Tickets went on sale today for one of the biggest games in high school basketball.
The game on March 3rd at Freedom Hall between Montverde Academy and Huntington Prep provides the chance to see the best player in high school basketball in Andrew Wiggins. Kentucky signee Dakari Johnson plays for the Montverde team coached by Kevin Boyle. Boyle previously coached Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at St. Patrick High School in Elizabeth, N.J.
Tickets remain on sale for the first set of games on February 2nd at Broadbent Arena.
The February 2nd games are a double-header. The first game pits Quentin Snider and Ballard High School (KY) against 2014 Kentucky commit Karl Towns, Jr. and St. Joseph’s (NJ) at 3 p.m. The second game is between Whitney Young (IL) (featuring Jahlil Okafor, Paul White and LJ Peak) and Evangelical Christian (TN) (Skal Labassiare).
All three games provide the chance to see some of the best high school basketball players in the country.
In Kentucky Wildcats basketball news, the university announces the release dates of indiviual tickets for various conference games, including the February 24th game against Missouri.
Tickets for Kentucky’s men’s basketball games vs. South Carolina (Feb. 5), Auburn (Feb. 9), and Vanderbilt (Feb. 20) will go on sale Thursday, January 24th at 6:00 p.m. On Thursday evening, tickets will first be available online at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000.[...]
ESPN’s hit Saturday morning show, College Gameday Covered by State Farm, returns to Rupp Arena on Saturday, February 23rd. Tickets to attend College Gameday will be available starting Wednesday, February 13th at 6:00 pm, online through Ticketmaster and at Ticketmaster outlets. GameDay tickets are free of charge, and orders will have a minimal service fee attached. There is a limit of eight tickets per household. UK students may pick up a GameDay ticket during the already scheduled student basketball lottery on February 11th or at the Joe Craft Center Ticket office during normal business hours on February 12th or 13th. The Wildcats will host the Missouri Tigers later that day at 9:00 p.m.
Baseball America has released their preseason Top 25 rankings and the Wildcats are ranked 11th. This is their highest preseason ranking in school history.