UCF Fastbreak - Oct. 14

Oct. 14, 2007

ORLANDO, Fla. (www.ucfathletics.com) - Senior guard Mike O'Donnell (Largo, Fla./Largo) will serve as UCF's captain this season. Head coach Kirk Speraw allowed his players to select the squad's captain this year and the Knights tabbed O'Donnell last week.

Last season, O'Donnell shared the captain duties with Josh Peppers. O'Donnell is one of six seniors on the Knights this year.

"That (serving as the captain) is a big responsibility," said O'Donnell. "Josh was very vocal last year and I have learned from him. I am trying to provide some constructive criticism for my teammates."

In 2006-07, O'Donnell started all 31 games and averaged 10.3 points. He shot 43 percent from 3-point range, which ranked second in Conference USA. O'Donnell paced the Knights with 116 assists.

In two campaigns with the Knights, he has not missed a start (60 games). He arrived in Orlando prior to the 2004-05 season after spending his freshman year at NC State. Despite playing just two seasons with the Knights, he is among UCF's all-time leaders in 3-pointers with 116.

Season tickets are currently available by calling 407-UCF-1000. One lucky season ticket holder for will get to drive home from the new UCF Arena in a brand new Mazda CX-9, courtesy of Classic Mazda, the presenting sponsor of this year's season ticket drive. UCF fans who purchase two season tickets be entered into a drawing to win the Mazda CX-9.

UCF will make its debut at the new facility on Nov. 11 against Nevada.

For the latest news and information on the Knights, tickets or apparel, log on to www.ucfathletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. Also check out www.ucfphotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

Notes: The Knights practiced for three hours on Sunday... Sunday's practice marked the fourth time that the Knights donned their new practice jerseys. The reversible jerseys feature a gold side with the new straight-across UCF logo and a black side with the new Knight head.