UK signees to play in Derby Festival Classic
Kentucky basketball signees Bobby Perry and Sheray Thomas will be among the participants at the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic on April 26 in Louisville.
Perry, a 6-7 forward, was recently named North Carolina’s Mr. Basketball for the Class 3-A Division. He averaged 24.8 points and 10.9 rebounds this season for Hillside, which finished 21-3 and reached the 3-A East semifinals.
Tickets are $12.50 and $8 at TicketMaster locations, Freedom Hall Ticket Office, or by phone (502) 361-3100 or (800) 487-1212.
The week's hoops activities will kick off with the Derek Anderson Derby Festival Night of the Future Stars at 7 p.m. Friday, April 25 at Bellarmine University's Knights Hall. Admission is free with a ticket to the Basketball Classic. Featured are the Slam Dunk and 2-on-2 contests and the 3-point shootout.
Tentative rosters follow:
Marcus Williams, 6-2, PG, Los Angeles. College: Connecticut
Tac Minor, 5-11, PG, Houston. College: LSU
Gary Forbes, 6-5, G, Brooklyn, N.Y. College: Virginia
Rodrick Stewart, 6-4, G, Seattle. College: Southern Cal
Bobby Perry, 6-7, F, Durham, N,C. College: Kentucky
Sammy Mejia, 6-6, F, New Windsor, N.Y. College: Depaul
Lodrick Stewart, 6-4, F, Seattle. College: Southern Cal
Sheray Thomas, 6-8, F, Montreal, Canada. College: Kentucky
Akini Adkins, 6-10, F/C, Tallahassee, Fla. College: Alabama
Major Windgate, 6-10, C, Sewanee, Ga. College: Tennessee
Darryl Watkins, 6-11, C, Patterson, N.J. College: Undecided
Coaches: Steve Smith, Oak Hill Academy; Terrance Moorman, Louisville Central
Brandon Jenkins, 6-4, PG, Detroit. College: Louisville
Michael Nardi, 6-0, PG, Elizabeth, N.J. College: Villanova
Michael Bush, 6-4, G, Louisville, Ky. College: Louisville
Dameon Mason, 6-5, G, Aurora, Ill. College: Marquette
Reyshawn Terry, 6-8, F, Winston-Salem, N.C. College: North Carolina
Patrick Ewing Jr., 6-7, F, Atlanta. College: Indiana
Mohammed Abukar, 6-9, F, San Diego. College: Georgia
Chris Richard, 6-8, F, Lakeland, Fla. College: Florida
Brandon Wallace, 6-9, F, Jackson, S.C. College: Southern Cal
Grant Billmeier, 6-11, C, Elizabeth, N.J. College: Seton Hall
Martin Iti, 6-11, C, Sydney, Australia. College: NC-Charlotte
Coaches: Kevin Boyle Elizabeth, NJ St. Patrick; Howard West, R.J. Reynolds High School, Winston-Salem, N.C.