J.S. Nash and Lamar Hurd Named Team Captains

Nov. 18, 2003

Corvallis, Ore. - Oregon State University junior guard J.S. Nash and sophomore guard Lamar Hurd have been selected team captains for the 2003-2004 season, it was announced Tuesday by Beaver head coach Jay John.

Nash, from Moreno Valley, Calif., is the most experienced player on the roster with 55 games played. He has started 20 games for his career and is expected to be a major contributor this year. Nash has scored 308 career points, has 136 rebounds, and accounted for 106 assists.

'It's quite an honor,' Nash said. 'There have been a lot of great captains in this program over the years and my goal is to continue the tradition.'

Hurd, from Houston, Texas, is the program's lone returning starter. Hurd started all 28 games last season and was selected to the Pac-10 Conference honorable mention freshman team. He recorded 105 assists for the season, the third-highest figure ever for a Beaver freshman.

'It's a big responsibility, but it's a role I look forward to,' Hurd said. 'We have a lot of young guys in the program who are very willing to listen and learn, so this will be a positive experience.'

Oregon State opens regular season play this Saturday, hosting the defending Southwestern Athletic Conference champion Prairie View A&M Panthers. Tip-off from Ralph Miller Court in Gill Coliseum is set for 7:05 p.m. The game can be heard live on the Beaver Sports Radio Network with Mike Parker calling the action.

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