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Ballard to host Whitney Young on Saturday night

 Posted by at 11:54 PM on January 30, 2013  Add comments
Jan 302013
 
Class of 2014 center Jahlil Okafor has scholarship offers from Kentucky, Duke, North Carolina, Louisville and several other top schools.
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The Red State Blue State Series doubleheader set for Saturday was called off by organizers Wednesday, but the city of Louisville will still host a marquee game this weekend.

Two of the teams scheduled to play in the canceled doubleheader — Ballard and Whitney Young (Ill.) — will instead face each other Saturday at 8 p.m. at Ballard High School, athletics director Chris Kinney told the Herald-Leader.

Tickets will be $6 for adults and $4 for kids under 12.

Whitney Young is rated as the No. 5 team in the country, according to this week’s ESPN power rankings. The Dolphins are led by Jahlil Okafor, a major UK target who is considered by Rivals.com to be the best player in the class of 2014. Okafor, a 6-11 center, is one of a handful of junior prospects to have already received a scholarship offer from John Calipari.

Ballard is the top-rated team in the Kentucky. The Bruins are led junior point guard Quentin Snider, a five-star recruit who has already committed to Louisville.

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