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20070626 The Stars Return for the Lute Olson All-Star Classic
Courtesy: Arizona Athletics
Release: 06/26/2007
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1997 National Champions Tribute Dinner and All-Star game highlight stellar weekend

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TUCSON , Ariz. ?C For the third time in five years, the University of Arizona will host its version of a basketball family reunion, as members of the storied program have been invited back to town for the Lute Olson All-Star Classic, presented by First Magnus. An All-Star dinner and showcase basketball game highlight this reunion weekend on Aug. 18-19, 2007.?

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ˇ?The All-Star Classic weekend has become a great event, and we wanted to continue this tradition of highlighting our alumni and inviting our fans to participate in a weekend full of events,ˇ± said Arizona head coach Lute Olson.

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The celebration tips off on Saturday, Aug. 18, with the All-Star Classic Dinner, presented by Alltel Wireless.? The event, scheduled for 6 p.m. PDT at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa, will honor Arizonaˇ?s 1997 National Championship team.? There will be a silent auction featuring items such as jerseys, autographed basketballs and other Wildcat memorabilia.? Tickets for the dinner are $175 per person or $2,000 for a reserved table of 10.? For more information on the dinner and auction call (520) 621-7491.

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The weekend concludes Sunday, Aug. 19, with the First Magnus Shootout at 1 p.m. PDT.? This regulation alumni basketball game at McKale Center will include many of the great names to wear an Arizona uniform, including a number of current NBA standouts.? 2006-07 UA menˇ?s basketball season ticket holders will receive first priority to purchase their current seat locations only by July 13.? Applications for the weekendˇ?s events will be mailed to menˇ?s basketball season ticket holders on June 22.? Tickets for this event will go on sale to the general public on July 16.? For ticket information please call (520) 621-CATS or visit arizonaathletics.com .? Proceeds from the First Magnus Shootout will benefit the Arizona Cancer Center Bobbi Olson Fund.

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The following Wildcat alumni, who were drafted by NBA clubs or played professionally during the Lute Olson era, have been invited to participate in the Lute Olson All-Star Classic:? Hassan Adams, Gilbert Arenas, Mike Bibby, Joseph Blair, A.J. Bramlett, Jud Buechler, Anthony Cook, Ben Davis, Michael Dickerson, Sean Elliott, Channing Frye, Jason Gardner, Reggie Geary, Andre Iguodala, Richard Jefferson, Steve Kerr, Chris Mills, Khalid Reeves, Sean Rooks, Miles Simon, Eddie Smith, Damon Stoudamire, Salim Stoudamire, Jason Terry, Tom Tolbert, Luke Walton, Pete Williams, Michael Wright and Loren Woods.

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The Lute Olson All-Star Classic is a production of Enterprise Communications, Ltd., and is one of 10 NBA-sanctioned charity games.? The Sacramento Kingsˇ? Mike Bibby will serve as this yearˇ?s professional host

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