HARRISBURG -- The NBA lockout means a lot of free time for some of the game's biggest names.
A group of former first-round picks, including John Wall of the Washington Wizards and Michael Beasley from the Minnesota Timberwolves, will come to Harrisburg on Thursday, October 6 to play the Harrisburg Horizon and All-Stars from the Eastern Basketball Alliance at Harrisburg High's Kimber Gymnasium.
Also scheduled to attend: Kemba Walker of the Charlotte Bobcats; Boston's Jeff Green; and DeMarcus Cousins from the Sacramento Kings.
"We’re delighted to have the opportunity to bring this level of talent to town to play our Harrisburg Horizon and EBA All-Stars," said Dick Anzolut, president of the Eastern Basketball Alliance’s Harrisburg Horizon, in a statement.
Anzolut also told CBS 21 News Sports Director Jason Bristol more NBA players may come and play, as well. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m.
Tickets cost $20 for general admission and $10.00 for kids 12 and under and are available at the door only. Fans can begin buying seats at 5:00 p.m. However, several hundred VIP court side seats will be sold in advance and at the gate for $50.00 each. Call (717) 986-0499 for more information.
Anzolut said the group of players is playing similar games against other EBA teams, as well.
"The lock-out has made it possible for fans, who previously were unable to attend games, to watch the action in their own hometown,” he added in a statement.