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2016 Derby Classic roster features Louisville walk-on Tyler Sharpe

Long gone are the days when every major recruit heading to the University of Louisville or Kentucky was a guarantee to participate in the Derby Festival Classic, which isn't a new topic of discussion or subject for wistful longing.

Still, it's strange to see the rosters for the event released and feature just one walk-on headed to UK and one walk-on headed to U of L.

Here are the players who will participate in this year's event:

Brad Calipari (G) 6-0 / Kentucky
Curtis Jones (G) 6-4 / Indiana
De'Riante Jenkins (F) 6-5 / VCU
De'Ron Davis (F) 6-10 / Indiana
Derek Funderburk C 6-9 / Ohio St.
Eron Gordon (G) 6-2 / Undecided
Eli Wright (G) 6-4 / Mississippi St.
Tyler Sharpe (G) 6-1 / Louisville
James Banks (C) 6-10 / Texas
Jaylen Fisher (G) 6-2 / UNLV
Joey Brunk (C) 6-10 / Butler
Mario Kegler (F) 6-7 / Mississippi St.
Mark Vital (F) 6-5 / Baylor
Matthew Moyer (F) 6-7 / Syracuse
Micah Thomas (F) 6-7 / Maryland
Mustapha Heron (G) 6-5 / Auburn
Quentin Goodin (G) 6-3 / Xavier
Temple Gibbs (G) 6-3 / Notre Dame
Terrance Ferguson (G) 6-6 / Undecided
Jarron Cumberland (G) 6-4 / Cincinnati

First held in 1973, the Classic is the oldest high school all-star game in the nation. You can buy tickets for this year's game, which will be played at Freedom Hall on Friday, April 15, right here.