LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Kentucky and Indiana are two of the most basketball crazy states in the country. A new high school tournament heading to Freedom Hall early next year will pit some of the best high school teams from both states against each other.
The inaugural Kentucky-Indiana Hall of Fame Challenge Cup will consist of five games with schools from both states. The state with the most victories on the court will be the winners of the cup.
Ken Trivette, director of the Kentucky Basketball Coaches Association, said he is in it to win it.
"There's no question about it – this is not just a fun game," said Trivette. "We want to regain our prestige of high school basketball in Kentucky and we are serious about doing so."
Trivette told his Indiana counterparts they are going to after them pretty hard.
The games will take place starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, January 11, 2014 at Freedom Hall.
The schedule is:
There will be a 25 minute warmup period between games.
The games in the Kentucky-Indiana Hall of Fame Challenge Cup will run concurrently. All-day admission is $10.00 and admission for veterans and their immediate families is complementary.
There will also be a veteran's job fair from Noon to 6 p.m., and a mobile health and wellness unit available for veterans.
In addition to the action on the court, organizers said there will be autograph sessions between games by high school basketball legends from both states.
Proceeds from the 2014 games will go to the Kentucky High School basketball Hall of Fame, Indiana High School Basketball Hall of Fame and the Wounded Heroes program.
In 2015, the event moves to Indiana.
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