Some of Kentucky's biggest basketball recruits will be flocking to Louisville over the next few weeks.
Dakari Johnson, Andrew Wiggins and Karl Towns will all play games there later this season as part of the new Red State Blue State Series, which was announced Thursday.
Towns, UK's only commitment from the class of 2014, will lead St. Joseph (N.J.) against U of L commitment Quentin Snider and Ballard on Feb. 2 at Broadbent Arena.
On March 3, Montverde Academy (Fla.) and Huntington Prep (W.Va.) face off at Freedom Hall in a matchup of two nationally ranked teams.
Montverde is led by Johnson, a five-star senior center who committed to Kentucky last week. Florida signee Kasey Hill and UK recruiting target D'Angelo Russell also play for the Eagles, who are ranked No. 1 in the country by ESPN.
Wiggins leads Huntington Prep, which suffered its first loss of the season last week and fell to No. 5 in the ESPN rankings.
The senior forward is considered the No. 1 overall prospect in the country and is expected to choose either UK, Florida State or North Carolina after the season.
Huntington Prep includes several highly rated prospects, including sophomore forward Montaque Gill-Caesar, who has already attracted interest from Kentucky.
Tickets for both games go on sale Monday and can be purchased through Ticketmaster.com, the Freedom Hall box office or by calling 1-800-745-3000.
Ticket prices are expected to be released Friday. See KentuckySports.com then for more details.
The Red State Blue State Series will be the only chance for fans to see Towns, Johnson and Russell play in Kentucky this season.
It will be the last high school game in the state for Wiggins, who has already played five regular-season games in Kentucky.
Ben Roberts: (859) 231-3216.Twitter: @NextCats.Blog: ukrecruiting.bloginky.com