- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 5, 2014

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - The University of Arkansas at Little Rock has named Marques Townsend the school’s new director of basketball operations.

Townsend has spent the past two years as a manager and administrative volunteer at Kansas.

While at Kansas, Townsend worked with coaches and managers in producing scouting reports - helping the Jayhawks to 56 wins over the past two seasons.

He also handled the bulk of the staff’s video responsibilities, filming each game and producing digital and DVD copies for coaches, opponents and officials.

Townsend was a member of the Lassen College men’s basketball team from 2003-2005.

He earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Kansas in July.

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