Opening night of the fifth annual Knox Indy Pro Am will end with fireworks in the fashion of a rivalry game between alums from Indiana and Purdue University.
On Thursday, Aug. 1., nearly a dozen representatives from each school are expected to do battle at Cardinal Ritter High School. Games will be played at 6 and 7 p.m. with this featured game expected to tip-off just after 8 p.m.
The players tentatively slate to play include Purdue’s JaJuan Johnson, E’Twaun Moore, David Teague, Bobby Riddell, D.J. Byrd, Lewis Jackson, Mark Wahlford, Marcus Green and Kenny Lowe.
The Hoosiers that have committed to participate include Jordan Hulls, D.J. White, Derek Elston, Daniel Moore, Tom Pritchard, Rod Wilmont and Earl Calloway.
As always with players, these lists are subject to change. Tickets are $15 online [click here to purchase advanced tickets], $20 at the door and $5 for children 12 and under.
“Overall, our goal this whole entire time has been to showcase some of the state’s best talent and to be nationally known,” said founder Carlos Knox. “I think think we’re doing a great job of doing that by getting other teams in from other cities. Our growth truly is exciting.”
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For the first time, the Knox Indy Pro Am will fully consist of professional players. And unlike in the past, all games over the five-week span will be held at Crispus Attucks High School (1140 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.). Work is being done to IUPUI’s gym (also known as “The Jungle” but Knox believes they will be back there next summer.
The Knox Indy Pro Am gives basketball fans a fix in the offseason while also providing professional basketball players an opportunity to face premier competition.