About 50 of the city’s best high school basketball players, including Ballard’s Quentin Snider and Kelan Martin and Louisville native D’Angelo Russell, who attends Montverde (Fla.) Academy, are expected to participate in the Elite 40 Skills Academy Saturday at St. Xavier High School.
The camp, designed by Louisville Legends AAU coaches Dion Lee and Jonathan Jeanty, will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $10. Other players scheduled to participate are listed at LegendsAthleticTraining.com.
The event is intended to help Louisville players gain exposure, work out with other top players and undergo combine-style measurements and testing. Five-on-five games will not be played because of Kentucky high school rules, Jeanty said.
The University of Louisville women were picked to tie Central Florida for the inaugural American Athletic Conference championship in a preseason poll of the league coaches.
The Cardinals (10-4-4) placed third in the National Division of the Big East last season and are led by senior Charlyn Corral, a first-team All-Big East pick who had eight goals last season and helped Mexico to the silver medal in the World University Games with 10 goals in six games.
Senior midfielder Angelika Uremovich was named to the preseason All-AAC team although she will redshirt this season after suffering a torn ACL in the spring. She led the Cardinals with nine goals last year.
Central Florida (17-5-2) won last season’s Conference USA title and reached the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The Knights are No. 21 in the national coaches’ poll.
* Louisville men 3, Lindsey Wilson 1: Redshirt sophomore Jonathan Brown scored two goals and junior Mitch Lurie added one on a free kick to lead the No. 10 Cards to the home exhibition victory Thursday night.
Doss High coach LaKunta Farmer was named coach of the Kentucky Xtreme, a Continental Indoor Football League team that plays its home games in Freedom Hall. He replaces Roy McMillen, who resigned after the Xtreme’s 7-4 inaugural season.
Farmer, a Male and Kentucky State University graduate, was a defensive assistant for the Xtreme last season. He played briefly for the Louisville Fire of the now-defunct Arena Football 2 league. He’s 43-32 in six seasons at Doss.
The Xtreme will hold a $50 open tryout Saturday morning at Mockingbird Valley Soccer Complex. The CIFL season runs from February through May.