4/14/2014 – 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

 

For more information, contact: Derby Festival Press Office at (502) 584-FEST.

April 17 - April 17