2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Rosters Released

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The Kentucky Derby Press Office has released the rosters for the 2013 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic. As always the event is loaded with some of the top high school players in the country. The event will take place on Friday April 19 at Freedom Hall. Two of Louisville’s four class of 2013 signee’s will participate in the event. Anton Gill and Akoy Agau will play for the white team.


AS OF 2/26/2013

White Team
Akoy Agau – Louisville
Connor Frankamp – Kansas
Keith Frazier – Undecided
Anton Gill – Louisville
Jarell Martin – LSU
Jordan Mickey – LSU
Robert Hubbs – Tennessee
Jajaun Johnson – Marquette
Rysheed Jordan – Undecided
Austin Nichols – Memphis

Coach Jeff Jones – Madison Preparatory Academy (LA)
Coach AW Hamilton – Hargrave Military Academy (VA)

Black Team
Jabari Bird — California
Stevie Clark – Oklahoma State
Devin Davis – Indiana
Tyler Ennis – Syracuse
Luke Fischer – Indiana
Zak Irvin – Michigan
Sindarius Thornwell – South Carolina
Stanford Robinson — Indiana
Troy Williams – Indiana
Derek Willis – Kentucky

Coach Paul Melnik – Fr. Henry Carr Catholic Secondary School (ON)
Coach Troy Barr – Bullitt East High School (KY)

You probably recognize a good majority of the names on both teams. Louisville was at one time actively recruiting nine of the players in the event.

For the first time in three years, Kentucky will have a signee participating in the event. Derek Willis, a 6-foot-9 forward from Bullitt East High School in Mt. Washington, KY., will play for the black squad. Bullitt East head coach Troy Barr will coach the team.

Tickets for the event are 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).

About Nick Coffey

Nick Coffey
Nick Coffey is the creator and lead publisher for TheCardinalConnect.com. Along with covering Louisville basketball, football and recruiting, Nick has worked in sports talk radio for over three years.


  1. Derek Willis:

    What were you thinking? UK is going to have so many forwards it’s not going to even be funny next year… Enjoy the bench.

  2. All the articles from today lead to derby classic would like to read the others!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. commercial saw during big east conf. tourn. my son was in need to find on internet thanks

  4. Gosh these rosters look sooo weak!!!! I remember when this event use to be so good, and not being able to hold it at the Yum Center just kills attendance in my opinion. But, $10 of decent basketball while (boring) baseball season is in session..PRICELESS.

  5. I know the second night will be held at freedom hall, but does anyone know where the autograph signing will take place?

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