The 17th annual Marshall County Hoopsfest kicks off tonight and will run through tomorrow.
Taking place in the 6,000 seat, Reed Condor Gymnasium, fondly been dubbed “Little Rupp” and listed as one of USA Today’s best places to watch a high school basketball game, the festival annually draws the biggest high school names and has seen current NBA stars Kevin Durant, Monta Ellis, Carmelo Anthony, Rajon Rondo, Derrick Rose and Tyler Hansbrough participate in prior years.
This year the festival is scheduled to see Kentucky basketball’s committments the Harrison twins, Andrew and Aaron, Derek Willis and UK target Andrew Wiggins.
Located in Benton, Kentucky, it is minutes from Paducah and a mere 3 hours west of Louisville.Here’s a lineup of when and who will be playing for those interested:
|Friday, November 30||Session 1||Notable Players|
|4:00||Marshall Co. vs. Massac Co., IL (girls)|
|5:30||Marshall Co. vs. Massac Co., IL|
|7:00||Huntington Prep vs. Memphis East||Andrew Wiggins, Nick King (Memphis), Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Florida State)|
|8:30||Oak Hill Academy vs. Curie High, IL||Troy Williams (Indiana) Cliff Alexander (Michigan St)|
|10:00||Louisville Ballard vs. Fort Bend, TX||Harrison twins (Kentucky)|
|Saturday, December 1||Session 2|
|10:00||Marshall Co. vs. Mt. Carmel, IL (girls)|
|11:30||Graves Co. vs. Warren Central|
|1:00||Calloway Co. vs. Harrisburg|
|2:30||Hopkinsville vs. Bullitt East||Derek Willis (Kentucky)|
|Saturday, December 1||Session 3|
|4:30||Marshall vs. Wilson Central|
|6:00||Madison Central vs. Fort Bend, TX||Harrison twins (Kentucky)|
|7:30||Oak Hill Academy vs. Memphis Southwind||Troy Williams (Indiana) Johnathan Williams, III (Missouri) Jajuan Johnson (Marquette)|
|9:00||Huntington Prep vs. Briarcrest Christian||Xavier Rathan-Mayes (Florida State) Andrew Wiggins|