Trio of #iubb signees coming to Derby Festival Classic

Tickets for the 45th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic will go on sale Friday, the event announced Wednesday.

The annual high school all-star game is set for April 15 at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. This year’s roster includes University of Louisville signees Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Lance Thomas and Jordan Nwora, UK signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, and IU signees Al Durham, Clifton Moore Jr. and Justin Smith. The remainder of the roster will be Top 50 rated recruits from the nation’s top college basketball programs and will released in the coming weeks.

“We are excited to announce that a University of Kentucky recruit will be joining both UL and IU’s entire recruiting classes in this year’s game,” said Keith Conrad, the event’s recruiting chair, in a news release. “It will be great to have all three fan bases back in Freedom Hall supporting their newest additions.”

Tickets, which cost $18 in advance ($20 at the door) and $50 for VIP Courtside seating, go on sale Friday and are available for purchase online at and by phone through TicketMaster at 1-800-745-3000. 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 April 14 at Indiana University Southeast.

Last year, current Indiana freshmen Curtis Jones and De’Ron Davis took part in the event. Other current Hoosiers to participate include Collin Hartman, Robert Johnson, Thomas Bryant, OG Anunoby and Juwan Morgan.