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All Four UofL Signees Will Participate In Annual Derby Classic

Chris Humphrey

All four of Rick Pitino’s signees from the 2017 recruiting class are set to participate in the 45th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic.

Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Lance Thomas and Jordan Nwora will compete All Star game on April 15 at Freedom Hall.

This year’s game will have more local presence than previous years as three IU signees and one UK signee will be playing.

“We are excited to announce that a University of Kentucky recruit will be joining both U of L and IU’s entire recruiting classes in this year’s game,” KDF recruiting coordinator Keith Conrad said in an official statement.

The remaining roster is expected to be announced later.

Tickets, which cost $18 in advance ($20 at the door) and $50 for VIP Courtside seating, go on sale February 17, and are available for purchase online and by phone through TicketMaster at (800) 745-3000. Tickets for the game and 2017 Pegasus Pins will allow for free admission to the Horseshoe Foundation Derby Festival Night of the Future Stars, which will be held on Friday, April 14, at Indiana University Southeast.

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