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Admiral Farragut to retire Speights number

Ot_263091_cass_speights_14_2Marreese Speights played just one year for Admiral Farragut, but the 6-foot-10 forward made a sizable impact.

So much so, Admiral Farragut will retire Speights' number (53) Friday morning at 8 a.m. in a ceremony at the school.

Speights, a Florida freshman forward, was part of the Gators national championship team this season.

But in 2004-05, Speights was a Class A All-State selection and second-team on the Times All-County team after averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds for the Blue Jackets. He was also an all-county pick in 2003-04 when he played at Gibbs.

"It's not too often you have someone who wins a national championship in a program like this," Admiral Farragut coach Anthony Lawrence said. "We wanted to show how much Marreese meant to us."

-- JOE SMITH

joesmith@sptimes.com

[Last modified: Wednesday, May 26, 2010 12:16pm]

    

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