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April 12, 2014

H.S. BOYS' BASKETBALL: Top high school talent coming to Floyd Central

Hancock to host skills camp April 26-27

NEW ALBANY — Night of the Future Stars — the preamble to the Derby Festival Basketball Classic featuring some of the top high school basketball talent in the country — will again be held at Floyd Central High School.

Sponsored by the Horseshoe Foundation of Floyd County, Night of the Future Stars features 2-on-2 matchups, a 3-point shootout, and, one of the biggest spectacles of the evening, a slam dunk contest. Activities begin at 7 p.m. on Thursday.

High school seniors participating in this year’s event include University of Louisville signees Jaylen Johnson, Chinanu Onauku and Quentin Snider, as well as future Indiana University players Max Hoetzel and Robert Johnson.

No University of Kentucky signees will participate in the event, but Notre Dame commit Bonzie Colson will be there.

“We were able to select and attract many of the best players in the country to complete the roster,” said Mike Gandolfo, co-recruiting chair for the event, in a news release.

“The 2014 class is loaded with really good players who will put on a great show.”

The Derby Festival Basketball Classic is the oldest high school All-Star game in the nation, as it began in 1973. Past participants include NBA and college stars like Rex Chapman, Moses Malone, Jamal Mashburn, Darrell Griffith and Dominique Wilkins.

The Derby Festival Classic will be held at 7 p.m. next Friday at Freedom Hall. Tickets can be purchased for $13 or $18 for the Night of the Stars event at Floyd Central High School on the evening of the event.

CARDINAL STAR TO BE INSTRUCTOR AT CAMP

Louisville senior Luke Hancock will be featured during the Elite 100 Skills Academy April 26-27 at Floyd Central.

Hancock — whose 3-point shooting and scoring helped guide the Cardinals to a national title in 2013 — will coach boys and girls from grades 4-11 during the camp.

The boys and girls will be broken down into two groups based on grade level, and Hancock will personally instruct each player.

Entry fee for the Elite 100 Skills Academy is $100, and includes both days.

Each boy and girl will receive a T-shirt, lunch and autographs from Hancock and surprise lecturers during the camp.

For more information, contact the Floyd Central Athletic Department at 812-542-3006.

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