LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The rosters for the 2010 Kentucky Derby Festival Classic were announced yesterday and the Black Team is littered with future Cardinals. Justin Coleman, at 6-5, 215-pounds, out of Huntington Prep (WV), is listed as a 5-star prospect and is rated as the fourth-best small forward in 2010, according to Scout. He can shoot the three and finish at the rim. Russ Smith, a 5-11, 165-pound guard, out of South Kent High School (CT), chose the Cards over Houston, Baylor and Arizona.
Everyone knows who Elisha Justice is after his Sweet 16 MVP performance over the weekend. He is commited to walk on at UofL, but there are some rumblings that John Calipari and the Wildcats could eventually pursue him in the same role.
Some are saying that Gorgui Dieng to Louisville is a done deal and he should be making his decision in the coming weeks. Dieng, also out of Huntington Prep, is not the biggest name out there, but he would give them a big body at 6-10.
Stacey Poole, a 6-4 wing out of Jacksonville, FL, is a consensus Top 50 prospect and chose Kentucky over South Carolina.
The game will be played on April 10 at Freedom Hall, with the Night of the Future Stars Three-Point Shooting Contest and Dunk Contest occuring the night before at Bellarmine’s Knights Hall.
Tickets for the game are $17 and $12 and are available at TicketMaster locations and the Freedom Hall box office. Admission to the Night of the Future Stars is free with a ticket to the game.
Anthony Brown Stanford 6-7 180 F
Justin Coleman Louisville 6-5 215 F
Gorgui Dieng Undecided 6-10 210 C
Ryan Harrow N.C. State 6-0 158 G
Tyler Lamb UCLA 6-4 195 G
Nate Lubick Georgetown 6-9 227 F
Russ Smith Louisville 6-2 150 G
Trey Zeigler Undecided 6-5 185 G
Elisha Justice Louisville 5-11 167 G
Moses Abraham Undecided 6-9 235 C
Trae Golden Tennessee 6-2 190 G
Josh Hairston Duke 6-9 195 F
Justin Martin Xavier 6-6 200 F
Ray McCallum Undecided 6-2 175 G
Jordan McRae Tennessee 6-6 180 G/F
Victor Oladipo Indiana 6-5 180 G
Stacey Poole Jr. Kentucky 6-5 200 F
Dwight Powell Stanford 6-9 215 C
Royce Woolridge Kansas 6-1 175 G