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2012 Derby Festival Basketball Classic Rosters Released

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The Derby Festival Classic has released the rosters for its annual all-star game, and as expected Louisville signee Terry Rozier will be participating.

Here's the press release:

The Kentucky Derby Festival is pleased to announce the rosters for the Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by papajohns.com to be played Friday, April 6, at Freedom Hall. The roster includes five McDonald's All-Americans, as well as University of Louisville signee and point guard Terry Rozier and three Indiana University recruits. Nearly all of the players scheduled to participate are ranked among the Top 40 nationally by recruiting services Rivals.com and Scout.com. The players will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of Future Stars on Thursday, April 5, at New Albany High School.

"This is one of the strongest lineups in the recent history of the Derby Festival Basketball Classic," said Mike Gandolfo and Keith Conrad, the event's co-recruiting chairs. "We expect it will be a highly entertaining and competitive game. Many of the top programs in the country are represented on the roster and we know the players will have great success at the next level."

The Derby Festival Basketball Classic is presented by papajohns.com. The Contributing Sponsors are Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Norton Sports Health, Reebok, 99.7 WDJX and B96.5 FM. Supporting partners are Kentucky National Guard, The Rock and SLAM Magazine.

Admission to the Horseshoe Foundation Night of Future Stars is free with a ticket to the Basketball Classic. Some of the event's most exciting moments have occurred during the Slam Dunk, 2-on-2 and 3-Point Shooting competitions. There will also be a one-hour autograph-signing session following the event, with a two-item limit for signing.

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).

First held in 1973, the Derby Festival Basketball Classic presented by papajohns.com is the oldest continuously-held high school all-star game in the nation.

2012 KENTUCKY DERBY FESTIVAL BASKETBALL CLASSIC ROSTERS AS OF 3/1/2012

White Team

Position

Ht/Wt

College

Steve Adams

C

6'11"/230

Pittsburgh

Semaj Christon

PG

6'2"/175

Xavier

Sam Dekker

SF

6'7"/190

Wisconsin

Jeremy Hollowell

SF

6'7"/200

Indiana

Danuel House

SG

6'6"/175

Houston

Ron Patterson

SG

6'3/180

Indiana

Hanner Perea

PF

6'8"/190

Indiana

Terry Rozier

PG

6'1"/170

Louisville

Jakarr Sampson

PF

6'7"/195

Undecided

TJ Warren

SF

6'8"/230

North Carolina State

Coach Ryan Hurd - Notre Dame Prep (MA)

Coach Jason Smith - Brewster Academy (NH)

Black Team

Position

Ht/Wt

College

Jordan Adams

SF

6'5"/205

UCLA

Robert Carter

C

6'9"/245

Georgia Tech

Phil Forte

PG

5'11"/165

Oklahoma State

Amile Jefferson

PF

6'9"/200

Undecided

Tyler Lewis

PG

5'11"/165

North Carolina State

Devonta Pollard

SF

6'7"/195

Undecided

Winston Shepard

PF

6'8"/200

San Diego State

Marcus Smart

SG

6'4"/200

Oklahoma State

D'Vauntes Smith-Rivera

SG

6'3"/210

Georgetown

Andrew White

SF

6'6"/205

Kansas

Coach Jason Polykoff - Friends Central (PA)

Coach Danny Henderson - Marcus (TX)

The game's organizers have said that they could add two players to the field if need be.

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