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
|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|
Jesus Patino – White Station
Louis Wilson – Riverdale Baptist
|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|
Chris Sparks – Wilbraham & Monson Academy
Jason Smith – Brewster Academy
For more information, contact: Derby Festival Press Office at (502) 584-FEST.