Spectra, the providers of Venue Management to the Owensboro Sportscenter, has announced the move of the Kentucky-Indiana All-Star basketball games to Owensboro.
The Kentucky Indiana All-Star Game is the oldest continuing high school all-star game in the U.S., according to a news release. Since 1940, with the exception of two years during World War II and last year during the pandemic, the game has showcased the best high school seniors in the two states.
Beginning in 1953, a home-and-home series takes place with one game in each state. This year the game in Kentucky will be played June 11 at the Owensboro Sportscenter. The game in Indiana will take place the following day at Southport Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.
Prior to those games, each state will name their top high school senior player for both boys and girls who will be recognized as Mr. Basketball and Miss Basketball.
“The Kentucky-Indiana All-Star Game has a rich history of being in Owensboro, and we are thrilled to welcome them back to the Owensboro Sportscenter after all these years,” said Laura Alexander, general manager with Spectra Venue Management at the Owensboro Sportscenter in the news release.
The complete lineups for the 2021 Kentucky and Indiana All-Stars and ticket information will be announced at a later date.