UK signee Alexander to play in Derby Festival


Kentucky signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will play in the Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic April 15 at Louisville’s Freedom Hall.

Among other players scheduled to play are  University of Louisville signees Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Lance Thomas and Jordan Nwora as well as Indiana signees Aljami Durham, Clifton Moore, Jr. and Justin Smith. 


“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. “It will be great to have all three fan bases back in Freedom Hall supporting their newest additions. Cardinal fans should be ecstatic to see what Coach Pitino has labeled as the most talented recruiting class he has assembled during his tenure at the University of Louisville.” 

Tickets go on sale Friday and cost $18 in advance ($20 at the door) and $50 for VIP Courtside seating. They can be purchased  online at 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  April 14 at Indiana University Southeast.

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