2015 signees Raymond Spalding, Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel and Ryan McMahon will play in the annual Derby Basketball event this weekend. Night of the Future Stars will take place on Friday at New Albany High School at 7:00pm. These guys will compete in Slam Dunk and Three Point contest. Saturday night at Freedom Hall is the actual Derby Basketball Classic All-Star game at 7:00pm.
These guys form one of the top recruiting classes in the country and the Cardinals coaching staff were ahead of the curve in identifying and landing four of the biggest stock risers in the class of 2015. In the ESPN rankings Deng Adel went from No. 81 to No. 30, Donovan Mitchell rose from No. 72 to No. 37, and Raymond Spalding, a local kid was identified by the Cardinals’ staff early in the process, before he went from unranked to No. 52. Recent commit Ryan McMahon is the lesser known of this group but he also came out of nowhere to garner attention for his long-range shooting. He is ranked the No. 42 shooting guard nationally by ESPN.com.
Here are the rosters for each team:
Deng Adel F 6′ 7″ Louisville
Prince Ali G 6′ 3″ UCLA
Bryant Crawford G 6′ 2″ Wake Forest
Jawun Evans G 6′ 0″ Oklahoma St
Ryan McMahon G 6′ 0″ Louisville
Donovan Mitchell G 6′ 3″ Louisville
Justin Patton C 6′ 10″ Creighton
Danjel Purifoy F 6′ 6″ Auburn
Matt Ryan F 6′ 8″ Notre Dame
Ray Spalding F 6′ 9″ Louisville
Diamond Stone C 6′ 10″ Undecided
Jalen Adams G 6′ 2″ UConn
OG Anunoby F 6′ 7″ Indiana
Thomas Bryant C 6′ 10″ Undecided
Daniel Giddens C 6′ 10″ Ohio St
Austin Grandstaff G 6′ 5″ Ohio St
Dedric Lawson F 6′ 8″ Memphis
KJ Lawson F 6′ 7″ Memphis
Juwan Morgan F 6′ 7″ Indiana
Brandon Sampson G 6′ 4″ St. Johns
Justin Simon G 6′ 5″ Arizona
Silver Team Coaching Staff
Coach Todd Day – Hamilton (TN)
Assistant Coach Perry Stevenson – Trinity (KY)
Purple Team Coaching Staff
Coach AW Hamilton – Hargrave Military Academy (VA)
Assistant Coach Ryan Arrowood – Huntington Prep (WV)
First held in 1973, the Classic is the oldest high school all-star game in the nation and is known for showcasing players who’ve moved on to stardom at the collegiate and professional levels. Former players include Jamal Mashburn, Moses Malone, Rex Chapman, Pervis Ellison, Isiah Thomas, Dominique Wilkins, Darrell Griffith, Derek Anderson, Anfernee Hardaway and Michael Beasley.
Grab a ticket and get out to this event to support the Cards. The Cardinal’s Beak will cover all of the action and will have videos and photos from the events this weekend.