May 15, 2004

FROM THE DESK OF STAN HARDIN

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The 4th annual L&N Federal Credit Union “Blue-Chip” Shootout is set for December 10, 2004 at Bellarmine University in Louisville, KY.

This year there will be five games instead of four, with game times at 3:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM, 8:00 PM and 9:30 PM.

The teams competing will be:
Bowling Green Warren Central, KY
Brentwood Academy, TN
Georgetown Scott County, KY
Jeffersontown, KY
Louisville Holy Cross, KY
Louisville Manual, KY
Louisville Western, KY
Mouth of Wilson Oak Hill Academy, VA
Nicholasville West Jessamine, KY
Portsmouth Clay, OH

Pairings will be announced this fall.

Some of the top players performing will include:
PlayerHt/ClassTown-School-State
Brandon Wright 6-9/So Brentwood Academy, TN (Top 5 nationally)
K.C. Rivers 6-5/Jr MOW Oak Hill Acad., VA (Top 25 nationally)
Bamba Fall 6-11/Jr MOW Oak Hill Acad., VA (Top 100 nationally)
Dominic Tilford 6-0/Jr Jeffersontown, KY (Top 100 nationally)
Matt Walls 6-2/Fr Georgetown Scott Co., KY (Top 100 nationally)
Anthony Wright 6-6/So MOW Oak Hill Acad., VA (Top 100 nationally)
Donatus Visockis6-9/Jr MOW Oak Hill Acad., VA (Top 200 nationally)
Cam Thoroughman 6-6/Jr Portsmouth Clay, OH (Top 250 nationally)
Jared Carter 7-0/Jr Georgetown Scott Co., KY (Top 250 nationally)
Troy McFarland 5-10/Jr B.G. Warren Central, KY (Top 50 for state)
Andre Barnes 6-1/So Louisville Western, KY (Top 50 for state)
Trae Moore 6-3/So Louisville Manual, KY (Top 50 for state)
Michael Spann 6-0/Jr Nicholasville W. J., KY (Top 100 for state)
Jeremy Anderson 6-2/Fr B.G. Warren Central, KY (Top 100 for state)
Rodney Haddix 6-2/Fr Georgetown Scott Co., KY (Top 100 for state)
Jordan Lee 6-5/8th Georgetown Scott Co., KY (Top 100 for state)
Corey Clark 6-1/ir Jeffersontown, KY (Top 100 for state)
Aaron Troutman 6-2/Jr Louisville Holy Cross, KY (Top 100 for state)
Kyle Killebrew 6-6/Jr Louisville Holy Cross, KY (Top 100 for state)
Note: Class is for the 2003-04 season.

Four out of last year's Blue-Chip Shootout teams got to the quarterfinals of the state tournament (Scott County, Trinity, Caverna and Warren Central), with Warren Central winning the title. Some past performers at the Blue-Chip Shootout were Brandon Stockton, Rajon Rondo, Ross Neltner, Tyler Hicks, Lonnell DeWalt, Demetrius Green, William Graham, Demetrius Guions, and Harrison Morton.

$1.00 for every ticket sold will be donated to Kentucky Harvest.


Please check back for updates.  Team previews and game coverage of this event will appear on this website http://www.angelfire.com/ky/prephoops.