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Kentucky-Indiana high school all-star classic hosting exhibition June 9, NKY players to participate

The Bluegrass Sports Commission announced that the Kentucky Lions All-Star Classic is hosting two exhibitions the night of Thursday June 9th at 6:30 p.m.

The All-Star Classic annually matches the top Kentucky high school basketball players against the best in Indiana.

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The Kentucky Girls All-Stars will scrimmage at Elizabethtown High School in Elizabethtown, while the Boys All-Stars will scrimmage at Owen County High School in Owenton. General Admission Tickets are $8 and the event is open to the public.

These exhibitions will be against some of the top incoming high school juniors and seniors in the state. This game also serves as a test for the annual Kentucky Indiana Rivalry game which is set for Sunday, June 12.

The girls’ game will begin at 1 p.m. with the boys facing off 30 minutes after. Both games will be played at Bellarmine University in Louisville.

The teams are comprised of the top athletes from around the state, including Kentucky Association of Basketball Coaches (KABC) Regional Players of the Year, Mr. and Miss Basketball, and players who were nominated by selected KABC Coaches of the Year.

The 2016 boys’ team will be coached by former Tates Creek High School coach Wayne Breeden and includes the following players (local players in bold):

Trey Blevins, Wayne County
Alex Cook, Male
Tyrik Edwards, Christian County
Mason Faulkner, Caverna
Quentin Goodin, Taylor County
Connor McKim, St. Xavier
Tyler Sharpe, Bullitt East
Caleb Taylor, South Laurel
Isaiah Tisdale, Henry Clay
Ben Weyer, Newport Central Catholic
Carson Williams, Owen County
Darius Williams, Paul Laurence Dunbar
Matt Wilson, Campbell County

The 2016 girls head coach will be Muhlenberg County’s Mike Harper and includes the following players:

Mikayla Berry, Owensboro Catholic
Erin Boley, Elizabethtown
Kaylee Cotton, McCreary Central
Whitney Creech, Jenkins
Samantha Fitzgerald, Southwestern
Malaka Frank, Franklin County
Bree Glover, Glasgow
I’Liyah Green, Male
Justus Martin, Shelby County
Dajah McClendon, Covington Holy Cross
Sarah Price, Bath County
Oneisha Turner, Bowling Green
Emma Young, East Jessamine

Tickets for the June 12 game are currently on sale for $12 each, on the BSC website.

Tickets are valid for both the boys and girls games. All profits will support the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and the Bluegrass Sports Commission.

The Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission to prevent and cure blindness by supporting eye research, providing eye screenings and operating an eye bank.

The Bluegrass Sports Commission (BSC) is an independent, non-profit 501c3 responsible for recruiting, growing, executing and attracting sporting events of all sizes and types

Any questions regarding the event should be directed to the Bluegrass Sports Commission at (859) 286-5152 or by e-mail at info@bluegrasssports.org.

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