UCF Fastbreak - Oct. 24

Oct. 24, 2009

By Doug Richards

ORLANDO, Fla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The 2009-10 UCF roster includes players from around the country, and even around the world. Despite the diversity, the roster is still dominated by Floridians.

The 16-man roster includes seven players from the Sunshine State. The strong in-state representation shows UCF's commitment to recruiting in Florida in recent years. On the other hand, UCF's 2002-03 roster included just four Floridians.

Four Knights hail from central Florida - senior guard Drew Speraw (Oviedo, Fla.), junior guard Taylor Young (Orlando, Fla.), freshman forward Keith Clanton (Orlando, Fla.) and freshman guard Dustin Speraw (Oviedo, Fla.).

The team's 2008-09 roster also included seven in-state players.

UCF will open the regular season on Nov. 13, hosting Massachusetts at the UCF Arena. Season tickets, which begin at just $79, are currently available by calling (407) UCF-1000 or by visiting UCFAthletics.com.

On Nov. 1, fans can select their season-ticket location in person by attending UCF Pregame Madness. The free event, which begins at 5 p.m. at the UCF Arena, will include a short inter-squad men's scrimmage and an autograph session with the men's and women's teams.

For the latest news on the Knights, log on to UCFAthletics.com - the official site for UCF varsity sports. The site, which also contains ticket and Golden Knights Club donor information, is also the home of UCF's new online apparel store. Also visit UCFPhotos.com, the exclusive fan source for UCF action sports pictures.

Notes: Fans who already have ordered season tickets should expect to receive their tickets in the mail within the next week... Free team posters will be available at the UCF Pregame Madness.