One of the state’s top high school basketball coaches is retiring…Brad Conway is stepping down from his position with the Jefferson City Lady Jays to go into retirement….The Missouri Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Famer and St. James graduate logged 542 career victories with Albany, Carrollton, Jefferson, Salem, St. James and Jeff City…
Also, another Hall of Famer, Lynn Long has been named the new girls basketball coach at Conway after two seasons at Macks Creek….

Banquet photos from the KJEL KFBD KOZQ all star event March 11th, are now posted. There is a banner on the home page of myozarksonline.com, just click on it to find the photos of players and coaches…

College Basketball-

3 Mizzou Tigers are putting their names into this year’s NBA draft pool…Jeremiah Tilmon, Xavier Pinson and Mitchell Smith will be able to get feedback on their skills from the NBA undergraduate advisory committee….All three have indicated they won’t sign with an agent and retain their eligibility to return to the Tigers by the June 15th deadline to declare or withdraw…
As a sophomore last season, Pinson averaged 11.1 points. Smith averaged just more than five-points and led Mizzou in rebounding with 4.9 per game as a junior. Tilmon appeared in 17 games a junior, averaging 8.2 points and 4.4 points

2 Missouri State Bears have entered the transfer portal..Junior guard Tyrik Dixon and freshman Ford Cooper, Junior will be searching for new homes after playing just one season in Springfield…

Missouri State’s Amaka Agugua-Hamilton was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association’s Rookie Coach of the Year award, given to the top first-year coach at the NCAA Division I level. Coach Mox led the Lady Bears to a 26-4 record winning the Missouri Valley Conference regular season title with a 16-2 mark while setting a school record for regular season victories. The Lady Bears finished the season ranked 19th in the coaches poll, 23rd in the AP.

More Cardinal baseball comes your way tonight from the 2011 championship season as the Redbirds face the Cincinnati Reds in a replay of the September 4th, 2011 contest starting at 6:15 on KJEL…