501 Basketball Team 2023

We are honored to announce 47 student-athletes from across Central Arkansas who earned the right to be part of an exclusive team.

Congratulations to these young men and women who have worked hard to be standouts on the court! The nominations were weighted equally between on-the-court and off-the-court attributes. In addition to their commitment to their basketball team, the athletes also prioritize their studies and set aside time to volunteer in their communities. 

Abbigail Baker (Wonderview), Addison Shelton (Maumelle), Addy Peebles (Nemo Vista), A.J. Person (Mount Vernon-Enola), Ashlynn Newton (Greenbrier), Ashton Ealy (Guy Perkins), Aubrey Evans (Bigelow), Bailey Sims (Vilonia), Beau Higgins (Conway Christian), Brai’lon Davis (Mayflower), Brandon Bennett (Cabot), Bryce Theobald (Searcy), Burt Garrison (Maumelle Charter), Calle Citty (Harding Academy), Cameron Christie (Perryville), Carly Madar (Cabot), Colen Thompson (Conway), Emma Dold (Sacred Heart), Greyson Ealy (Quitman), Hayes Johnson (Greenbrier), Jake Hill (St. Joseph), James Tyler Spears (Heber Springs), Javon Orr (Bigelow), Jaylea Hooten (Heber Springs), Jones White (Vilonia), Joseph Huwe (Faulkner County Falcons), Kaidyn Beckwith (Conway), Kara Keathley (Conway Christian), Katlin Bowden-Huber (Morrilton), Kyler Chapman (Mounty Vernon-Enola), Levi Mercer (Harding Academy), Markel Swinton (Morrilton), Olivia Williams (St. Joseph), Patrick Perry (Nemo Vista), Payton Paladino (Sacred Heart), Payton Scott (Perryville), Raelen Randle (Maumelle), Reese McDonald (Clinton), Riley Whittington (Mayflower), Russ Hensley (Clinton), Sara McCain (Searcy), Sarah Hartle (Rose Bud), Silver Mulliniks (Quitman), Taylor Thompson (Beebe), Tristan Cunningham (Riverview), Tyler Gottsponer (Wonderview) and Zack Brewer (Beebe).

This huge honor is reserved for a select few each year; and for the first time ever, we will publish the 501 LIFE Basketball Team Magazine — an exclusive edition focused on the players who have earned the elite title. Get your first look at the 2023 team on the following pages and watch for this basketball edition on stands and online in February.