Can Camron Justice, Aric Holman, Ray Spalding and James "Beetle" Bolden help Kentucky end Indiana's dominance in their annual high school all-star basketball series?
We'll find out when the intra-state hoops rivalry heats up again in June.
Indiana has swept Kentucky six years in a row, and won 20 of the last 21 games.
Justice, Mr. Basketball and a Vanderbilt signee from Knott County Central, heads the Kentucky roster that was announced Tuesday.
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His all-star teammates include fellow first-team all-state players Holman, Spalding, Bolden, JaQualis Matlock and Dwayne Sutton.
Kentucky will be coached by James Haire of Elizabethtown.
"We have a good deal of length. We're long and athletic," Haire said. "I think we've got a good group."
Holman, 6-foot-9, led Owensboro to the state championship last month. Spalding, Trinity's 6-10 star, signed with Louisville. Bolden, Holmes' standout point guard, is headed to West Virginia.
The Kentucky roster also includes Knott Central's Evan Hall and Lexington Christian's Matt Rose.
Haire made room for one of his E-town players, Zach Patterson. "I put him on there because he knows what I expect," Haire said. "He knows playing a lot probably won't be there, but he can show guys in practice what I want."
In years past, tryouts were held as part of the all-stars selection process. There were no tryouts this year, however, to save money for the sponsoring Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation.
The rosters were selected from input from coaches across the state, and announced by Brian Miller, CEO of the Bluegrass Sports Commission, which is in the second year of a three-year agreement to run the Kentucky half of the all-star series with Indiana.
Kentucky plays Indiana in Transylvania's Beck Center on June 12, and in Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on June 13.
Haire said it will be a challenge to get all of the players together for practices the days leading up to the games. Spalding, for example, will probably be taking classes or going through workouts at Louisville.
"We might not see one or two of these guys until game day," Haire said. "But they deserve the chance to play, and we'll be willing to work with them any way we can."
Scott Sivills of Calloway County, who will coach the Kentucky girls, couldn't be more excited about his roster, which includes Kentucky signees Maci Morris (Miss Basketball) of Bell County, and Morgan Rich of Allen County-Scottsville.
Central Kentucky is well-represented, with Dee Givens and Ashanti Thomas of Lafayette, Sandra Skinner of Clark County and Asia Sims of Bourbon County.
"We've got scorers, we've got height and we've got athleticism," Sivills said. "We've got everything we need to win. But on the flip side, Indiana is just as good."
Indiana's superior size was a factor when it swept Kentucky last season. Kentucky will have some size of its own this year.
"Ashanti Thomas and Nora Kiesler will definitely help us down low," Sivills said. "Reauna Cleaver will too, and Sandra Skinner is a banger inside."
Tickets to the June 12 games at Transy go on sale Thursday at 10 a.m. on the Bluegrass Sports Commission website (www.bluegrasssports.org) for $25 each. All profits will go to the Kentucky Lions Eye Foundation and Bluegrass Sports Commission.