Pair of IU signees set to participate in Derby Festival Basketball Classic
Two IU class of 2017 signees – Al Durham Jr. and Justin Smith – will participate in this weekend’s Derby Festival Basketball Classic in Louisville.
The 44th annual Derby Festival Classic will tip off on Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET at Freedom Hall. The game will be televised locally in Southern Indiana and Louisville on WDRB (Channel 41) and nationally on FS2 (channel locator). It will also be streamed live on Fox Sports Go.
Tickets to Saturday’s game are $18 in advance or $20 at the door and are available at Ticketmaster locations, TicketMaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000.
Additionally, the annual “Night of the Future Stars” event, which includes a dunk contest, 3-point shootout and 2-on-2 contest, will be held on Friday at 7 p.m. ET on the campus of Indiana University Southeast in New Albany.
Admission to “Night of the Future Stars” is free with a ticket to the Derby Festival Basketball Classic or with a Derby Festival Pegasus pin. Pegasus Pins are available for $6 at all Kroger locations in Southern Indiana and Louisville.
Among the other notable participants in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic: Malik Williams (Louisville), Paul Scruggs (Xavier), Kris Wilkes (UCLA), Shai Gilgeous-Alexander (Kentucky) and D.J. Harvey (Notre Dame).
Clifton Moore, a 2017 Indiana signee who hasn’t announced whether he will open up his recruitment or stick with the Hoosiers, is playing in the Jordan Brand Regional Game on Saturday at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Several current and former Indiana players have participated in the Derby Festival Basketball Classic, including Curtis Jones, De’Ron Davis, OG Anunoby, Thomas Bryant, Juwan Morgan, Troy Williams, Collin Hartman, Cody Zeller, Victor Oladipo, Maurice Creek, Jordan Hulls and Christian Watford.
Full rosters for the game are available below: