earners from the fundraiser and worked on layups, shooting, defense, passing and ball handling.

"The kids enjoyed it a lot," said assistant coach Derrick Jones on behalf of the LA Tech staff. "It is always fun to do that for the kids and give back to the community. Our guys probably enjoyed it more than the kids did. We would like to thank principal Hood for giving us this opportunity."

For complete coverage of Bulldog Basketball, please follow @LATechHoops on Twitter or visit the official home of Louisiana Tech Athletics at www.LATechSports.com.




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