April 10, 2017. Louisville, KY. – The next generation of college basketball stars arrive Thursday, April 13, for the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented by Papa John’s. Media will have several opportunities to interview the high school all-stars, film practices and get footage of the players at different venues. The game tips off at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 15, at Freedom Hall. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of the Future Stars on Friday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. at Indiana University Southeast.
Event sponsor Papa John’s joins contributing sponsor Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County for the 44th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic. Media Sponsors are 99.7 DJX, B96.5 FM and SLAM Magazine. Supporting Sponsor is Dick’s Sporting Goods.
Thursday, April 13
8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. PLAYERS ARRIVE
5:00 p.m. Interview Session for Media at Male High School
(Media need to report to the large gym at Male High School)
5:15 p.m. Practice Begins (Media may cover practice from sidelines)
7:30 p.m. Welcome Reception for Players at the Galt House in Downtown Louisville.
Friday, April 14
10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Norton Children’s Hospital Visit (Media MUST coordinate any coverage with Norton
12:00 p.m. Muhammad Ali Center Luncheon (Derek Anderson is guest speaker)
6:00 p.m. Practice at Indiana University Southeast (shoot around / informal practice)
7:00 p.m. Night of the Future Stars at Indiana University Southeast:
2 on 2 Competition, 3 Point Shooting Competition, Slam Dunk Contest
8:45 p.m. Autograph Signing Session
Saturday, April 15
10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Derek Anderson Acts of Kindness (AOK) Camp at Freedom Hall
7:00 p.m. Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Presented by Papa John’s at Freedom Hall