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Arkansas United Soldiers faring well

Posted: June 4, 2011 - 9:44pm

The Arkansas United Soldiers 14U basketball team, which has members from Conway, three of them who have played for coach Kendrick Alexander since age 6, are 15-2 during the summer season and have placed high in several tournaments. Kahn Cotton is head coach of the team. The Soldiers went 3-1 in Nike Next Level Tournament in Dallas, losing to the Houston Hoops, the fourth-ranked AAU team in the country. The team then went 5-0 in winning the AAU 14U state title. The Soldiers also won the 16U division of the Deborah Loring Tournament of Champions in Little Rock and the 14U division in the Super 60 tournament in New Orleans with four straight wins after losing the first game. The Conway players are Justin Times, Javonte’ Ellis, Colton Jackon and Adrian Moore. Bottom row (from left): Robert Verges, Jawan Eldridge, Jaylen Franklin, Javonte’ Ellis, 34 Justin Tims. Back row (from left): Colton Jackson, Kevaughn Allen, Sam Duncum, coach Kahn Cotton. Not pictured are Adriann Moore, Kennedy King, Norman Meadors. SUBMITTED PHOTO

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