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Roster set for 40th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic

Roster set for 40th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic

The Kentucky Derby Festival will host some of the top basketball recruits in the country for the 40th annual Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by papajohns.com and Fifth Third Bank on Friday, April 19, 2013.

The roster includes three McDonald’s All-Americans, as well as Louisville Cardinals signees Anton Gill and Akoy Agau, Kentucky Wildcats signee Derek Willis and Indiana Hoosiers signees Devin Davis, Luke Fischer, Stanford Robinson and Troy Williams. Nearly all of the players scheduled to participate are ranked among the Top 50 nationally by recruiting services Hoopniks.com, Rivals.com, Scout.com, and 247sports.com. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of Future Stars on Thursday, April 18, at Floyd Central High School.

“It is great to have players committed to Indiana, Kentucky, and Louisville,” said Mike Gandolfo and Keith Conrad, the event’s co-recruiting chairs. “We were able to select and attract many of the best players in the country to complete the roster.  The 2013 class is loaded with really good players who will put on a great show.”

2013 will be the 40th year for the game.  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 papajohns.com and Fifth Third Bank, with Contributing Sponsors Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Under Armour, 99.7 DJX and B96.5 FM. Supporting Partner: The Rock. Media Partner: 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).

2013 ROSTERS

 

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

Coach AW Hamilton – Hargrave Military Academy (VA)

Coach Jeff Jones – Madison Preparatory Academy (LA)

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


Coach Troy Barr – Bullitt East High School (KY)

Coach Paul Melnik – Fr. Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School (ON)

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