Prep Stars Featured in Derby Classic
New England will be well represented this weekend in Kentucky at the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, the oldest continuously held all-star game in the nation.
Brewster Academy head coach Jason Smith and Notre Dame Prep head coach Ryan Hurd will be coaching the white team consisting of Brewster point guard Semaj Christon and forwards T.J. Warren and Jakarr Sampson, along with Notre Dame Prep big man Steven Adams.
Other players on the white team include Sam Dekker (Wisconsin), Jeremy Hollowell (Indiana), Danuel House (Houston), Ron Patterson (Indiana), Hanner Perea (Indiana), and Terry Rozier (Louisville).
The Black team consists of Jordan Adams (UCLA), Robert Carter (Georgia Tech), Phil Forte (Oklahoma State), Amile Jefferson (Undecided), Tyler Lewis (North Carolina State), Devonta Pollard (Undecided), Winston Shepard (San Diego State), Marcus Smart (Oklahoma State), D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera (Georgetown), and Andrew White (Kansas).
Nearly all of the players are ranked among the top 40 prospects in the country, including five McDonald’s All-Americans.
The players will participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of Future on Thursday night. The Derby Festival Basketball Classic will take place on Friday night at the University of Louisville’s Freedom Hall.