Derek Anderson Derby Festival Classic Rosters

Tentative Derek Anderson Derby Festival Basketball Classic Rosters. <p> <b>NOTE</b> - Dan Owens from the Derby Festival Basketball Classic selection committe will be a guest on Inside The Ville radio this evening. You can hear the program at 6 PM on XtraSports 790.

It's almost time for the annual Derek Anderson Derby Festival Basketball Classic and a trio of University of Louisville signees have committed to playing in the April 24, 2004 game at Freedom Hall.

6'9 Brian Johnson, 6'10 Terrance Farley, and 6'5 Lorenzo Wade will each participate in this year's classic, providing Cardinal fans an opportunity to see Rick Pitino's future stars up close and personal.

Two University of Kentucky signees, Ramel Bradley and Adam Williams will also participate as will Kentucky Mr. Basketball (presumptive) Chris Lofton.

The high school standouts will also participate in the Night of the Future Stars, feauting three point shooting and dunk contest and two on two play, Friday, April 23, 2004 at Bellermine's Knights Hall.

Tickets are priced at $8.50 and $12.00 and can be purchased online at ticketmaster.com or by calling 502-361-3100 or 1-800-487-1212

Additionally, this years key note speaker for the "They're Off Luncheon" will be former UCLA and NBA great, Bill Walton.

Derek Anderson Derby Festival Basketball Classic PURPLE TEAM (rosters tentative as of 4/11/2004)

Player

Height/

Position

Hometown

College

Chris Lofton

6'1" PG

Maysville, KY

Undecided

Charles White

6"0" PG

Jackson, MS

Mississippi State

Ramel "Smooth" Bradley

6/3" PG

Brooklyn, NY

Kentucky

Adam Williams

6'5" 2G

St. Albains, WV

Kentucky

Josh Shipp

6'5" 2G/WF

Los Angeles, CA

UCLA

Jeremis Smith

6'6" WF

Ft. Worth, TX

George Tech

Charles Thomas

6'7" WF

Jackson, MS

Arkansas

Al Horford

6'8" PP/C

Lansing, MI

Florida

 

Chester Giles

6'10" C

Seattle, WA

Miami

Mohamed Tangara

6'9"PF

Mali, West Africa

Arizona

 

 

 

 


Coaches:

Tony Tucker – IMG Academy, Bradenton, FL

Luther Riley – Provine High School, Jackson, MS

Derek Anderson Derby Festival Basketball Classic WHITE TEAM

Player

Height/Position

Hometown

College

A J Ratliff

6'1" PG

Indianapolis, IN

Indiana

Ron Steele

6"2" 2 G

Birmingham, AL

Akransas

Kyle Lowry

5'11"

Philadelphia, PA

Villanova

Lorenzo Wade

6'6" WF

Henderson, NV

Louisville

Robert Vaden

6'5" 2G

Indianapolis, IN

Indiana

James Hardy

6"7" WF

Ft. Wayne, IN

Indiana

Kalen Grimes

6'8" PF/C

Florissant, MO

Missouri

Dayshawn Wright

6'6" WF

Syracuse, NY

Syracuse

Brian Johnson

6'9" PF

Glenarden, MS

Louisville

Terrance Farley

6'10"

Louisville, KY

Louisville

Sundiata Gaines

6'1" PG

Queens, NY

Georgia

 

Coaches:

Kevin Keatts – Hargrave Military Academy, Chatham, VA

Mike Bethea – Rainer Beach High School, Seattle, WA

 

Note Rosters are tentative and subject to change and further additions.

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