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Former Razorback Basketball Player Becomes High School Coach in LR

(LITTLE ROCK)  Former University of Arkansas standout and assistant coach Scotty Thurman has been named the new boys basketball coach at Little Rock Parkview.

Thurman replaces Al Flanigan, who retired after winning seven state titles in 11 championship game appearances at Parkview. He had a 545-147 record in 23 years at the school while also winning 12 conference championships.

Thurman, who was an assistant coach on Arkansas Coach Mike Anderson’s staff for three seasons, was an All-SEC forward for the Razorbacks from 1993-95 and ranks 10th on Arkansas’ all-time scoring list with 1,650 points.

Prior to his promotion to assistant, Thurman was the director of student-athlete development for six seasons. He helped the Razorbacks to a 67-38 record as an assistant.

In three years as a Razorback, Thurman helped the Razorbacks to a 85-19 record and was the only player in Arkansas history to be named first-team All-SEC three times. Thurman was named All-American in 1994 and 1995 when the Razorbacks played in back-to-back national championship games.

Thurman is best known for helping the Razorbacks win the 1994 national championship by hitting a three-pointer with 53 seconds to put Arkansas up 73-70 in the 76-72 victory over Duke.

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