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    The 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic has released the roster of high school basketball stars that will travel to Louisville to play in the 40th incarnation of the game. The Classic tips off on Friday, April 19th at Freedom Hall at the Kentucky Expo Center and is sponsored by Papa John’s and and Fifth Third Bank.

    This year, fans will see Louisville signees Anton Gill and Akoy Agau as well as Kentucky’s Derek Wills and Indiana signees Troy Williams, Devin Davis, Luke Fischer and Stanford Robinson. In fact, nearly every player participating in the game is ranked in the Top 50 of the national recruiting classes by organizations such as Scout.com and Rivals.com.

    Since 1973, some of the brightest up and coming high school basketball stars have played in the Classic. You’ll recognize names like Darrell Griffith, Isaiah Thomas, Pervis Ellison, Moses Malone, Dominique Wilkins and many, many more. In a basketball crazy region like the Ville, fans love this game.

    Along with the Classic, the players will also go to Floyd Central High School in Floyds Knobs, Indiana, to participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of Future Stars the night before on Thursday, April 18th. That evening features the 3-point shooting competition, two-on-two games and the crowd pleasing slam dunk competition. That’s also a good night to get an autograph from the ballers of the future because there is a one hour autograph session built in. There is a two item limit, though.

    Tickets are on sale now through Ticketmaster or at the Freedom Hall box office at (502) 367-5144.

    Check out who’s playing:

    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


    And on the opposite side of the ball:

    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


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