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Basketball featured at Purple Pride Caravan stop in Gainesboro

GAINESBORO, Tenn. -- The latest Purple Pride Caravan stop was in Gainesboro Tuesday afternoon, and basketball was the featured sport. Several Jackson County fans turned out to greet Golden Eagle players and coaches, and several went home with prizes and free tickets.

Men's basketball head coach Mike Sutton and assistant DeAntoine Beasley brought six Golden Eagle players to the event, and fans enjoyed meeting and talking with the newcomers including Liam McMorrow, Chase Dunn, Javon McKay, Mitchell Hill, Dennis Ogbe and Matt Marseille.

Women's basketball assistant coach Stacey Franklin, plus softball head coach Tory Acheson and assistant coach Terry Acheson were also on hand to greet fans. Members of the Tech Dance Team were also at the caravan, and were joined by Awesome Eagle.

The event was held at the Gainesboro Sav-a-lot.

Some photos from Tuesday's Purple Pride Caravan: