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Shai Gilgeous-Alexander will play in the Derby City Classic

Herald Courier

Herald Courier

Kentucky signee Shai Gilgeous-Alexader is going to Louisville….for an all-star game.

The future Wildcat will play at Freedom Hall on Saturday April, 15 in the 45th annual Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic.  Three current Wildcats — Brad Calipari, Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins — previously played in the game.

The Derby City Classic will give many fans an opportunity to see the combo guard play in-person for the first time.  Gilgeous-Alexander will get the first taste of the Kentucky-Louisville rivalry.  Four future Cards are in the all star game: Malik Williams, Darius Perry, Lance Thomas and Jordan Nwora.  SGA is the lone UK representative because the night before Quade Green, P.J. Washington, Jarred Vanderbilt and Nick Richards are playing in the Jordan Brand Classic at Madison Square Garden.

Here’s a preview of what you’ll see if you make the trip to Freedom Hall in April.

You can get $18 tickets here.  

Article written by Nick Roush

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