Hollowell, Mosquera-Perea and Patterson to play in Derby Festival Classic

  • 03/01/2012 4:05 pm in

2012 Indiana signees Jeremy Hollowell, Hanner Mosquera-Perea and Ron Patterson will play in the 2012 Derby Festival Classic at Freedom Hall in Louisville on Friday, April 6.

All three will be teammates on the White roster and will also participate in the Horseshoe Foundation Night of Future Stars on Thursday, April 5, at New Albany High School.

“This is one of the strongest lineups in the recent history of the Derby Festival Basketball Classic,” said Mike Gandolfo and Keith Conrad, the event’s co-recruiting chairs, in a release. “We expect it will be a highly entertaining and competitive game. Many of the top programs in the country are represented on the roster and we know the players will have great success at the next level.”

Basketball Classic tickets are $11 and $16 (includes $1 facility fee) and are available at TicketMaster locations or ticketmaster.com, by phone (800-745-3000) or the Freedom Hall box office (502-367-5144).

Full rosters are available after the jump.

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  • IURob1997

    Can’t wait, living in Louisville, had my tickets already.  Just wish Yogi was playing in the game.

  • Louisville Hoosier

    Buying tickets today

  • stroot

    So, DSR decided on Georgetown. Huh. 

    That reminds me — whatever happened to Moses Abraham?

  • N71

    Does seem odd.  I don’t know this for certain but I was under the impression DSR left North Central to bolster his school work while also developing his game.  Georgetown is one of the best schools in the country, not easy to get into.  How does a struggling student that can’t cut the mustard at North Central make it into one of the most prestigious schools in the entire world?  Is this the root of Georgetown success in past decades, wave requirement for those that can ball?  Notre Dame doesn’t do that, Stanford does not, Duke I don’t think so, who’s call was it at Georgetown to sell out and wave test score and grade requirements?  I can see that at an average school but Georgetown is virtually Ivy League.

  • 888

    exactly. Doesnt stuff like this make the ncaa a little sceptical. I guess hell be taking underwaterbasketweaving.

  • 888

    exactly. Doesnt stuff like this make the ncaa a little sceptical. I guess hell be taking underwaterbasketweaving.

  • Remy Willing and Abell

    I live in Louuisville and will be there to support the Hoosier Nation FOR SURE !

  • stroot

    To be fair, I was in the same freshman class as Pat Ewing Jr., and I had friends who were in a few of the same classes as him and said that Ewing wasn’t exactly, um, “Georgetown-material” either.

    Does that mean Georgetown looks the other way on the test scores / grades of its athletes? Well, hopefully it means the opposite – that they have great programs in place to bring their kids up to the standards of their prestigious institution – but I’m skeptical until I hear otherwise.

  • HoosierDawg

    Now known as Moses Ayegba. A non-factor at the end of the bench at G-town. So glad we’re not burning a 4-year scholly on him in B-town.

  • marcusgresham

    I don’t think Iverson was exactly pre-med.

  • Iuspike1321

    I think that especially after hoosier hysteria and “ga-ry har-ris” we need to make sure all these guys feel appreciated for being part of “the movement.” If we could really show out here i bet other recruits and these guys would really take notice

  • Iuspike1321

    I think that especially after hoosier hysteria and “ga-ry har-ris” we need to make sure all these guys feel appreciated for being part of “the movement.” If we could really show out here i bet other recruits and these guys would really take notice

  • marcusgresham

    I know CTC was at the Salem sectional Tuesday night to see Bronson Kessinger from Corydon.  I have heard that he offered, but I don’t know for certain.  My wife was told by someone who knows the family, “Crean wants Bronson.”

    I said, “so, did he officially offer a scholarship?” and she said “I was told ‘Crean wants Bronson’.”  In other words my wife (and whomever told her,) don’t exactly know how the process works.  Maybe Alex and the ITH guys can find out if it was an offer.

  • millzy32

    Freedom Hall?  Why isn’t this game at the NEW YUM YUM Center downtown?

  • millzy32

    Yogi is a McD All American right?

  • millzy32

    Michigan is a pretty challenging school as well and their football players don’t seem all that bright.  Many schools look the other way for athletes Georgetown, Michigan, even Notre Dame.  Heck, IU isn’t too shabby academically and we have had some guys that probably aren’t that bright either.  The same Ewing Jr. played for us too.

  • millzy32

    Michigan is a pretty challenging school as well and their football players don’t seem all that bright.  Many schools look the other way for athletes Georgetown, Michigan, even Notre Dame.  Heck, IU isn’t too shabby academically and we have had some guys that probably aren’t that bright either.  The same Ewing Jr. played for us too.

  • millzy32

    That’s funny.  I’ve seen pieces of several Georgetown games and I always make a point to look for him and I’ve never seen him playing.  Oh what a difference a year makes.

  • IUfanPurduePhD

    Chalk that one up to “blessing in disguise.”

  • HoosierDadE

    Coffee meet computer screen…

    Love it Marcus

  • stroot

    Correct. They’re only eligible to play in two “all-star type” games per year. Since Yogi is already in the McDonald’s All-American game, along with the All-American Championship (along with Hanner & Jeremy), he is ineligible to participate in this one too.

  • marcusgresham

    Freedom Hall is out near Churchill Downs.  I don’t know if this has any connection, since the game is a Derby Festival event.
    I would feel fairly certain to guess the rent on the Hall is a lot lower than the Yum! Center.

  • rabble rabble

    Is Perea really only 190!?

  • 317D

    He didn’t leave for academics be serious… he left to play against the top competition in the country on a nightly basis to boost his skills it was never about the grades he is a bright student.

  • millzy32

    I’m just surprised that they haven’t put the old wreckin’ ball to Freedom Hall by now.

  • marcusgresham

    It’s owned by the State Fair, so they still use it.  I saw Train and Maroon 5 there in August.

  • marcusgresham

    It’s owned by the State Fair, so they still use it.  I saw Train and Maroon 5 there in August.