Snider named MVP of Derby Classic

University of Louisville signee Quentin Snider was named MVP of the White team in the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic, helping his team to a 128-104 victory at Freedom Hall. U of L signees Chinanu Onuaku and Jaylen Johnson also had big games before a crowd of 5,500 fans.

It was a big night for the future of the University of Louisville basketball team.

With most of the current U of L players looking on from the end zone, U of L signee Quentin Snider was named MVP of the winning White team in a 124-108 victory in the Kentucky Derby Festival Classic at Freedom Hall.

Snider finished with eight points, nine rebounds, five assists and two steals and was 3 of 7 from the field.

"Like I told you, I just wanted to pass and get everybody involved," he said. "That was fun. I was able to get (a dunk) for Jaylen (Johnson) and (Chinanu Onuaku)."

Snider had back-to-back alley-oops in the third quarter for his future teammates, including one from near midcourt to Johnson.

The two other U of L players also had big nights in the Derby Classic.

Johnson was 7 of 12 from the field and finished with 14 points, 10 rebounds and two assists for the Green team.

Onuaku was only 3 of 11 but had 7 points, 10 rebounds, five steals and two blocked shots.

"I'm just ready to get to work," Onuaku said. "It was fun being with those guys."

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