Derby Classic Rosters Announced
From the Kentucky Derby Festival:
The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce the rosters for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by papajohns.com to be played Friday, April 6, at Freedom Hall. The roster includes five McDonald’s All-Americans, as well as University of Louisville signee and point guard Terry Rozier and three Indiana University recruits. Nearly all of the players scheduled to participate are ranked among the Top 40 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com and Scout.com. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of Future Stars on Thursday, April 5, at New Albany High School. .
“This is one of the strongest lineups in the recent history of the Derby Festival Basketball Classic,” said Mike Gandolfo and Keith Conrad, the event’s co-recruiting chairs. “We expect it will be a highly entertaining and competitive game. Many of the top programs in the country are represented on the roster and we know the players will have great success at the next level.”
The Derby Festival Basketball Classic is presented by papajohns.com. The Contributing Sponsors are Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Norton Sports Health, Reebok, 99.7 WDJX and B96.5 FM. Supporting partners are Kentucky National Guard, The Rock and SLAM Magazine.
Admission to the Horseshoe Foundation Night of 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 $11 and $16 (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 presented by papajohns.com is the oldest continuously-held high school all-star game in the nation.