MOREHEAD, Ky. — Former Morehead State men's basketball star and first round draft pick of the NBA's Denver Nuggets, Kenneth Faried, will be participating this Thursday in an all-star game organized by fellow first round draft pick Jimmer Fredette, formerly of BYU.
BYUtv will be broadcasting the game live. BYUtv is available on channel 9403 for all Dish Network programming packages. BYUtv is available on channel 374 for all DIRECTV programming packages. Or you can watch the channel on the internet at http://byutv.org.
Jimmer’s All-Stars Presented by Zions Bank announced the remaining participants for the exhibition game on September 22 at the Marriott Center in Provo. The additions feature four more first round picks from June’s draft including Bismack Biyombo, Tobias Harris, Chris Singleton and Faried. Also, five second round selections including Tyler Honeycutt, Charles Jenkins, Malcolm Lee, Vernon Macklin and Isaiah Thomas along with undrafted free agents Xavier Silas and Chris Wright will compete in the game. These players will join Fredette, Kawhi Leonard, Kemba Walker, Nolan Smith and Jackson Emery in the one night only exhibition event.
In addition, a portion of the proceeds from the game will to go the Vestibular Disorders Association (VEDA) to fund a nationwide awareness campaign in 2012. Vestibular Disorder is an illness close to the Fredette family. VEDA’s 2011 annual awareness week is September 18-24.
“I am really excited about our final group of players as we have some great names who really had talented careers in college and are now looking forward to taking their game to the pro level,” said Fredette. “Each player is extremely competitive and has their own unique style that the fans in Provo will love to see play. It also means a lot to me that we are able to support the Vestibular Disorders Association which is a cause that is near and dear to my family.”
Jimmer’s All-Stars Presented by Zions Bank has consolidated games into a one night only event in Provo. Fans who have already purchased tickets for the game in Salt Lake City will have the option to receive a comparable ticket in Provo or a full refund given at their ticket point of purchase.