Multiple high-level basketball prospects, including University of Kentucky signees Trey Lyles and Tyler Ulis, will be participating in the three-day, 17-game Mustang Madness high school showcase that begins Thursday at McCracken County High School in Paducah, Ky.
Lyles, a five-star power forward from Indianapolis Arsenal Tech, and Ulis, a four-star point guard from Marian Catholic in Chicago Heights, Ill., both will have games on Saturday night, but national prospects with recruiting ties to local colleges will play all three days. The first-year event is similar to the annual Marshall County Hoopfest in nearby Benton.
All-session passes (four in all, including two on Saturday) are $45 for the lower arena.
Lyles will play in one of the most anticipated games of the weekend when Tech faces Cleveland’s Villa Angela St. Joseph at 8:30 p.m. EST Saturday. St. Joseph features five-star junior power forward Carlton Bragg, who is a target of UK, Louisville and Indiana.
Refer to the accompanying schedule for a list of key recruits in each game.
Evangelical Christian of Cordova, Tenn., will meet Quality Education Academy of North Carolina at 5:30 Saturday, but five-star junior center/UK target Skal Labissiere is injured and isn’t expected to play — or even make the trip — for Evangelical.
There will be a Fan Jam autograph session with players at 10 a.m. Saturday at McCracken County’s Orthopedic Institute Indoor Practice Facility on campus. Admission to that is $5.
More information is at MustangMadnessTournament.com.
(Game times EST)
Paducah Tilghman vs. Union City (Tenn.)5 p.m. (girls):
McCracken County vs. Webster County6:30 (girls):
McCracken County vs. Goreville, Ill.8:
Huntington (W.Va.) Prep vs. Our Savior New American (N.Y.)9:30:
* HP – 2015 UK target Montaque Gill-Caesar, who could reclassify to 2014; former 2014 Louisville commit JaQuan Lyle, 2015 power forward Thomas Bryant; 2016 forward Miles Bridges; OSNA – 2015 U of L and UK target Cheick Diallo.Key recruits:
Chicago Curie vs. Villa Angela St. Joseph (Ohio)6 p.m.:
* C – Kansas signee Cliff Alexander; VASJ – UK, U of L, Indiana 2015 target Carlton BraggKey recruits:
Dallas Prime Prep vs. Sunrise Christian (Kan.)7:30:
* PP – SMU signee Emmanuel Mudiay; SC – Michigan State signee Lourawls Nairn.Key recruits:
Carlisle School (Va.) vs. Our Savior New American9:
* CS -2016 UK, U of L, IU target Thon Maker; OSNA – DialloKey recruits:
St. Mary vs. Chicago Orr10:30:
Marshall County vs. Goreville, Ill.10 a.m. (girls):
McCracken vs. Massac County (Ill.)11:30 (girls):
Marshall County vs. Massac County (Ill.)1 p.m.:
Murray vs. Graves County2:30 (girls):
McCracken County vs. Holmes4:
* H – 2015 point guard James BoldenKey recruit:
Quality Education (N.C.) vs. Evangelical Christian (Tenn.)5:30:
* EC – 2015 UK target Skal Labissiere (injured, may not travel)Key recruit:
Carlisle School (Va.) vs. Sunrise Christian (Kan.)7:
* CS – Maker; SC – NairnKey recruits:
Arsenal Tech (Ind.) vs. Villa Angela St. Joseph (Ohio)8:30:
* AT – UK signee Trey Lyles; VASJ – BraggKey recruits:
Lausanne Collegiate (Tenn.) vs. Marian Catholic (Ill.)10:
* MC – UK signee Tyler UlisKey recruit:
Fan Jam autograph schedule
At Orthopedic Institute Indoor Practice Facility; $5 admission
Marian Catholic (Ulis), McCracken County11 a.m.:
Arsenal Tech (Lyles), Villa Angela St. Joseph (Bragg)Noon:
Carlisle School (Maker), Sunrise Christian (Nairn)1 p.m.:
Prime Prep (Mudiay), Evangelical Christian (Labissiere, injured, may not travel)2 p.m.: