Jeff Sheppard announced the current confirmed rosters for the State Farm Big Blue All Star Tour presented by Zija and Coal Mining Our Future on Monday.
The Big Blue All Stars will play against five of the top NAIA College Basketball programs in the state from Oct. 8-13.
In addition to former University of Kentucky basketball players, the Big Blue All Stars will also include Kenneth Faried and Shelvin Mack. Faried, former Morehead State great and all time NCAA rebound leader, was recently drafted as the 22nd pick in the 2011 NBA draft. Mack, a former Bryan Station High School standout, lead Butler University to back-to-back Final Four runs and was recently drafted 34th overall in the 2011 NBA draft.
Faried and Mack will join an all star line up of former University of Kentucky players who will play in five exhibition basketball games against University of Pikeville, Alice Lloyd College, Georgetown College, Union College, and Mid Continent University.
According to Jeff Sheppard, Big Blue All Stars director and event promoter, DeMarcus Cousins and Rajon Rondo should also be added to the rosters below by mid week.
“I am scheduled to speak with DeMarcus Cousins’ agent again Monday afternoon and I hope to finalize Cousins’ participation on the Big Blue All Stars tour by noon on Tuesday. Rajon Rondo is also very interested in playing in at least two games on the tour as well, and I am working hard to get Rondo on board with us for a few games.”
Big Blue All Stars vs. University of Pikeville -Oct 8
Big Blue All Stars vs. Alice Lloyd College – Oct 9
Big Blue All Stars vs. Georgetown College – Oct 10
Big Blue All Stars vs. Union College – Oct 11
Big Blue All Stars vs. Mid Continent University – Oct 13
- Brandon Knight
- Jodie Meeks
- Josh Harrellson
- DeAndre Liggins
- Eric Bledsoe
- Kenneth Faried
- Shelvin Mack
For all tour and ticket information log on to www.bigblueallstars.com