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.

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