Nation's top juniors highlight Blue Chip Shootout

University of Louisville junior prospects Kevin Durant and Brandon Wright, both Top 5 players in the class of 2006, will be on display Friday night in the Fourth Annual L & N Credit Union Blue Chip Basketball Shootout at Bellermine University.

Oak Hill Academy's Kevin Durant and Brentwood (TN) Academy's Brandon Wright, two of the nation's top five junior prospects and both University of Louisville and Kentucky prospects, will play Friday night in the Fourth Annual L & N Credit Union "Blue Chip" Basketball Shootout at Bellermine University's Knight's Hall.

Oak Hill, who won the 2004 high school national title but dropped a one-point decision to Homewood (IL) Flosmoore last weekend at the Marshall County Shootout in Benton, Kentucky, will face Louisville Manual in the Shootout's nightcap. The Crimsons are led by talented senior guard Justin Royles and tip-off is slated for 9:30 PM.

Immediately preceeding the Oak Hill-Manual game will be Wright's Brentwood Academy team. Brentwood will face Jeffersontown and standout point guard Dominic Tilford. Tip-off is scheduled for 8 PM.

In the 6:30 contest, 7'0 senior center Jared Carter and Scott County will face defending Kentucky State Champion Warren Central from Bowling Green, Kentucky.

TOP PLAYERS PARTICIPATING IN BLUE CHIP SHOOTOUT

  • Eric Devendorf (Syracuse)
  • Jamont Gordon (Tennessee)
  • K.C. Rivers
  • Bamba Fall

    SCHEDULE

    GAME 1 (3:30 PM)PORTSMOUTH CLAY, OH VS. LOUISVILLE HOLY CROSS
    GAME 2 (5:00 PM)NICHOLASVILLE WEST JESSAMINE VS. LOUISVILLE WESTERN
    GAME 3 (6:30 PM)SCOTT COUNTY VS. WARREN CENTRAL
    GAME 4 (8:00 PM)BRENTWOOD ACADEMY VS. JEFFERSTOWN
    GAME 5 (9:30 PM)OAK HILL ACADEMY VS. LOUISVILLE MANUAL

    Ticket prices are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Tickets are available at L & N Credit Union and Manual High School.


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