Chicago-area point guard Tyler Ulis is one of several UK basketball recruits who will play in the first McCracken County Festival of Hoops in January.
The new three-day event will be held Jan. 9-11 at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Ky. A final schedule of the showcase was obtained by the Herald-Leader on Wednesday.
Ulis is planning to announce his college decision Friday night. His finalists are UK, Michigan State and Iowa. Kentucky is the favorite, and Wildcats fans will be able to watch the 5-foot-8 point guard lead Marian Catholic (Ill.) against Carlisle School (Va.) on Jan. 11. Carlisle School’s roster includes Thon Maker, who is considered a top-five prospect in the Class of 2016 and already has interest from Kentucky.
Other UK targets in the event include 2014 prospects Trey Lyles and Cliff Alexander, as well as 2015 recruits Skal Labissiere, Cheick Diallo, Carlton Bragg, Beetle Bolden and Montaque Gill-Caesar.
Former UK point guard targets Emmanuel Mudiay and Josh Perkins will also play two games in the event.
Tickets go on sale in October and can be purchased at GoMcCracken.com. All-session passes will cost $45 for lower-level seats and $40 for upper-level seats.
(All times Central)
Thursday Jan 9, 2014
4:30 p.m. Paducah Tilghman vs Union City (girls)
6:00 p.m. McCracken Co. vs TBA (girls)
7:30 p.m. McCracken Co. vs Goreville
Friday Jan 10, 2014
5:00 p.m. Curie (Ill.) vs Villa Angela St. Joseph (Ohio)
(Alexander vs. Bragg)
6:30 p.m. Prime Prep (Texas) vs. Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.)
8:00 p.m. Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs. Our Savior New American (N.Y.)
(Gill-Caesar and Perkins vs. Diallo)
9:30 p.m. The Carlisle School (Va.) vs Orr (Ill.)
Saturday Jan 11, 2014
9:00 a.m. Marshall vs Goreville (girls)
10:30 a.m. McCracken vs Massac (girls)
12:00 p.m. Marshall vs Massac
1:30 p.m. Murray vs Graves (girls)
3:00 p.m. McCracken v Holmes
4:30 p.m. Marian Catholic High School (Ill.) vs The Carlisle School (Va.)
(Ulis vs. Maker)
6:00 p.m. Huntington Prep (W.Va.) vs Sunrise Christian Academy (Kan.)
(Gill-Caesar and Perkins)
7:30 p.m. Arsenal Tech (Ind.) vs Villa Angela St. Joseph (Ohio)
(Lyles vs. Bragg)
9:00 p.m. Prime Prep (Texas) vs Evangelical Christian (Tenn.)
(Mudiay vs. Labissiere)
10:30 p.m. Lausanne Collegiate Academy vs Our Savior New American (N.Y.)