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2015 Kentucky Derby Festival Basketball Classic Rosters Announced

Kentucky Derby Festival

The rosters for this year’s Derby Festival Basketball Classic have been announced, and fans of the Louisville Cardinals should be ready to buy their tickets. Donovan Mitchell, Deng Adel, Raymond Spalding, and Ryan McMahon will all be participating in this year’s game.

Mitchell, Adel, and Spalding are all signed and McMahon is a commit. If you kept up with our recruiting notebooks a few months ago, a lot of these names will look familiar as Louisville was recruiting some of them.

The game will be played Saturday April 11, 2015 at 7:00 at the world famous Freedom Hall.

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Recruit to watch: PG Justin Simon


Justin Simon

6’5 190 lbs

College List: Louisville, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Creighton, Kansas, San Diego State, New Mexico, Santa Clara, USC and Washington

ESPN: 4 Star player

Scout: #1 ranked PG

247 Sports: #6 ranked PG

Rivals: #23 Overall

The Cards have made it clear they want a couple back court players in the 2015 class and 5 star PG Justin Simon may just be at the top of that list. Simon is rated as high as the #1 PG in the class of 2015 and at 6’5 190 lbs is ready to contribute right away at the college level. Where will Simon’s contribution be noticed?……Defense Defense Defense. Simon has a 7 foot wingspan and is an absolute ball hawk that would fit right into that Rick Pitino defense we have all become accustomed to.

Simon has scholarships from most of the nations elite but most believe the Cards, Arizona, Kansas, and Texas may be the race for Simons services. The much respected Director of basketball scouting for 247 sports Jerry Meyer recently made a “Crystal Ball” pick for the Cards regarding Simon and others are beginning to follow suit. Simon is expected to take a closer look at the Louisville campus in the coming months. The Cards are already in great shape with Simon and a visit may just seal the deal. Remember the name Justin Simon and pay VERY close attention in the months to come. #L1C4

Justin Simon, Scout’s #1 PG in Class of ’15, has Louisville in his Top 10

Justin Simon, who ranks as the top point guard in the class of 2015, has narrowed his list to 10 and Louisville has made the cut. Simon is 6’5 from Temecula, California.

On Monday night, Simon tweeted that his top 10 are (alphabetical order): Arizona, Colorado, Creighton, Kansas, Louisville, New Mexico, San Diego State, Santa Clara, USC, and Washington.

Here is his player evaluation from

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Louisville Offers 5* Point Guard (2015)

On Monday afternoon, Louisville assistant Wyking Jones went to watch Justin Simon, the #1 point guard in the 2015 class (according to Scout). Jones went to watch him practice, and now it is being reported that Simon has an offer from Louisville.

Simon is from Temecula, California and is listed at 6’4 or 6’5 and anywhere between 180-190 lbs (different sites have different measurements). Here is his player evaluation from

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