Fresno State will be a tad short on Friday for an exhibition against Cal State Stanislaus, both in the number of players available for coach Rodney Terry and the height of those players.
With forward Alex Davis (knee) joining forward Braeden Anderson (neck) and forward/center Tanner Giddings (wrist) on the injured list, the Bulldogs are down three post players and have had to practice some guards and wings out of position.
Sophomore Marvelle Harris, who played the two and three spots a year ago, will play some at the four until Davis and Giddings can return.
Davis has a chance to be ready for the Nov. 9 opener at UC Irvine.
Freshman wing Paul Watson also has been practicing at the four.
Terry discussed the changes the Bulldogs have had to make in practice the past week in preparing for the exhibition and season.
Paul George supplying free tickets for opener
Former Bulldogs star Paul George of the NBA’s Indiana Pacers has purchased all remaining tickets to Fresno State’s basketball home opener against Cal State Northridge on Nov. 16 — so fans can get into the game for free.
George told NBA.com he spent about $7,000 on the tickets.
“Fresno State at the Save Mart Center is one of the best facilities in college basketball,” George told NBA.com. “If you’ve never seen it, never been to it, it’s almost an NBA arena. In my time, we never sold it out so I want those kids to have that experience to get a sold-out crowd and play in front of a full arena. I thought that was the best way to do it.”