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Per KDF PRESS RELEASE.

THIS WEEK’S BASKETBALL CLASSIC WILL SHOWCASE NATION’S ELITE PLAYERS

Tickets Still Available for Friday Night Game

 

April 14, 2014. Louisville, KY.   – Tickets are still available for the 41st annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by Papa John’s this Friday, April 18. The roster includes one McDonald’s All-Americans, 2 Parade All-Americans, as well as University of Louisville signees Chinanu Onuaku, Quentin Snider and Jaylen Johnson and Indiana recruits Robert Johnson and Max Hoetzel.  The game features 10 players ranked in the Top 30 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com, Scout.com and 247sports.com.  Nearly all of the players scheduled to participate are ranked among the Top 50 nationally. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars on Thursday, April 17, at Floyd Central High School.

 

Admission to the Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars is free with a ticket to the Basketball Classic. Some of the event’s most exciting moments have occurred during the Slam Dunk, 2-on-2 and 3-Point Shooting competitions. There will also be a one-hour autograph-signing session following the event, with a two-item limit for signing.

 

ON SALE NOW, Basketball Classic tickets are $13 and $18 (includes $1 facility fee) and are available at TicketMaster locations (www.ticketmaster.com), by phone (800-745-3000) or the Freedom Hall box office (502-367-5144).

 

First held in 1973, the Derby Festival Basketball Classic is the oldest high school all-star game in the nation. The game has featured such players as Jamal Mashburn, Rex Chapman, Moses Malone, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Eric Bledsoe, Deron Williams and Nolan Smith, among many others.

 

The Basketball Classic is presented by Papa John’s, with Contributing Sponsors Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Under Armour, 99.7 DJX and B96.5 FM. Media Partner: SLAM Magazine.

 

2014 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL BASKETBALL CLASSIC ROSTER             

WHITE TEAM

 

 

   #

NAME

POS

HT/WT

HS

COLLEGE

32 Keita Bates-Diop

F

6-7/210

University (IL)

Ohio State

12 Leron Black

F

6-7/215

White Station (TN)

Illinois

2 Trevon Bluiett

G

6-5/185

Park Tudor (IN)

Xavier

1 Chris Chiozza

G

5-10/155

White Station (TN)

Florida

35 Bonzie Colson

F

6-5/210

St Andrews (RI)

Notre Dame

5 Brandone Francis

G

6-4/205

Arlington Country Day (FL)

Florida

10 Jaylen Johnson

F

6-9/215

Ypsilanti (MI)

Louisville

32 Chinanu Onuaku

C

6-10/232

Riverdale Baptist (MD)

Louisville

3 Devin Robinson

F

6-8/200

Christchurch (VA)

Florida

4 Quentin Snider

G

6-1/170

Ballard (KY)

Louisville

Coaches:        

Jesus Patino – White Station

Louis Wilson – Riverdale Baptist      

GREEN TEAM

 

#

NAME

POS

HT/WT

HS

COLLEGE

32 Jonah Bolden

F

6-8/190

Brewster Academy (NH)

UCLA

35 Isaac Copeland

F

6-8/200

Brewster Academy (NH)

Georgetown

00 Max Hoetzel

F

6-7/205

Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA)

Indiana

4 Robert Johnson

G

6-3/170

Benedictine (VA)

Indiana

5 JaQaun Lyle

G

6-4/210

Huntington Prep (WV)

Oregon

15 Dwayne Morgan

F

6-7/195

St. Francis (MD)

UNLV

21 Jared Nickens

F

6-6/170

Westtown (PA)

Maryland

11 Goodluck Okonoboh

C

6-9/210

Wilbraham & Monson Academy (MA)

UNLV

10 Romelo Trimble

G

6-3/185

Bishop O’Connell (MD)

Maryland

23 Dion Wiley

G

6-4/195

Potomac (MD)

Maryland

Coaches:        

Chris Sparks – Wilbraham & Monson Academy

Jason Smith – Brewster Academy

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