Sarah Beth Barnette and Samantha Drake need their own personal assistants just to keep track of their schedules lately.
For the Kentucky All-Stars, there was the moving into their new places on the University of Kentucky campus Tuesday night.
There was the UK orientation and classes starting on Wednesday.
There's autograph sessions and practices, scrimmages in various locations for members of the state's All-Star team.
"It's been absolutely crazy," said Barnette, this year's Miss Basketball.
Nelson County's Drake agreed.
"They've got us running here and there, back and forth between Louisville and signing in for classes," she said. "It's been kind of hectic."
Barnette had a 7 a.m. orientation Wednesday and her day was filled up until 4:30 p.m.
It gave the former Lexington Christian star just enough time to get changed and get to the gym at her former school for a scrimmage against the state's Junior All-Stars in preparation for the two big games this weekend against Indiana.
"It's been really, really hectic," Barnette said.
But going through all of this together might be a positive for Barnette and Drake.
"It's good any time teammates can spend time with each other," Kentucky All-Stars Coach Tommy Adams said.
Drake and Barnette have gotten to know each other in a unique way before they even begin getting to know their new Kentucky teammates or the other four highly touted freshmen that make up the nation's fifth-ranked recruiting class and the top class in program history.
"We've learned we play together really well already," Barnette said of her relationship with Drake. "At UK, we'll obviously get to know each other off the court before we start to play. But here, I've gotten to know her on the court, too, and off the court before we ever play for UK."
The two have ridden back and forth from Louisville together. As All-Stars, they are rooming together.
Late in the second half of the scrimmage against the Junior All-Stars —which the seniors won 107-83 — both Barnette and Drake went in to block the same shot on the baseline. They each got a piece of it without fouling.
Neither had a ferocious offensive game, but they both looked solid in the tuneup.
"I like that she's a big girl who can knock down the three and she can see inside to the post and pass the ball well," Drake said of Barnette.
Barnette is impressed with Drake, too.
"She runs the floor really well," Barnette said. "She's long and she's not afraid to be long. She has great body control. ... She's a smart player and she finishes really well."
They've had to work together off the court, too, teaming up to talk a little good-natured trash with All-Stars teammates Ebony Rowe and Antonita Slaughter.
UK probably will face Rowe's Middle Tennessee team and Slaughter's Louisville squad next season.
"We've talked about that a lot, that we'll play against each other in college," said Rowe, a former Paul Laurence Dunbar star. "I've talked some smack and they talk back a little bit."
Adams said the pressure must be immense for his two UK signees, but he's been impressed with how they've handled it.
"After the season UK had and the recruits they've got coming in, there's definitely a lot of pressure on these two to perform at a high level on a big (All-Star) stage like this," Adams said. "A lot of eyes are on them."
Drake, Barnette and Rowe all will be keys for the Kentucky All-Stars this weekend, starting Friday at Bellarmine.
They are part of a rare Kentucky class that is taller than its Indiana counterparts.
"We don't just have tall girls; we have tall girls who can do so many different things," Rowe said.
Six of Kentucky's stars this season are taller than 6-foot-1. Indiana has only one player, 6-3 Butler signee Sarah Hamm, taller than 6-1.
Adams is hoping that size will matter against the Hoosiers, who have won nine of the last 12 contests and hold a 38-30 overall series edge.
"I like the energy from this team," Adams said. "Even though we're big, we still have a lot of energy. ... I just hope we play as good as we look."
Boys face tall order
The boys' Kentucky All-Stars will also be in action this weekend, trying to put a dent in Indiana's recent dominance.
"There's very little margin for error with this ball club when it comes to (facing) Indiana," Kentucky All-Stars Coach Mike Listerman said.
Indiana has swept Kentucky in four of the past five years. The lone win for Kentucky came in 2008, a 95-78 victory. Indiana leads the all-time series 81-42.
"I think we're going to have to be more physical," Kentucky Mr. Basketball Elisha Justice said. "(The Indiana All-Stars) are supposed to be a lot bigger than us, so to be able to match up with them we're just going to have to be physical inside and try not to let them get any easy transition layups."
Indiana boasts eight players taller than 6-6, seven of whom have committed to Division I schools, including Mr. Basketball Deshaun Thomas, an Ohio State signee and McDonald's All-American.