Derby Festival Basketball Classic features future Cards, Hoosiers and a Cat

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Derby Festival Basketball Classic features future Cards, Hoosiers and a Cat

The 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic has released the roster of high school basketball stars that will travel to Louisville to play in the 40th incarnation of the game. The Classic tips off on Friday, April 19th at Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Expo Center and is sponsored by Papa John’s and and Fifth Third Bank.

This year, fans will see Louisville signees Anton Gill and Akoy Agau as well as Kentucky’s Derek Wills and Indiana signees Troy Williams, Devin Davis, Luke Fischer and Stanford Robinson. In fact, nearly every player participating in the game is ranked in the Top 50 of the national recruiting classes by organizations such as Scout.com and Rivals.com.

Since 1973, some of the brightest up and coming high school basketball stars have played in the Classic. You’ll recognize names like Darrell Griffith, Isaiah Thomas, Pervis Ellison, Moses Malone, Dominique Wilkins and many, many more. In a basketball crazy region like the Ville, fans love this game.

Along with the Classic, the players will also go to Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, to participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of Future Stars the night before on Thursday, April 18th. That evening features the 3-point shooting competition, two-on-two games and the crowd pleasing slam dunk competition. That’s also a good night to get an autograph from the ballers of the future because there is a one hour autograph session built in. There is a two item limit, though.

Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster or at the Freedom Hall box office at (502) 367-5144.

Check out who’s playing:

White Team

Position

Ht/Wt

College

Akoy Agau

C

6-9/220

LOUISVILLE

Conner Frankamp

G

6-1/165

KANSAS

Keith Frazier

G

6-6/192

UNDECIDED

Anton Gill

G

6-4/180

LOUISVILLE

Jarell Martin

F

6-8/215

LSU

Jordan Mickey

F

6-7/210

LSU

Robert Hubbs

G

6-4/170

TENNESSEE

Jajuan Johnson

F

6-5/180

MARQUETTE

Rysheed Jordan

G

6-3/175

UNDECIDED

Austin Nichols

F

6-8/193

MEMPHIS


And on the opposite side of the ball:

Black Team

Position

Ht/Wt

College

Jabari Bird

G

6-5/190

CALIFORNIA

Stevie Clark

G

5-8/160

OKLAHOMA ST

Devin Davis

F

6-6/190

INDIANA

Tyler Ennis

G

6-2/175

SYRACUSE

Luke Fischer

C

6-11/210

INDIANA

Zakarie Irvin

F

6-7/180

MICHIGAN

Stanford Robinson

G

6-3/175

INDIANA

Sindarius Thornwell

G

6-4/175

SOUTH CAROLINA

Troy Williams

F

6-6/180

INDIANA

Derek Willis

F

6-9/200

KENTUCKY


Graphic: Kentucky Derby Festival